South Pacific Pictures’ (SPP) Go Girls is up for the Best Scripted Format award in the C21 Media/Frapa Awards at MIPCOM. It competes against Canadian show Being Erica from Temple Street Productions and Roman x 2, repped by Caracol Television.
All3Media, part owner of South Pacific Pictures, also has three other finalists named in the awards: 10 Years Younger – The Challenge in Best Competition Reality; Undercover Boss in Best Observational Documentary; and The Cube in Best Gameshow.
The winners, voted for by 35,000 international entertainment executives, will be presented in Cannes on Wednesday October 7.
Previous Kiwi winners of Frapa Awards include Fumes TV’s WA$TED for Best Observational Format in 2007.
The full list of category finalists is available here.
Meanwhile, All3Media is planning a strong push in the US off the back The Cube, one of its other Frapa finalists, which has been picked up by Fox, which has taken the unusual step of contracting the show’s UK production company, Objective Productions, to make the US version.
23 NZ companies were registered for MIPCOM at the last count, some attending as buyers, some as sellers.
John Barnett, SPP CEO, was packing for his flight to France when we spoke to him this morning, which means he’ll miss the series 5 finale of Outrageous Fortune on Tuesday night, but we expect he knows what happens.