Paris, 11 January 2018
WeMake, the start-up recently founded by former Head of Shine France Bouchra Réjani, has closed a first-look deal with Global Agency, the world’s leading independent tv content distributor of series and formats.
Under this agreement, WeMake will have an exclusive first look on all of Global Agency’s existing and future projects, in order to get exclusive adaptation rights for the French market.
Izzet PINTO, Founder & CEO of Global Agency, commented: “ I am very happy to be partnering with WeMake which has an experienced team with amazing passion. France has always been one of our key territories and three of our formats, Joker, Shopping Monsters and My Wife Rules, are some of the greatest hits in the region that we’re proud of. Joker has aired on more than 100 episodes while Shopping Monsters hit the rating records in the region with more than 800 episodes. In addition, My Wife Rules has reached a rise of 45% compared to the average share that the slot was doing during the same period of 2016, with an average share of 6.4%. I am so confident that thanks to this collaboration, more of Global Agency’s formats will be broadcasted in France soon.”
“Global agency is one of the most dynamic and creative forces in the international television market. We are delighted to represent Global Agency for France and partner with such a successful partner in France” adds Bouchra Réjani, Founder & CEO of WeMake.
Founded in June 2017 in partnership with Federation Entertainment, WeMake develops original non-scripted programming, digital content and drama for the French and international market. WeMake also has a targeted strategy of format acquisitions and international partnerships.
Prior to launching WeMake, Bouchra Réjani was COO of Shine France from 2010 to 2017, where she was responsible for the company’s strategic and commercial development (The Voice, Prodiges, Tunnel…), up until the merger with Endemol in France. Before that, she held various posts with FremantleMedia in France (Nouvelle Star, Incroyable Talent, Questions pour un Champion, la Famille en Or, etc.), rising to Managing Director. She began her media career with Fox Kids Europe in London.
About Global Agency
Established in 2006, Global Agency is the world’s leading independent content distributor of scripted and non-scripted projects for international markets. Global Agency was founded in the second half of 2006 with only 1 project and a team of 2 people. It now has more than 150 projects and a team of 25 people. The company slogan is “Content that Creates Buzz” and Global Agency live up to it through distribution of their hit content, including Magnificent Century, 1001 Nights, Broken Pieces, Keep Your Light Shining, Perfect Bride and Shopping Monsters.
In just a few short years after establishing the company, they became one of the fastest-growing distributors in the industry and now, Global Agency is known as the world’s leading independent distributor thanks to their strong line-up of content and the experienced team.