Month: May 2017

Richard Zimler

Richard Zimler



Richard Zimler was born in New York in 1956. After earning a bachelor’s degree in comparative religion from Duke University (1977) and a master’s degree in journalism from Stanford University (1982), he worked as a journalist in the San Francisco Bay area for eight years. In 1990, he moved to Porto, Portugal, where he taught journalism for 16 years at the University of Porto.

Richard has published 11 novels and four children’s books over the last 21 years, and they have been translated into 23 languages. In chronological order, the novels are entitled, The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon, Unholy Ghosts, The Angelic Darkness, Hunting Midnight, Guardian of the Dawn, The Search for Sana, The Seventh Gate, The Warsaw Anagrams, Strawberry Fields Forever, The Night Watchman and The Gospel According to Lazarus. These works have appeared on bestseller lists in 13 different countries, including the USA, Great Britain, Portugal, Brazil, Australia and Italy, and Richard has won literary prizes in the USA, England, France and Portugal.

The Warsaw Anagrams,zimler-strawberry-fields Hunting Midnight, The Search for Sana, The Seventh Gate and The Night Watchman have all been nominated for the International IMPAC Literary Award, the richest prize in the English-speaking world. The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon, Hunting Midnight, Guardian of the Dawn and The Seventh Gate form the “Sephardic Cycle,” a group of inter-connected – but fully independent – novels about different branches and generations of a Portuguese Jewish family.

A short film that he scripted and acted in – based on one of his stories – won the Best Drama award at the 2010 New York City Downtown Short Film Festival. It irichard-zimler-pixs entitled The Slow Mirror.

Richard has lectured at more than 500 schools, libraries, museums, synagogues and cultural centers over the last 20 years. He is most frequently asked to talk about his own writing and Sephardic history.


When he’s not working on a book, he enjoys gardening at his weekend house in the north of the country.

His website is:

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See It, Sing It!

See It, Sing It!




This is a 30 minute panel game show where you literally sing what you see.

Two (celebrity) teams compete for points as they sing as many songs as they can see in a picture or video clip. The teams must sing a line of a song whose title corresponds to what they see in the video or picture, and the host awards them a point for every successful match.

With plenty of light-hearted comedy, play-at-home and app potential, this format is sure to become a favorite.

Email us for more details on the game play!



La Derniere Porte

La Derniere Porte



Available as a format and as finished content, 8 x 26′

La Dernière Porte/The Last Door is a 26-minute adventure game based on Escape Games during which 3 contestants have to find and solve puzzles within a limited time in order to win prizes.

The three friends have to think, communicate and work together. The experience is firmly immersive, with the host replaced by a voice-over (the Game Master) who reminds them of the rules of the game and the stakes, as well as giving them advice if they chose to use a joker to get help in a room.ldp-ilario

Each program is a new mission, with each mission based on a specific world (Pirates, Far West, Medieval, Egypt…) in which stories are told. This gives young viewers the opportunity to learn while having fun!


After a short introduction, the contestants are invited to enter the time machine in order to get briefed on the mission that awaits them.

Contestants progress through 3 successive rooms. In each room, the kids have 8 minutes to find clues that will lead them to a puzzle they need to solve. ldp-kids-with-skeleton-pix

Clues mean hidden objects in each room that allow them, individually or assembled together, to access the puzzle (keys, magnet wire, rod, etc.). A puzzle is a scroll the contestants have to decipher or solve.

Camera work breaks the rules of children’s studio based game shows, with GoPros bringing the audience into the middle of the action with all the immediacy of taking part in a video game.

Puzzles are also submitted to the viewers as soon as they are found so they can solve them at home. ldp-bw

The quicker the contestants solve the puzzles in the rooms, the more bonus points they earn and the closer they get to winning the main prize.

Prizes range from an electronic skateboard, to tablet computers, and smaller prizes for taking part in the game. ldp-prizes





A Week in the World

A Week in the World





A Week in the World is a travel quiz show with a difference. Every week, a new destination country is chosen and a city or region highlighted.

The host gets out and about on the street to meet with people and talk about their neighborhoods, or share their knowledge, talents, or enthusiasm, and find out what makes their place special.



A Week in the World gets to the heart and soul of a destination, and meets some real characters along the way!

Artists, business people, street vendors, craftsmen and women, historians, residents, entertainers, young and old, people from all backgrounds and ways of life can feature in the show.

awitw-marcusSix of the featured residents will act as impromptu quiz show hosts at intervals during the show, and read out a question for the viewers at home to answer.

All the questions are related to the destination, and require general knowledge or paying attention. The viewers at home take note of their six answers.

At the end of the show, viewers who think they have all the correct answers can text in for a chance to win a trip for two to that week’s destination hot spot. Every week the host will be off to find new quiz masters in another part of the world.