February 1, 2016

ARMOZA FORMATS’ STREET JUSTICE ACQUIRED FOR NORTH AMERICA

Production company Thunderbird has acquired Armoza Formats’ police drama Street Justice for development and local adaptation in the US and Canadian markets. The deal marks the first collaboration between the two companies.

Street Justice has aired three successful seasons on Israel’s Channel 10, all of which increased the channel’s average share in the time slot.

Developed by Artza Productions, Street Justice (60’) blurs the lines between legality and justice in a series packed with non-stop action, explosive stunts, gun fights, gritty crimes, car chases, dangerous romance and more. The series stars a hot-headed police detective who doesn’t have the patience to wait for criminals to make mistakes before taking the law into his own hands. He will clean up the streets, and if he has to cut some corners, he’ll do it without thinking twice.

Joe Broido, Executive Vice President of Thunderbird, “We at Thunderbird are excited to introduce Artza’s multi-leveled police drama to North American audiences.  The intertwined personal stories of the characters on both sides of the law make for a riveting and unique entertainment experience. Armoza’s insight and experience in format adaptations has been a key part of this process.”

Avi Armoza, CEO of Armoza Formats“Expanding our scripted offering internationally is a key focus for Armoza, and we look forward to working with Thunderbird and bringing this drama to life for the North American market. ‘Street Justice’ has a strong universal appeal, and with its character-based premise of the rule-breaking hero is the perfect crime drama for adaptation in the US and around the world.”

PR Contacts for more details:

Yael Phillips
(972) 3-540-8333 / (972) 54-603-4247
yael@armozaformats.com

About Thunderbird

Thunderbird is a rapidly growing Vancouver-based TV and film production company with offices in Los Angeles, Toronto and London. Thunderbird produces award-winning programming for Canadian and International broadcasters.  The Thunderbird group of companies includes Vancouver-based Reunion Pictures, Great Pacific Media and Atomic Cartoons, UK-based theatrical distributor Soda Pictures, and a joint venture with Lionsgate, Sea to Sky Entertainment, which is dedicated to creating content for the US and International market.

About Armoza Formats

Established in 2005, Armoza Formats has become a key player in the international content market, rapidly growing to be one of the top independent distributors of global content. Taking the best of Israeli and international creative talent, Armoza Formats spearheads the emergence of compelling content in today’s dynamic market. Our mission is to meet the challenges of the fast-changing media industry with creative broadcast solutions.

With over 85 formats in our catalogue and productions currently in over 35 countries globally, Armoza Formats has a proven track record of success across all genres – from spectacular prime time entertainment show I Can Do That!, now licensed in over 20 countries, to hit game show Still Standing, which has now aired more than 2,500 episodes globally, and from docu-reality format Connected to reality game-show Upgrade, both on air in over 10 territories. Our partners comprise of broadcasters and production companies across the globe, including with NBC USA, BBC UK, TVA Canada, TF1 France, Channel 4 UK, RTL Germany, HBO, TV2 Norway, RAI Italy, Globo Brazil, Azteca Mexico and ZEE TV India.