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Extra: Endemol Shine strikes int’l deals for VR format; “Taboo” heads to Spain

Endemol Shine Group sends Your Home Made Perfect abroad Endemol Shine Group’s virtual reality property format Your Home Made Perfect has sold to the Netherlands and France. In the series, homeowners task expert architects ...
October 2, 2019

Endemol Shine Group sends Your Home Made Perfect abroad

Endemol Shine Group’s virtual reality property format Your Home Made Perfect has sold to the Netherlands and France.

In the series, homeowners task expert architects with creating a redesigned space. But, before any decisions are made, the homeowners use virtual reality technology to access the “ultimate ‘try before you buy’ experience.” Whichever architect’s design they choose is turned into a reality.

Simple Media, part of Endemol Shine Netherlands, has been commissioned by RTL4 to produce an eight-episode run of the format (pictured), which will air in a primetime slot next year.

Endemol Shine France has been commissioned by TF1 Group to produce the series.

Your Home Made Perfect was produced by Endemol Shine UK’s Rembarkable Television for BBC2.

Bomanbridge’s Alicia Lee joins Flame Distribution

Australian sales house Flame Distribution has appointed Alicia Lee to the company’s Singapore-based office as its VP of content sales for Asia.

Lee reports directly into Fiona Gilroy, Flame’s content sales and acquisitions director.

The executive joins Flame after having served as acquisition manager at Singapore-based distribution company Bomanbridge. Prior to that, Lee worked in a variety of roles at Scripps Networks Interactive in Singapore over the course of four years, including as manager of acquisitions and content development, and assistant manager of programming.

Before Scripps, Lee was an acquisitions assistant at Asian Food Channel and a programming executive at Sony Pictures Entertainment, both based in Singapore.

“Asia is an important market for Flame’s factual catalog and we look forward to Alicia further developing our connections in that market,” said Gilroy in a statement.

Lee will be attending MIPCOM with the Flame Distribution sales team representing Flame’s catalog of factual content.

Taboo format picked up in Spain

Lineup Industries’ social issue format Taboo has been commissioned by pubcaster TV3 in Spain.

The show was recently picked up by Kinetic for the U.S. and has been commissioned by Bell Media in Canada and SFR in Switzerland. Rights for Taboo have been picked up in more than 15 territories.

In each episode, a comedian is challenged to perform a routine on a subject deemed too taboo to joke about. However, in this format, the material is sourced directly from those affected, whether it be blindness, obesity or other physical disabilities.

After months of preparation, the comedian will host a live show recorded for TV.

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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