‘Got Talent’ Gets Japanese Remake – Global Briefs – Deadline


Japan is the latest to remake Simon Cowell’s ‘Got Talent’

Japan’s Abema TV has become the latest to order a version of Simon Cowell’s Got Talent franchise. Airing next year, Yoshimito Kyogo will produce the local version of the hit format, which has been remade in 72 territories and sees artists of all kinds attempt to impress a celebrity panel of judges and global audiences with their talent. The judges will be comedian and actor Masatoshi Hamada, actress Alice Hirose, musician GACKT and producer Takayuki Yamada. The show was a huge hit for many years for ITV in the UK, where it was created by Cowell’s Freemantle-supported by Syco Entertainment and is licensed by Fremantle. The deal was brokered by Katsuhiko Waza of Fremantle, who is Senior Vice President, Distribution, Japan; Paul Ridley, Senior Executive Vice President, International Distribution; and Stephen Flint, COO, Global Entertainment Production.

First video & A+E Locate ‘Bayou Butchers

Prime Video has acquired UK and Irish rights to a four-part documentary series Bayou Butchers, while A+E took over the rest of the world. The doc, which Abacus Media Rights sells internationally, follows the story of two serial killers operating separately from each other in and around Baton Rouge, Louisiana between 1991 and 2001. Directed by David Harvey (Bloodline detectives, green-eyed killers), it comes from Peninsula Television, with Elaine Frontain Bryant, Michael Gelman and Peter Tarshis the executive producers for A&E. Abacus general manager Jonathan Ford and Ronan Hand of Peninsula are also EPs.

Warner Bros. Discovery defines a trio of unscripted British series

Warner Bros. Discovery UK has ordered three series: The Secret Life of the Auction House (working title), Vintage Brokers (p/t) and Airport Supercar (w/t) and confirmed the returns of Kings of the Wood, MotorPickers, Fifth Gear Recharged and Wheeler Dealers. The orders will air on linear channels WBD UK and streamer Discovery+ from next year. Curve Media manufactures The Secret Life of the Auction Housewhich takes place behind the scenes at Hansons Auctioneers, while WBD-owned Richocet is behind Vintage Brokers, in which antique dealers compete to find their customers the perfect antique object. Air TV product Airport Supercar, which follows supercar dealership chief Dean Bartle as he offers potential buyers a unique test-drive experience on an airport runway, just yards from his dealership. Meanwhile, weird eye‘s Tan France will be the new host of Say yes to the UK dress.

germany Studio Hamburg Rename Sales Division

German distributor Studio Hamburg Enterprises is renaming itself OneGate Media, with Tania Reichert-Facilides as managing director. Founded more than 60 years ago as a subsidiary of German public broadcaster NDR, the newly renamed company is part of producer Studio Hamburg Group and has 70 employees across six sales divisions. “Changing our name to OneGate Media is the next natural step in our journey as a distribution company,” said Reichert-Facilides. “This creates greater visibility of our business for all of our partners and customers and puts our exceptional content portfolio in a new spotlight.”

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