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Media Ranch signs with ICM Partners

Montreal-based unscripted format production and distribution company Media Ranch has inked a deal with talent agency ICM Partners for U.S. representation. The deal is part of the company’s strategy to strengthen ...
March 31, 2020

Montreal-based unscripted format production and distribution company Media Ranch has inked a deal with talent agency ICM Partners for U.S. representation.

The deal is part of the company’s strategy to strengthen its presence in the U.S. ICM Partners will handle the company’s portfolio of formats and programs.

Media Ranch recently signed 10 global deals for Watch!, a new entertainment game show format. The series is in production in Germany, while Banijay Group’s Bunim-Murray Productions is currently shopping the format in the U.S.

Media Ranch also distributes third-party formats, including Danish broadcaster DR’s unscripted format catalog, which includes Judge For One Day and Comedy on the Edge. The company also brought the celebrity prank-show Surprise Surprise back after 30 years. It’s set to launch on France 2 in spring 2020.

The Canadian company also has a format incubator, Horsepowerthat helps rising producers create unique formats for worldwide distribution and production.

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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