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Duo strike tune with Working Title

Mazer, Jones to pen comedy on song contest

“Borat” screenwriter Dan Mazer and “History Boys” producer Damian Jones have struck a deal with Working Title Films to make a comedy movie about the Eurovision Song Contest.

The idea for “Eurovision: The Movie” was originated by Mazer and Jones, who will produce with Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner for Working Title.

This annual TV songfest brings together pop acts from 42 countries to compete for its grand prize, with the winner decided by votes from national juries. Cheesy, kitsch and often inadvertently hilarious, it’s one of Europe’s most-watched TV events.

Although it occasionally creates international pop stars, such as Celine Dion and Abba, its winners typically rapidly fade into obscurity.

The 52nd edition of the contest, organized by the European Broadcasting Union, took place Sunday in Helsinki, Finland. One of the fest’s traditions is that the winning country hosts the next year’s event. The 2006 contest was won by Lordi, a band of Finnish Goth rockers dressed as orcs.

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