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NATPE’s PitchCon Moves Venues

LOS ANGELES: There are some changes for NATPE’s annual PitchCon summer event, including a new date and location. The event, which was formerly known as LATV Fest, is taking place May 9 and 10 at the SLS Beverly Hills Hotel. This year’s theme is “Where Dreams Meet Deals.” The event ...

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Eccho Rights Sells Dramas into Pakistan

STOCKHOLM/HONG KONG: Four Turkish drama series represented by Eccho Rights, including Dangerous Beauty, have been picked up by broadcasters in Pakistan. Express Entertainment went for Dangerous Beauty from Medyapim and The End from Ay Yapim. Geo is set to air Ezel and Urdu 1 purchased Karadayi, both of which come ...

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Lawless Entertainment to Represent Team XYZ

LOS ANGELES: Lawless Entertainment has been named the global representative for television production and distribution, publishing and licensing and merchandising for Team XYZ (Extreme Youth Zone), an animated action-adventure series. Team XYZ focuses on a group of teenage extreme sports athletes who are chosen to save the world. Live-action footage ...

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Fernando Szew Spotlights Ten Years of MarVista

NEW YORK: Fernando Szew, the CEO of MarVista Entertainment, shares with World Screen the company’s accomplishments over the last decade and his vision for the future. WS: MarVista is celebrating its tenth anniversary. What were your goals when you launched the company? SZEW: We launched MarVista in September of 2003 ...

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Former 4Rights MD Launches Cue Card Media

LONDON: Mike Morris, who previously served as the managing director of Channel 4’s commercial arm, has launched his own consultancy and IP development outfit, Cue Card Media. Cue Card received financial backing from Paul Higgins and Will Clarke, the founders of Optimum Releasing. The venture will provide consultancy to rights owners, ...

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STAR Sports 2 Launches in India

NEW DELHI: ESPN STAR Sports has expanded its bouquet with STAR Sports 2, which is being launched especially for the Indian sub-continent. The channel, which makes its official debut on March 11, will be the sixth channel launched by ESPN STAR Sports in India, joining STAR Sports, STAR Cricket, STAR Cricket HD, ...

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zeebox Australia to Add Foxtel Programs

SYDNEY: The signing of a new agreement sees zeebox become the first second-screen app in Australia to include key Foxtel channels in its lineup. The service was launched just four months ago in Australia, with Network Ten as its founding shareholder. The app allows users to get more information on ...

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The Next Star Set for Season Six on YTV

TORONTO: Tricon Films & Television has received a commission for a sixth season of the youth talent competition The Next Star, which will be returning to YTV. The Next Star, which has been a top rated series on the Corus Entertainment-owned network, is produced by Tricon in association with YTV ...

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Rive Gauche Scores with Crime Programs

LOS ANGELES: Rive Gauche Television has finalized sales for more than 300 hours of true-crime series, including deals in Asia, the Netherlands and the U.K. AETN in the U.K. and AETN in Africa went for Ice Cold Killers, as did Canal D in Canada, TV4 for Sweden and Finland, Foxtel ...

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Asian Side of the Doc Gears Up for Fourth Event

KUALA LUMPUR: The fourth edition of Asian Side of the Doc is set to take place in Malaysia from March 19 to 22, with a schedule that focuses heavily on international co-productions. Panel sessions will be on trans-Asian and Asian-Western co-productions, and there will also be screenings and social events. ...

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