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Sales roundup: “Are You the One?” heads to Europe; “Story of My Life” picked up by Polsat

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 – ...
November 15, 2017

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.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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