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Get Me Out Productions partners with Film Fixers Balkans, opening joint office

Get Me Out Productions, the Los Angeles–based prodco behind reality series Men of West Hollywood, has announced a partnership with Bulgaria-headquartered Film Fixers Balkans, a production company and advisory service operating in ...
July 19, 2022

Get Me Out Productions, the Los Angeles–based prodco behind reality series Men of West Hollywood, has announced a partnership with Bulgaria-headquartered Film Fixers Balkans, a production company and advisory service operating in 19 countries across Europe.

Under the terms of the deal, Get Me Out and Film Fixers Balkans will open a joint office in Athens, Greece, and partner on projects focusing on unscripted production.

For Get Me Out, which was founded by Greek-American producers Akim Anastopoulo (pictured left) and Hali Anastopoulo (pictured center), the partnership represents a European expansion, with a focus on Greece. In addition to producing joint projects in Europe, Get Me Out and Film Fixers Balkans will combine resources on development, pre- and post-production services, and distribution support, as well as location and logistics support, crew sourcing, and tax incentive partnerships.

Film Fixers Balkans has advised and supported Balkans-based shoots for shows including WWE Total Divas, 90-Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?, Naked & Afraid and Running Wild with Bear Grylls.

“Since we first established Get Me Out Productions, we’ve had our sights on expanding globally and in particular to our family’s homeland of Greece,” Akim and Hali Anastopoulo said in a release. “We aim to drive more engagement and collaboration between the U.S. and Greek content industries, with a focus on unscripted television production and formats that can be shared between cultures and exported all over the world. Film Fixers Balkans is an ideal partner with their expertise in the region, and we’re very pleased to establish this new business venture with their excellent team.”

“We are excited to partner with Get Me Out Productions on this new venture to grow our footprint in the unscripted production sector and our links with the U.S. production industry,” added Trayan Velev (pictured right), managing director of Film Fixers Balkans. “Over the last seven years, we have introduced many industry clients to the great creative minds, outstanding crews and beautiful locations of the Balkans. This partnership will allow us to do more in the long term, benefiting the Greek and Balkan creative industries and larger economies.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor-in-chief 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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