Paris, 30 January 2020
For immediate release
Talpa Network (John de Mol) announced today the commission of a new game format Split Screen, co-developed by the creative and production studio WeMake (Bouchra Réjani, Moe Bennani) for a primetime broadcast on SBS6 in Spring 2020.
The show marks the long-awaited return of one of the most popular Dutch hosts, Rolf Wouters (Big Brother, Don’t forget your toothbrush! , Now or Never).
Split Screen is a primetime quiz show in which duos of participants are able to win up to 100,000 euros by evolving in an impressive set, answering to a unique and entertaining form of questions. For each question, two images or videos are displayed on a giant LED screen, next to each other. Both images represent a number (age, height, length etc.) and it’s up to the contestants to give an answer anywhere in between these two numbers. On Split Screen the answer always lies somewhere in between.
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.
WeMake, based in Paris, brings together a new generation of creative talents from different backgrounds and the best executive producers to offer the markets a unique offer in original formats.
In less than two years, WeMake has created more than 40 original formats for the global markets. The first formats have been commissioned by SBS 6 (John de Mol) and distributed by Talpa Global. In the US, WeMake has also forged global partnerships with major key players, to co-develop content with Live Nation Productions, MGM Studios, Jeff Apploff Inc. and Universal Television Alternative Studio (U.T.A.S).
In France, WeMake is currently producing several French original shows for both traditional broadcasters and streaming platforms, including “Until Dawn” for Netlfix , 3 comedians are sent to a haunted location and asked to investigate. The one who is deemed the biggest ‘chicken’ gets a punishment.
“The Missing One”, first French original non-scripted show for Amazon Prime Video France.
4 teams of 3 celebrities will take part in the 1st season of this big adventure show: Tony Parker, Boris Diaw and Marie-Sophie Obama, Bigflo, Oli, and their father Fabian Ordonez, Marcel Desailly, Emmanuel Petit and Robert Pirès, and a 4th team to be announced very soon.
Before launching WeMake, Bouchra Réjani was C.O.O of Shine France that she joined at its launch in 2010. Shine France produced the biggest hit shows amongst which The Voice, Masterchef, Prodigies, The Island and Running Wild…Before Shine France, she was C.O.O of FremantleMedia France ( Pop Idol, Got Talent, Going for Gold…)
Bouchra partnered with Moe Bennani (Partner and Creative Director) who was formerly Senior Creative at Talpa, where he developed and produced more than 12 international formats (Dance Dance Dance, Five Gold Rings, The Perfect Picture etc.)
Federation Entertainment (Pascal Breton, Lionel Uzan) has acquired a majority stake in WeMake 2018 to fasten its development.
About Federation Entertainment
Based in Paris, Los Angeles and now Rome, Federation Entertainment has quickly established itself as a top indie European studio. Its model of development, production, distribution and marketing is at the service of premium original content specifically designed for the global marketplace.
Created and launched in 2013 by president Pascal Breton, Federation is co-headed by Lionel Uzan, CEO, and founders David Michel (head of Cottonwood Media, the Kids company of the group), Stephane Sperry and Serge Hayat. Thierry Sorel joined the team in 2016 followed by Benoit Lacombe in 2017 as COO. Ashley Stern heads the LA office.
Federation is now expanding into non-scripted content, teaming up with WeMake. Founded in June 2017 by Bouchra Réjani (former COO of Shine France), WeMake focuses on the creation and production of original, unscripted content for all platforms, in all genres.
Patrick Wachsberger (ex co-chairman of Lionsgate Motion Pictures) and Federation have recently joined forces to create Picture Perfect Federation, a joint venture dedicated to premium television content for both US and international markets.
Federation’s prestigious portfolio includes The Bureau (40 X 52’, TOP – The Oligarchs Productions / Federation for CANAL+), Marseille (16 X 52’, a Netflix Original series produced by Federation) ; Hostages (22 X 45’, an Israelian thriller coproduced by Yezirah Ivrit and Federation) ; Bad Banks (6 X 52’, a German financial thriller coproduced by Letterbox Filmproduktion and Iris Productions for ZDF and Arte France) ; Undercover (10 X 50’, a thriller produced by De Mensen for VRT) ; The Twelve (10×52′), a fascinating psychological thriller produced by Eyeworks, in competition at Canneseries 2019 ; Torn, a romantic 6 X 52’ thriller in competition at Series Mania 2019… as well as Find Me In Paris (78 X 26′) the premium live action hit for tweens coproduced by ZDF and Paris Opera dance school, and the animated series Ollie & Moon (104 X 11′) and Squish (52 X 13′), on the kids side.
Stéphane Tasimovicz / WeMake
+33 6 10 09 46 23 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Valérie Tailland / Federation Entertainment
+33 6 82 57 06 09 / email@example.com