RIVE GAUCHE TELEVISION TO REPRESENT INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS TO THE COMPANY’S “RACE TO THE SCENE” WITH ACTION STAR DOLPH LUNDGREN
Non-Scripted Competition Series Recreating Iconic Movie Scenes to Roll Out on ReelzChannel Domestically and will debut at MIPTV Internationally
Los Angeles, California (January 31, 2013) Rive Gauche Television has joined forces with The Hochberg Ebersol Company (THE Company) as its international distribution partner for its upcoming non-scripted competition series, “Race to The Scene” .
The first-of-its-kind competition series, hosted by international action-movie star Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables, Rocky IV, and Universal Soldier), follows contestants as they race to and from actual movie locations, competing in challenges and stunts inspired by the most memorable movie moments. Rive Gauche Television will distribute the program to its network of broadcasters worldwide beginning MIPTV 2013.
“Race to the Scene” is one of the most appealing global formats we’ve seen in a long time. We are excited to present this unique series to our international partners,” explained Rive Gauche Television President, David Auerbach.
“Rive Gauche and Dolph Lundgren will be unstoppable. From bazookas to bridesmaids, there’s something in this for fans of every movie genre in every country,” said THE Company Co-founder and executive producer, Justin Hochberg.
“International action star Dolph Lundgren guiding everyday people through insane stunts makes ‘Race to The Scene’ a movie buff's ultimate fantasy,” added THE Company Co-founder and executive producer, Charlie Ebersol.
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About Rive Gauche Television
Founded in 1994, Los Angeles-based Rive Gauche Television is dedicated to the production, co-production, acquisition and worldwide distribution of television programming and formats. The company has amassed an expansive portfolio of almost 2,000 hours of non-scripted programming and award-winning documentaries, aired by broadcasters in over 130 countries worldwide. As one of the premiere sources for high-quality, top-rated series and specials, Rive Gauche represents some of the most prolific U.S. network producers as well as many of the premiere cable channels through co-production and distribution agreements. The company is best known for delivering unique programming and building global brands including; Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, Operation Repo, My Strange Addiction, My Crazy Obsession, Scare Tactics, Sins & Secrets, Happily Never After and Evil Twins.
About The Hochberg Ebersol Company
The Hochberg Ebersol Company (THE Company) was founded in 2010 by entertainment industry veteran Justin Hochberg and television/film producer Charlie Ebersol. THE Company creates, packages and produces groundbreaking programming in the unscripted, multi-camera comedy, docu-series, and competition formats, for a range of leading broadcast and cable networks. Credits include TNT's first reality series "The Great Escape," which was produced with Hollywood greats Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Bertram van Munster; the USA documentary "NFL Characters Unite," which returns this February; USA's first reality show "The Moment," premiering this spring; CNBC’s “The Big Fix” (working title) as well as a new competition series for Reelz Channel, “Race to the Scene” hosted by action star Dolph Lundgren. In addition to developing, producing and distributing dynamic television programming, THE Company operates a full-service branded entertainment agency alongside the traditional production company. Its clients have included “Shaq Vs.,” Dick Clark Productions and “Hell’s Kitchen” for Fox, as well as over a hundred advertising companies including DirecTV, NASCAR, Skype, Caesar’s Palace, Procter & Gamble, University of Notre Dame, the CIA, Department of Homeland Security, Camping World and Sports Illustrated. THE Company also operates its own in-house post and CGI facilities. THE Company is represented by Michael Kagan at ICM and Bill Abrams of Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP.
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