NBCUni Intl Studios has inked a first look deal with Paris-based production company Terminal 9 Studios to develop entertainment and factual entertainment formats for international audiences.
Terminal 9 will devise new shows for NBCUni Intl. Once selected, the formats will be further developed and co-produced with the studio’s in-house unscripted production companies.
The collaboration is designed to create meaningful IP for NBCUni, and allow it to extend its footprint in France. Terminal 9’s managing director and creative director Claude Lacaze will work closely with NBCUni svp David Mortimer to develop new unscripted formats. NBCUni svp Yvonne Pilkington wll oversee their international roll-out.
Terminal 9 is one of France’s most respected indie, specialising in general entertainment programming. The company has sold 14 formats to 11 different broadcasters in the last three years. Prior to launching Terminal 9, Claude Lacaze enjoyed a nine-year stint at Endemol France. The deal will allow Terminal 9 to grow its own international ambitions.