Armoza launches new formats
Armoza Formats, part of ITV Studios, has unveiled its spring slate with three new formats.
First up is Family Piggy Bank, a game show where family members go through three rounds of trivia in an attempt to “fill the family piggy bank.” The format uses CGI technology to create a shiny floor studio, virtual game play movements and a virtual audience.
The project is produced by Armoza Formats and Gamechanger’s Nimrod Harel and Yaron Yashinsky.
The producer/distributor is also prepping two formats co-developed with Something Special Korea — the first of which is Checklist for Love, a dating reality arc competition that finds 11 men and 10 women moving in together looking for their one true love.
Next up is More is Less, a culinary competition show where four chefs face three elimination rounds as they compete to impress judges using as few ingredients as possible. The more ingredients they use, the less money they win.
Rocket Rights to shop Doomsday globally
UK-based distributor Rocket Rights, launched earlier this year by David and Matthew Frank, has acquired the exclusive global distribution rights to Meetinghouse Productions’s Doomsday: Caught on Camera.
The eight-part series follows first-person accounts of natural disasters including wildfires, tsunamis, earthquakes and hurricanes using footage from people in the middle of the weather event.
Doomsday: Caught on Camera first aired in the U.S. on the Travel Channel and averaged over 350,000 viewers in live +3 ratings. The producers are in talks for a season two.
Beyond Rights shares spring slate
London-headquartered Beyond Rights has unveiled its spring slate, which the company says is sporting more than 200 new hours of unscripted content for potential buyers.
The slate includes Saved & Remade (15 x 60 minutes), an “artefactual” series with a twist created by Red Sky Productions for BBC Two; engineering title Impossible Repairs (6 x 60), produced by CMJ/Attraction; Countdown to War (3 x 60) from Voltage TV; Aussie Snake Wranglers (16 x 30) produced by Breakout Productions (pictured); “natural history whodunit” Who’s Afraid of the European Hamster (1 x 60) from Pernel Media; true crime series The Deadly Type with Candice Delong (10 x 60), MythBusters: There’s Your Problem (20 x 30/ 10 x 60) and the format Pooch Perfect (8 x 60)from Beyond Productions.
Other new series being shopped are Kathy Burke: All Money (2 x 60) from Flicker Productions; Billion Pound Cruise (4 x 60) produced by Fulwell 73; Love it or List It UK: Brilliant Builds (12 x 60) from Raise the Roof, and Love it or List it: Quebec (52 x 60) from Big Coat Productions and Zone3.
Tupelo Honey invests in Swirl Films’ ATL Film Studios
American full service prodco Tupelo Honey has made a strategic investment in Swirl Films’ ATL Film Studios. The investment expands the partnership between Swirl Films and Tupelo Honey, which is owned by Atlanta-based Gray Television, and will create new opportunities to host productions from Tupelo Honey, while also further supporting Swirl Films’ current and future client base.
ATL Film Studios is a fully functional production studio on an 11-acre secure site comprised of two 20,000-square foot sound stages, a 30,000-square foot mill space, and a complement of production services. The state-of-the-art facility also offers LED walls, blue screen, ample office space, and standing sets that lend themselves to hospital, school, home/apartment, and salon settings. Most recently, ATL Film Studios has been home to multiple projects produced for BET Network, Lifetime, TV One, Bounce TV, and others.