×

Femme Power Rules Dori Media Mipcom Slate

Int’l media player Dori Media Group (DMG) is taking a bevy of femme-powered programs to debut at Mipcom.

“It’s just a coincidence but at the end of the day, broadcasters are always looking for female or family-targeted programs, which also attracts men,” says DMG marketing VP Michal Nashiv.

Making its Mipcom debut is DMG’s docu-reality sensation “It Girls,” which has made TV stars out of four hip 20-year old girls who’ve already established a strong following on the web in Israel. Integrating social media and traditional TV, it tracks the fashionistas as they build a website and social media platforms on the latest trends in fashion.

DMG is also presenting German romcom “Mila,” the latest remake of DMG hit “Cita a Ciegas” (“Blind Date”), produced by UFA for Prosiebensat.1. “Blind Date” turns on a single-girl-by-choice who takes on her mother’s wager that she won’t find a date for her younger sister’s wedding in 287 days. Spain, Poland, Russia and China have also made their own versions, to which DMG handles int’l sales rights.

Other Mipcom debuts include sitcom “His Wife,” which centers on a wealthy plumber who so loves his aspiring actress wife that he buys her a theater; live-action kiddie program “Doctor Libi” about a doll doctor who patches up and readies all the other toys before the children arrive at the kindergarten; and “Mario” about a clumsy sorcerer who ends up living with a modern-day family and transforming their lives.

With offices in Israel, Argentina, Switzerland, the U.S. and the Philippines, DMG produces an average 300 hours of programming a year in Israel and Argentina. The Dori Media library carries over 5,500 hours of TV shows including international hits “Power Couple,” “Rebelde Way,” “Lalola,” “Sos Mi Vida,” “Split,” “uMan” and more.

More TV

  • UTA

    UTA Launches Sports Division With LeBron James' Agent

    UTA is diving into the sports arena through an investment in Klutch Sports Group, the agency that represents LeBron James and other stars. Klutch Sports founder Rich Paul will serve as head of the newly created UTA Sports wing in addition to running his own banner. Paul launched Klutch Sports in 2012 in Cleveland. UTA [...]

  • The Ultimate Guide to 2019 Comic-Con

    The Ultimate Guide to 2019 Comic-Con Parties and Activations

    Hollywood is heading down the California coast to San Diego because It’s time for 2019 Comic-Con International. The annual cosplay celebration officially kicks off tomorrow, July 18, with a preview happening tonight. Here, Variety gives you a guide to this year’s parties and activations. Make sure to check back for updates. Wednesday, July 17Amazon Prime [...]

  • Ken Ehrlich Jane Ortner Education Award,

    Grammy Awards Producer Shuffle: Ben Winston to Take Over From Ken Ehrlich in 2021

    As Variety reported in December, Ben Winston will take the reins of the Grammy Awards as executive producer in 2021 after longtime telecast leader Ken Ehrlich completes his 40th ceremony next year. Winston has become a prolific producer for CBS and other outlets since he moved to the U.S. nearly five years ago to launch [...]

  • Sarah Wright Takes Charge of Sky

    Sarah Wright Takes Charge of Sky Cinema After Management Shuffle

    Sarah Wright, Sky’s top acquisitions exec, will take on responsibility for Sky Cinema after a management shuffle at the pay-TV giant. Wright fills a role vacated by Ian Lewis, who recently left Sky after 20 years. He was one of several Sky staffers to leave after its takeover by Comcast. As director of Sky Cinema [...]

  • Jodi Long Running for SAG-AFTRA Secretary-Treasurer

    Jodi Long Running for SAG-AFTRA Secretary-Treasurer on Matthew Modine Slate

    Veteran actress and union activist Jodi Long is running for secretary-treasurer of SAG-AFTRA as a member of Matthew Modine’s progressive Membership First slate. She is facing Camryn Manheim, who announced her candidacy on July 9 as part of the Unite for Strength slate for the re-election of union president Gabrielle Carteris. Unite for Strength and United [...]

  • BAFTA Backs BIFA’s Unconscious-Bias Training for

    BIFA’s Unconscious-Bias Training Rolls Out to BAFTA Voters, Wider Industry (EXCLUSIVE)

    The British Independent Film Awards is opening up its unconscious-bias training to BAFTA voters and, more widely, to anyone who judges the work of others in the film and TV business in the U.K. With the makeup of award-nominee and -winner lists under close scrutiny, BIFA introduced its unconscious-bias training last year. Its voters, jurors, [...]

  • New U.K. Film and TV Studio

    New U.K. Film and TV Studio Proposed for Leeds, in Northern England

    With studio space in high demand, a sizable new film and TV complex has been proposed for Leeds, the city in northern England that is fast becoming a major U.K. media hub outside of London. It has already been selected as the base for Channel 4’s new national headquarters, and companies such as pay-TV giant [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content