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Phil Gurin Launches Format Distribution Company


Phil Gurin has launched TGC Global Entertainment (TGC GE), a distribution company to represent formatted content across entertainment, factual and documentary.

TGC GE’s launch slate features third-party formats, documentaries and non-scripted series from U.S. and international producers, along with original content from The Gurin Company.

The catalog includes new, current and soon-to-launch titles, as well as classic shows culled from domestic and international format libraries. Output will also include shows from a range of strategic creative alliances with platforms and producers from around the world.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, the new company will provide direct access and format representation to U.S. and European broadcast and cable networks that Gurin has forged relationships with over his career.

In addition, Gurin will leverage his worldwide network of relationships, which span the key English- and Spanish-speaking territories, Europe, MENA and Asia, to create opportunities for third-party independent producers looking to find a global audience for their IP.

Founder of The Gurin Company, Gurin is a format creator, writer and producer with decades of experience in creating and distributing international TV entertainment.

Gurin said: “There’s no independent US-based format distribution company with decades of creative production track record at its heart—TGC GE will address that problem. We want all creators, producers, packaging agents and platforms to know there is a new game in town. With our deep understanding of formats, along with carefully curated factual and premium documentary content, TGC GE can draw on decades of goodwill, not to mention years of commercial and creative experience, to put its independent producer clients and partners first.”

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