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Pre-MIPCOM Spotlight: BBC Worldwide

CANNES: From the creators of Merlin, the 13-part drama Atlantis is being presented by BBC Worldwide with a special event in Cannes. “With high production values, it is going to bring the lost city of Atlantis to life in a way that has never been done before—combining a dramatic story ...

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Claire Danes

This interview appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of World Screen. Today she is known around the world as Carrie Mathison, the brilliant but troubled and bipolar CIA agent in the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning Showtime drama Homeland, but Claire ...

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PAC-MAN Series Makes Its Way to France

GREENWICH/PARIS: 41 Entertainment's PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures is scheduled to begin airing on Gulli and Canal J in France. The free-TV and pay-TV rights have been snapped up by Gulli and Canal J, respectively. The 39×22-minute show, which contains two seasons, is slated for broadcast in France in the fall. 41 Entertainment has selected Zodiak Kids to handle the brand's ...

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Electus Taps Former ABC Exec for Unscripted Post

NEW YORK: Electus has appointed Corie Henson, who was previously the VP of alternative series at ABC Entertainment, as its new executive VP of unscripted television. Henson will be overseeing all of Electus's unscripted TV business, including on the current roster Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls, Dog and Beth, ...

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FIC Asia Goes for Season Three of K-Pop Star Hunt

HONG KONG: FOX International Channels' (FIC) Channel M in Korea is gearing up for a third season of its talent show K-Pop Star Hunt. The Singaporean airline Scoot has come on board as the title sponsor. The Korean music label FNC Entertainment is also lending support as the official training ...

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Mercury Filmworks Hires Production VP

OTTAWA: The Canadian animation studio Mercury Filmworks has named Marianne Culbert, whose previous stints include working as a supervising producer and VP of production at Nelvana, as its new VP of production. Culbert will report directly to Clint Eland, the president of Mercury Filmworks. She is charged with oversight for ...

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Banijay Buys Spanish Production Outfit DLO

PARIS: Banijay Group has acquired DLO Producciones, expanding its activities in Spain and bringing the company into the drama genre. The drama and entertainment production house is led by Spanish producer José Manuel Lorenzo. Banijay also owns Ana Rosa Quintana's Cuarzo Producciones in Spain. Lorenzo and Quintana will be working ...

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Under the Dome Heads to Latin America

LOS ANGELES: TNT has acquired the Latin American broadcast rights for the Stephen King event series Under the Dome from CBS Studios International (CBSSI). TNT has scored the broadcast rights for the first and second seasons. Under the Dome aired in the U.S. on CBS, ranking as the summer's number ...

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Esquire Network to Replace Style, Not G4

LOS ANGELES: Esquire Network is slated to make its official debut on September 23, now replacing the Style Network instead of G4 as it was previously expected to. NBCUniversal said Monday that the channel will be replacing Style since the company has three other existing cable channels that already cater ...

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