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HBO Max To Build 'The Bridge' In Hungary - Global Reports - Deadline

HBO Max To Build ‘The Bridge’ In Hungary – Global Reports – Deadline

HBO Max to build ‘The Bridge’ in Hungary

HBO Max’s Hungarian arm will run a local version of Banijay’s survival format the bridge The format’s tasks bring contestants together to build a 250-meter-long bridge to an island for a chance to win a grand cash prize, with this latest deal marking its sixth international adaptation. Presented by Csaba Magyarósi, The Hungarian Bridge is locally produced by Free Monkeys Production, based on the original Spanish format. Production took place by Lake Belis in Romania, near the Hungarian border. Deadline understands that it was given the green light before HBO Max ceased operations in the CEE region. Most of the production staff in Europe have now been laid off, as Deadline revealed last month.

eOne beefs up Canadian unscripted show

eOne has bolstered its unscripted offering in Canada by signing a vice president of development and promoting Scott Boyd to the same level. Christine Diakos joins the newly created publication and will focus on developing, creating and releasing unscripted content, with a focus on lifestyle, reality and competition series. She joins Big Coat Media, where she served as supervising producer on love it or list it, Love it or score it Vancouver Y Jillian and Justin. Boyd, who joined eOne in 2017, will oversee factual, true crime and docuseries content. Both report to Jocelyn Hamilton, President – ​​Canada, Television. “Christine’s extensive experience in the lifestyle space will be a perfect complement to Scott’s background in the facts,” said Hamilton.

Topic and AMC Networks among the buyers of the Icelandic drama ‘Blackport’

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black port, a quirky Icelandic drama set in a small fishing village in the 1980s, is headed to the US and Canada via Topic. Distributor About Premium Content also sold the show to SBS in Australia, AMC Networks International Southern Europe in Spain and Portugal, RTS in Switzerland, and TG4 in Ireland, following pre-sales in several Scandinavian territories following its release on MipTV. The eight-part series by Gísli Örn Garðarsson (ragnarok), Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Caught, Fortress) and Nina Dögg Filippusdóttir (Prisoners and the Valhalla murders), is a production of Vesturport and Turbine Studios for Art in France and RÚV in Iceland. Grand Prix Winner Series Mania 2-2021 follows the married couple Harpa and Grimur, who together with their friends build a small fishing empire thanks to the introduction of the fishing quota system in the country. But the power struggle deeply corrupts the couple, resulting in a feud of jealousy, greed and betrayal.

Sons of Rigor Films and ScreeningRoom Announce Ukraine Film Grant Winners

Sons of Rigor Films and ScreeningRoom have announced the four winners of their Ukraine Film Grants. The four chosen projects are mission 200 by Volodymyr Sydko listening to the world by Yelizaveta Smith, steel company by Yuliia Hontaruk, and Christ was resurected by Volodymyr Yatsenko. Each successful project will receive a $5,000 grant, mentorship, and a one-year ScreeningRoom Pro account. Anna Machukh, director of the Ukrainian Film Institute and a judge for the grant, said: “Ukrainian film industry is going through a difficult time. The large-scale war unleashed by Russia affected all spheres of life without exception, including the cinema. It is very important that Ukrainian filmmakers now receive support so that they can continue filming. After all, art is a mirror of the reality in which we live. And it is important to preserve it, not break it. Therefore, I am very glad that Ukrainian directors have had such an opportunity, have had the opportunity to be seen and heard, and I am very grateful for this.”

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WildBrain to Launch New ‘Teletubbies’ Series on YouTube

Hot on the heels of Netflix’s plan to bring back the Teletubbies, the British children’s characters will appear in a new YouTube show. Teletubbies, come on! is a computer-animated preschool series produced by WildBrain’s digital studio Spark. It will be released on the official Teletubbies YouTube channel at the end of October, with new episodes appearing weekly. The series introduces a new generation of kids to Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po. Multiple new sun babies, reflecting the diversity of the Teletubbies audience, and new music will be featured in each episode. WildBrain has also announced the third season of Strawberry Shortcake: Berry in the Big City, which will be produced in the Canadian company’s Vancouver studio. The second season of the show premieres on Netflix on September 21, with several new buyers, including Kids Central in the US and Sandbox Kids (UK, Ireland, US, Canada, France and Ukraine), attached. .

Uncork’d Entertainment buys creature feature ‘Croc!’ and sci-fi action movie (exclusive)

Uncork’d Entertainment has been beefed up by acquiring the fun creature feature alligator! and sci-fi action movie The Area 51 Incident. alligator! stars Mark Haldor, Sian Altman and Chrissie Wunna and follows the story of a group of killer crocs who crash a wedding. It’s from Jagged Edge Productions. The Area 51 Incident, from Dark Abyss Productions, starring Scott Jeffrey and Megan Purvis. The plot sees a hidden wormhole in Area 51 open up, with alien invaders soon to overrun government facilities. A group of survivors take refuge in a nuclear bunker, but can they survive the creatures before the army arrives?

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