Archive for May, 2011

Great succes for the Russian REMAKE of Vanished on NTV (Gazprom)

Friday, May 27th, 2011

CRAZY COW is proud to announce that the Russian REMAKE of its Dutch series “Vanished’ (aka « Spoorloos Verdwenen / 33 x 50’/ Holland Harbour / Nederland 1) is a great succes in Russia ! The Russian TV Station NTV, part of Gazprom (http://www.gazprom.com/ ), bought directly ALL (33) episodes (that is to say Seasons 1, 2 and 3) and has already decided to produce at the same time 15 additional episodes.

The Russian REMAKE is called «Погоня за тенью» (Pogonia za teniu) and held the highest ratings and audience shares for its timeslot in March. As of now, the first season of the show has completed its run, and NTV is producing a second Season.

You can check out the trailer and some pictures on NTV’s official website http://www.ntv.ru/peredacha/Pogonia_za_teniu/

NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH next fall in prime-time

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

TVA (leading channel in French-speaking Canada) announced that it will launch the third Season of its successful lawyers series « Nothing but the truth » (40 x 50’) next fall in PRIME-TIME.

« Nothing but the truth » launched on TVA a few months ago and attracted an average weekly audience of 1,139,000 viewers (in a market of only 6 million people). The series is produced by SPHERE (« Sophie », « Sophie Paquin », « Bad Karma », « Mirador »,…)

Season 2 airs on Mondays in prime-time with succes (30% Market Share !!!) and the cast & crew are now shooting the new episodes of Season 3 until the end of June.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn needs perhaps the team of “MIRADOR” (20 x 50′) ?

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Did you read the news ? We should perhaps suggest Dominique Strauss-Kahn to call the team of “Mirador” (20 x 50’) ?

“Mirador” (20 x 50’) 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, using the entire arsenal at a modern PR firm’s.

“Mirador” (20 x 50’) 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 »,..)

Shooting of the 3rd Season of MPU starts today

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

The shooting of the third Season of “MPU-Missing Persons Unit’ (original Belgian title = “Vermist”), the EYEWORKS police series about five members of the Missings Persons Task Force investigating mysterious disappearances, has started today in Belgium.

VT4 announced last year that it has commissioned 20 new episodes of “MPU”.

The shooting will take place on several locations in Belgium  during several months. More than 40 episodes of “MPU” are now available.