The Mediawan Rights team acquired the rights of the new dating social experiment, Hungry for love, which successfully concluded its first season run on Israel's leading platform HOT(with hit formats including Connected), taking critics and viewers alike by storm with rising viewing numbers episode after episode.
Co-produced by Tel Aviv-based global film and television studio Sipur, led by CEO Emilio Schenker, and Stampede Ventures, the Los Angeles-based global media company headed by Greg Silverman, the unscripted series was created by Zipi Rozenblum, Head of Formats for Sipur, and produced by Israeli powerhouse HSCC. International sales will be launched at MIPTV(Booth R7.E70).
Hungry of love is a unique social experiment dating series connecting the two greatest human desires: a physical hunger for food and an emotional hunger for love. Single participants desperately trying to find love will adhere to one simple rule: Whenever they get hungry, they go on a date. No one eats alone! Guided by a psychologist, bachelors and bachelorettes will dine their way to love.
The HOT Entertainment version of the series is executive produced by Michael Peter Schmidt, Zipi Rozenblum and Emilio Schenker for Sipur; Greg Silverman, Chris Bosco, and Jay Judah for Stampede, with Claire LaPlante serving as Co-Executive Producer; and Haim Slutzki, Rinat Klein and Eitan Brown for HOT Entertainment.
"We are proud of the trust that Sipur and Stampedehave placed in us. With this new acquisition, we confirm our desire to distribute innovative content which are a real added value to our catalogue. We look forward to seeing new versions of this wonderful and successful show worldwide.” said Valérie Vleeschhouwer, Managing Director of Mediawan Rights.
Sipur CEO Emilio Schenker and Jay Judah, Stampede Ventures’ SVP of Alternative & Innovation, commented, “After months of talks with many global distributors interested in representing Hungry for love, we have chosen to go into the marketplace with Mediawan and its incredible unscripted team. Their enthusiastic embrace of this project, combined with their deep understanding of this market, make them the ideal partners for us. »