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PBS KIDS Launches Healthy Eating Initiative

ARLINGTON: PBS KIDS has teamed up with Whole Foods Market to offer families materials to support healthy eating. The partnership will provide families with free resources in Whole Food Market locations across the U.S. and online. The initiative kicks off in September with a host of materials from Peg + ...

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Hallmark Channel Slates Musical TV Movie Event

NEW YORK: Next month Hallmark Channel is due to debut Dear Dumb Diary, an original television adaptation of Jim Benton’s book series of the same name. Dear Dumb Diary follows the adventures of Jamie Kelly, a middle school student. The musical production, directed by Kristin Hanggii (Rock of Ages), is ...

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Electus Picks Up Pair of Series from Uncommon Content

NEW YORK: Electus has taken on the distribution rights for two series from Uncommon Content, including Capture, which spotlights the art of photography and the stories behind certain images. The 12-episode Capture features Mark Seliger, who invites fellow professional photographers and celebrity photobuffs to his New York City studio to ...

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Slew of Commissions for BBC Three

LONDON: Zai Bennett, the controller of BBC Three, has announced a raft of new commissions for the channel, including Siblings, a comedy from the company that made The Inbetweeners. Also in the way of comedy/entertainment programming is the one-hour Seann Walsh’s Late Night Comedy Spectacular, featuring rising superstar Seann Walsh. The ...

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ITV Wins Channel of the Year at Edinburgh TV Festival

EDINBURGH: ITV has been named channel of the year at this year’s Edinburgh International TV Festival, while Broadchurch won the new program award. The 12th annual conference awards was hosted by Dara O Briain. The event named ITV as the channel of the year, reclaiming the win from last year’s honoree, ...

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Ryan Seacrest

This interview originally appeared in the MIPTV 2013 issue of World Screen.   To millions of viewers around the world, Ryan Seacrest is known in connection with American Idol. Yes, he is the host of what is arguably the most ...

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Philippe Dauman

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of World Screen. Sumner Redstone, Viacom’s executive chairman and founder, famously said, “Content is king.” Never has this phrase been more apropos than in today’s digital world, as the media conglomerate ...

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Venevision to Showcase Lucia’s Secrets

MIAMI: This year in Cannes Venevision plans to present Lucia’s Secrets (Los Secretos de Lucia), a telenovela led by Iran Castillo, Juan Pablo Raba, Lucia Reina and Miguel Gaitan. Lucia’s Secrets, produced by Venevision, follows the life of a woman who is suffering from amnesia. Other titles being offered by ...

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BBC One Film to Star Dame Judi Dench, Dustin Hoffman

LONDON: Dame Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman have been lined up to lead the cast of Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot, a 90-minute movie for Endor Productions and BBC One that is slated to begin filming next year in London. Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot revolves around Mr Hoppy, a retired bachelor ...

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