All3Media invests in Bullion Productions
Liberty Global and Discovery-backed superindie All3Media has invested in London production outfit Bullion Productions.
Bullion was founded in 2010 by co-founders Jack Newman, MD; creative directors Ben Murray and James Willis; and Anna Meller, head of post-production. The company boasts a broad portfolio of scripted comedy, factual, documentary, music and branded content.
With 10 years of experience as a producer and director, Newman’s recent factual credits include BBC3′s Heal Me in the Name of Jesus, Viceland’s States of Undress and YouTube’s Creators for Change for YouTube.
Meller, meanwhile, has spent more than 10 years as an editor in film and television, across such projects as Vice’s Searching for Spitman, The Guardian’s The Power of Privacy and the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival documentary General Magic.
Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
All3Media International will now serve as Bullion Productions’ distribution partner.
“Bullion Productions is growing into a really exciting multifaceted, next generation production company,” said All3Media CEO Jane Turton in a statement. “It has huge potential and I’m really pleased to support them as they grow their business over the next few years. I’m delighted to welcome such a creative, dynamic and talented team to the All3Media Group.”
Spain adapts Vivendi’s Guess My Age
Vivendi Entertainment has completed a deal with Mediaset to bring a localized adaptation of its shiny-floor format Guess My Age to Spain.
Mediaset’s Cuatro has commissioned a first season run for a daytime daily version of the game show, which will be locally titled Concurso del Año, after the production of pilots in June to determine its host.
The local treatment will be co-produced by Bulldog TV and Mediaset, with Dani Martínez set to host.
Guess My Age (pictured) sees contestants guess the age of six complete strangers they’ve never seen before – with the help of five hints – for a chance to win US$117,000 (€100,000) over the six-round contest. Clues include “The Song”, which offers a song released on the stranger’s year of birth, and “The Photo”, in which a photo of cultural relevance will appear on screen from the stranger’s birth year.
The adaptation marks the 13th country where the show will be on air, with more than 685 episodes commissioned globally across Italy, France, Slovakia, Hungary, Turkey, Thailand and Poland, among other territories.