New member profile: The Format Factory

PROOF that Formatland is truly a borderless state comes from the latest name on FRAPA’s new-member list: The Format Factory from Uruguay. A new unit of OZ media, an ambitious Uruguayan production company with a growing international reputation for multiplatform content, The Format Factory launched in February of this year. Reflecting the skill sets now…

New Member Profile: Global Agency

NEW FRAPA izzet pintomember Izzet Pinto doesn’t so much like controversy as rush, arms wide open, to embrace it. The founder and CEO of the Turkish format shop Global Agency has launched a string of buzz-generating formats on to the world in recent years, including a show he dubs as “the most controversial format of…

FOX LOOK throws weight

Behind C21/FRAPA Formats Award ONE of MIPCOM’s centrepiece events — the C21/FRAPA International Format Awards — is being sponsored this year by Fox LOOK, the Hollywood major’s new international business unit specialising in unscripted programming. It is a perfect pairing, believes Fox LOOK president David Lyle, in that it brings together the format world’s best-in-class…

New Member Profile: SEO Entertainment

NOT MANY small producers go to MIPTV to licence formats — and find themselves beating off distributors and their schedule of sales appointments spontaneously transformed into acquisition meetings. And it is certainly not the norm for the producers of German comedy and light-entertainment formats. But that’s what happened to Germany’s SEO Entertainment after its participation…