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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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UKTV Orders New Series for Dave Channel

LONDON: UKTV has commissioned Crackanory, a satirical show featuring Harry Enfield, Jack Dee, Sally Phillips and Richard Hammond, for broadcast on its entertainment channel Dave. Produced by Tiger Aspect Productions, Crackanory will watch as a variety of U.K. personalities take part in comedic storytelling. The 6×40-minute series includes a combination ...

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New Channel 4 Drama to Spotlight British-Ruled India

LONDON: Channel 4 in the U.K. has given the go-ahead to Indian Summers, an original period drama focused on the final years of British colonial rule in India. Indian Summers, Channel 4’s first commission from New Pictures, is set to begin filming next year. The 10×1-hour series is being co-produced ...

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Trend-Spotting with Rainbow’s Luana Perrero

Luana Perrero, the TV sales manager at Rainbow S.r.l., shares with TV Kids her view of the current kids’ marketplace and what trends she’s seeing in children’s programming. TV KIDS: What’s your view on the current state of the kids’ market? PERRERO: The landscape is healthy and expanding, but as ...

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Ed Galton

Ed Galton, the managing director and chief commercial officer at CAKE, talks about the evolution of the company and its position in the current kids’ market. TV KIDS: Over the last 11 years, what has become the hallmark of CAKE’s kids’ business? GALTON: CAKE has established itself as a boutique ...

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Marvel & Hero Ventures Team for Entertainment Experience

LOS ANGELES: Marvel Entertainment and Hero Ventures are collaborating on The Marvel Experience, an interactive national tour featuring a host of Marvel superheroes. The first-person attraction allows audiences to become part of the action in the Marvel Universe. Using interactive and multimedia technology, The Marvel Experience will include a 4D motion ...

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Viewster Adds Red Bull Media House Content

ZURICH: The VOD service Viewster has added to its catalogue a slew of sports and culture content from Red Bull Media House, which will be available on demand for viewers in the U.K., Benelux, Germany and the Nordics. The content package includes Red Bull Art of Motion, which showcases the disciplines ...

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ITV Commissions New Drama Mini, Renews Vicious & Others

LONDON: ITV has commissioned the three-part drama Prey, starring John Simm, alongside announcing renewals for the Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi comedy Vicious as well as The Job Lot and Plebs. In Prey, Simm will play Detective Constable Marcus Farrow, a cop and husband with two kids. His world falls ...

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Sale of Licensed Toys Up

PORT WASHINGTON: Sales of licensed toys for the first half of summer are up 4 percent, while there’s been a 2-percent decline in all other toy categories, according to The NPD Group. The top 5 licenses with the largest percentage increase in dollars during the period, from May to June ...

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