Volume LIII, No. 24, December 03, 2021

 

SUDDEN DISAPPEARANCE

Nippon TV​​ has​​ announced the launch of a new scripted format titled​​ “Guilty Flag.”​​ From the creators of the hit suspense drama series​​ Your Turn to Kill​​ and conceptualized by Yasushi Akimoto,​​ “Guilty Flag”​​ incorporates the latest trend of the enticing guessing game element where viewers can join in the excitement of guessing the true culprit following the story arc. Even in a peaceful country, thousands of people go missing every year.​​ “Guilty Flag”​​ follows a man whose wife and kids suddenly disappear. He frantically searches for them but has no leads. To convince the police to start an investigation, he uses the power of social media to bring their disappearance to the public's attention. However, speculative minds begin to think that maybe he is the “real” culprit, and all eyes are focused on him as he gets driven into a corner​​ (20 x 60’).​​ 

CONTACT:​​ Nippon Television, Tokyo, Japan. Tel. 81-3-5275-4139. Fax 81-3-5275-4008. Web:​​ http://www.ntv.co.jp/english/​​ 

 

REFORMATTED MIPTV

RX France​​ (formerly Reed MIDEM) has announced​​ a reformatted​​ three-day business-efficient schedule​​ for​​ MIPTV​​ that will also see​​ MIPFORMATS​​ and​​ MIPDOC​​ (previously held the weekend prior to the market)​​ rolled into the main​​ MIPTV​​ program in the Palais des Festivals.​​ Highlights will include the physical return of the​​ International Format Awards​​ in association with​​ C21Media,​​ FRAPA,​​ MIPFORMATS & Entertainment Masterclass.​​ A transformed layout featuring a new exhibition floorplan alongside newly curated flexible meeting spaces within the Palais des Festival to accommodate a more engaging and holistic business environment.

CONTACT:​​ RX France, Paris, France. Tel. 33-1-4662-1777. Fax 33-1-4662-1797. Web:​​ www.mipworld.com​​ 

 

DYNASTIC MARRIAGES

Shedding light on one of Europe’s most important​​ ruling families, “The House of Habsburg—Dynastic​​ Marriages, Intermarriages and Alliances” looks at the intricate history of the Habsburgs.​​ “Bella gerant alii tu felix Austria nube” (“Let others wage war, but thou, O happy Austria, marry”)​​ was the motto of the Habsburgs. Marriages were generally not an affair of the heart in aristocratic circles, but the Habsburgs pursued their marriage policy most resolutely and thus rose to become one of the leading dynasties in Europe. Marriage for purely political reasons was essential for maintaining the power of the dynasty,​​ and imperial children were raised to bow to this dynastic duty, but there were notable exceptions where romantic love triuphed. The documentary traces the great love stories of the imperial family, describes their struggle for the great love, the resistance that had to be overcome and where love finally triumphed,​​ but also the dramatic consequences that such a love could have.​​ (51’,​​ 45’​​ or​​ 25’).

CONTACT:​​ ORF Enterprise, Vienna, Austria. Tel. 43-1-87878-13030. Fax 43-1-87878-12757. Web:​​ http://contentsales.orf.at

 

LEGAL MARIJUANA

“The Cannabis Biz”​​ takes​​ viewers​​ deep inside the fast-evolving worldwide marijuana business with behind-the-scenes access to all areas of the cannabis industry, including: cannabis retail, medical usage, recreational cannabis use, legalization issues, federal and legal enforcement, medical devices and applications, cannabis technology, lifestyle, culture & much more.​​ We follow major players and experts in the industry to gain insights and discover the perks and pitfalls from all sides of the legal marijuana industry. Each​​ episode​​ of​​ “The Cannabis Biz”​​ features high profile guests from a variety of global regions and focuses on the cannabis business specifically from the entrepreneurs, retailers and brands point of view​​ (8​​ x 30’).

CONTACT:​​ Global Telemedia Inc., Naples, FL, USA. Tel. 1-203-247-3888. Email:​​ gt@globaltelemedia.com ​​​​ Web: ​​ www.globaltelemedia.com

 

“LADYBIRD” in DEVELOPMENT​​ 

Tiger Aspect Kids and Family, part of​​ Banijay Kids and Family,​​ has​​ announced​​ it has secured a development deal for bestselling picture book series​​ What the Ladybird Heard.​​ The books are created by award-winning partnership Julia Donaldson (author) and Lydia Monks (illustrator). The deal covers the option to create a pre-school animated series and is the first animated series development for Julia & Lydia. Julia and Lydia are regular collaborators and their books have sold over 10 million copies.​​ What the Ladybird Heard​​ is a much-loved modern classic that has been a part of kids and parents lives since it was first published in 2009. The fantastically funny stories feature a clever ladybird who said never a word, but the ladybird saw, and the ladybird heard. With her animal friends on the farm, the Ladybird always manages to out-fox the crafty duo, Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len and their cunning plans.​​ All distribution will be handled by​​ Zodiak Kids & Family Distribution.​​ 

CONTACT:​​ Zodiak Kids, London, UK. Tel. 44-207-013-4000. Email:​​ sales@zodiakkids.com ​​ ​​​​ Web:​​ www.zodiakkids.com​​ 

 

REAL PARTNERS

Powerhouse real estate broker and designer Egypt Sherrod and her husband, builder Mike Jackson, know plenty about juggling booming property businesses, pleasing clients, managing a home and raising three daughters—and they make it look effortless and fun in their new​​ HGTV​​ series​​ Married to Real Estate.​​ In the eight-episode season, premiering January​​ 13, Egypt and Mike will marry their considerable complementary talents to help families land a perfect home in their ideal neighborhood. Egypt will leverage her knowledge of the housing market, financial prowess and design sensibilities—skills she honed in her business life and as the star of her​​ HGTV​​ hit series​​ Property Virgins​​ and​​ Flipping Virgins—to find affordable houses in desirable Metro Atlanta locations for her clients. And, with smart expenditures that yield breathtaking results, Mike and his team will renovate the properties to help increase their value and return on investment​​ (8 x 60’).​​ 

CONTACT:​​ Discovery Networks, Silver Spring, MD, USA. Tel. 1-240-662-5900. Fax 1-240-662-1986. Web ​​ www.discovery.com​​ 

 

NATPE LISTINGS

The Telco Report​​ is accepting program listings for our upcoming​​ NATPE 2022​​ edition. Please see our website for further details. The deadline for the​​ NATPE​​ special edition is Friday, January 7, 2022. Please note that we publish year-round and that new program listings are welcome any time.

CONTACT:​​ The Telco Report, Santa Monica, CA, USA. Tel. 1-310-828-4003. Email:​​ info@telcoreport.com​​ ​​ Web: ​​ www.telcoreport.com ​​​​ ​​