Canada’s Smartest Person

Canada's Smartest Person

Media HQ builds its formats biz on the back of ‘Smartest Person’

CEO Robert Cohen discusses the format’s momentum in European markets and how the Junior version is opening doors for the prodco.

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CBC greenlights Canada’s Smartest Person Junior

Produced by Toronto’s Media Headquarters, the hour-long series is expected to debut on the pubcaster in fall 2018.


LaRue, Felix & Paul win gold at CSAs

Wynonna Earp and Canada’s Smartest Person also picked up trophies at the Canadian Academy’s digital and immersive storytelling gala.


ACCT names Golden Screen film winner, TV finalists

Snowtime! (pictured) is the winner of the Golden Screen Award for Feature Film, while the winners of the two TV-focused Golden Screen Awards will be revealed on March 13.

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Canada’s Smartest Person format sold overseas

Media Headquarters is proving that smart people do indeed go far, selling its factual entertainment format into four territories.

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Electus backs U.S. version of Canada’s Smartest Person

The U.S. multimedia studio picked up the American format rights to the CBC reality series.

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CBC upfront: hellos, goodbyes and ‘new directions’

The pubcaster unveils its fall lineup amidst its ongoing budget crisis, revealing the end of Doyle, a new comedy portal and details on two of its new one-hour dramas.

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MIPTV 2012: Electus takes worldwide rights to CBC competition series

Ben Silverman’s digital studio will shop the international format rights to Canada’s Smartest Person, from indie producer Media Headquarters.

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Canada’s Smartest Person to quiz in real-time

Viewers will be able to test their smarts through social media in the lead-up to the March 18 premiere, and play along with the show challenges during the broadcast.

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CBC to premiere Canada’s Smartest Person

The Media Headquarters-produced special, airing in March, will pit four participants against each other, and will also enable viewers at home to test their smarts via an interactive app.