HBO Max’s Hungarian arm will run a neighborhood model of Banijay survival format The Bridge. The format duties bringing contestants collectively to construct a 250-metre-long bridge to an island for the prospect to win a big money prize, and this newest deal marks its sixth worldwide adaptation. Presented by Csaba Magyarósi, The Bridge Hungary is produced domestically by Free Monkeys Production, based mostly on the unique Spanish format. Production happened neat Lake Belis in Romania, close to the Hungarian border. Deadline understands it was given the greenlight earlier than HBO Max stopped commissioning within the CEE area. Most manufacturing workers in Europe have now been let go, as Deadline revealed last month.
eOne Bolsters Canadian Non-Scripted
eOne has bolstered its non-scripted providing in Canada by signing a VP Development and selling Scott Boyd to the identical degree. Christine Diakos joins within the newly-created put up and can deal with the event, creation and pitching of non-scripted content material, with a deal with life-style, actuality and competitors sequence. She joins from Big Coat Media, the place she served as a supervising producer on Love It or List It, Love It or List It Vancouver and Jillian and Justin. Boyd, who joined eOne in 2017, will oversee factual, true crime, and docuseries content material. Both report back to Jocelyn Hamilton, President – Canada, Television. “Christine’s depth of expertise within the life-style area will probably be an ideal complement to Scott’s experience in factual,” mentioned Hamilton.
Topic & AMC Networks Among Buyers Of Icelandic Drama ‘Blackport’
Blackport, a unusual Icelandic drama set in a small fishing village within the Eighties, is headed to the U.S. and Canada through streamer Topic. Distributor About Premium Content has additionally offered the present to SBS in Australia, AMC Networks International Southern Europe in Spain and Portugal, RTS in Switzerland and TG4 in Ireland, following pre-sales in a number of Scandinavian territories after its launch at MipTV. The eight-part sequence, from Gísli Örn Garðarsson (Ragnarok), Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Trapped, Fortitude) and Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir (Prisoners & The Valhalla Murders), is produced by Vesturport and Turbine Studios for Arte in France and RÚV in Iceland. The Series Mania Grand Prize 2-2021 winner follows married couple Harpa and Grimur, who together with their associates construct a small fishing empire because of the introduction of the fishing quota system within the nation. But the wrestle for energy deeply corrupts the couple, leading to a feud of jealousy, greed and betrayal.
Sons of Rigor Films and ScreeningRoom Announce Recipients Of Ukraine Film Grant
Sons of Rigor Films and ScreeningRoom have introduced the 4 recipients of their Ukraine movie grants. The 4 chosen tasks are Mission 200 by Volodymyr Sydko, Listening to the World by Yelizaveta Smith, Company of Steel by Yuliia Hontaruk, and Christ is Risen by Volodymyr Yatsenko. Each profitable challenge will obtain a $5,000 grant, mentoring, and a one-year ScreeningRoom Pro account. Anna Machukh, head of the Ukraine Film Institute and a decide for the grant, mentioned: “The Ukrainian movie business goes by a tough time. The full-scale conflict unleashed by Russia affected all spheres of life with out exception, together with cinema. It is essential that Ukrainian filmmakers now obtain help in order that they’ll proceed to shoot. After all, artwork is a mirror of the truth by which we stay. And you will need to protect it, not break it. Therefore, I’m very glad that Ukrainian administrators bought such a chance, bought an opportunity to be seen and heard, and I’m very grateful for this.”
WildBrain To Launch New ‘Teletubbies’ Series On YouTube
Hot on the heels opf Netflix’s plan to deliver again the Teletubbies, the British children characters will probably be showing in a brand new YouTube present. Teletubbies, Let’s Go! is a CG-animated preschool sequence produced by WildBrain Spark’s digital studio. It’s set to launch on the official Teletubbies youTube channel on the finish of October, with new episodes showing weekly. The sequence introduce a brand new era of youngsters to Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa, and Po. Multiple new solar infants, reflecting the variety of the Teletubbies’ viewers, and new music will characteristic in each episode. WildBrain has additionally introduced the third season of Strawberry Shortcake: Berry within the Big City, which is able to produced out of the Canadian firm’s Vancouver studio. Season two of the present launches on Netflix on September 21, with a number of new patrons, together with Kids Central within the U.S. and Sandbox Kids (UK, Ireland, US, Canada, France and Ukraine), connected.
Uncork’d Entertainment Buys Creature Feature ‘Croc!’ & Sci-Fi Action Flick (Exclusive)
Uncork’d Entertainment has bolstered by buying enjoyable creature characteristic Croc! and sci-fi motion movie The Area 51 Incident. Croc! stars Mark Haldor, Sian Altman and Chrissie Wunna and follows the story of a gaggle of killer crocodiles who crash a marriage. It’s from Jagged Edge Productions. The Area 51 Incident, from Dark Abyss Productions, stars Scott Jeffrey and Megan Purvis. The plot sees a wormhole hidden in Area 51 open, with alien invaders quickly overrunning the federal government facility. A bunch of survivors take refuge in a nuclear bunker, however can they outlast the creatures earlier than the navy arrives?