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BoPaul Media to Rep RKO Library in Asia

LOS ANGELES: The film library of RKO Pictures, which includes the cinema classic Citizen Kane, has come under the representation of BoPaul Media Worldwide (BMW) for buyers in Asia. BMW will be showcasing the 720-title catalogue in Cannes. The films include the original King Kong, Bringing Up Baby, The Hunchback ...

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Scott Baio to Star in New Comedy for Nick at Nite

LOS ANGELES: Nickelodeon has ordered 20 episodes of the original scripted comedy Daddy’s Home (working title), starring Scott Baio, for its Nick at Nite programming block.   The multi-camera, half-hour show features Baio as David Hobbs, who after ten years of starring as America’s favorite TV dad becomes a stay-at-home ...

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A+E Networks Spotlights New Series & Formats

NEW YORK: A+E Networks is heading to MIPTV with more than 450 hours of new programming, including Mankind: The Story of All of Us. A+E Networks will highlight all-new series at MIPTV such as the 12-part, one-hour series Mankind: The Story of All of Us, an epic tale of the ...

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Ovation Lands New U.S. Premiere Rights

SANTA MONICA: Ovation has picked up a package of drama series, documentaries and movies from ITV Studios Global Entertainment. Under the agreement, Ovation has U.S. premiere rights for the drama series Bouquet of Barbed Wire and Martina Cole’s The Runaway, in addition to the documentary ABBA: The Mamma Mia Story, ...

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BoPaul Media Scores European Deals

LOS ANGELES: Ahead of its inaugural outing at MIPTV, BoPaul Media Worldwide (BMW) has inked deals in Poland, Iceland and Slovenia for films such as Wild Geese. BMW signed contracts with Polmedia in Poland for the classic film Wild Geese, starring Richard Burton; Zulu Dawn, starring Burt Lancaster; Ashanti, starring ...

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Jimmy Kimmel to Host Primetime Emmys

BURBANK: Jimmy Kimmel, the star and executive producer of the late night ABC talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live, has been tapped to host the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, which will air live on September 23. This will be the first time hosting the awards for Kimmel. Director/producer Don Mischer will ...

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Hunger Games to Make TV Debut on ABC Family

BURBANK/SANTA MONICA: ABC Family has scored the network television premiere rights for The Hunger Games, which broke box office records with this weekend’s opening, from Lionsgate. The film brought in an estimated $155 million at the North American box office this weekend, making it the third highest-grossing opening weekend of ...

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Osiris Heading to MIPTV with Expanded Catalogue

LOS ANGELES: Osiris Entertainment is gearing up for MIPTV with a large library of independently produced films, including Suspicion, looking to shore up international television and VOD agreements. Osiris’s MIPTV film slate features Suspicion, a film about a retired mobster with cancer who befriends a young woman, and The Eves, ...

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Donna Cunningham Upped at SPT

CULVER CITY: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has promoted Donna Cunningham to executive VP of operations and international production.  Cunningham is based at SPT’s headquarters in Culver City. She joined the company in 2004 as senior VP of business affairs and international production. She has added oversight for operations, finance and ...

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