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Lineup Industries to distribute “Long Lost Family”

The Amsterdam-based indie distributor has acquired the rights to Dutch pubcaster KRO-NCRV's popular format Long Lost Family (pictured).
November 6, 2015

Amsterdam-headquartered indie distributor Lineup Industries has acquired the rights to Dutch pubcaster KRO-NCRV’s popular format Long Lost Family (pictured).

The program, which is also known as Find My Family, follows people who reunite with their loved ones after a prolonged period apart.

The format has been popular in a number of territories, including the Netherlands, UK, Ireland, Norway, Hungary, Italy, Denmark and Germany. Lineup will handle all existing licensees for the series, in addition to inking new broadcast deals.

Lineup Industries, which was launched last year by former Sony Pictures Television execs Ed Louwerse and Julian Curtis, will also handle global rights to the finished UK version of Long Lost Family.

“We were seeking a distributor to boost our ideas on format development and the global presence of our IP,” said KRO-NCRV chief financial officer Yvonne de Haan in a statement. “We were impressed by the focused and tailored approach of Lineup Industries. Their experience will be invaluable in finding the right local partners to roll out Long Lost Family across the globe.”

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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