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Multicom to Promote Pope John Paul II Movie

LOS ANGELES: Multicom Entertainment Group is slated to showcase The Secret Life of John Paul II, a feature film starring Aleksey Guskov (The Concert), at this year's MIPCOM and AFM. The Secret Life of John Paul II is inspired by the book penned by Lino Zani, a former ski instructor ...

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NATPE Reveals 2014 Board Members

LOS ANGELES: NATPE has announced the newly elected members of the 2014 Board of Directors, which is the most diverse group in the history of the association. New board members include Jack Abernethy, the CEO of FOX TV Stations; Joe Abruzzese, the president of advertising sales for Discovery Communications; Rola ...

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AMC Preps Walking Dead Companion Series

NEW YORK: AMC is in the initial stages of developing a companion series for its original drama The Walking Dead that would potentially hit the air in 2015. Season four of The Walking Dead returns to AMC on October 13. The show, based on the comic book series created and ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: APT Worldwide

CANNES: In this 50th-anniversary year of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, APT Worldwide is presenting buyers with The Kennedy Half-Century. It is also showcasing Finding Your Element with Sir Ken Robinson, with the English author and speaker Sir Ken Robinson, and the new cooking/travel series The Cooking Odyssey, featuring ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: twofour54

CANNES: The Emirati entrepreneurs Peyman and Mohamed Parham Al Awadhi, founders of Qabeela New Media, a twofour54 partner company, will be at MIPCOM to promote their new social-media travel series Peeta Planet. The show, which twofour54 helped to develop, follows the two brothers as they travel and explore 12 countries. ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: SBS International

CANNES: There’s a new series from the popular Luke Nguyen franchise that SBS International is offering up, Luke Nguyen’s France. “In his unique style, whilst traveling the country, Luke finds interesting ingredients, meets colorful characters and discovers how Vietnamese recipes have been influenced by French tastes and ingenuity,” says Lara ...

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RTL CBS Entertainment Channel to Launch in Thailand

BANGKOK: TruVisions and RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network have signed an exclusive carriage agreement for the newly launched family entertainment channel to debut in HD in Thailand. RTL CBS Entertainment HD will be available as part of TrueVisions' New Platinum HD, New Gold HD and New Super Family packages. It ...

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ZDFE Places Hard Time in France

MAINZ: ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) has sold the first three seasons of Hard Time, a factual series, to RMC Découverte, a free-TV broadcaster in France. Hard Time tells the stories of men and women living in prisons in the U.S. The licensing of 22 episodes is effective as of this month. ...

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DreamWorks Animation Takes Over Chapman Entertainment Library

LONDON: DreamWorks Animation has acquired the library of Chapman Entertainment, including the hits Fifi and the Flowertots and Little Charley Bear. Also joining the DreamWorks Animation library through the deal are Roary the Racing Car and Raa Raa the Noisy Lion. The Chapman titles will be distributed through DreamWorks Animation's ...

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Cineflix Rights Acquires from Third-Party Producers

LONDON: Cineflix Rights has added a number of new titles to its catalogue through a recent raft of acquisition deals with third-party producers in the U.K. and North America. From Big Earth Productions comes Grand Tourer, a 10×30-minute series that follows adventurer Russ Malkin and former male model Charley Speed ...

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