Fox closes major deals for “Beat My Mini-Mes” and “Celebrity Masterpiece”

Fox Alternative Entertainment has closed major format deals for two series, including “Beat My Mini-Mes” in Spain and Israel, and “Celebrity Masterpiece” in the United Kingdom and France.

17 OCT 2023

“The Masterpiece” (Thailand)

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In continuing to strategically expand its global presence through its International Unscripted Format Fund, Fox Entertainment’s in-house unscripted studio Fox Alternative Entertainment (FAE) has closed major format deals for two series, including the upcoming celebrity competition series “Beat My Mini-Mes” in Spain and Israel, and performance competition “Celebrity Masterpiece” in the United Kingdom and France.

In detail, FAE has licensed the format of its big studio competition “Beat My Mini-Mes” to Spain’s Antena 3. Additionally, “Beat My Mini-Mes” has been optioned for development in Israel by ITV Studios’ Armoza Formats. Showcasing a unique and large-scale set, the series features celebrity singers facing off while surrounded by talented children who are all wearing the same outfit as they are, like mini-mes. After multiple rounds of performances, only one child will help their team be crowned the winner. The original format of “Beat My Mini-Mes” will premiere in France on TF1 later this year. Jointly developed by FAE and TF1, “Dream Team La Relève Des Stars” is co-produced by TF1 Production and FAE.

Additionally, the format of “Celebrity Masterpiece” has been optioned by ITV Studios’ Multistory Media for development in the UK, while Paris-based production company Satisfaction has optioned the title for France. “Celebrity Masterpiece” launched earlier this year on Workpoint in Thailand, where the format was titled “The Masterpiece.”

“An important component of our unscripted strategy is to identify and launch unforgettable formats that have universal appeal and can seamlessly travel to multiple territories. The early success of ‘Celebrity Masterpiece’ in Thailand and strong interest ‘Beat My Mini-Mes’ is generating even before its premiere are great indications of the power these two energetic formats hold. The teams at Antena 3, Armoza, Multistory and Satisfaction are proven leaders and incredibly creative producers who are the perfect partners to introduce both formats in these very important markets,”  said Allison Wallach, President of Unscripted Programming at Fox Entertainment.

Created and financed by Fox, both the “Beat My Mini-Mes” and “Celebrity Masterpiece” formats are owned by Fox Alternative Entertainment, which will jointly develop and co-produce each format with their respective territory production partner. “Beat My Mini-Mes” and “Celebrity Masterpiece” originated under FAE’s International Unscripted Format Fund, which was created to identify intellectual property for the global market. Other series originating from the Fund include “Marriage Market” for Germany’s ProSieben and “The Big Deal” for Ireland’s Virgin Media Television in partnership with Dublin-based BiggerStage.