Remember that bombshell ABC Studios memo leaked to me that was a blatant blueprint for ripping off foreign format ideas? Well, now UK television producers and executives are slamming it and also investigating it. The Guardian newspaper today reported that the UK producers’ trade body “Pact” was “looking into it”. Giving me a shout-out, the paper said the memo is being circulated around UK independent producers who fear it may signal a shift in the “modus operandi” between producers and broadcasters. The paper noted that UK producers, such as BBC Worldwide and RDF Media, do huge amounts of business with ABC, with shows like Supernanny, Wife Swap and Dancing With The Stars all airing on the network. (See my previous, Bombshell ABC Studios Memo Is Blatant Blueprint To Rip Off Foreign TV Series.)
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