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INTV: Bob Greenblatt Talks New Model of Network Drama

JERUSALEM: At the Innovative TV Conference (INTV), Bob Greenblatt, the chairman of NBC Entertainment, discussed shows he has greenlit in his career, and his desire to make NBC the most critically acclaimed broadcast network once again. Greenblatt was interviewed by Avi Nir, the CEO of Keshet, organizer of the INTV ...

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Voice Cast Revealed for SLAM 7 Movies

LOS ANGELES: A Squared Entertainment, Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment and Archie Comics have announced the voice cast for the comic-book inspired animated film trilogy Stan Lee's Mighty 7 (SLAM 7). The trio of movies will be voiced by Stan Lee in addition to Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger), Christian Slater ...

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Pocoyo Producer Files for Pre-Bankruptcy Protection

MADRID: Zinkia Entertainment, the Spanish production company behind the hit series Pocoyo, has started bankruptcy protection proceedings. The company has applied to refinance its debt after having difficulties in meeting its coming payments. Zinkia has asked for a court to oversee negotiations with its creditors. Under Spanish law, the company ...

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Flying Bark & Studio 100 France Link Up for Heidi

SYDNEY: Flying Bark Productions is co-producing Heidi with France's Studio 100 Animation for broadcast on Nine in Australia. The 39×26-minute series will be delivered in 3D HD and is aimed at kids 5 to 8. The series is an update of the classic property based on Johanna Spyri’s successful books. ...

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Planeta Junior to Rep Rainbow Titles in France

LONDON: Planeta Junior, which is already a licensing agent for Rainbow in Spain, is now representing some of the animation studio's most popular brands in France. Titles involved in the agreement include Winx Club, Mia and me, PopPixie and Huntik. Rainbow's properties are now being represented by agents all around ...

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FOX Life Enters U.S. Market

NEW YORK/BUENOS AIRES: FOX International Channels (FIC) is bringing the Spanish-language lifestyle network FOX Life to the U.S., where it launches today. FOX Life sees the combination of the FOX Life brand and Utilismia brands. The network is currently available in Latin America and Europe and now heads to the ...

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MarVista’s Fernando Szew on Evolving Nature of TV Biz

NEW YORK: Fernando Szew, the founding partner and CEO of MarVista Entertainment, discusses the challenges and opportunities in the marketplace and how that has changed over the last ten years. When MarVista Entertainment was set up ten years ago, it was mainly a distribution company that represented programming produced by ...

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Netflix Makes Moves in Original Doc Space

BEVERLY HILLS: Netflix has made its first major acquisition for its original documentary push with The Square, which chronicles the Egyptian protest movement. From director-producer Jehane Noujaim and producer Karim Amer, the doc is expected to premiere exclusively on Netflix in all territories where it is available starting in early ...

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