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Israeli Comedy La Famiglia to See Two New Adaptations


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Armoza Formats has inked two new format deals on the Israeli comedy La Famiglia, which will see local treatments in Cyprus and Austria.

Alpha TV in Cyprus has ordered an 80-episode local adaptation, which will launch in September. Interspot Film signed a deal to remake the comedy in Austria, where the show is now in development.

Originally produced by United Studios of Israel, La Famiglia follows the lives of a perfectly normal suburban family living in the divorce capital of the country as they attend therapy. Their therapy sessions provide the basis for the series, which features flashbacks to the comical, stand-alone scenes from their daily life.

Petros Petrou, general manager of Alpha Cyprus, said: “La Famiglia is the perfect match for Alpha Cyprus Program. Our team is already very excited with the project given its ongoing popularity abroad and the opportunity to develop for the first time in Cypriot TV a closely monitored international format development. Most importantly, it is a start of an important cooperation between Alpha Cyprus and Armoza which will hopefully include many collaborations in the future.”

Andreas Vasiliou, head of TV productions at Alpha Cyprus, commented: “La Famiglia will be a great asset to Alpha TV’s programming. Not only it is a high-quality sitcom series that we are confident the viewers will love but is also a splendid opportunity for the Production Teams in Cyprus and Israel to closely cooperate during the format development.”

Nikolaus Klingohr, managing partner at Interspot Film, added: “We are happy that we were able to sign to produce the first German-speaking series of this very unique format. We are confident that Austrian version of La Famiglia will be as vibrant, authentic and amusing as the original.”

Avi Armoza, CEO of Armoza Formats, said: “La Famiglia is the ideal family-viewing comedy, leading to its expansion across the globe. Following the announcement of its arrival to India, we are thrilled to see it grow to new European countries and look forward to working with Alpha and Interspot Film on their local adaptations.”



About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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