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Granada to Set Up Office in Asia

LONDON/HONG KONG, June 15: Granada International has tapped Bloomberg Television executive James Ross to drive its business in Asia, setting up a new office in Hong Kong. Ross will continue to be based in Hong Kong, serving as regional director ...

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Banff Wraps with Attendance of 1,450

BANFF, June 15: More than 1,450 television executives attended the Banff World Television Festival, which ended yesterday in Alberta, Canada. The year’s event was marked by the signing of a number of new deals, including Paperny Films’ securing a C$1.4-million ...

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BBC Takes FID Youth-Skewing Drama

LONDON, June 15: The BBC has picked up Fremantle International Distribution’s youth-skewing ABC Family and Global TV drama Falcon Beach for a daytime slot, extending the show’s reach to 18 countries worldwide. The series, which launched in the U.S. earlier ...

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C4 Announces First BVITV Pickups

LONDON, June 15: Channel 4 has announced its first new show pickups from Buena Vista International Television (BVITV), taking the novela adaptation Betty the Ugly and Calista FLockhart’s Brothers & Sisters. Betty the Ugly is the American adapatation of the ...

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Net Income Drops at Lionsgate

SANTA MONICA/VANCOUVER, June 15: Independent studio Lionsgate has reported a fiscal 2006 net profit of $6.1 million, down some 70 percent from the previous year’s $20.3 million, despite a 13-percent gain in revenues to $951.2 million. Free cash flow was ...

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Lazarus Seeks Content for European DVD Rollout

LONDON, June 14: Lazarus Consulting, formed by former Celador International executive Steve Lazarus last October, has been named as the British agent for edel music, a German-based media company, with a view to sourcing British content for edel to release ...

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Peace Arch Secures CTV Travel Commission

TORONTO, June 14: Peace Arch Entertainment Group’s TV division has received a commission from the CTV Travel Channel to produce an initial five episodes for the new franchise UberGuide Television. The programs will follow a top ten countdown format, with ...

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Showcase Rolls Out Live-Action Tween Series

WOODLAND HILLS, June 14: California-based Showcase Entertainment has secured a trio of new European deals on Flight 29 Down, a live-action series for tweens that is being billed as “Lost for kids.” The 26×30-minute show about a group of kids ...

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Neptuno Shores Up Eastern European Deals

BARCELONA, June 14: The Spanish animation outfit Neptuno Films has notched up a raft of television, new media and licensing deals across Central and Eastern Europe in advance of its stint at DISCOP next week, including the sale of 378 ...

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