Archive for April, 2012

“Sophie” (CBC/ Canada and ABC/USA) now broadcast in Russia

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

The Canadian series “Sophie” (32 x 30) is now broadcast on the Russian channel Foxlife…

Adapted from the popular Francophone series Les hauts et les bas de Sophie Paquin, which Radio-Canada has been carrying for two years, “Sophie” is also broadcast on CBC (Canada) and ABC Family (US).The series was then described as a comedy-drama in which a pregnant businesswoman is having a particularly tough year. As she looks for a break, Sophie, played by actor Natalie Brown of Timmins, Ontario, has no choice but to reach out to friends and relatives who – unfortunately for her – are a largely dysfunctional and neurotic group of people.-”SOPHIE” (32 x 30′ /Canada), is now broadcast on FOXLIFE Russia (see : http://www.foxlifetv.ru/sophie ).

“MPU -Missing Persons Unit” (Written By US writer MATT WITTEN) 6 (!!) times nominated for Monte Carlo Tv Fest

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

The Belgian police series « MPU-Missing Persons Unit » (about a team looking for missing persons / 1 x 90′ + 39 x 50′)has been nominated for the 52th Monte Carlo Television Festival taking place from 7 – 11 June 2009.

The series is nominated in the category « Best Drama ». Philippe De Schepper has received nominations in the Outstanding International Producer (Drama) and Outstanding European Producer (Drama) categories.
For Outstanding Actor – Drama, Kevin Janssens and Axel Daeseleire are up for the award, while oke Devynck and Marianne Devrieseare nominated in the Oustanding Actress Category

Created in 1961, by Prince Rainier III of Monaco, the festival aims to recognise television as an exceptional means of bringing cultures together and enhancing their respective knowledge. H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco has been the President of the Festival since 1988. The winners will be rewarded with the festival’s prestigious Golden Nymphs statuettes.

The police series is like an AMERICAN SERIES (it’s developped by US Script Editor MATT WITTEN) and is sold to more than 90 countries (Germany, Russia, Canada, Latin America, Middle East,..) !!!

Superb cast, well written scripts as well as well written characters, and a great direction : “MPU-Missing Persons Unit’ is as good as an American series, but with a European touch !

After Belgium, the Middle East and Italy, “COPS MAASTRICHT” (63 x 50′) now sold to Slovakia, Hungary and the Baltics !!! / Nearly 2 million viewers last Friday in front of “The Voice” (Talpa)

Monday, April 9th, 2012

MIPTV: Broadcasters in Hungary, Slovakia and the Baltics have become the latest to acquire the police series « Cops Maastricht » (63 x 50’/ Eyeworks) from CRAZY COW.

Michel Daemen –CRAZY COW, said : « « Cops Maastricht » is the MOST SUCCESSFUL series in the Netherlands and a hot series on the international market : ALL these channels bought directly ALL episodes available !!! ».

Last Friday (April 6th), the last episode of Season 6 attracted on the Dutch network NEDERLAND 1 1,9 million viewers and 26 % market share… IN FRONT of the hit format « THE VOICE » (from Talpa’s John de Mol / format sold to more than 30 countries, including BBC, TF1 (France), NBC (USA),…).

The series is now also brooadcast in the Middle East, in Belgium (VRT) and in Italy on Berlusconi’s Mediaset

Indian,French and Russian REMAKES of the Belgian drama series DOUBLE LIFE (13 x 50′) are coming…

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

CRAZY COW is proud to announce that India, France and Russia are working on local adaptations of the Belgian drama series « Double Life » (13 x 50’ /Eyeworks). The subject of this series is clear of interest to people/viewers if you for example just see the case of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s (or Dominique Strauss-Kahn) double life and the massive amount of media attention to this case all over the world and to other cases of persons having a double life. And especially if your husband is living with his second-double wife & kids just a few miles away from your home”.

SYNOPSIS : For about eighteen years, Mark has been living together with Karen and their two children, Martin and Hanna. As a successful architect, Mark is often out on business, and Karen sees no reason to worry. But Mark spends his absence with Nina, a young and attractive career woman with whom he has been sharing a loft for over eighteen months. Almost a year ago, Mark and Nina even married. Nina is unaware that Mark is having a girlfriend and two children elsewhere, and, just like Karen, thinks she is the only woman in his life. When Mark dies in a fatal accident on a construction site, Karen and Nina are horrified to discover that Mark had been deceiving them for years. And yet, both women are initially angry with each other rather than with him. Mark’s death puts Karen and Nina into an awkward position. Who is entitled to what? Who can claim the wife’s place at the funeral? After the funeral, both women will have to start a life without Mark. They will have to give their life a new turn and find their way by trial and error.

« Double Life » (13 x 50’) is a new drama series from Eyeworks broadcast on VRT (largest TV station in Belgium). « Double Life » (13 x 50’) had an AVERAGE of 1,4 million viewers and 46,2 % Market Share (the second episode had even 50,9% Market Share !!!!). All this in a market of only 6 million people (=Dutch-speaking Belgium).