Formats

Israel’s IBA orders “Capturing the Moment”

The Israeli national broadcaster has ordered the factual entertainment series Capturing the Moment from Gil Productions' newly launched formats division, Gil Formats.
September 28, 2015

The Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) has ordered the factual entertainment series Capturing the Moment from Gil Productions’ newly launched formats division, Gil Formats.

The six-episode series – set to premiere on the national broadcaster in winter 2016 – focuses on people over age 75 who share their experiences and wisdom around topics such as love, family, careers and sex. Each episode focuses on a specific subject and personal tale that is summed up by an old photo, which is then recreated by a top photographer.

Since Gil Formats launched the series as a pilot, the format has been picked up in Germany by ZDF. Details of that version will be announced soon.

The Tel Aviv-based company launched its formats development and distribution division in August. The division operates as a separate entity and develops observational documentaries, semi-scripted reality comedy, game shows and reality TV. Its catalog includes fact-ent format Life on Duty and comic game show Are You For Real.

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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