An evolution in the creation of world-wide comedic content
MONTREAL, Jan. 25 /CNW Telbec/ - The Just For Laughs Group is proud to announce that 2011 begins with a
bang, with the announcement of a series of new television partnerships
within the strategic markets of North America, China, and England.
These deals confirm the continued progression of the Just For Laughs
brand and the sustained interest that it garners worldwide from
television producers and broadcasters.
For Andy Nulman, Just For Laughs Group President - Festivals and
Television, it is the confirmation that the Group is a leader in the
creation of comedic content worldwide. "We specialize in laughter and have access to first-class International
talent. These deals will enable us to evolve on many levels, in particular
our role in the production of shows and the strengthening of our
relationships. By combining our forces with the specialized expertise
of some of the industry's leaders, we are very optimistic for the
future of our television activities."
Entertainment One (eOne)
Creation and development of a scripted comedy series with Canada's
largest producer of independent television content. eOne Television is
gaining worldwide recognition as one of the television industry's
foremost creators, producers and international distributors of premium
TV programming spanning all genres.
Extension of the Just For Laughs Gags for one season and the renewal for
an additional season. Seen in 135 countries and aired on 95 airlines,
the 30-minute Gags shows will be back for a total of 39 episodes on the
Country Music Television (CMT)
Airing of the Just For Laughs Gags shows. For the first time, they will
be available across Canada on this network.
Presentation of a special 90-minute show filmed at the last Toronto Just
For Laughs Festival. Presented entirely in Mandarin for this network
which reaches 120 million viewers, this unique show marks the first
foray in China for the Just For Laughs Group.
Channel 5 and Fiver
Presentation of eight 30-minute stand-up shows on this English
broadcaster which attracts an audience of over 30 million viewers.
About the Just For Laughs Group
Founded in 1983, the Just For Laughs Group's growth is concentrated on
four major focal points: Festivals (in Montreal, Toronto and Chicago);
television production (most notably Gags seen in 135 countries and on
95 airlines); live shows (Canadian tour dates for Jerry Seinfeld,
Jeremy Hotz, John Pinette, Louis C.K., the Capital One Just For Laughs
Comedy Tour, North American dates for Family Guy Live!, Arturo
Brachetti's show Change in London); and talent management. Its
inaugural Montreal Festival, 28 years ago, is now the world's largest
and most prestigious comedy event welcoming 2 million people each
summer. The Group has offices in Montreal, Paris, Los Angeles, Toronto
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For further information:
Source:Just For Laughs Group
Vice-President, Public and Corporate Affairs
514 845-3155, poste 2395