Period comedy centers on Arthurian legend

CANNES  — France’s Calt Distribution is teaming with Spanish production company TV ON to co-produce a Spanish version of short-format comedy “Kaamelott,” a comedy centering on the Arthurian legend.

Canada’s French-language channel Historia and Poland’s TV4 have inked with Calt for broadcasting rights to “Kaamelott.”

Set in 5th century Britanny in France, “Kaamelott” combines the epic imagery of King Arthur’s era with inappropriate daily reality.

Valencia-based TV ON, a habitual producer for Spanish regional TV broadcasters, is talking to nationwide TV operators to broadcast “Kaamelott” in primetime, TV ON’s Paloma Mora said Tuesday at Mip TV.

Calt is the Paris-based distributor behind the successful short-format “Camera Cafe,” which has been sold to 55 countries.

In the format, all scenes are shot from a camera that appears to be in an office coffee machine, so all the action takes place from the machine’s p.o.v.

“Camera” format has recently been licensed to Euro Asia Media Group for Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore; VTR for Turkey; FCCE/New Haven for Holland; and Fralita for Lithuania.

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