Cannes – French production powerhouse KABO Family and Canadian media company Contenu QMI (subsidiary of Quebecor Media) have signed a co-development partnership deal.  The announcement was made by Christian Baumard, CEO, KABO Family and André Provencher, Vice President, Creation and International Development, Contenu QMi.

The two companies are joining forces to produce comedy formats using a similar model to KABO’s unique Pick’n Mix sitcom format formula, which is comprised of individual comedy sketches that can be assembled in any order to suit a broadcaster’s programming schedule.   Episodes feature a ‘slice of life’, exploring the richness and complexity of the character relationships.  Pick’n Mix can be built around brief clips that can be adapted to various broadcast formats, ranging from 13 to 52 minutes.                

KABO International, which is spearheaded by Managing Director Arabelle Pouliot-Di Crescenzo, will be responsible for overall worldwide distribution of the new programmes emerging from this new venture.

We are proud to join KABO in the co-development of these projects – a first in the co-operation between France and Quebec.  This new partnership allows us to emphasize our desire to showcase the talent and the Quebec know-how abroad, this time via dramatic writing and to better serve multi-platform needs,”commented André Provencher, Vice President, Creation and International Development, Contenu QMi.