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Endemol UK Ups Two in Senior Management

LONDON: Laurence Jones has been promoted to commercial director of Endemol UK, while Nick Samwell-Smith is being elevated to managing director of the entertainment production arm Initial. Jones was previously the managing director of Initial, a role that will now be taken over by Samwell-Smith. In his new post as ...

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A&E Network Slates Nashville-Set Reality Series

NEW YORK: A&E Network has a new real-life series for its schedule, Crazy Hearts: Nashville, which spotlights the country music scene. The 8×1-hour series follows the lives of aspiring country music artists and insiders. Production begins immediately in Nashville. The show is produced by Eastern. Executive producers are Toby Barraud ...

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WGN America Orders Second Original Series

LOS ANGELES: WGN America has ordered the drama series Manhattan from Skydance Television, Tribune Studios and Lionsgate Television. The show marks the second original series for WGN America since beginning its scripted push earlier this year. It is also Tribute Studios and Skydance Television's first entry into producing scripted content. ...

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Max Steel Headed to the Big Screen

HOLLYWOOD: Dolphin Entertainment and Mattel are developing a live-action feature-length film based on the Max Steel franchise. Based on Mattel's Max Steel property, the film will be produced by Dolphin Films, with Open Road Films distributing in the U.S. The movie is slated for a wide theatrical release in the ...

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Universal Channel U.K. Adds Sleepy Hollow, Graceland

LONDON: Universal Channel has picked up the U.K. premiere rights for the mystery-adventure drama Sleepy Hollow and contemporary crime drama Graceland from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. Sleepy Hollow is set to premiere on FOX in the U.S. later this month. Graceland is currently airing in the U.S. on USA ...

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Paramount Channel to Launch in France

PARIS/NEW YORK: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is bringing Paramount Channel to France, to be broadcast in HD on pay-TV CANAL+ platforms, Numericable and on IPTV. This is the second Paramount Channel to launch. The service provides movies from the 100-year-old film library of Paramount Pictures. Daily programming will include ...

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eOne Becomes Exclusive Distributor for AMC Networks

LONDON/TORONTO: Entertainment One (eOne) has signed a multi-year distribution agreement to handle the international sales for all original scripted series from U.S.-based AMC Networks' AMC and Sundance Channel. Sundance Channel Global plans to carry select series from the eOne output deal on its networks. This is the first time that ...

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ABI Research: Global Pay-TV Market Sees Growth

SINGAPORE: The global pay-TV market added 23 million new subscribers in the first two quarters of 2013, with growth in telco and satellite TV yet cable and terrestrial pay-TV services remaining relatively flat. The pay-TV market is expected to continue ...

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Jeffrey Katzenberg

This interview appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of World Screen. Jeffrey Katzenberg, the CEO and director of DreamWorks Animation, shares with World Screen his vision of the future of entertainment and how digital media and technology are revolutionizing the ...

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