06 – 22 – 2020

BAD HOUSE AND NEXT VENTURE FILMS TEAM UP

TO DEVELOP ANIMATED SHOW

« DUTY CALLS »

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Bad House (Leo Vision / Lagardère Studios) and Next Venture Films (Based in Los Angeles / USA and Tel Aviv / Israël) signed an agreement to co-develop, co-produce and co-exploit the animated show « Duty Calls » in all Lagardère Studios key territories : France (and French-speaking territories) Spain, The Netherlands and Finland.

Created by writer / director Assaf Machnes and famous illustrator Amit Shimoni, « Duty Calls » is a satirical series showing world leaders talking on platforms such as Zoom or Teams, based on famous « hipstories » characters created by Amit Shimoni https://www.hipstoryart.com/.

David Litvak – Chairman of Next Venture Films: « Assaf and Amit are an incredibly talented creative duo based in Israel and I’m thrilled that together with Lagardère Studios we can provide them the proper support for their fun animated content to reach international audiences ».

Thomas Plessis – Chief Digital Officer Lagardère Studios: « It’s part of our DNA to work with international experienced talent and it’s a great opportunity for Lagardère Studios to explore new area such as animation to develop a satirical program. This genre is very popular on digital platforms and linear TV especially these days, where people definitely need fun ».

Press Contacts:

Virginie Lafleur
virginie.lafleur@lagardere-studios.com
+ 33 (0)1 40 74 78 02

Françoise Dessaigne
francoise.dessaigne@lagardere-studios.com
+33 (0)1 40 74 26 9

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