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Extra: Studio City signs to Abrams Artists Agency; Banijay inks “Survivor” deal

Studio City signed with Abrams Artists Agency Entertainment, media and political marketing and motion graphic design firm Studio City has signed with Abrams Artists Agency. Bartholomew Productions, the original content division of ...
January 16, 2020

Studio City signed with Abrams Artists Agency

Entertainment, media and political marketing and motion graphic design firm Studio City has signed with Abrams Artists Agency.

Bartholomew Productions, the original content division of Studio City, plans to ramp up production of reality TV programming with this new partnership, including a slate of unscripted projects coming to Realscreen Summit in New Orleans later this month.

On their slate will be more than a dozen new unscripted projects ranging from true crime, premium documentaries, home renovation, adventure, and comedy.

Studio City’s credits include Fox’s Dish Nation, A&E’s current season of Hoarders and DIY Network’s Building off the Grid: Cabin Wanderlust.

Banijay inks multi-season Survivor deal

International distributor Banijay Rights has signed a multi-season agreement with Hungarian broadcaster RTL Klub for iconic reality competition series Survivor (pictured).

The deal was negotiated by sales manager Simon Subreville and Andrew Sime, VP of formats at Banijay Rights and RTL Klub, respectively. Survivor returned to Hungary in 2017 after a 13-year hiatus.

The reality show has aired in Australia, France, Israel, Sweden, Italy, South Africa, Spain, Benelux, Netherlands, Denmark and more since its launch in 2000 in the U.S. on CBS.

DRG sends Small Fortune to South Korea

UK prodco and distributor DRG, part of NENT Group, has inked a format deal with CJ ENM for youngest Media’s Small Fortune in South Korea.

Small Fortune was initially commissioned as a 6 x 60-minute series by ITV and is due to launch in the U.S. on NBC in 2020. The format sees teams of friends and family members compete in tiny games set in miniaturized worlds, often replicating well-known landmarks or historical sites, in order to win big money.

The resulting four-part pilot series will premiere on CJ ENM’s tvN channel next month.

The format has also been optioned to Sony Pictures Television in Latin America and NENT Group for production in the Nordic region.

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