'Brides of Beverly Hills' Acquired for World Sale

The Canadian-made reality series set in Renee Strauss' Beverly Hills bridal salon has been acquired for worldwide sale by Picture Box Distribution.

TORONTO -- Banking on the buzz surrounding Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Canadian indie distributor Picture Box Distribution has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to the Canadian-made Brides of Beverly Hills reality TV series.

The local series from indie producer Planetworks airs on Canada’s Slice channel and features women buying wedding dresses at the Renee Strauss for the Bride salon in Beverly Hills, which has dressed such celebrity brides as Raquel Welch, Valerie Bertinelli, Jennie Garth, Heather Locklear and Paula Abdul.

Brides of Beverly Hills has not yet been sold to a U.S. broadcaster, and Picture Box has started to pitch the Canadian series stateside and will shop the series at MIPCOM.

Picture Box has the worldwide distribution rights to the Canadian reality series, excluding English Canada.