Archive for September, 2011

Great ratings for the prestigious series “REMBRANDT & I” (4 x 50′ )

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

« Rembrandt & I » (4 x 50’) is a great success in the Netherlands : the large historical biography of Dutch painter Rembrandt had in PRIME-TIME an AVERAGE of 1,2 million viewers and 24,6 % Market Share on the Dutch public broadcaster NEDERLAND 1.

Did you you know that the producer of this series (Hans de Weers ) was coproducer of the American blockbuster ALEXANDER ( directed by Oliver Stone and starring Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, Val Kilmer)? He was also coproducer of the feature film MINDHUNTERS (starring Val Kilmer and Christian Slater). Finally, he line-produced a substantial part of blockbuster Ocean’s Twelve (starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon).

The producer of « Rembrandt & I » also won a lot of prices with its Dutch movies, a.o the Oscar of the Best Foreign Movie for ANTONIA’S LINE.

ANTONIA’S LINE was directed by Marleen Gooris , who directed many movies, one episode of the US series « The L World », and so also « Rembrandt & I » (4 x 50’).

Season 6 of “COPS MAASTRICHT” (63 x 50′) is coming / Great success in Belgium, the Netherlands and on Berlusconi’s Mediaset

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

The shooting of the 6th Season of the EYEWORKS police series « Cops Maastricht » (63 x 50’), has started in the Netherlands. The 10 new episodes wil be broadcast next year in prime-time.

The police series is a BIG SUCCESS on Dutch network Nederland 1 : the last season (=Season 5) of « Cops Maastricht » was for example able to reach in average 1,8 million viewers (one episode attracted even nearly 2 million viewers and 25% market share / in a market of only 16 million people !).

« Cops Maastricht » is also broadcast in the Middle East, in Belgium (VRT) and on Berlusconi’s Mediaset (Italian title = Flikken – Coppia in giallo)..

Available at Mipcom : « Cops Maastricht » (63 x 50’) : POLICE SERIES

Season 2 of MIRADOR (20 x 50′) will launch in Canada on September 13th in prime-time

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Radio-Canada has just announced that the 2nd season of “Mirador”(20 x 50’) will launch on September 13th in prime-time.

“Mirador” is a major public relations firm which employs a small army of PR people to make sure the only truth that ever becomes public is their clients’ truth. Each episode revolves around a scandal. Philippe and his team are given the difficult task of restoring a client’s tarnished image (as in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s case), using the entire arsenal at a modern PR firm’s.

“Mirador” is a big success on Radio-Canada : 1 million viewers (in a market of only 6 million people ! /French-speaking Canada) watched in average Season 1. “Mirador” (20 x 50’) is written by Daniel Thibeault/Isabelle Pelletier and produced by Sphère (« Sophie », « Les hauts et les bas de Sophie Paquin »,..)

With this 2nd season of “Mirador” : we have 20 episodes/scripts of 50 min available., while the network has already commissioned a third Season.