Cannes France at MIPCOM, Tuesday, October 17, 2023: Amuz Distribution’s Alex Avon, VP of Global Distribution announced a format license deal with Tucker Tooley Entertainment for the U.S. territory for The Boys — a sports-themed Friendship-based factual show .
The Boys is a scripted factual comedy series about friendship, life, love, and sports. Centering around a group of friends from different walks off life — from surgeons to police officers — they face life’s challenges together on and off the sports’ field. For eleven guys, Monday is their favorite day of the week when these part-time gladiators pull on, with pride and some difficulty, a jersey emblazoned with their team crest THE BOYS. These old timers continue to play “the world’s greatest game” and meet at Stan’s Bar, to down a pitcher of brew. They hang out, argue, complain, throw fists, and eventually hug and make up. The Boys is a prime-time comedy series and was one of the biggest French-Canadian TV franchises in Canada. During its run, it had a 38% market share on Radio-Canada TV with 73 TV episodes and 5 movies under its belt.
Avon stated: “Amuz Distribution is thrilled to partner with Tucker Tooley Entertainment for our fun, heart-felt comedy series The Boys, beloved by major audiences in Quebec. This sports-themed friendship-based show is perfect for localization. We look forward to seeing the shows on air in the U.S.”
Christian Parent, VP Development & Production at Tucker Tooley Entertainment, added: “We are beyond excited to team up with Amuz Distribution to adapt the highly acclaimed series from Quebec, ‘The Boys’ for the U.S. audience. Give their proven track record and our passion for storytelling, we’re confident this series will captivate American fans, offering a truly unique and immersive experience.”
About Amuz Distribution
Based in Quebec City, Amuz Distribution was launched in May 2023, fka ComediHa! Distribution, with a mission to spread comedy and feel-good content around the world, both scripted and unscripted. Amuz expands on ComediHa! Distribution’s mission to create and sell finished programmes and originals by securing and leveraging all rights and adopting a full 360-degree approach to content. The rebranding to become Amuz Distribution was made possible by a generous contribution by Fonds Quebecor, Canada Media Fund and SODEC. The funds, in the short term, will be used to acquire new comedy and feel-good global programming to grow Amuz Distribution’s library, while developing in-house and securing new co-production and broadcast partners. Current award-winning titles include: Writer’s Block, In Lieu of Flowers, The Phoenix, About Antoine, Counter Offer, Larry, and more. Amuz Distribution – keeping the world feeling good.
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ABOUT TUCKER TOOLEY ENTERTAINMENT
Tucker Tooley Entertainment (TTE) is a feature film and television finance and production company founded by Tucker Tooley, formerly the President of Relativity. Tooley’s films have grossed more than $2.5 billion worldwide. Such films include THE FIGHTER, IMMORTALS, LIMITLESS, DEAR JOHN, and the blockbuster summer hit comedy WE’RE THE MILLERS, which grossed $270 million worldwide.
TTE’s recent feature films include THE DELIVERANCE for Netflix, an elevated suspense-thriller directed by Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels with an all-star cast including Andra Day, Glenn Close, Mo’Nique, Aunjanue Ellis, Caleb McLaughlin, Demi Singleton and Omar Epps; DEN OF THIEVES 2: PANTERA, the sequel to their heist action franchise, which reunites stars Gerard Butler and O’Shea Jackson Jr., ARTHUR THE KING starring Mark Wahlberg, to be released by Lionsgate; CONCRETE COWBOY for Netflix starring Idris Elba, THE UNITED STATES VS BILLIE HOLIDAY for Hulu, which earned an Academy Award nomination for lead actress Andra Day and was also directed by Lee Daniels.
TTE is currently developing with Peacock and Westbrook QUEEN OF FLOW, a premium English language adaptation of Caracol Television’s hugely successful Colombian telenovela, La Reina del Flow.
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