TV

“Hide and Seek” heads to U.S.

Distributor Eccho Rights has sold game show format Hide and Seek to Santa Monica-based T Group Productions, which aims to coproduce an American version of the show with Jack Black's Electric Dynamite.
March 25, 2013

Distributor Eccho Rights has sold game show format Hide and Seek to Santa Monica-based T Group Productions, which aims to coproduce an American version of the show with Jack Black’s Electric Dynamite.

The Hide and Seek format sees a family who hides in their home, while a celebrity seeks them out. The family use any means possible to stay hidden, using false walls, costumes and booby traps, in order to win the prize money.

The Japanese format, originally made for TV Tokyo, will be shopped to U.S. networks by T Group in the next few weeks.

“T Group and Jack Black’s Electric Dynamite are the perfect match for this high-energy, exhilarating show and we are really looking forward to working with them both,” said Mia Engström, director of sales and acquisitions at Eccho Rights. “We anticipate this to be the start of an ongoing relationship between Eccho Rights and T Group.”

“As I was looking to expand T Group’s level of reach into international territories and business development, this opportunity to work with Eccho Rights served as a perfect synergy, allowing both parties the benefit of gaining strong formats for international and domestic sales,” added Jennifer Daly, president at T Group.

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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