Author Archives: The Format Doctor

Michel Hosts KOCCA at LA Screenings

Michel will be hosting the KOCCA Showcase at the LA Screenings. The Top 5 broadcasters from South Korea will screen trailers of the top 10 performing Korean formats on Wednesday May 17th 2017, 3:30PM at The Intercontinental Hotel’s Grand Ballroom in Century City.  The 90 minutes Screening Showcase will be presented by Michel Rodrigue CEO […]

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Bob Boden new EVP at Entertainment Studios

  Byron Allen-owned Entertainment Studios has hired veteran game show producer and TFP consultant Bob Boden as its executive vice president of production and development.   In his new position, Boden will be involved in all facets of the company’s television productions, including the network’s comedy game show, Funny You Should Ask, said network officials. […]

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Simon Lythgoe signs co-pro with T Group

  LA-based T Group Productions has unveiled an overall co-production deal with Emmy-nominated producer and TFP consultant Simon Lythgoe. Under the deal, Lythgoe will create, develop and produce unscripted programming with a focus on formats and live events to be co-produced with T Group in the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom. Lythgoe and his Legacy […]

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Chef In your Ear to India

CHEF IN YOUR EAR SOLD TO INDIA April 2: Singapore-based Bomanbridge Media announced the sale of 26 episodes of the English-language finished version of “Chef In Your Ear” to Indian broadcaster AETV 18. Chef In Your Ear is a cooking competition format in which two professional chefs work with two novice cooks to try and deliver […]

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DOCTORS VS INTERNET WINS FORMATS AWARD

DOCTORS VS INTERNET WINS INTERNATIONAL FORMATS AWARD IN CANNES The NRK / Magnify Media reality gameshow “Doctors Vs Internet”, which ‘Format Doctor’ Justin Scroggie helped the Norwegian team to develop last year, has won best studio gameshow at this year’s International Formats Awards in Cannes. As Justin spelled out in his recent Casebook, the premise of […]

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GOOD PITCH, BAD PITCH at MIPTV

MICHEL AND JUSTIN MASTERCLASS ON PITCHING The second day of MIP Formats in Cannes saw TFP partners Michel Rodrigue and Justin Scroggie using the best and worst examples of pitching to reveal how to sell formats. In a unique presentation, Justin and Michel played a ‘pitcher’ and a ‘buyer’ in a series of short sketches, during which the […]

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Strong launch for “Chef In Your Ear” France 2!

  “Chef In Your Ear”, aka “Un Chef A L’Oreille” hits the ground running on France 2, with a 40% increase on the daily stripped slot.        

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Michel Explores Opportunities in Asia

  TFP Michel Rodrigue chaired a timely panel on the opportunities to partner, produce and develop content in Asia, despite stricter regulations in China over foreign content at RealScreen in Washington:

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