Magnify Media takes Political Blind Date
UK-based distribution and rights-management specialist Magnify Media will rep the social experiment format Political Blind Date, which debuted on TVO in Canada in 2017.
Magnify has taken all rights to the series, excluding North America. Political Blind Date (pictured) has already been optioned in Israel by Zygote Films, and series creator Open Door Co. is in discussions for the U.S. market. TVO has commissioned a second season of the series.
Produced by Open Door Co., Political Blind Datefeatures two seasoned political adversaries who meet face to face and speak about a polarizing topic they disagree on, such as immigration or the legalization of cannabis. They each then have the opportunity to take one another to a location or to meet people who illustrate their point of view. The aim of this approach is to get politicians to move beyond partisan politics and language and to connect to one another.