Author Archives: The Format Doctor

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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Syco Entertainment Signs Development Deal With Star China

  The 3-year-deal, brokered by The Format People, will see the ‘X Factor’ producer develop global entertainment formats with Star China Media, one of China’s leading media companies.   Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment has signed a three-year development deal with our client, Star China International Media Ltd, brokered by The Format People.  The new deal […]

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THE FORMAT DOCTOR’S CASEBOOK

  Three shows I’ve recently consulted on as The Format Doctor stand out because of their genres: Health, Daytime and Animation. Together they prove that ‘formatting’ is not limited to reality, games and drama … MIPTV 2016 was abuzz over Norwegian format DOCTORS VS INTERNET, which I helped to develop for pubcaster NRK last year. The […]

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“CHEF IN YOUR EAR” SPREADS ACROSS EUROPE

WARNER BROS. INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION PRODUCTION SERVES UP  “CHEF IN YOUR EAR” ACROSS EUROPE London — October 11, 2016 — Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) has confirmed new productions of third-party format “Chef In Your Ear” in Germany, Belgium and Holland. “Chef In Your Ear” subjects each country’s brightest chefs to the ultimate kitchen competition: […]

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TFP SHINE AT BCWW

THE FORMAT PEOPLE PLAY KEY ROLES AT BCWW 2016 A raft of top Format People consultants and guest keynote speakers took centre-stage this September at the 2016 BCWW International Format Conference in the South Korean capital, Seoul. Gary Carter, formerly senior executive at Endemol Shine and Fremantle Media, opened proceedings with an insightful keynote about ‘disruption’ […]

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FORMATS A-Z THE EXPLOITATION OF SUCCESS

FINAL 2016 MODULE MOVES TO COEX The final module of our 2016 Formats A-Z course for Korean content agency KOCCA concluded last week in Seoul at the COEX Convention Center.  30+ participants from the major Korean broadcasters were given a unique insight into the international formats business by Format People consultants from the US, UK, Canada and Holland. This time […]

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