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De Agostini Launching Maya the Bee on DVD

MILAN: De Agostini, TV Sorrisi e Canzoni and Donna Moderna are releasing a DVD of Maya the Bee, a new animated 3D series based on the classic brand. Each DVD will feature three episodes and two games. There are also illustrated booklets about the life of bees, including nursery rhymes, posters, coloring pages, quizzes and mazes. Planeta Junior manages the ...

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World Screen Presents Top 50 Kids Channels 2013 Guide

NEW YORK: Be prepared for MIP Junior with World Screen's Top 50 Kids Channels 2013 report, a downloadable 92-page guide to what 50 of the world's top kids' platforms are looking for. Buy it here. The Top 50 Kids Channels downloadable report is a must-have as you head into MIPCOM ...

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Kevin Beggs Promoted at Lionsgate

SANTA MONICA/VANCOUVER: Kevin Beggs has been promoted to chairman of Lionsgate Television Group, as part of his new long-term contract with the company. Beggs will continue to oversee the development and production of all programming for platforms worldwide. He continues to report to Jon Feltheimer, Lionsgate's CEO. Beggs has been ...

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Pre-MIPCOM Spotlight: Starz Worldwide Distribution

CANNES: The main focus for Starz at this year’s MIPCOM will be on Black Sails, a pirate adventure due to debut in January 2014. “We will be holding a world-premiere screening of the completed first episode to buyers during MIPCOM,” says Gene George, the executive VP for Starz Worldwide Distribution. ...

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Brazil Displays Appetite for More Strawberry Shortcake Merchandise

NEW YORK: AG Properties has secured new licensees to expand the presence of the Strawberry Shortcake brand in Brazil, where it is locally known as Moranguinho. J & A Móveis has been lined up to develop home furnishings, while Vulcan Material Plástico is creating self-adhesive plastic covers. AG Properties has also extended its partnership with Pernambucanas, which ...

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Claire Danes Talks Homeland in Exclusive Interview

NEW YORK: Claire Danes, whose numerous credits include starring in the hit Homeland, talks to TV Drama about the craft of acting and the complexities of espionage, psychology and even patriotism. TV DRAMA: What appealed to you about Homeland? DANES: The pilot was immediately gripping. It was obviously a piece ...

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Pre-MIPCOM Spotlight: BBC Worldwide

CANNES: From the creators of Merlin, the 13-part drama Atlantis is being presented by BBC Worldwide with a special event in Cannes. “With high production values, it is going to bring the lost city of Atlantis to life in a way that has never been done before—combining a dramatic story ...

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Claire Danes

This interview appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of World Screen. Today she is known around the world as Carrie Mathison, the brilliant but troubled and bipolar CIA agent in the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning Showtime drama Homeland, but Claire ...

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PAC-MAN Series Makes Its Way to France

GREENWICH/PARIS: 41 Entertainment's PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures is scheduled to begin airing on Gulli and Canal J in France. The free-TV and pay-TV rights have been snapped up by Gulli and Canal J, respectively. The 39×22-minute show, which contains two seasons, is slated for broadcast in France in the fall. 41 Entertainment has selected Zodiak Kids to handle the brand's ...

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