7 OCT 2019

WEMAKE ACQUIRES NBC'S "BRING THE FUNNY"

The creative and production studio WeMake (Bouchra Réjani, Moe Bennani) has acquired the rights to NBC’s hit comedy series “Bring the Funny” from NBCUniversal International Formats. Developed and produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio, “Bring the Funny” is a new competition that promises to find the next big talent in comedy.

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The creative and production studio WeMake (Bouchra Réjani, Moe Bennani) has acquired the rights to NBC’s hit comedy series “Bring the Funny” from NBCUniversal International Formats. Developed and produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio, “Bring the Funny” is a new competition that promises to find the next big talent in comedy. Launched on July 9, the show boasts the best opening ratings for a new summer show since 2017 – accumulating a consolidated audience of 8.5 million viewers, being always number 1 in its time slot against regular competition.

“Bring the Funny” pays tribute to every style of comedy performance in just one competition and features the best of the best in stand-up, sketch, comedy/variety acts, musicians, magicians as well as puppeteers. These talented humorists will audition in front of three big names in comedy and will be given free rein to show how talented they are. Then, the twenty best talents will battle one another during the “Comedy Clash” with the hope of qualifying for the big final.

Founded in June 2017 by Bouchra Réjani, WeMake creates and produces original, entertaining scripted and unscripted content for all platforms, in all genres for both international and French markets. WeMake, based in Paris, brings together a new generation of creative talents from different backgrounds and the best executive producers to offer the markets a unique offer in original formats.

In less than two years, WeMake has created more than 40 original formats for the global markets. The first formats have been commissioned by SBS 6 (John de Mol) and distributed by Talpa Global. In the US, WeMake has also forged global partnerships with major key players, to co-develop content with Live Nation Productions, MGM Studios, Jeff Apploff Inc. and Universal Television Alternative Studio (U.T.A.S). On the French market, WeMake recently closed its first commissions for both historical channel and US platforms.

Before launching WeMake, Bouchra Réjani was C.O.O of Shine France that she joined at its launch in 2010. Shine France produced the biggest hit shows amongst which The Voice, Masterchef, Prodigies, The Island and Running Wild…Before Shine France, she was C.O.O of FremantleMedia France ( Pop Idol, Got Talent, Going for Gold…) Bouchra partnered with Moe Bennani (Partner and Creative Director) who was formerly Senior Creative at Talpa, where he developed and produced more than 12 international formats (Dance Dance Dance, Five Gold Rings, The Perfect Picture etc.) Federation Entertainment (Pascal Breton, Lionel Uzan) has acquired a majority stake in WeMake 2018 to fasten its development.