MIPCOM Spotlight: Electus International


CANNES: Separation Anxiety, a MIPCOM selection for Electus International, promises a new twist on the game-show genre.

The series features couples, though only one partner knows the real amount of money at stake. Electus International is also showcasing Home Free, an emotional home-renovation show that airs on FOX, and action from Bellator mixed martial arts, which broadcasts on Spike.

“Both Home Free and Bellator have had hugely successful runs on their respective networks,” says John Pollak, the president of Electus Studios and global distribution. “Each week their audiences grew and buyers internationally have really taken notice. “Bellator, the fastest growing MMA league in the world, has become a powerful franchise for Spike in the U.S.”

Other highlights include Running Wild with Bear Grylls, Mission Survive, the Jane the Virgin format, Food Fighters, Dating Naked, Twinning, World’s Funniest Videos and Crime Files: Homefront.

“Our goal, as it always has been, is to deliver content to our partners that stands out as the best any independent distributor has to offer,” Pollak says.