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DRG takes int’l rights for youngest media’s “Small Fortune”

UK-based distributor DRG has acquired international rights for Small Fortune, a game show format making its way to ITV in 2019 from London-headquartered prodco youngest media. The production company will ...
October 14, 2018

UK-based distributor DRG has acquired international rights for Small Fortune, a game show format making its way to ITV in 2019 from London-headquartered prodco youngest media.

The production company will distribute the format in Germany, France, Australia and North America, with DRG representing the format in the rest of the world.

Small Fortune, to air as a 6 x 60 series on ITV in the UK in 2019 with Dermot O’Leary (The X-Factor) as its host, is billed by the producers as “the world’s smallest physical gameshow.” Teams comprised of friends and family members compete in tiny games set in miniaturized worlds in order to win a potential payday of £150,000.

youngest media was founded by Lucas Church and David Flynn. Recent series include dating series Game of Clones, which has travelled to five territories; BBC quiz show Hardball; and primetime gameshow The Search, which launched on Keshet in 2018.

Richard Halliwell, CEO of DRG said in a statement: “David and Lucas have developed an exciting business, bursting with big ideas, and are constantly injecting creative new thinking into our world. Small Fortune is a truly original idea and a fantastic format for primetime family slots, packed with jeopardy, big money prizes and the most incredible visuals.”

David Flynn, co-founder of youngest media added: “Small Fortune delivers big jeopardy and huge emotion but with a scale that can work in any territory and for any timeslot.”

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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