Red Arrow Studios International Notches Up Format Deals


Red Arrow Studios International has inked a raft of international deals for titles from its format slate, including the relationship series Love for the Ages.

Love for the Ages sees three middle-aged married couples, each at a crossroads in their relationships, attempt to inject some youthful energy back into their lives by swapping their spouses for partners 20 years younger. Originally produced by Kinetic Content for Tplus (U.S.), the format has been optioned by ZPR Media (Poland) and Banijay in a multi-territory deal covering the Nordics, Portugal, Italy, the Netherlands and France.

Old People’s Home for Teenagers, a new social-experiment series originally produced by Endemol Shine Australia for ABC Australia, has been optioned by Banijay for Spain and by Klima Media for Poland. The series is a spin-off to Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds.

The new factual-entertainment format Hold the Front Page has been optioned by Aller Studios for Finland and Nexiko for Sweden. Originally produced by CPL Productions for Sky Max and NOW (U.K.), the format sees two celebrities set off around the country in search of scoops, scandals and surprising stories as they explore the unique and often sensational world of local news.

Tim Gerhartz, managing director at Red Arrow Studios International, said: “As we continue bringing noisy, edgy and unique content to the market, it’s fantastic to have secured new homes with leading broadcasters and partners for some of our latest titles. We’re looking forward to seeing new local partners bring their own versions of our buzzy format Love for the Ages, the compelling social experiment Old People’s Home for Teenagers and the fun new factual-entertainment format Hold the Front Page to viewers around the world.”

James Townley, global head of content development at Banijay, added: “We are eager to bring Love for the Ages to the Nordics, Portugal, Italy, France and the Netherlands, with each of our talented local teams able to add their own feel to this format, as they explore intergenerational relationships and offer fresh insight into relationships at all stages. It is also great to see our territories, such as Spain, build on the success of Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds with its teenage spin-off.”