Armoza Formats’ The Four heads to Peru
Armoza Formats primetime singing competition format The Four has been commissioned in Peru by the broadcaster Latina.
Titled as Los 4 Finalistas, the local adaptation will consist of 19 episodes, slated to air live starting this week.
Romania’s Antena 1 has also recently secured a commission for the format, while a second season of the series will be heading back to the Fox in the U.S. The format has now been taken in 18 territories.
The Four (pictured) starts where other music competitions end. Selected by a panel of top music industry judges, four finalists face off against rivals who are looking to steal their seat. Anyone can become a contestant via submissions on the dedicated app, but only the best will have the chance to challenge the four finalists. In the season finale, only one will be crowned the winner when the four battle against one another.
Endemol Shine Group’s Deal or No Deal returns to Brazil
Global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine Group’s game show Deal or No Deal will be returning to Brazil later this year after a seven-year hiatus.
Endemol Shine Brazil has penned the licensing agreement with SBT for a new season of the hit show, which last aired in Brazil in 2011.
Deal or No Deal is heading to 10 markets this year, including the Netherlands where it originally debuted in 2006. It will head to Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the U.S. following a nine-year break, on CNBC with original host Howie Mandel.
“There is a real resurgence in game show formats and Deal or No Deal is one of our original travelling formats that has captivated audiences globally, said Lisa Perrin, CEO of Creative Networks, Endemol Shine Group in a statement. “We’re truly excited that Brazil is the tenth market to bring the show back this year.”
Shia LaBeouf to receive AmDoc’s Seeing The Bigger Picture award
The American Documentary Film Festival will screen Shia LaBeouf, Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner’s interactive film project #TakeMeAnywhere.
The film chronicles the 10,000-mile journey the trio made while tweeting their GPS coordinates daily. They hitched rides around North America with the strangers who found them, taking them literally anywhere.
The trio will also receive AmDocs highest honor – the 2018 Seeing The Bigger Picture award. Previous winners include Oliver Stone, Peter Coyote, Peter Bogdanovich, Joe Berlinger and Jamie Redford.
LaBeouf, Rönkkö and Turner have been working together since 2014 and have developed projects including He Will Not Divide Us, a protest piece against President Donald Trump that debuted on his Inauguration Day.