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FremantleMedia International signs development and distribution deal with Slam

MUMBAI: FremantleMedia International (FMI) has signed a major development and distribution deal with Slam, the scripted indie run by Stephen Mangan and Louise Delamere.

Under the terms of the deal, FremantleMedia will work with SLAM to develop its slate and provide support service infrastructure in exchange for a first-look option on any commissions. FMI will also provide a platform for Slam content to reach international audiences through its extensive global sales network.

FremantleMedia executive VP scripted and non-scripted Georgia Brown said, “As soon as we met the team, we knew that we had found a brilliant partner. Their experience of working in theatre, film, television – on both sides of the lens – provides them a unique creative perspective. Their unbridled passion for working with both top industry talents, as well as discovering and nurturing new writers and creatives, has enabled them to develop an incredible slate of distinctive, high-end projects across scripted and factual, which we can’t wait to take out to global audiences.”

Slam said, “We are delighted to be partnered with Fremantle. We were impressed by their vision and creative ambition, their knowledge of the industry and the incredible support structure provided by the Fremantle team led by Sarah Doole and Georgia Brown. With Fremantle’s support we look forward to fulfilling our ambition to create unique, diverse and entertaining television.”