MIPTV, April 02, 2012 – FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) today announced a raft of international sales for Really Me and My Babysitter’s a Vampire. The hit shows are produced by Fresh TV and FME exclusively handles the worldwide (excluding Canada) TV distribution, home entertainment and brand licensing rights.
FME has sold the TV rights for series one and two of Really Me to broadcasters around the world, including ABC in Australia, HBO Family in Latin America, for syndication to 40 territories across the region; K SIC in Portugal; and Switchover Media in Italy.
Really Me follows the life of 15-year-old Maddy, an ordinary-turned-famous 10th grader who wins the ultimate contest of landing her own reality TV show. As the middle-child, Maddy has been overshadowed for her entire life, but now it’s her turn to shine. However, with no privacy, an uptight producer, and a fridge-raiding camera guy, Maddy learns that being filmed 24/7 may not be as glamorous as she thought.
Adding to the pre-existing deal with Disney, FME has sold ratings smash My Babysitter’s A Vampire to new territories. Series one (13 x 30 minutes) and two (13 x 30 minutes), plus the accompanying TV movie (1 x 90 minute) has been taken in Russia and Turkey. The movie has also been picked up by 10 territories across Asia including Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Indonesia.
My Babysitter’s A Vampire is a fun, family-friendly tween live action series that reminds kids everywhere that no matter what kind of supernatural villains the world has in store, the scariest thing of all is still: High School!
Sander Schwartz, President, Kids & Family Entertainment, FME, said “Really Me and My Babysitter’s A Vampire are fun, unique and dynamic shows that have already proven to be a hit with the tween audience. These sales emphasise their popularity and the audience’s appetite for new and exciting tween content. Fresh TV has a real understanding of this ever-growing market and we are thrilled to be working with them to take these shows to new audiences around the globe.”
Really Me was developed by Fresh TV, in association with Family Channel. Executive producers are Tom McGillis, Jennifer Pertsch, and George Elliot; as well as FME’s Sander Schwartz and Bob Higgins. The Associate Producer is Robin McLeod and the Producer is Brian Irving. Really Me is directed by Brian Roberts, who is also the creative producer.
My Babysitter’s A Vampire was developed by Fresh TV, in association with TELETOON Canada Inc. Executive Producers are Tom McGillis, Jennifer Pertsch and George Elliott; as well as FME’s Sander Schwartz and Bob Higgins; Associate Producer Robin McLeod and Producer Brian Irving.
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ABOUT FREMANTLEMEDIA ENTERPRISES & FREMANTLEMEDIA
FremantleMedia is one of the leading creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world. FremantleMedia is part of the RTL Group, Europe's largest television and radio broadcast company, which is in turn 90 percent owned by Bertelsmann AG, one of the world's major media and entertainment companies. FremantleMedia’s worldwide production arm is responsible for many of the world’s highest rated prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama and factual entertainment programmes. FremantleMedia Enterprises is the brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all Licensing, Distribution and Home Entertainment around the world. The FremantleMedia Group (which includes FremantleMedia North America, UFA, FremantleMedia UK, FremantleMedia Australia and Original Productions amongst others) has operations in 22 countries, one of the most comprehensive global networks, creating nearly 10,000 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over 300 individual titles. FremantleMedia has some of the world’s most sought after and long running formats in its catalogue, and globally, produces such programmes as: Idols (co-produced with 19 Productions in the US), Hole In The Wall, Got Talent (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), The X Factor (co-produced with Syco in the UK), Take Me Out, Family Feud, The Price is Right, Farmer Wants A Wife, Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten, and Neighbours.
About FRESH TV Inc.
Fresh TV is a world leader in creating and producing family entertainment. This award-winning multi-media company set new audience delivery records when the Total Drama Island finale was the #1 telecast in Cartoon Network’s history and the series itself served as the anchor to Cartoon Network’s prime time comedy franchise HAR HAR THARSDAYS.
Founded by Emmy-winning producers Tom McGillis, Jennifer Pertsch, George Elliott and Brian Irving, Fresh TV finances, develops and produces animated and live action television that powerfully connects to the interests, influences and enthusiasm of tween and teen audiences around the world.
Fresh TV eats, sleeps and breathes to create television young people will love to watch right now. Current Fresh productions include the Total Drama franchise, 6teen, Stoked and the live action series, My Babysitter's a Vampire (TELETOON) and Really Me (Family Channel.)
Fresh TV offers the services of world-renowned animation studio Elliott Animation which provides a full range of 2D, 3D-CGI and 2D Flash animation production services for major North American clients from its studios in Toronto and Hamilton, Canada.
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