Endemol Shine and its Swedish lawyers Caroline von Heidenstam and Lena Frånstedt Lofalk, Friday TV, Metronome, Endemol Shine Nordic / Banijay Nordic must release Friday TV's "secured evidence" and agreement documents with BUMP and pay royalties and license fees for their exploitation of BUMP's Minute To Win It intellectual property.
MINUTE TO WIN IT, with its original title and catchphrase "Minute Winner - You got one Minute To Win It", was created since 2003 by BUMP founder Derek Banner and pitched to Jock Millgårdh and Mattias Olsson of Friday TV in November 2005. A fully extended fourteen page derivative version of Minute Winner, a gameshow entitled READ YOUR FORTUNE, with one million dollar prize money, ten challenges with increasing difficulty, prize ladder / the more difficult the challenge the higher the prize amount, a large screen monitor with a blueprint, try it at home sample challenges, etc, was submitted to Jock Millgårdh and Friday TV in 2007, an Endemol Shine and Banijay owned Swedish format company. The same year in 2007 Jock Millgårdh and Mattias Olsson further developed BUMP's "Minute Winner - You got one minute to win it" and "Read Your Fortune" gameshow proposals and made an animated promo which they pitched and sold to NBCUniversal in 2009. Minute To Win It was aired the first time by NBC in 2010 and has been adapted in 70 territories.
Minute To Win It is distributed by Endemol Shine International and NBCUniversal.
Minute To Win It was awarded FRAPA's title of World's most sold gameshow in 2011 and 2012.
BEGIN: March 14, 2010
TIME: Tuesdays 8/7 c
TYPE: 1-hour Game Show
PRODUCED BY: Universal Media Studios, Friday TV
Craig Plestis, Tim Puntillo, Mattias Olsson, Jock Millgardh
INTERNATIONAL MINUTE TO WIN IT FRANCHISE
- Arab World
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
- United Kingdom
- United States
AGREEMENT FILES - METRONOME - FRIDAY TV AB - BUMP
Shortly after BUMP contacted Friday TV's co-founders and inquired about Friday TV and NBC's exploitation of the format proposal, BUMP discovered from Friday TV and Metronome's Legal Counsel's server evidence of agreement files created in Swedish language between Metronome, Friday TV Ab, and BUMP on BUNP's Minute Winner - Minute To Win It proposal. One Rights purchase/ acquisition agreement with Friday TV Ab and one Royalty / Profit Share Agreement with BUMP:
file:///w:// Metronome / Agreement / Agreement Documentation / BUMP / MINUTE WINNER - MINUTE TO WIN IT - You got one minute to win it!
file:///w:// Metronome / Agreement / Agreement Documentation / FRIDAY TV AB / MINUTE WINNER - You got one minute to win it!
shortly after Friday TV's Legal Counsel Eva-Lotta Almkvist drafted the agreement documents and acknowledged BUMP's rights to Minute To Win It, Swedish lawyers of Metronome and Friday TV, Caroline von Heidenstam and Lena Franstedt Lofalk, who are partners at Swedish law firm Nord Och Co Ab (now called Kanter Advokatbyrå), attempted to hide the agreement files and advised Friday TV instead to start an abusive legal dispute, using "copyright" as a pretext so Friday TV and Endemol Shine would avoid to pay royalties of more than 20 million dollars to BUMP for Minute To Win It. They expressly advised Friday TV to commit financial fraud against BUMP, which is a serious violation and an abusive tactic. Immediately after, the three Friday TV founders, Jock Millgårdh, Matias Olssn, Estelle Bodén, and their Legal counsel Eva-Lotta Almkvist, resigned from Metronome and Endemol Shine.
In a letter of 7 February 2019 Endemol Shine Group's lawyer in London, Caroline Kean, confirmed that Friday TV's Legal Counsel Eva-Lotta Almkvist downloaded from BUMP's website files which, she stated in the letter: "Legal Counsel secured for use in evidence", and the evidence BUMP discovered from Friday TV's Legal counsel show that Legal Counsel used the two downloaded files from BUMP's website, files with title and catchphrase "Minute Winner - Minute To Win It - You got one minute to win it", as "Agreement Documentation" and as evidence in support of the agreement documents she created between Friday TV and BUMP.
Friday TV and Endemol Shine Group / Banijay have yet to pay license fees and royalties for their exploitation of BUMP's Minute To Win It gameshow proposal to Friday TV.
For more information please contact Derek Banner at:
Direct phone: +45 - 20 90 43 43