Follows 'Café' success
France’s Calt Intl., the sales company behind Euro TV smash hit “Camera Cafe,” has initiated sales on its latest short-format production, “Women!”Spain’s Sagrera Films has taken format rights for Spain and completed a pilot. HBO Central Europe has picked up rights to “Women!’s” first season for six branded channels in the region, including services in Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic. Quebec’s Canal Vie has acquired seasons one and two. “Women!’s” first season, entitled “Vous les femmes,” aired on Teva, M6’s femme-skewing cable, satellite and IPTV channel. Soph season has just finished shooting. Like “Camera Cafe,” “Women!” offers snap sketches, lasting 30 second to two minutes, chronicling the absurdities of daily life. While “Cafe” targeted the drudgery, rivalries and egomania of office work, “Women!” skewers the pressures, stereotyping and yearnings of contempo womanhood. Shot in HD, the scripted comedy series is limned by Judith Siboni and Olivia Coteand. Seasons one and two offer a total 300 segs. Calt Intl. is now in negotiations for three format sales in Europe and Asia, said Sandrine Frantz, Calt Intl. head of international sales. “Women!” will be one of Calt’s major sales bets at Mip TV. The company will also present new episodes from “Camera Cafe” and another short-format comedy, “Kaamelott,” as well as introducing three new magazine formats: “What’s the Law on That ?,” “In My Office” and “The Little World of….”
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