International distributor DRG has secured the international distribution rights to the Small Fortune format after striking a deal with production company Youngest Media.
With the deal concluded, DRG will now take the format out to the international market place. Youngest Media will distribute the format in Germany, France, Australia and North America; while DRG will handle format sales in the rest of the world.
Ordered to series by ITV, Small Fortune is billed as the world’s smallest physical gameshow. Teams of friends and family members compete in tiny games set in perfectly miniaturised worlds in order to win big money. Each tense, nerve-jangling game could win up to £50,000, with a Small Fortune of £150,000 potentially up for grabs for the winning team. Dermot O’Leary (The X-Factor) is the host of the UK series.
“David and Lucas have developed an exciting business, bursting with big ideas, and are constantly injecting creative new thinking into our world. Small Fortune is a truly original idea and a fantastic format for primetime family slots, packed with jeopardy, big money prizes and the most incredible visuals”, said Richard Halliwell, CEO of DRG. “We are delighted that Small Fortune is joining our growing catalogue of successful international formats and we are confident that this impressive gameshow featuring tiny worlds will receive a very big welcome from buyers in Cannes.”
While David Flynn, Co-Founder of Youngest Media adds: “Physical gameshows have been getting bigger and bigger, but we’ve gone small to create a show that looks like nothing else out there. Small Fortune delivers big jeopardy and huge emotion but with a scale that can work in any territory and for any timeslot. We can’t wait to work with DRG to make Small Fortune a big global hit.”