Heading to the LA Screenings for the very first time, Keshet International announced today that Pomodoro Stories will handle remake rights for its drama series Prisoners of War in Colombia and Mexico, as well as remake rights for its comedy series Polishuk in Argentina, Colombia and Mexico.
Prisoners of War is the acclaimed Israeli drama series on which Showtime's Emmy-winning drama Homeland is based. It has been sold into multiple territories as a format.
As Keshet kicks off a Latin American initiative on both the remake and readymade fronts, Kelly Wright, Senior Sales Manager for Keshet International said, "Prisoners Of War has debuted in many countries around the world, and we are excited to bring the successful original version to Latin America for the first time. Brendan is an excellent executive, and we look forward to introducing this acclaimed series together in Colombia and Mexico."
Brendan Fitzgerald, M.D. of Pomodoro Stories, added "We are extremely excited to be able to bring such a renowned drama to our clients in Colombia and Mexico, as well as such a timely political comedy to Argentina; both stories are robust, with well-drawn characters and eminently adaptable to today's Latin American sensibilities. We look forward to this first venture with Keshet International and to exploring further collaborations in the future."
Keshet retains the distribution rights to the Israeli ready mades in the territories and worldwide, and to theformats for both series worldwide.
Credits for Prisoners of War:
Written and directed by: Gideon Raff
Produced by Tender Productions for Keshet Broadcasting
Credits for Polishuk:
Created, written & directed by: Shmuel Hasfari
Produced by United studios for Keshet Broadcasting
About Keshet International:
Keshet International (KI) is the worldwide distribution arm of leading Israeli media company, Keshet Media Group. Established in 2000, it leverages its unique ability to provide award-winning programs, tried and tested on air on Keshet channels, and is committed to distributing high quality TV programs and formats, bundled with digital media offerings that appeal to audiences worldwide.
KI’s catalog currently consists of over 60 properties, spanning all genres.
Catalog highlights include: hit drama Prisoners of War, the original Israeli version of prime time Emmy® winner Homeland; docu-reality format Dear Neighbors, Help our Daughter Find Love; talent show Master Class; cross platform format - 50 Things You Have to Know; reality dating format Girlfri3nds; game show The Vault and 'buddy comedy’ Traffic Light, winner of the International Emmy® Award.
About Pomodoro Stories: Pomodoro Stories is dedicated to the acquisition, development, production and licensing of scripted and unscripted formats in emerging markets worldwide. Through its affiliation with Germany's BetaFilm, Pomodoro also offers worldwide distribution of finished productions as well as potential collaboration as a co-producer of high quality scripted productions.
Posted by Brendan on May 10, 2013