CBC, The Gurin Company ‘Take Sides’ with marblemedia

The development deal is the first to emerge from a creative collaboration agreement inked last year between CBC and The Gurin Company. (marblemedia's Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg pictured.)
marblemedia's Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg

marblemedia’s Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg

Global indie format and production house The Gurin Group and CBC have inked a development deal with marblemedia for the factual format series Take Sides.

The concept is the first series to emerge from a creative collaboration agreement between CBC and California-based The Gurin Company that was announced in April 2014.

According to a statement on the deal, Take Sides is meant to be a “360 viewing experience,” and will include a weekly live studio broadcast combined with digital  and social media elements to prompt simultaneous participation of at-home audiences.

Take Sides will see a team of comedic and improv actors and musical guests face off on a topic in a courtroom structure. The topic on “trial” for the day will be examined through a range of methods, including sketches, monologues and musical numbers. The audience then votes on which “side” wins, through a mix of live studio participation and digital participation of the audience watching at home.

Casting for the series is set to begin this summer.