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Your Face Sounds Familiar Set for Argentina

LONDON: Telefe has commissioned the hit Your Face Sounds Familiar for a local version to be produced by Endemol Argentina. The celebrity talent show has been commissioned for a 13-episode prime-time run on Telefe. The format previously sold across Latin America into such territories as Brazil, Panama, Chile, Peru and ...

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Electus International Places Shows with AXN Black

LOS ANGELES: Electus International has sold six programs, among them Dog and Beth: On the Hunt, to the soon-to-launch AXN Black channel in Central Europe. The deal, worth more than 100 hours of programming, features The Hero, Car Lot Rescue, Duck Commander, Meat Eater and Unsealed Conspiracy. AXN Black, a ...

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Eccho Rights Highlights Dramas & Entertainment

STOCKHOLM: Eccho Rights is presenting a slate at MIPCOM that includes entertainment formats such as Jobs without Frontiers and Exit as well as fiction in the form of the drama Karadayi and more. In its entertainment catalogue, Eccho Rights is highlighting Jobs without Frontiers, a factual-entertainment series from Belgium producers ...

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David Weitzman Upped at ole

TORONTO: David Weitzman has been elevated to the role of VP of business development at the music-rights-management outfit ole. Weitzman joined ole in 2009 and has since strategically sourced and developed several important deals for the company. He was integral in the company’s recent acquisition of the Sony Pictures Entertainment ...

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Beyond to Launch Story House Productions Crime Series

LONDON: Beyond Distribution is working with Story House Productions for the first time to launch the new true-crime series Addicted to the Life. The show tells the real stories of everyday people who get caught up in an inescapable life of crime. The 12-part series spotlights people driven by ambition, ...

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Starz Worldwide Distribution’s Gene George

Gene George, the executive VP of Starz Worldwide Distribution, talks about new high-profile productions. For some years now, top Hollywood feature film talent have been embracing episodic television. In fact, Michael Bay, who has produced numerous films, including Transformers, Armageddon and Pearl Harbor, is now serving as executive producer for ...

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ZDFE Touts New Highlights for Four Genre Divisions

MAINZ: ZDF Enterprises has added a number of new programs to its four genre divisions: ZDFE.junior, ZDFE.drama, ZDFE.factual and ZDFE.entertainment. From ZDFE.junior, there are shows spanning different age groups. For tweens there is Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures, a live-action series. For preschoolers, the company is presented Q Pootle 5, produced ...

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Rive Gauche Wraps Pre-MIPCOM Sales

LOS ANGELES: Rive Gauche Television has sold more than 650 hours of programming, including Pretty Bad Girls and Operation Repo, to broadcasters in multiple territories. M6 in France picked up Pretty Bad Girls, with NTV in Germany went for Animal ...

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New Formats from Endemol

LONDON: There is a wealth of new entertainment formats coming from Endemol, including the brand-new talent search The Band Rules. The Band Rules (Uno de Los Nuestros) comes from Endemol Spain. It searches for the ultimate lead singer. The show launches on TVE later this year. From Endemol UK comes ...

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