The Canadian group has greenlit the formats Hoarder House Flippers and Pamela Anderson’s Home Reno Project, totaling 23 original series set to air in 2022.
On the heels of Corus Entertainment’s upfront earlier this month, Corus Studios announces additional greenlights to their growing library of content with Hoarder House Flippers (6×60) and Pamela Anderson’s Home Reno Project (working title) (8×60), totaling an outstanding 23 original series set to air in 2022.
Further establishing Corus Studios as an international leader in premium lifestyle and unscripted series, the robust catalogue is represented with more than 125 new hours of content sold this quarter, leading to the expansion of the Corus Studios worldwide sales force, adding Leyla Formoso as Sales Representative for Latin America and select European territories.
“Corus Studios is invested in creating Canadian content that resonates with audiences around the globe,” said Lisa Godfrey, Senior Vice President of Original Content and Corus Studios.
“With the robust slate we’ve recently greenlit and the growing interest from buyers internationally, we’ve also grown our team with expertise from Leyla Formoso. These advancements only help further our goals in continuing to demonstrate the strength of Canadian talent and ideas in our content and bringing them to the worldwide stage.”
Corus Studios’ ever-expanding library continues to soar with new greenlights including Hoarder House Flippers featuring real estate investors who take on the most derelict hoarder spaces and completely transform them into gorgeous, money-making homes.
Then, as announced yesterday, Corus Studios brings Pamela Anderson’s Home Reno Project to audiences, following iconic screen star Pamela Anderson as she works to transforms her late grandmother’s abandoned legacy property on the coast of Vancouver Island into a place she and her family can call home.
Both series are set to premiere on HGTV Canada in 2022 and are available for international sale.
In the third quarter, new deals include HGTV Canada’s #1 series and top performer in the US market, Island of Bryan / Renovation Island (Season 3 – 10×60), acquired by HGTV, owned by Discovery, Inc, along with Season 2 of both Scott’s Vacation House Rules (13×60) and larger-than-life baking competition series, The Big Bake (18×60).
With its continued success in North America, Island of Bryan reaches more markets with sales to M6 in France who acquired Season 1 (15×60) and 2 (6×60), and Foxtel in Australia who have picked up Season 3 (10×60). HGTV Canada’s #1 new freshman series, Rock Solid Builds (Season 1 -10×60), makes its first sale overseas to Nine Network in Australia. Corus Studios’ vast food slate expands down under with sales of The Big Bake (Season 1 – 18×60), Great Chocolate Showdown (Season 1- 8×60 and 2 – 8×60), and Project Bakeover (Season 1 – 10×60), which lands its first deal internationally to Foxtel.
Quebecor Content has also picked up Project Bakeover (Season 1 – 10×60), while the Salvage Kings (Season 2 – 10×60) franchise grows, returning to Poland, Romania, Sweden, the Middle East and Africa on the A+E Networks UK channel, HISTORY, and in the UK on Sky HISTORY. The series also comes back to Benelux for Discovery.
To help facilitate the growing output of international sales, the Corus Studios worldwide sales team expands with the recent hire of Leyla Formoso as Sales Representative. Formoso brings 24 years of international sales, production, development, and acquisitions expertise to the role, including more than 10 years with Nelvana. Formoso joins Rita Carbone Fleury, who leads Worldwide Sales, further building opportunities and supporting in select European territories (France, Italy, Portugal, Spain) and enhancing sales in Latin America where her expertise reside. She will continue to oversee Latin American sales for Nelvana in addition to her new role with Corus Studios.
Corus Studios Original Content team driving its slate of Lifestyle and Factual series is helmed by industry executives Colin Bohm, Executive Vice President of Content and Corporate Strategy, Lisa Godfrey as Senior Vice President of Original Content and Corus Studios, longtime TV veterans Krista Look (Director of Lifestyle) and Rachel Nelson (Director of Scripted and Factual). For Pamela Anderson’s Home Reno Project, Marni Goldman is Executive in Charge of Production. Hoarder House Flippers, is produced by Anaïd Productions and Debbie Brown is Executive in Charge of Production. Worldwide sales for Corus Studios are brokered by Rita Carbone Fleury.