CBS STUDIOS EXPANDS INTERNATIONAL CO-PRODUCTION SLATE WITH PRODUCTIONS IN AUSTRALIA, SPAIN AND FRANCE
LOS ANGELES AND LONDON – CBS Studios announced today out of Content London that it has expanded its international co-production slate to include projects in Australia, Spain and France. These productions include GOLD DIGGERS (Australia) and ELECTRIC YEARS (Spain and France).
GOLD DIGGERS is produced by CBS Studios with The Alliance (Stampede Ventures and Kojo Studios joint venture) for The ABC in Australia. It is set in 1850s Gold Rush, Australia. Thousands of men from around the world flock to the arse-end of the country to hit the jackpot, and so do two women in search of their own jackpot: newly rich idiots. Gert, a heavy-drinking sociopath, and Marigold, her virginal, dummy sister, are willing to do anything or anyone to get their fortune; but first they must suffer the lads, lice and lechery of outback Australia. Jack Yabsley serves as writer.
While hiding near the French/Spanish border, Campano, a mysterious wanderer and fugitive on the run, turns a group of artists into sophisticated art thieves. Campano and his gang must stay one step ahead of law enforcement, Europe’s changing tides and a burgeoning Spanish drug cartel in ELECTRIC YEARS. Produced by Dynamo in association with CBS Studios, the show is created by Fernando Navarro and Cristian Conti, directed by Kike Maillo and written by Navarro, Conti, Isabel Peña, Rafael Cobos and Salvador Perpiñá.
“We are thrilled to build on our international co-production slate with partners like Stampede Ventures, The Alliance, Kojo Studios and Dynamo,” says David Stapf, president of CBS Studios. “These premium scripted series have the ability to travel to a broad global audience through the themes and characters and we look forward to sharing these relevant stories with viewers.”
“Working with these talented producers allows us to support diverse talent in front of and behind the camera while helping to tell entertaining stories that authentically reflect the world around us,” says Lindsey Martin, vice president of international co-productions and development at CBS Studios.
These series are distributed internationally outside of their local regions by Paramount Global Content Distribution.
About CBS Studios
CBS Studios (a division of Paramount Global) is one of the world’s leading suppliers of entertainment programming with more than 70 series currently in production for broadcast and cable networks, streaming services and other emerging platforms. The Studio’s expansive portfolio spans a diverse slate of commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted programming, genre-defining franchises including the ever-growing “Star Trek” universe, award-winning late night and daytime talk shows, and an extensive library of iconic intellectual property.
Internationally, CBS Studios develops, produces and distributes local language and international series originated outside of the U.S., with projects across various markets, including the U.K., Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Australia and Asia. CBS Studios most recently launched the first season of “Bestseller Boy” for AVROTROS in The Netherlands on November 27, “Ze Network” for RTL+ in Germany on November 1, “Munich Games” with Sky Studios and Amusement Park Film on September 5 and finished production on the first season of “Oderbruch” for ARD Degeto. CBS Studios’ international productions are distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.
About Paramount Global Content Distribution
Paramount Global Content Distribution is the leading distributor of premium content across multiple media platforms throughout the global marketplace. The division’s portfolio is comprised of some of the world’s most recognized brands, including feature films and television programs from Paramount Pictures, Paramount Television Studios, CBS Studios, CBS Media Ventures, CBS News, SHOWTIME Networks, Nickelodeon, MTV Entertainment Studios, Miramax and third-party partners. The division also has the largest distributed library of series and film titles, including global franchises such as “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “NCIS,” “Star Trek,” “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “Transformers,” “Mission: Impossible,” and more. In addition, the division licenses a diverse lineup of scripted and unscripted formats for local production and international co-productions. Paramount Global Content Distribution is a division of Paramount.
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