Here’s a Switch: Reality Show Producer Wants to Do More Scripted Fare

Oct 27, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Audiences like reality series but the shows don’t have much shelf life beyond format sales so Canadian-based Fremantle Corp. is trying to move away from them and concentrate on international co-production of dramas, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Fremantle principal Irv Holender said his company is seeing a market for dramas and thrillers. Fremantle has two action series in the works with an Italian partner DeAngelis Production & Distribution (DAP). One is a Western, to be shot in Vancouver; the other is based on a best-selling book whose name the company has yet to reveal.

The company is also co-producing 26 episodes of "The Further Adventures of Black Beauty."

–Elizabeth Jensen

One Comment

  1. Hands down, Apple’s app store wins by a mile. It’s a huge selection of all sorts of apps vs a rather sad selection of a handful for Zune. Microsoft has plans, especially in the realm of games, but I’m not sure I’d want to bet on the future if this aspect is important to you. The iPod is a much better choice in that case.

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