LIFE ON DUTY
TLV • OCTOBER 2015
Warner Bros International Television Production has licensed Gil Format’s factual entertainment show Life on Duty for audiences in Australia, Denmark and The Netherlands.
Life On Duty (12×60’) follows workers from three emergency services – police, fire, and hospital trauma – and contrasts the brutal and at times heroic days and nights spent on the job with their often-neglected private lives.
The primetime format will document dramatic emergencies, adding unique insight into the personal price emergency service workers pay in commitment to their profession.
Gil Formats, the new content creation and distribution arm of Israel’s Gil Productions, is making its debut at Mipcom in Cannes this week with the returnable observational format, which was commissioned by Israel’s Channel 10 to air in winter 2016.
“By revealing the personal experiences of those working on the front line of the emergency services, contrasted with their challenging working days – we’re bringing a unique angle to a 911 show,” said Assaf Gil, CEO of Gil Formats.
“To secure a three-territory option deal even before its official launch at Mipcom demonstrates strong demand for this new concept in documentary storytelling.”