ORF Comedy-Series “Braunschlag” set for US Remake

Vienna, November 18th 2014

The ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) comedy series “BRAUNSCHLAG” has received a put pilot commitment by US network FOX.

U.S. production company Intrigue picked up the scripted format rights to ORF’s “Braunschlag”, during MIPCOM.  Intrigue has since secured a put pilot commitment from Fox network for a format adaptation of this successful Austrian series directed by David Schalko. 

Intrigue will produce, along with Peter Principato, showrunner Steve Hely, and 20th Television.  Johannes Stanek and Marion Camus-Oberdorfer from ORF and Intrigue’s VP of Development, Kelly Pancho facilitated the rights deal. 

Richard Grasl, CFO of ORF, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, is proud: "ORF’s employees and allied producers once again have been recognized internationally for their creativity and the innovative realization of film projects.  After successes like “The Counterfeiters” and “A Day for a Miracle”, this extraordinary series proves once again, that programs  “Made in Austria” are internationally  well received.

We’re excited to be developing an U.S. adaptation of Braunschlag for Fox,” said Tariq Jalil, President of Intrigue.  “Creatively, it’s such a fun project—the world and characters are vibrant and unique. We’re also looking forward to being in business with ORF.” 

The series, produced by Superfilm, centers on the humorous antics of the mayor of Braunschlag, whose “wonderful” idea to safe his town from bankruptcy soon turns into a real nightmare.


About ORF-Enterprise Gmbh:

ORF-Enterprise is a 100% affiliate of ORF, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation. With its department Content Sales International, ORF-Enterprise’s core business is international sales of TV-, VOD-,DVD- and  footage rights. The offerings of Content Sales International are aimed at professional media operators such as TV stations, producers, VoD platforms, DVD merchants. The sales-focus lies on documentaries, TV series and films, and formats.  Meet ORF-Enterprise, Content Sales International at:  MIPTV, MIPCOM, DISCOP Istanbul, NATPE Prague, Avant Première and GERMAN SCREENINGS.

 About Intrigue: 

This is Intrigue’s fourth network sale for 2014.  Their other projects include FIRST LADY at the CW network (based on the Chilean telenovela PRIMERA DAMA), GAME OF SILENCE with NBC (based on the Turkish drama SUSKUNLAR), and their original project ALL IN at CBS.  Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Intrigue specializes in the development of television formats for the US marketplace.  Previous successes include OPERATION REPO, a series based on an original Spanish format from Telemundo, which is in its eleventh season on American television with over 200 episodes produced.

For more information feel free to contact:
Ms. Kordula Prenner: kordula.prenner@orf.at


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