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Stephen Davis Talks Storytelling, Brand Management

CANNES: Hasbro’s Stephen Davis was interviewed by World Screen’s Anna Carugati at MIPJunior, where he talked about the company’s core focus on storytelling as it rolls out brands across gaming, TV, digital platforms, feature films and more. Davis is the chief content officer and executive VP of Hasbro, and president ...

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New Name for Lagardère Studios’ Distribution Arm

PARIS: Lagardère Entertainment Rights, which is run by Emmanuelle Bouilhaguet and functions as the distribution arm of Lagardère Studios, is changing its name to Lagardère Studios Distribution. The name change comes as part of the group’s international expansion. The two main strategic goals of the expansion are to strengthen the company’s acquisitions strategy and ...

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AFM Spotlight: Starz

SANTA MONICA: Bruce Campbell reprises his role as a monster hunter in Ash vs Evil Dead, part of the Starz catalogue. The new series picks up three decades after the end of the last film from the Evil Dead franchise. ...

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Mark Burnett to Lead MGM Television Group

LOS ANGELES: Mark Burnett has been named president of MGM Television and Digital Group, with the move occurring simultaneously with the closing of MGM’s acquisition of the remaining 45 percent of United Artists Media Group (UAMG). Roma Khanna has stepped ...

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A Note from the Editors

NEW YORK: A rundown of all the exclusive interviews, including with celebrities and top-level executives, and insightful trend features you’ll find in the MIPCOM issue, which, at a whopping 732 pages, is our biggest ever. All of us at World ...

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World Screen Kids’ Content Trendsetter Awards Presented in Cannes

CANNES: The inaugural World Screen Kids’ Content Trendsetter Awards were presented to Nickelodeon’s Jules Borkent, Lagardère Active’s Caroline Cochaux, Disney’s Karen K. Miller, Cartoon Network’s Adina Pitt and KiKA’s Sebastian Debertin at MIPJunior this morning, after their panel discussion with Anna Carugati, View from the Top: What Do Kids' Buyers ...

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Discovery Bows TV Everywhere Streaming Service

SILVER SPRING: Discovery Communications has launched its first U.S. TV Everywhere streaming service, Discovery GO, which features programming from nine networks across the bouquet, including the flagship Discovery Channel. Alongside Discovery Channel, the service features live and on-demand access to programming from TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science Channel, Velocity, ...

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FUNimation Channel to End Olympusat Pact & Relaunch

FLOWER MOUND: After this month, FUNimation Channel will no longer be distributed by Olympusat, with the anime network slated to relaunch early next year. FUNimation will officially terminate its content and brand partnership with Olympusat on December 31. The relaunched network will have a renewed focus on offering viewers high-quality ...

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Cyber Group Studios to Develop Rock Angels

CANNES: Announced at MIPJunior, Cyber Group Studios’ chairman and CEO Pierre Sissmann has teamed up with Scooter Braun’s SB Projects and the company’s full-service record label School Boy Records to co-develop the musical animated CGI series Rock Angels. The show follows the adventures of a five-member teen band comprised of Sky ...

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