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Dori Makes Moves in CEE

After establishing itself as a strong player in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) with ready-mades, Dori Media Group is now focusing on building its format business in the region. “We have increased our catalogue, mainly with fresh Israeli formats, some of them very cost-effective like Billy the Board, a street ...

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Adapting to the U.S.

There are a number of formats among the shows on the newly unveiled prime-time schedules of the major U.S. broadcast networks. The British crime drama Broadchurch captivated viewers with the whodunit mystery of detectives searching for the murderer of an 11-year-old boy. David Tennant starred in the U.K. original and ...

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all3media america’s Eli Holzman

Eli Holzman, the president of all3media america, talks to TV Formats about the activities at the Los Angeles-based production hub. In late 2012, in a bid to drive further gains in its U.S. business, all3media set up a Los Angeles-based production hub, to be led by Eli Holzman as president. ...

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Twice as Nice

This article originally appeared in the MIPTV 2014 issue of TV Formats. The business of adapting scripted dramas and comedies across borders is picking up steam. Mark Twain famously said that he liked a good story well told, quipping, “That is the reason I am sometimes forced to tell them ...

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Heidi Klum

This interview originally appeared in the MIPTV 2014 issue of TV Formats. For model-turned-mogul Heidi Klum, television has played an important role in building her brand empire. The German-American beauty parlayed her successful modeling career into a gig as the host of and a judge on the reality show Project ...

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MIPTV: The Week in Formats

TV Formats takes a look at the format highlights to come out of this year’s MIPTV. The biggest discernible trend to emerge out of the slew of format-related stories we filed at MIPTV—about a third of the 160-plus stories we posted throughout the week—is that there was no one discernible ...

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Israel’s Scripted Format Savvy

World Screen’s Anna Carugati moderated a panel in Cannes about the wealth of scripted formats coming out of Israel, featuring executives from Armoza Formats, Dori Media Group, Ananey Communications, HOT and Keshet International. Carugati began the session, called “How to Create Successful Scripted Format/Dramas?”, by asking the panelists about the ...

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25 Seasons of Fort Boyard

The format Fort Boyard, sold by Zodiak Rights, has been going strong for 25 seasons. In the mid-1800s, a Napoleonic fort was constructed off the west coast of France, but was never actively used for battle or protection. Instead, years later it became the site of a physical game show, ...

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Marco Bassetti

This interview originally appeared in the MIPTV 2014 issue of TV Formats. Marco Bassetti began his career in Italy, where he worked for Mediaset. He then founded his first production company, La Italiana Produzioni, followed by a second one, Aran, before being tapped as head of Grundy Italy. With his ...

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Mike Beale

Mike Beale, the director of international formats at ITV Studios, shares with TV Formats his strategy for making the most out of legacy titles and bringing the best new concepts to the global market. TV FORMATS: What are some of the new formats you’ll be showcasing in 2014? BEALE: We’re ...

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