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  1. DryMedia and Magnolia TV Merge to Create Banijay Italia

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    Banijay Group Italy today announces the merge of two of its production businesses – DryMedia and Magnolia SPA. Under the supervision of Paolo Bassetti, Chief Executive Officer of Italy, the companies will come together to form new brand, Banijay Italia.


    Combining the vast experience and history of Magnolia, with the creativity and energy at DryMedia, Banijay Italia will become an unscripted powerhouse with its own unique DNA.


    Leading Banijay Italia will be Chief Executive Officer, Fabrizio Ievolella, who will be supported by Chief Production Officer, Danila Battiglini, Chief Creative Officer, Francesco Lauber, and Head of Programmes, Leopoldo Gasparotto. Together, the team will focus on maintaining the high-quality production of the company’s existing shows, as well as developing new IP for local and global audiences.


    Through the union of Magnolia SPA and DryMedia, Banijay Italia will instantly play home to a rich slate of returning titles which include reality favourites: L’Isola dei Famosi, Il Collegio and Pechino Express; game shows: L’Eredità, Guess my age and the new Conto alla Rovescia, leading cooking shows: 4 Ristoranti, Pizza Hero and Cuochi d’Italia, and popular talent shows: La Corrida and the comedy Cops – Una banda di poliziotti.


    Banijay Italia will sit as part of Banijay Group’s Italian portfolio of companies led by Paolo Bassetti, Country Manager, which includes: Banijay Studios Italy, Nonpanic, Aurora TV, Atlantis Film and ITV Movie.

  2. Shopping Night Returns to Real Time

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    Discovery Italia today confirms it has picked up a new series of Shopping Night from Magnolia, a Banijay Group company, for Real Time. The returning 8×60’ hit title is set to air on 19 September at 9.10pm and will see Enzo and Carla reopen the doors of La Rinascente.


    Despite a transmission break, the format is unchanged. Each episode features three fierce competitors, three challenging tests, and three outfits to create. Set in La Rinascente, a labyrinth of clothes, shoes, and accessories, Shopping Night sees the most fashionable style experts of Italian television, Enzo Miccio and Carla Gozzi, take to their posts as co-judges to discover the ultimate queen of shopping.


    This season, La Rinascente will not only open its doors in Milan but also in Rome and Palermo, and as well as welcoming women to the stores, the show will also feature men and influencers.  In each episode, Enzo and Carla, the champions of Italian good taste, will reward those who have proven elegance, style and fashion know-how.


    Shopping Night (8 episodes from 60′) is made by Magnolia, a Banijay Group company, for Discovery Italia’s Real Time. It will also be available on Dplay (www.it.dplay.com – or download the app on the App Store or Google Play). The finished tape and format are distributed by Banijay Rights.

  3. Movistar Signs Up for Ni Superhéroes Ni Princesas

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    Movistar today confirms the commission of Ni Superhéroes Ni Princesas. Produced by Movistar+ and Dlo/ Magnolia, a Banijay Group company, the series will be based on No More Boys and Girls, the original format produced by Outline Productions for BBC and distributed by DRG Formats.


    Ni Superhéroes Ni Princesa will pose some of the most profound questions facing education today: is the way we treat boys and girls in childhood the real reason we still haven’t achieved true equality between men and women in adult life?  And could stripping away the pink and blue – and the other more subtle ways that boys and girls are shaped to be different – be the way to raise kids with abilities and attitudes that are the same regardless of their gender?


    The new series will set out to find answers in a bold but simple experiment led by Erick Pescador. Taking the reins of a primary class with the aim of testing gender bias in education, he will observe the ways in which a group of eight-year-olds perceive themselves and their path to adulthood. Measuring self-esteem and perception, he will highlight the different ways in which both genders are treated as children and using important psychological measures, investigates whether gender neutral treatment can boost self-confidence, emotional intelligence and equality.


    Starting with a survey, the series will cover the effect of toys, gender roles in the family based on clothing, language and stories, the influence of video games, cartoons and advertising at an early age, and techniques to drive change.


    Ni Superhéroes Ni Princesa is produced by Movistar+ and DLO/Magnolia. The series will premiere on 16 September on Movistar+ and will also be available on Movistar Lite.

  4. La Caza. Monteperdido returns for second season on RTVE

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    DLO / Magnolia, a Banijay Group company, has confirmed a second season of La Caza. Monteperdido for RTVE. Filming will commence in March 2020, with the original creator and writer, Augustin Martinez, onboard.


    The new series, La Caza. Tramuntana sees Sergeant Sara Campos (Megan Montaner) and Corporal Victor Gamero (Alain Hernandez) return to take on a new case. Set in Mallorca, season two of the psychological thriller moves from the Pyrenees to the main mountain range of the Baleraric Islands: The Sierra de Tramuntana.


    The announcement follows the success of La Caza. Monteperdido which is set to receive a FesTVal Award at the 2019 Vitoria Television Festival’s closing gala. The jury honoured La Caza. Monteperdido on account of it being, “a disturbing psychological thriller shot in splendid natural settings, whose magic and nature become one more character in the story.” The series has also been nominated in four categories at the Iris Awards of the Television Academy: Best Fiction, Best Actress (Megan Montaner), Best Actor (Alain Hernández) and Best Production.


    The recommission follows an impressive first season, which secured a 14% share of audience and over two million viewers, making it one of this year’s highest rating scripted shows.  La Caza. Monteperdido also served as the most-watched primetime show, and the second most viewed in its global slot following the release of each new episode.