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  1. Banijay Rights Takes Shine Fiction’s Serial Lover to Spain

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    Banijay Rights, the global distribution arm of content powerhouse Banijay, today announces that powerful French drama Serial Lover – from Banijay France scripted label Shine Fiction – has been acquired by Spanish broadcaster Atresmedia.

    The co-production with Amaury Fournial (Sibaro Films) for M6 in France will air on Atresmedia following an agreement negotiated by Marion Vergnaud, SVP Italy, Iberia & Malta, Banijay Rights.

    Written by Alice Den Broek and directed by Fred Berthe, Serial Lover is the story of a shrewd man who lives many different lives: a pilot, a surgeon, a broker, a journalist; developing a new personality for every identity and deceiving experts in each field. Handsome, charming, and attentive, exhilarated by his power, the deception becomes an art form as he manipulates all those around him, especially women who he targets and steals from. How many women have fallen in this trap?

    Serial Lover stars Flora Bonaventura, Helena Nogera, Odile Vuillemin, Elodie Frégé, and Jonathan Zacaï, and Banijay Rights handles international sales for the series.

    Marion Vergnaud, SVP Italy, Iberia & Malta, Banijay Rights, said: “Serial Lover is a multi-layered story of a con artist whose life has one purpose: to deceive others, with women – unfortunately – his preferred target. We’re pleased this compelling and complex series will launch on Atresmedia and engage a whole new audience in Spain.”

    Jose Antonio Salso, Head of Acquisitions & International Sales, Atresmedia, said: At Atresmedia we are happy to be the home of Serial Lover in Spain – and we are proud to be the leaders in this market with a mix of the best content around the world.”

    Dominique Farrugia, Managing Director at Shine Fiction, said: “Following a successful launch in France,I look forward to seeing Serial Lover make its debut in Spain. With an incredibly tense and engaging storyline, this gripping drama has all the elements to get the audience hooked from start to finish.”

    Amaury Fournial, CEO Sibaro Films, added: “It’s great to hear Serial Lover will be airing in Spain. Inspired by real-life events, this scripted series about an expert manipulator can be easily adapted in every country. I look forward to seeing how this riveting and twisty thriller will captivate the Spanish audience.

    Serial Lover marked the debut order for Shine Fiction, which officially launched in September 2021, building a pipeline of ambitious premium content for the French market, with international potential. Earlier this month, the label announced latest thriller, Brocéliande, a coproduction with Les Films du Printemps for TF1. Banijay Rights handles international distribution for the drama.

  2. Banijay Further Builds LEGO® Masters Success with Two New European Deals

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    Banijay today announces LEGO Masters has been picked up in two new European markets, with the format now to sold to 13 broadcasters and counting.


    Spanish broadcaster Atresmedia has ordered a first series run from Banijay Iberia’s Shine Iberia, whilst TV 2 has commissioned the debut Norwegian adaptation from Mastiff Norway.


    Shine Iberia has launched its casting call for the hit entertainment format which sees pairs compete against each other to create the most awe-inspiring designs, brick models and wow the judges.  Production is also underway in Norway for TV 2, where its first-ever winner will be crowned by presenter and the 2010 Eurovision final host, Erik Solbakken, who will host the local production.


    LEGO Masters is a firm hit globally, with these commissions following a popular first primetime season in Germany which achieved an average 14.2% market share compared to the channel’s average of 10.6%. The show also launched in the home of LEGO, Denmark, where the first five episodes of season one achieved a 40.2% share.


    LEGO Masters was originally created by Tuesday’s Child Television and The LEGO Group, with Banijay serving as the exclusive format and finished tape distributor globally.


    Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay comments: “There continues to be an ongoing trend for entertaining, warm and joyful viewing and this is central to the popularity of LEGO Masters. This format is a tried and tested ratings winner in major markets, delivering a broad co-viewing audience to broadcaster around the world.”


    Shine Iberia produces award-winning entertainment across both Spain and Portugal. Recent credits include MasterChef, Prodigies and The Voice Portugal, which recently won Best Entertainment Programme at the Impala de Televisão 2021 Awards.


    One of the largest production companies in Norway, Mastiff Norway has enjoyed great success with programmes such as The Best Singers, Paradise Hotel and Crime Scene Norway.