Armoza Formats’ Song of My Life launches globally
ITV Studios-owned producer-distributor Armoza Formats has launched its Finnish studio entertainment format, Song of My Life, internationally.
The 10 x 60-minute series (pictured), produced by Finland-based Yellow Film & TV, recently capped off its first season on Finnish pubcaster YLE.
In Song of My Life, four celebrity contestants hear live performances of their “one unforgettable song.” After each performance, the celebrities seek to uncover which contestant is connected to the song. When the episode’s final notes have been played, the celebrities and the audience learn the stories behind each star’s song.
Ryan Clark-Neal to front Ready Steady Cook on BBC1
Ready Steady Cook will return to BBC1 daytime a decade after the original series’ final broadcast with new host Ryan Clark-Neal, television personality and Celebrity MasterChef finalist.
The 20 x 45-minute competition series, produced by Endemol Shine UK-owned Remarkable TV, is slated to air on the British pubcaster in 2020.
Each episode sees two contestants, paired with a chef, going head to head. Contestants face strict budgets and time constraints, as well as twists such as wildcard ingredients and chef timeouts.
In the revamped series, a new competition requires each pair to create a dish in 10 minutes based on audience ingredient cards. The show’s winner will be decided by the audience.
Chefs signed up for the series include Mike Reid, Romy Gill, Akis Petretzikis, Ellis Barrie and Anna Haugh. Ready Steady Cook was commissioned for BBC1 by Carla-Maria Lawson, acting head of BBC daytime. The commissioning editor for BBC Daytime is Lindsay Bradbury. Cat Lawson is executive producer for Remarkable TV.
Cargo Film & Releasing takes projects to fall film markets
New York distributor Cargo Film & Releasing unveiled its slate of four early-stage projects headed to fall film markets, kicking off with the Toronto International Film Festival.
Brooklyn is Burning from prodco Neuplot tracks New York City’s diverse music and fluid social scene set against the backdrop of a gentrifying borough. The film is directed by A.F. Cortes and produced by Dre Libreros.
Produced and directed by Montreal-based MC2 Communication Media’s Jean-Simon Chartier, in association with Canada’s Documentary Channel, Dr. Miami features the world’s most followed plastic surgeon, Michael Salzhauer, as he balances social media stardom with patient care.
Techno City, directed by Gary Bredow, meets the African-American electronic pioneers from Detroit who “brought the future to music” at a time when automation and robots were transforming Motor City.
The Father of the Cyborgs follows celebrated neurosurgeon Phil Kennedy as he risks self-experimentation on his own brain to help locked-in patients. The film is produced and directed by Dot TV and Film’s David Burke and has received development support from Screen Ireland.