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Endemol Shine sends Family Food Fight to Lat Am Global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine Group has sent culinary competition format Family Food Fight to Argentina. The announcement marks the first ...
August 9, 2018

Endemol Shine sends Family Food Fight to Lat Am

Global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine Group has sent culinary competition format Family Food Fight to Argentina.

The announcement marks the first Latin American deal for the format, which will be produced locally by Endemol Shine Latino for Argentinian broadcaster Telefe.

The Argentinian version, which will be known locally as Familias Frente A Frente: Desafio en la Cocina, is now casting for broadcast later this year.

Created by Endemol Shine Australia for Channel Nine, Family Food Fight sees food-loving amateur chefs from across the nation donning their aprons and getting into the kitchen together. Families are tasked with cooking a range of home-cooked meals, passed down from generation to generation, an assortment of cuisines and all-time favorite feasts.

The original Australian version has recently been renewed for a sophomore season run, while American broadcast network ABC has commissioned Endemol Shine North America to create a U.S. adaptation, which is currently in production.

VIFF launches sustainability awards

The Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) has launched an award that will look to honor producers practicing sustainable production in motion picture filmmaking.

The Sustainable Production Excellence Award honors film industry members and productions whose work demonstrates leadership in shifting film production towards environmentally friendly practices.

The honors will be split into three categories, including the Industry Builder Award, recognizing a person or production that has contributed significantly to the local economy; the Production Sustainability Impact award, handed out to a production that has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions and/or waste diversion; and the Sustainable Production Champion prize, which will identify five individuals who have gone above and beyond to advance sustainable production in the motion picture industry.

The inaugural awards will be presented as part of VIFF’s third annual Sustainable Production Forum, a conference focused on advancing sustainable screen-based industry production, running from Oct. 5 – 6.

Nominations for the Sustainable Production Champion Award are due by Aug. 31. More information about eligibility and the nomination form can be found here.

The 2018 edition of VIFF runs Sept. 27 to Oct. 12 in Vancouver.

 

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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