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19/03/2010

Sky 1 Hit 'Pineapple Dance Studios'

A UK based global entertainment company has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to the hit factual reality series Pineapple Dance Studios. Produced by Pulse Films, the 13 x 1 hour series is a stand-out commission by Sky 1 and Sky 1 HD in the UK, where this unique show shifts the lines between documentary, comedy and drama, creating a brand new hybrid of factual entertainment.
Richard Life, Head of Acquisitions and Co-Productions at ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment, commented: "Dance is a truly global experience and this new innovative factual entertainment hybrid will have wide international appeal. Pineapple Dance Studios is one of the world’s most celebrated rehearsal studios and the opportunity for viewers to look behind its hallowed doors and see the passion of dance uncovered is not to be missed."
Remy Blumenfeld, Director of Formats at ITV STUDIOS added: "Everyone in the UK is talking about Pulse Film’s Pineapple Dance Studios – and we’re delighted to confirm that we will be premiering the series and format to international buyers at MIPTV in April. The show, artfully constructed by Pat Doyle, Hannah Springham and Jonathan Stadlen, has already increased Sky 1's primetime slot by 13% in its first installments. Just from watching a few moments of the show, you’ll instantly see why audiences are falling in love with this incredibly funny and entertaining series. We believe Pineapple has great global potential, both as a UK acquisition and also as an international format. Louie assures me he’s ready to jump on a plane at a moments notice."
Pineapple Dance Studios follows the lives of the teachers, pupils and staff at the famous London studio as they audition, rehearse and perform. More than 200 classes take place each week, covering over 30 styles of dance, taught by industry professionals who choreograph and dance with the world’s leading artists and theatrical companies. Stars such as Madonna, Kylie and Beyonce have all graced its famous floors. This genre-defining series witnesses the joy and the heartbreak, the dedication and devotion, the laughter and the madness of the dance world – all captured in a ‘performance documentary’ that plays fast and loose with reality.
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