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DreamWorks Animation Taps Twentieth Century Fox for Distribution

GLENDALE: Animated feature films produced by DreamWorks Animation for release in 2013 through 2017 are to be distributed by Twentieth Century Fox. A new five-year deal sees Fox receiving a distribution fee on worldwide theatrical and home-video gross receipts as well as on international TV and certain digital rights, including ...

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New SVP of Development at Shine America

LOS ANGELES: Chris Culvenor is transitioning from Shine Australia to Shine America, where he has been named senior VP of development. Based in Los Angeles, Culvenor will be overseeing the day-to-day unscripted development. He comes from Shine Australia, where he has overseen the development and sale of programs across a ...

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Michael J. Fox Returning to TV in NBC Comedy

UNIVERSAL CITY: Michael J. Fox, who rose to fame 30 years ago on the NBC series Family Ties, is headed back to the network in a brand-new as-yet-untitled comedy, produced by Sony Pictures Television and Olive Bridge Entertainment. The network has made a commitment for 22 episodes. The show, which ...

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Kevin Reilly Promoted to Chairman of Entertainment at FOX

LOS ANGELES: Kevin Reilly has been promoted from president of entertainment at Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) to the chairman post. The elevated role will see him take on oversight for all programming, scheduling, marketing, research, digital and business affairs at the network. He joined FOX in 2007 and before that ...

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ABC Family Bolsters Original Programming Slate

BURBANK: ABC Family has ordered additional seasons of original series such as Melissa & Joey, Baby Daddy and Switched at Birth. The network has taken on a third season of Melissa & Joey, a comedy about a councilwoman raising her niece and nephew with a live-in male nanny. ABC Family also ...

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NBC Presents Fall Season with Preview Special

UNIVERSAL CITY: Hosted by Matthew Perry, The NBC Primetime Preview Show programming stunt will feature scenes from NBC series that are slated to air in the fall. The special highlights new shows such as Guys with Kids, Revolution, Chicago Fire, The New Normal, Go On and Animal Practice. Produced by NBC Custom Content ...

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Exclusive Interview: Comedy Central’s Doug Herzog

PREMIUM: Doug Herzog, the president of MTV Networks Entertainment Group who oversees Comedy Central, talks to World Screen about some of the original programming that has breathed new life into the comedy landscape.   WS: What has been Comedy Central’s strategy in attracting the elusive young male viewer? HERZOG: Our ...

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South Korean Deal for Osiris

LOS ANGELES: Osiris Entertainment has sold Falling Overnight and All God’s Creatures to Ava Entertainment for broadcast and home-entertainment rights in South Korea. Falling Overnight, which stars Parker Croft (Nip/Tuck) and Emilia Zoryan (My Trip to the Darkside), tells the story of two unexpected lovers. Josh Folan (Episode 50, All ...

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BBC America HD Joins Verizon’s FiOS TV

NEW YORK: Verizon has added BBC America in high-def to its FiOS TV lineup. The channel will broadcast popular shows such as Doctor Who and Top Gear. BBC America, which has been available in standard definition on FiOS TV, will be included in the Extreme HD and Ultimate HD FiOS ...

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WWE Embraces Second Screen

STAMFORD: WWE has launched a free mobile second-screen app, serving as a companion for its Monday Night Raw broadcasts. The flagship app for iOS and Android mobile devices and tablets can run on the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Samsung Galaxy SIII. The application will offer exclusive video and content ...

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