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Extra: “The Four” goes pan-Balkan; “House Hunters Int’l” heads to Australia

Armoza announces pan-Balkan commission for ‘The Four’ The prime-time singing competition series, The Four, is heading to Serbia and Montenegro, Macedonia and Bosnia. Armoza Formats has sold the local adaptation rights to PRVA in ...
June 13, 2019

Armoza announces pan-Balkan commission for ‘The Four’

The prime-time singing competition series, The Four, is heading to Serbia and Montenegro, Macedonia and Bosnia.

Armoza Formats has sold the local adaptation rights to PRVA in Serbia and Montenegro, and The Four will also air in Macedonia and Bosnia.

Produced by the region’s production company Emotion Production, the format will begin airing in the fall of 2019.

In The Four, four amazing singers will debut in the season premiere, and will have to battle talented newcomers in every episode, who are aiming for their seat on the show.

Discovery inks format license with Leopard USA for House Hunters Int’l

Discovery and Leopard USA, part of Argonon Group, are taking the HGTV series House Hunters International to Australian networks this summer.

The deal marks Discovery first-ever format license with Leopard USA for House Hunters International in Australia.

Leopard USA has produced more than 1,800 episodes of House Hunters International, and spanned the globe, filming in over 167 countries and territories on six continents.

Each episode follows interested homeowners as they navigate the unpredictable international property market in search of a now home.

Silverlining’s Student Sex Workers sets global pre-sale deals

Knickerbockerglory’s observational documentary series Student Sex Workers has secured pre-sales to Medialaan Belgium, RTL Nederland, SBS Australia and TV2 Norway.

The series, airing on Channel 5 in the UK, is based on the statistic that 1 in 20 British students have engaged n some kind of sex work. Each hour-long episode documents students who are paying for their post-secondary education with on-line, on camera, or in person sex work.

Bristol-based production finance broker and distribution agent Silverlining brokered the sales.

“Series like Student Sex Workers have broad appeal, not just across audiences but also across platforms,” said Bethan Corney, MD of Silverlining, in a statement. “We see across our slate of similar programs that the Nordic countries as well as channels in Australia and New Zealand are particularly forward-thinking in this regard.”

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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