‘Letterkenny’ Producers Hunt International Remakes After Striking Deal With Former Electus Exec Eli Shibley

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The team behind Canadian cult comedy Letterkenny are looking for international hicks, skids and hockey players as they search for global remake deals.

New Metric Media, which produces the comedy, and production partner Bell Media, have brought former Electus and Global Road Television exec Eli Shibley on board to lead these format partnerships.

Shibley, who founded Major Film & Television, is looking to close format deals in territories including Latin America, Nordics, Spain, Benelux, Russia, Ukraine, and Cis. This comes after New Metric Media and WildBrain closed a recent German format deal with Studio’s Imago TV Film und Fernsehproduktion.

Shibley previously managed international co-productions, partnerships, and distribution for Global Road Television and before that he was the Senior Vice President of International Distribution and Co-Productions at Ben Silverman’s Electus.

Letterkenny was created by Jared Keeso, who is also executive producer, co-writer and star, and is produced by New Metric Media,
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