Cineflix International brings elove to Living TV
September 01, 2003
September, 2003 : Cineflix International Ltd, the London-based international television distribution arm of Canadian production company Cineflix, has announced the sale of its 39×30min series, elove, to Living TV, the Flextech owned entertainment channel.
Elove is the first television series to chronicle online daters from virtual romance to personal encounter. In each half-hour episode of elove, two cyber daters who have chatted and clicked their way into romance online, confront the face to face challenge of moving their virtual passion offline.
Cineflix International are also able to report the sale of the complete series to the XYZ channel in Australia – elove is becoming one of the best traveled finished shows within the dating game show genre, having been aired recently in Canada on the W channel and also in the US on Oxygen.
Paul Heaney, MD of Cineflix International commented on the deal: “The series really seems to cross cultural boundaries as we feature so many couples from different parts of the world.”
Richard Woolfe, Director of Programmes, LivingTV said “LivingTV viewers are interested in relationship dating and the internet. Elove brilliantly combines the modern day Blind Date with powerful narrative and great characters.”
Elove invites select “virtual couples” to meet each other for the first time at a mutually agreed upon location for a three-day all expense paid rendezvous. The elove cameras record their encounter.
Compelling elove episodes include the story of Einit, a 31-year-old nursing student from Las Vegas, and Didier, a hunky 41-year-old surgeon from Challans, France, whose work for the Red Cross takes him to war-torn areas all over the world. “Didier seems tailor-made for me,” says Einit. “I’d like to wear him like a shirt!” Aware of her lover’s weakness for redheads, Einit dyes her brown locks flaming red before traveling to Paris to meet him. Confident, single and beautiful, Einit is sure she’s found her perfect, exciting, worldly man on-line. Indeed, a passionate date ensues.
In another gripping episode, Marc, a twice-married engineer and father in Fort Worth, Texas gets ready to sweep Las Vegas construction manager Jacey off her feet. But Jacey wants a family and Marc isn’t sure if he wants more children. Armed with roses and wine, Marc travels to Vegas, unaware that Jacey has another Internet lover waiting in the wings… a man as eager to start a family as she is.