ProSiebenSat.1 partners with Gurin

Duo team on reality, entertainment, docu-soap formats

Phil Gurin’s Los Angeles-based the Gurin Co. is partnering with German commercial TV group ProSiebenSat.1 to develop and produce reality, entertainment and docu-soap formats for the U.S., Canada, U.K. and German-language markets.

Under the nonexclusive agreement, ProSiebenSat.1’s production company, Red Seven Entertainment, will work with Gurin for two years. Gurin produces shows including “Singing Bee” and “Miss Teen USA.”

ProSiebenSat.1’s sales arm SevenOne will handle international sales.

Meanwhile, ZDF Enterprises, the commercial arm of German pubcaster ZDF, has extended its partnership with Australia’s Jonathan M. Shiff Prods. for six years. The companies have worked together since 2002 on popular live-action children’s series including “Elephant Princess,” “Wicked Science” and “H2O: Just Add Water.”

As part of the new agreement, ZDF Enterprises will co-produce and handle all worldwide rights outside Australia and New Zealand. ZDF Enterprises has already sold Shiff productions in more than 140 countries.

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