Case Studies

 Big Mountain Productions
Television Packaging and Business Development

Big Mountain Productions

Newry, U.K. and Dundalk, Ireland

 

Philip McGovern and Jane Kelly created the series THE GENEALOGY ROADSHOW for RTE.  In the 2012 series, genealogists focus on how participants are related to “famous and infamous” people and events in Irish history. 

 

The challenge was to adapt the show for the U.S. audience.  How would it work as a format for a country with a population of over 300,000,000, representing diverse backgrounds?

 

Executive Producer Stuart Krasnow teamed with PBS and Big Mountain Productions to recast the show with relatable American history stories and a cross section of ordinary people in different regions of the country.  They discovered their own extraordinary heritage.

 

Based on the success of the first season, GENEALOGY ROADSHOW has been ordered for a second season on PBS.


 

 

 Wild Rover Productions
Television Packaging and Business Development

Wild Rover Productions

Belfast, U.K.

 

Philip Morrow, Managing Director of Wild Rover Productions in Belfast produced a competition/adventure pilot, which was then passed on by the U.K. broadcaster.  He wanted to produce a U.S. version of this format for a major network.

 

Quinn Media Management developed a strategy to expose the U.K. show to key production companies.  In the fall of 2009, they created a target list of nine A+ production companies for pitch meetings.  As a result of the sales presentation and sizzle reel, the meetings generated offers from four possible production partners for Wild Rover.  Producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Bertram van Munster were attached for the development and production of TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN, which premieres on ABC in the Summer of 2011. Wild Rover's SECRET FORTUNE format is being piloted for CBS with Nigel Lythgoe and Big Red 2 Entertainment. 


 

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Television Packaging

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UK show creator Nick Fisher posed a unique challenge: he wanted to sell an American version of his BBC Two series with the added condition that he create and write the pilot prototype.

Quinn Media Management coached Fisher on the intricacies of the Los Angeles market, developed a hit list of studios and networks, which led three days of pitch meetings. ABC Studios expressed interest and made an offer that would allow him to write the pilot for ABC.

When this version of the show did not end up moving forward, we later made a deal for Fisher and the format with Sony Pictures Television, and added Darren Star (Sex and the City) as showrunner and executive producer. This pilot was produced with Showtime.

 
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