Canneseries Competition Entry ‘Studio Tarara’ Acquired by Be-Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety | 4/1/2019 | John Hopewell
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MADRID — Be-Entertainment has acquired international distribution rights to Canneseries competition contender “Studio Tarara,” the scripted series debut of Tim Van Aelst who has won non-scripted or comedy Intl. Emmy Awards in 2018 (“Did You Get the Message”?), 2014 (“What If?”) and 2011 (“Benidorm ****”).

The last sparked an NBC remake, “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers,” developed by Van Aelst.

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To be introduced to buyers at MipTV, “Studio Tarara” also marks the move into fiction for Be Entertainment, headed by former Talpa Global sales head Gepke Nederlof, and set up in 2017 as a non-fiction format company.

Written by Van Aelst, David Vennix (“What If?”) and directed by Van Aelst and Wim Guedens, “Studio Tarara” is also the latest show from Antwerp-based Shelter, where Van Aelst and Vennix and based.

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Produced by Shelter/Toreador. Proximus and Medialaan-owned Flemish commercial channel VTM, “Studio Tarara” kicks in with a police car arriving at night in August 1993 at “Studio Tarara,” a physical studio housing the comedy sketch TV show of the same name where someone has jumped or been pushed from the roof of the studio. Their identity is teased to the audience spiking viewer interest in what kicks in as a largely comic behind-the-scenes lid lifter on the hard drinking, partying cast and crew of “Studio Tarara,” a comedy sketch show.

But events take a more tragic turn as star Ricki is revealed as a addicted to alcohol and drugs, female star comedian Sandra to sex and Jean, who stands in for Ricki after the latter goes on a bender, an exhibitionist sexual abuser....
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