Wheelhouse’s Spoke Studios acquires rights to hit French comedic game show “BIG CRAZY GAME NIGHT” from WeMake
Los Angeles / Paris – March. 9, 2021
For immediate release.
Wheelhouse’s Spoke Studios has acquired the rights to hit comedy game show The Big Crazy Game Night (Le Morning Night) from the French-Paris based creative, production and distribution studio WeMake (Bouchra Réjani, Moe Bennani).
The show was co-developed and co-produced by WeMake and Princesse Béli (Benjamin Morgaine, Lionel Dutemple). The series launched on March 19, 2020 on broadcaster M6 in France and quickly became the biggest M6’s PrimeTime launch in 2020 (29% on the commercial targets- 38% on the 25-34 demo- 43% on the 11-14 demo*).
In each episode, two celebrity teams go head-to-head to compete in zany, fun and sometimes irreverent challenges – from performing karaoke with “alternate” lyrics to screening hilarious, awkward or cringe-inducing videos without laughing – and many other comedic exploits that push the envelope. The winning entertainer of each episode will get some valuable airtime immediately after the show, while the losers will be amusingly punished….
“The Big Crazy Game Night is a fun and modern comedy-game show. This co-viewing format is definitely appealing to all target groups. We are thrilled to see our format travel to the US and launch this new chapter with Scott Lonker and his amazing team » Bouchra Réjani
Added Wheelhouse Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Scott Lonker, “We love this show and have some big ideas for adapting the format for the U.S. – it’s a great twist on the comedy gameshow that we can’t wait to take to market.”
About Spoke Studios
Spoke Studios is a full-service creative content company that creates top-quality programming across a variety of platforms and genres – with extraordinary worlds, dynamic characters and human ingenuity as the hallmarks of its brand. Current projects for Spoke Studios include Assembly Required with Tim Allen for History; Becoming for Disney+; Lyft Comics from Kevin Hart (w/t) for YouTube; an upcoming streaming series with Tik Tik collective Hype House; Operation Awesome for BYU tv; feature film Compton Cowboys for Fox Searchlight, and many other shows and projects in development. Operating out of New York and Los Angeles, Spoke Studios is the content arm of Wheelhouse Entertainment.
Founded in June 2017 by Bouchra Réjani, WeMake creates and produces original, entertaining scripted and unscripted content for all platforms, in all genres for both international and French markets. The Paris-based studio has created more than 80 original formats for the global market and has partnerships to produce, coproduce and distribute content with key players such as Live Nation Productions, MGM Studios, Universal Television Alternative Studio (U.T.A.S) and Talpa Networks (John de Mol), as well as with international streaming platforms Netflix and Amazon. In addition to Spoke Studios, WeMake original formats have been commissioned by SBS6 (Talpa Networks-John de Mol), “Pitch The Dish,” “Home Alone,” and “Split Screen.”
In 2018, WeMake has partenered with independant group Federation Entertainment (Pascal Breton & Lionel Uzan), behind internationally renowned scripted and animated series, to fasten its development.
About Wheelhouse Entertainment
Wheelhouse Entertainment was launched in 2018 by entrepreneur Brent Montgomery, in partnership with Jimmy Kimmel, and encompasses Kimmelot, Kimmel’s creative lab for developing and producing television, digital platforms, mobile applications and products (ABC’s Emmy-winning Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons; Comedy Central’s Crank Yankers); Spoke Studios (Assembly Required with Tim Allen); Campfire (HBO Max’s Heaven’s Gate, Hulu’s WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn); Portal A (YouTube Rewind), and numerous media partnerships with talent/companies including Kevin Hart’s comedy and multi-platform entertainment company LOL, musician/actor/producer Adam Levine and his 222 Productions, and mega-influencers David Dobrik and Nikita Dragun. Wheelhouse Entertainment sits alongside Wheelhouse Labs, the company’s in-house brand marketing and creative innovation division; digital media arm Wheelhouse DNA; and investment division Wheelhouse Partners. Montgomery serves as CEO of Wheelhouse.
Stéphane Tasimovicz for WeMake
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