Fox Look teams with four Emmy winners
Distrib'n deal with producers includes int'l market, MIPCOMFox Look, a new unit of Fox Networks Group that specializes in unscripted projects, has inked distribution deals with four Emmy-winning U.S.-based format producers: Craig Piligian, Andrew Glassman, Scott Sternberg and Scott Satin. Under the agreements, Fox Look will rep selected formats on the international market, beginning with the upcoming MIPCOM trade show in Cannes.
Piligian helped transform reality TV as executive producer of CBS' "Survivor" and went on to produce "Dirty Jobs," which has aired on Discovery for five seasons; "The Ultimate Fighter," now heading into season 12 on Spike TV; and the paranormal franchise "Ghost Hunters," now in its sixth season on Syfy.
Glassman's showreel includes NBC's "Average Joe," which attracted 25 million viewers to its first season finale, and "Three Wishes," named "the most family friendly show on broadcast television."
Since 1991, Sternberg has produced a slew of game, reality and talk show formats, including "Raw Nerve With William Shatner," entering its third season on Bio; Investigation Discovery's "On the Case With Paul Zahn," also in its third season; and game show "Catch 21," in its fourth season on GSN.
Satin, who has been on the formats frontline since the late 1980s, was instrumental in "Who Wants to be a Superhero?" for Syfy; NBC's "Who Wants To Marry My Dad?"; and "Outrageous Moments," which has been a regular fixture on NBC for eight years.
"These producers are some of the hottest names in Hollywood and their formats are among the most successful shows in the U.S. We are positioning Fox Look as a distributor that sells like a producer," said Fox Look president David Lyle.
Fox Look also manages the sales of existing formats in the Twentieth Century Fox library, including "Temptation Island," "Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance" and "Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy."