Formats

Sales roundup: “Prank Star” lands in Holland, Belgium; “The Four” journeys to Romania

Gil Formats’ Prank Star lands in Holland, Belgium Dutch producer Tuvalu Media Group has inked a deal that will send Gil Formats’ Prank Star to the Netherlands and Belgium. The series revolves around the ...
March 12, 2018

Gil Formats’ Prank Star lands in Holland, Belgium

Dutch producer Tuvalu Media Group has inked a deal that will send Gil Formats’ Prank Star to the Netherlands and Belgium.

The series revolves around the search for the country’s best prankster. Following an audition process, the show gives contestants specific pranks, hidden camera challenges and comedy scenarios that they must try to pull off. The best pranksters will then advance to a finale, where they perform pranks on a larger and more daring scale.

Gil has also secured deals for the format in France by R&G, Spain by Zebra Production and in the U.S. by Lionsgate. The Italian version of the format launched on Mediaset’s Italia 1 last March.

Endemol Shine Group inks int’l deal for All Together Now

Endemol Shine Group has inked its first international deal for entertainment format All Together Now.

Endemol Shine Australia has been commissioned by Seven Network to produce a primetime version of the competition series.

Created by Remarkable Television, the series sees singers perform in front of an audience of 100 music experts and performers. If the crowd enjoys what they hear, they stand up and join in. The contestant receives a higher score as more and more of “the 100″ join to sing along.

All Together Now debuted on BBC1 in January.

The Four journeys to Romania

Romanian broadcaster Antena 1 has licensed primetime singing competition The Four (pictured) from Israeli producer-distributor Armoza Formats.

The shiny-floor studio entertainment format features four finalists who are announced in the season premiere as selected by the leading music judges. But in every episode, talented hopefuls will try to steal a seat from one of the final four. Anyone can become a contestant at any time via submissions on the dedicated app, but only the best will be able to challenge the four finalists.

The local adaptation is set to air in March 2018 and will be comprised of 12 episodes.

Since its launch in 2017, The Four has been picked up by several territories, including France, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Russia, Denmark, New Zealand and pan-Asia by Context Media. Most recently, the format was commissioned for a second season in the U.S. on Fox.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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