Whizz Kid Entertainment

Whizz Kid Entertainment is a high-profile established independent production company based in the heart of London. It is jointly owned by Ingenious Capital Management Ltd and founder and CEO Malcolm Gerrie.

The company is trusted producer of prime-time entertainment in a range of genres for all the major UK broadcasters and enjoys an enviable track record in format origination, high-quality output and access to major talent.

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WHIZZ KID ENTERTAINMENT TO BRING BACK PIMP MY RIDE TO UK

WHIZZ KID ENTERTAINMENT TO BRING BACK PIMP MY RIDE TO UK

Ex On The Beach indie strikes new deal for classic format

 

MIPCOM 2017

Award-winning UK independent producer Whizz Kid Entertainment has announced that it has struck a deal via its US agent partner WME to option the format rights to Pimp My Ride from the US-based originators of the format Breakfast Anytime Inc. WME brokered the deal in conjunction with Breakfast Anytime format consultant Alex Fraser.

The original series of Pimp My Ride launched in 2004 to a weekly average audience of 5 million viewers on MTV USA.  Since then it has been seen by 1.6 billion people worldwide and continues to be one of the highest rating re-run shows in MTV history. The format was sold to 171 territories around the world. In the original format, each episode saw one hopeful selected to have their car given the ultimate makeover with a star host. LA Based production company Breakfast Anytime Inc has recently brought the rights to the format back in house.

Rick Hurvitz, President at Breakfast Anytime Inc said: ‘Pimp My Ride is an evergreen format with terrific potential for innovation – and for that we needed a producer partner in the UK with the credibility, creativity and prestige to give this format the best possible relaunch. The talented group of visionary producers at Whizz Kid have a clear vision for the future of this franchise in the UK and beyond and as one of the pivotal territories for format innovation and exploitation and as such see this deal as the perfect gateway to refresh this well-loved show.’

Whizz Kid’s Chief Executive, Malcolm Gerrie said ‘I met the format originators Rick Hurvitz and Ari Shofet in LA and we hit it off immediately.  I’ve always loved Pimp My Ride and between us we’re going to give this classic brand its own unique makeover.  We are thrilled to be bringing it back to the UK and have exciting plans for its relaunch.’

Head Of Development Caroline Roseman added “The success of reinvented brands such as Through The Keyhole and Blind Date has demonstrated that the UK audience will always embrace the return of a much-loved show.   What makes the relaunch such an exciting proposition is that in its 10-year hiatus, what’s now possible to achieve both on the inside and outside of a car will really blow people’s minds.  We want to supercharge and supersize the format for the UK market.’

 

About Whizz Kid Entertainment:

Whizz Kid Entertainment produces award-winning programming across a wide range of genres, including entertainment, factual entertainment, events and music. Founded in 2006 by acclaimed producer Malcom Gerrie, the company is majority owned by Gerrie and Ingenious Media Active Capital Limited.

Whizz Kid’s mission is to create and produce premium multi-platform content across the entertainment, music and events spectrum.   Its success can be measured in its many high-profile commissions, which include Ex on the Beach for MTV International,   The BAFTA Film Awards for the BBC; Lip Sync Battle for Channel 5 and Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief for BBC1.

 

For further information on Whizz Kid Entertainment, please contact:

Cheryl Clarke at Mushroom Media on:
Tel: +44 (0)7939554109
E: cheryl@mushroom-media.co.uk