Patrick Roy has been named President of Entertainment One Films Canada and Les Films Séville, overseeing eOne’s Film business across Canada and Québec. Roy currently oversees eOne’s Québec Film operations and will expand his remit to include eOne Films Canada. The exec joined eOne/Les Films Seville to lead Québec Film operations in 2013 when eOne acquired Alliance Films, where he had served as President of Alliance’s Vivafilm. His appointment coincides with the departure of Bryan Gliserman as President of eOne Films Canada. Gliserman has entered into a first-look deal with the company for future projects.
The UK’s Zig Zag Productions and Relativity Television have agreed to an option deal that sees Zig Zag bring the new event format Built By America Live to UK broadcasters. Over the course of five days, the show captures the construction of an audience-designed dream home culminating in what producers call the biggest TV giveaway of all time. The show begins with a plot of land in a desirable location and captures the drama of the progression of the home build on hyper-speed. Viewers will make the key decisions affecting the home with online voting determining style, décor, flooring and other features such as swimming pool and landscaped gardens. Viewers who vote will then get the chance to win the house in the show finale. Relativity is currently in advanced talks with major U.S. networks to air the show across a range of format options.
NBCUniversal International Television has commissioned its regional production arm, Matchbox Asia, to produce an Asian version of makeover series How Do I Look? The eight-part series is due to premiere in mid-2015 on DIVA, NBCU International Television’s women’s entertainment channel. It will feature a team of local fashion experts and leading style icons, in addition to appearances by Jeannie Mai — the face of the U.S. version of How Do I Look? The original iteration of the makeover series has been a hit on DIVA, consistently ranking among the channel’s top-performing programs. It follows a professional stylist who helps style-challenged participants to get a fresh, new look. Matchbox Asia is shortlisting its options for a local host and stylists.
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