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2108, 2019

Banijay Rights Confirms First Look Development Deal With Tigerlily Productions

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, has today confirmed a first look development deal with multi award-winning independent production company, Tigerlily Productions. The new agreement covers scripted programming developed, created and produced by Tigerlily for the UK and international markets. Founded by Natasha Dack-Ojumu and Nikki Parrott in 2000, Tigerlily Productions has a reputation for creating distinctive and original work, ranging from feature films to factual TV. Credits include The Ones Below, written and directed by David Farr (The Night Manager, Hanna), Remainder, featuring Tom Sturridge (Sweet Bitter) and Cush Jumbo (The Good Fight), and The Lovers [...]

2008, 2019

Yellow Bird UK Triggers Book Options on Spotify Untold

Yellow Bird UK, a Banijay Group company, has optioned the screen rights for Spotify Untold (Spotify Inifrån), the gripping and relevant tale of the secretive start-up that evolved to become one of the world’s leading music services, Spotify. Penned by Sven Carlsson and Jonas Leijonhufvud, and published by Albert Bonniers Förlag, the novel is currently in development for a limited series.   Based on tell-all-book, Spotify Untold, the drama will examine how a secretive start-up wooed record companies, shook the music industry to its core, and conquered Wall Street. A tale of tech entrepreneurship, this is a journey beset with [...]

1508, 2019

IWC To Produce World’s Greatest War Ships For Channel 5

IWC, a Banijay Group company, today announces it has been commissioned to make a 3x60’ documentary series, World’s Greatest War Ships for Channel 5, scheduled to transmit later this year. The series will tell the story of the most iconic warships from 1900 to the present day, and will look at the engineering breakthroughs that allowed them to become genuine game-changers and play leading roles in the greatest naval battles of the past century.  Each episode will focus on a specific class of vessel: Dreadnoughts, Word War II Destroyers and Aircraft Carriers. Using archive, expert interviews and CGI, World’s Greatest War Ships [...]

608, 2019

BBC iPlayer and CBBC Commission New Content from Zodiak Kids

Zodiak Kids, part of Banijay Group, today announces it is producing a brand-new comedy drama for BBC iPlayer – Flatmates, as well as a further series of multi-award-winning comedy drama, Secret Life of Boys, for CBBC and ABC Me.   Flatmates follows the lives of young Gen-z’ers as they take their first uncertain steps into adulthood. Getting to grips with the next stage of growing up the group wrestle with the expectations and anxiety of trying to fulfil the ‘Millennial Dream’.   Struggling with the realities of independent living are Lauren, a scatty, ambitious young woman, determined to go places, [...]

508, 2019

BBC One Commissions Further Series of Eat Well For Less? and Shop Well For Less?

BBC One today announces it has commissioned RDF West to make a seventh series of Eat Well for Less? and a fifth series of Shop Well for Less? for the channel. Both recommissions of these successful long-running lifestyle formats will be 6x60’ and begin filming later this year. The Gregg Wallace and Chris Bavin fronted Eat Well for Less? will be returning to show more families that they can save significant amounts of money on food and reduce their waste, without scrimping on quality or nutrition. By using simple tips, tricks, swaps and easy recipes, they can slash a weekly food budget. In Shop Well for Less? The One Show’s Alex Jones [...]

108, 2019

Do Get Excited Because Adam Scott Will Host ABC’s New Game Show ‘Don’t’

ABC Entertainment and Banijay Studios North America announced today that actor Adam Scott is set to host “Don’t” on ABC. Executive produced by Ryan Reynolds, “Don’t” is a comedic physical game show that offers contestants the opportunity to team up with their family and friends for the chance to win a cash prize of up to $100,000 by tackling hilarious tasks each with the simple rule of “DON’T.” In each episode, members of the four-person team will strive to accomplish various challenges, such as “Don’t Laugh,” “Don’t Blink” or “Don’t Look Back,” as they work together to build their bank. [...]

3107, 2019

On the Edge Drama Anthology Championing Fresh New Talent Returns

On The Edge, Channel 4’s BAFTA nominated anthology of (3x30) short films is back for a second series. The films, produced by BlackLight Television, a Banijay Group company, and written and directed by the most exciting new talent in the UK, look at the lives of three diverse characters trying to find their place in the world.   This year, the films focus on three unusual love stories depicting characters and worlds not often seen on British TV. With humour, truthfulness and warmth, the anthology asks: how do we navigate today’s complicated world? How do we share our inner challenges [...]