FremantleMedia, Skylark team for ent formats

FremantleMedia has struck a creative partnership with Danish indie Skylark to develop entertainment formats for the international market. (Pictured, L-R: Skylark founders Henrik Hancke Nielsen and Per Zachariassen)
September 9, 2015

FremantleMedia has struck a creative partnership with Danish indie Skylark  to develop entertainment formats for the international market.

The agreement will see Skylark founders Henrik Hancke Nielsen (pictured, left) and Per Zachariassen (right) work alongside FremantleMedia’s Rob Clark, director of global entertainment, to develop the new formats out of a newly formed creative hub in Copenhagen. They will then utilize FremantleMedia’s web of global production teams to strategically launch the content internationally.

Nielsen and Zachariassen’s development and production credits include Total Blackout, SpoofedBang Bang and Eurovision Song Contest 2014. Nielsen also developed FremantleMedia’s Master Athletes, currently broadcasting its second season on Sweden’s SVT1.

The Danish producers first began working with FremantleMedia in 2000 on such entertainment brands as The X Factor, Got Talent and Farmer Wants a Wife in Denmark. They most recently worked with FremantleMedia North America out of the company’s Los Angeles office.

The pair previously founded entertainment prodco Blu, which was acquired by FremantleMedia in 2005.

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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 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.