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New Netflix Original in the Works from Damages Creators

BEVERLY HILLS: Netflix has ordered a new psychological thriller series from Damages creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler. The series is about a family whose secrets are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home. The first season of 13 episodes will premiere exclusively for Netflix members ...

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Hernan Lopez

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of World Screen. In 1993, the first FOX channel outside the U.S. made its debut in Brazil. What set it apart from the competition was that FOX offered programming that was fresh, new, and not available elsewhere in the Brazilian market. ...

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MIPCOM: The Week in Formats

The flurry of format deals to come out of Cannes last week proves that there is a healthy market for both prime-time shiny-floor entertainment shows and scripted dramas. Both categories saw strong demand and from varied territories, including Asia, the MENA region and the much-coveted U.S. market. One of MIPCOM’s ...

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ABC Family Commits to Another Season of The Fosters

BURBANK: ABC Family in the U.S. has ordered a second season of The Fosters, which is executive produced by Jennifer Lopez. New episodes of The Fosters are scheduled to begin airing in January 2014. The one-hour show, produced by Nuyorican Productions and Prodco, focuses on two mothers who are raising ...

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ORF-Enterprise Sells Programming Around the World

CANNES/VIENNA: ORF-Enterprise has placed a number of its titles with broadcasters in the U.S., Europe and the Asia Pacific. A pilot script for the crime series Fast Forward has been ordered by CBS in the U.S. This marks the first time that an Austrian TV format is headed to America. ...

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Pioneer Productions Hires Creative Director

LONDON: Next month BBC veteran Ailsa Orr is slated to fill the newly created position of creative director at Pioneer Productions, owned by Tinopolis Group. Orr formerly served as the head of BBC Television's Innovation Unit. In that role she was charged with driving creative renewal across BBC Television and ...

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Fight Sports Network Appoints New MD

SINGAPORE: CSI Sports' Fight Sports Network has named Adam Zecha as its new managing director for Asia Pacific. Zecha used to hold the title of head of sales at ESPN Star Sports/Fox International Channels Southeast Asia. While working for ESPN Star Sports, he led the strategy, development, launch and distribution ...

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Discovery Communications Launches African Education Initiative

SILVER SPRING: Discovery Communications is partnering with the Department for International Development (DFID) in the U.K. to help support education for females in Africa. In Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria, Discovery Communications is investing £12.3 million ($19.7 million) into girls' education. This investment will be match-funded by the DFID. Discovery Learning ...

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