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New Appointments at FMNA

LONDON/LOS ANGELES, June 21: FremantleMedia North America has upped Julie Uribe to senior VP of development, and has tapped James Sunderland from Granada in the U.K. to serve as executive producer. Uribe, previously development VP, will oversee all unscripted programming ...

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Pre-Sunny Side Deals for Off The Fence

AMSTERDAM, June 20: Ahead of the Sunny Side of the Doc documentary market, Off the Fence has confirmed the sale of a number of nature documentaries. France 5 has acquired the rights to Appalachia—The Endless Forest and Death Valley, both ...

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here! to Release Chastity Bono-Penned Film

LOS ANGELES, June 21: The gay/lesbian network programming service here! is currently developing a new television movie, In the Name of Love, co-written by Chastity Bono and Garth Belcon. The film tells the tale of an influential Hollywood lesbian who ...

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Cuppa Coffee Developing Stop-Frame Animation for E!

TORONTO, June 21: Canada’s Cuppa Coffee Studios is working with E! Entertainment Television in the U.S. on a stop-frame animation tentatively titled Starveillance. Created by Eric Fogel, the creator of Celebrity Deathmatch, the show promises a unique look at celebrities. ...

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Russian Format Deal for Southern Star

SYDNEY, June 21: TNT Broadcasting Network in Russia is set to produce a local version of Southern Star International’s lifestyle/reality format The Block. Dan Berbridge, executive producer at TNT Broadcasting Network, commented, “This type of series fits perfectly with TNT’s ...

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Peace Arch, RHI in Production, Distribution Deal

TORONTO/NEW YORK, June 21: Peace Arch Entertainment Group is further expanding its television activities, entering into a production and distribution deal with RHI Entertainment Distribution (formerly Hallmark Entertainment Distribution) for six new TV movies. Under the terms of the agreement, ...

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