EXCLUSIVE: Hit Australian unscripted format You Can’t Ask That is heading to the U.S. following a deal between Oz broadcaster ABC and U.S. producer Current Flow Entertainment, which has picked up English and Spanish-language remake rights for the territory.
The unflinching and heartwarming show, which has been hailed for its range, provides intimate glimpses into the lives of people who find themselves usually marginalised in society. Featuring contributors from all walks of life, the show breaks down stereotypes by answering questions individuals are likely to really feel uncomfortable to ask. Each episode focuses on a single group (similar to individuals of brief stature, fats individuals, suicide try survivors, former cult members, current warfare veterans, Muslims, refugees, ex-reality TV stars, blind individuals and others) and challenges them with frank and sometimes confronting questions, all of that are sourced anonymously from the general public.
The authentic Australian model of the show is at present in post-production on its sixth season, with codecs already offered by ABC Commercial into Canada, Spain, Norway, Netherlands, Italy, Poland, New Zealand and Israel.
The deal was negotiated by and between Linda Lichter of Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler, Feldman and Clark on behalf of Current Flow Entertainment and Katherine McMillan of ABC Commercial.
Alexander Vinnitski, CEO of LA-based Current Flow, mentioned: “There isn’t any format fairly like You Can’t Ask That and the timing for its introduction to the American audiences could not be higher than it’s now. We have been residing by the turbulent occasions of social distancing and self-isolation in addition to political disarray in America and all we would like is really feel related with one another and perceive one another higher. You Can’t Ask That achieves a tremendous feat of bringing individuals nearer by serving to take away stigmas and prejudices from these we are likely to in any other case ignore and write off in society and see them in a a lot completely different and optimistic mild. If you noticed the unbelievable clip of Tyler Merritt on the Jimmy Kimmel Show known as Before You Call The Cops, which aired on the day of George Floyd’s demise, you most actually had an emotional glimpse into You Can’t Ask That even for those who did not comprehend it.”
He continued: “Lastly, the show may be very contained, which permits for each its English in addition to Spanish language variations to be produced cheaply throughout and after the pandemic.”
“With its common themes and distinctive capability to discover our variations, You Can’t Ask That has been extraordinarily widespread with audiences all over the world,” added Jessica Ellis, Head of Content Sales & Distribution, Australian Broadcasting Corporation Commercial. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Current Flow Entertainment and stay up for seeing what the longer term holds within the US territory.”
Vinnitski has beforehand labored at firms together with Tanya Wexler’s Co-Op Entertainment and movie gross sales agency The Exchange.