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Echo Bridge Appoints Emilia Nuccio to Lead International Division

NEEDHAM: Echo Bridge Entertainment has promoted Emilia Nuccio to president of international distribution, reporting directly to Michael Rosenblatt, the company’s president and CEO. Nuccio, who most recently served as the company’s senior VP of international distribution, will now head up the international division. Nuccio is responsible for overseeing the growth ...

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Shine America Hires for Scripted Production Team

LOS ANGELES: Leslie Belzberg has been hired as the senior VP of scripted production at Shine America, overseeing such projects as the upcoming drama series The Bridge. Belzberg most recently produced Scorpion King: Rise of the Dead along with serving as executive producer on the film Crazy Heart. She now ...

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Zee TV Canada Joins Shaw Cable

NEW YORK: ZEE Americas and the Ethnic Channels Group (ECG) have brought Zee TV Canada to Shaw Cable. This agreement means that more than 94 percent of the South Asian households in Canada will gain access to the Zee TV network. Zee has been a dominant player in providing Indian entertainment for ...

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Second Season Coming for Sofia the First

BURBANK: Disney Junior has placed an order for season two of Sofia the First, which reigns as cable’s number one series among kids 2 to 5, girls 2 to 5 and boys 2 to 5. Sofia the First is also the number one preschool cable show in total viewers and ...

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Cast Lined Up for Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures

SYDNEY/MAINZ: SLR Productions and ZDF Enterprises have announced the actors slated to star in Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures, a live-action comedy adventure series that is set to air in Australia. The cast will be led by Remy Brand, a 22-year-old Australian actor who played a guest role in Seven Network’s ...

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Amazon Commits to Children’s Pilot Sara Solves It

SEATTLE: Amazon Studios has greenlit a test pilot for the original children’s series Sara Solves It, about a brother and sister who find the answers to common questions that young children encounter in their daily lives. Co-developed by WGBH and Out of the Blue Enterprises, Sara Solves It is created ...

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M6 to Adapt Your Face Sounds Familiar

LONDON: The format Your Face Sounds Familiar is getting a French adaptation courtesy of M6. Licensed by Endemol, the format has sold to more than 19 countries across Europe, Latin America and Asia. It will make its French debut later this year. Nicolas Coppermann, the president of Endemol France, said: ...

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Esquire Networks Greenlights Originals

LOS ANGELES: Esquire Network, which is branding from G4, has ordered two new original series to premiere this summer, one of which is from Ryan Seacrest Productions. How I Rock (working title), from Ryan Seacrest Productions and Citizen Jones, is hosted by NBA superstar Baron Davis, who will profile athletes, musicians, ...

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Pay-TV Market Gets a Boost in MENA Region

LONDON: The number of pay-TV homes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is expected to double between 2011 and 2018, reaching 16 million, according to Digital TV Research, which forecasts that the proportion legitimately paying for signals is also going to rise considerably.  A new report from the group finds ...

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Exclusive Interview: AMC’s Charlie Collier

PREMIUM: Charlie Collier, the president and general manager of AMC, discusses with World Screen the service’s transformation from a niche movie channel to a must-watch cable network. WS: How did original programming transform AMC from a movie channel to the home of some of the best series on television? COLLIER: ...

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