MTV’s Are You the One? heads to Europe
Viacom International Media Networks has inked multiple format license agreements for the MTV dating reality show Are You the One? across Europe.
Swedish prodco Strix – part of the production and distribution creator This is Nice Group – has secured a commission from MTG for the series (pictured). The local series will consist of 30 episodes and will air in 2018. This is Nice Group has also signed a multi-territory option deal for the format across Norway, Finland and Denmark, where the format has previously been produced by the company for Kanal 4.
In France, DTT channel NT1 has secured a second season (50 x 45) of the reality dating show, which will be produced by Adventure Line Productions,, while Endemol Shine Group has optioned the format in Spain.
The total number of adaptations of local adaptions of the series is now five, including versions already produced in Brazil and Mexico.
The Story of My Life expands into Europe, The Middle East
Talpa’s talk show The Story of My Life has been commissioned by Telewizja Polsat in Poland.
The Polish version of the show is expected to air in spring 2018. The program has also found its way to Brazil, Germany, Russia, The Netherlands and many others. The talk show also launched this week in The Middle East
The Story of My Life shows celebrity couples a sneak preview of how they’ll look at two different stages of their future. With the help of makeup artists, couples physically transform into older versions of themselves.
Starline Entertainment secures rights to Born in New York, Raised in Paris
UK distributor Starline Entertainment has nabbed the global rights to BAFTA-nominated director and producer Vivian Thomas’ documentary, Born in New York, Raised in Paris.
Thomas’ first feature documentary looks at the rise of hip-hop music and culture in France. The European nation is the largest market for hip-hop globally outside the U.S., and, as in the U.S., the music is linked with race and politics. French hip-hop names in the film include Mokobe, Menelik, Kery James and Ekoue of La Rumeur, alongside Public Enemy frontman Chuck D.
Thomas’ Polkadot Factory produces Born in New York, Raised in Paris and filmaker and writer Rokhaya Diallo, Severine Catelion and talent agent Yasmina F. Edwards serve as coproducers.
The documentary is currently in post-production and will roll out in January or February 2018.