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BoPaul Media Clinches Deal with Medallion in Japan

LOS ANGELES: BoPaul Media Worldwide has licensed a range of titles to the Japanese video distributor Medallion Films, among them the Porky’s trilogy. Four titles from the Melvin Simon/Video Mercury catalogue were licensed for pay- and free-TV rights to Medallion. These are Porky’s, Porky’s II: The Next Day, Porky’s Revenge ...

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Peppa Pig Live Shows Launch in U.K., Australia

LONDON: Entertainment One’s Peppa Pig has two stage shows opening this month, one in the U.K. and one in Australia. The British theater company Fiery Angel is reporting its biggest advance ticket sales to date for the touring production, Peppa Pig’s Big Splash. In Australia, Life Like Touring has added ...

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New Licensing Agent Signs On for PAC-MAN

GREENWICH/MUNICH: 41 Entertainment has appointed Glam as licensing and merchandising agent for select territories for PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures. Glam will be representing the L&M rights for the property in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland. The 39×22-minute series makes its pay-TV debut in Germany in spring and free-TV launch ...

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New Hires for Cartoon Network Amazone Water Park

BANG SARAY: Cartoon Network Amazone, a Cartoon Network-themed water park in Thailand, has made two new hires to bolster live entertainment experiences. Chris Colby has been named head of creative production. David Kort joins as head of live entertainment. The destination is set to open in Bang Saray, Thailand, in ...

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M6 Confirmed as Commissioning Broadcaster for K3

PARIS: French broadcaster M6 has affirmed its commitment to the new animated series K3, which is being produced by Studio 100 Animation starting from the beginning of 2014. The series, based on Studio 100’s popular girls’ band and live-action movies, is expected to be on air by the end of ...

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Illusions Take Center Stage in New Watch Series

LONDON: This December UKTV's Watch is slated to premiere The Happenings, an upcoming show that is co-created by Objective Productions and Crook Productions. The Happenings looks on as a pair of magicians construct large-scale illusions in towns around the U.K. ...

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ITV Orders Factual Series from Potato

LONDON: ITV has commissioned I Never Knew That About Britain, a factual show, from ITV Studios' production company Potato. I Never Knew That About Britain is inspired by the book series penned by Christopher Winn. The 8×30-minute program, presented by Paul Martin, will investigate the history of Britain. It is ...

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WE tv Appoints SVP of Scripted Programming

NEW YORK: Cheryl Bloch, a Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning producer, has become WE tv's first senior VP of scripted programming, effective immediately. In her new role, Bloch will work out of Santa Monica under Marc Juris, the president and general manager of WE tv. She will be expected to scout, ...

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Production Begins on Remake of BBC Comedy

TORONTO: Production has kicked off on Sensitive Skin, a new original comedy series based on the BBC show of the same name, set to premiere on The Movie Network in Eastern Canada and Movie Central in Western Canada. Starring Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City) and Don McKellar (Blindness), Sensitive ...

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AFM Spotlight: American Cinema International

SANTA MONICA: Car racing takes center stage in Born to Race: Fast Track, a new title that is being presented by American Cinema International (ACI) at this year’s AFM. The action flick follows a racing-school student who must overcome many obstacles while pursuing his dream of becoming a professional racer. ...

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