NENT Studios UK and Dopamine, the independently operated Mexican studio, have extended their existing scripted content relationship deal to cover unscripted projects, primarily from British producers.
The co-development agreement means that NENT Studios UK and Dopamine are actively seeking to co-commission original projects with factual producers who can deliver against their ’4C’ criteria: who can work collaboratively to deliver creative, cost-effective and COVID-friendly programming. Specifically, they are looking for both out-of-the-box and traditional genre ideas that could produce male-skewing docuseries and female-skewing, highly formatted fact-ent. NENT Studios UK’s SVP of acquisitions, Mette Kanne-Behrendsen, will be driving the editorial process.
“We already work with many leading UK factual and factual entertainment producers and we are excited that the added investment this new partnership brings could allow us to work with many more and quickly ensure that the right programming gets made to meet commissioners’ needs in 2021,” Adam Barth (pictured left), NENT Studios UK’s commercial director, who has been working closely with Dopamine to grow the relationship, said in a statement. “Dopamine’s commitment to both NENT Studios UK and the British production industry in general is testament to the quality and breadth of exciting ideas coming out of the country at the moment.”
Added Maria Garcia-Castrillon (right), Dopamine’s chief of international business development: “Dopamine remains committed to its strategy of helping to create distinctive content that works on a global level. The UK is a leading world-class creative hub so we are delighted that our new investment in the territory could help trigger commissions and facilitate in bringing a variety of new unscripted programming to the screen.”
NENT Studios UK is part of NENT Studios, which in turn is part of Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
Dopamine is a media company of Grupo Salinas and in the three years since the company was formed it has delivered the premium series Hernán and the upcoming Amarres (produced for TNT), and Cóyotl (for Space) for Warner Media.