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Christopher Guest’s Mascots Set for Netflix

BEVERLY HILLS: Netflix has added to its slate of original films with the acquisition of Christopher Guest’s Mascots. The Netflix original film will premiere exclusively on the streaming service in 2016. The For Your Consideration and Best in Show director invites ...

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Fear the Walking Dead Lands Down Under

SYDNEY: FOX International Channels, Foxtel and Entertainment One have revealed that Fear the Walking Dead, the upcoming show set in the same universe as AMC's hit horror series The Walking Dead, is set to premiere in Australia express from the U.S. on FX only on Foxtel. The 90-minute first episode ...

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Odd Mom Out Returns to Bravo

NEW YORK: Bravo Media has ordered a second season of the comedy series Odd Mom Out, created by author Jill Kargman. Kargman also stars in the scripted half-hour series as a satirical version of herself, trying to find her place in the elite and incredibly wealthy “mommy clique” of New ...

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Rainbow Inks DVD Deal for Regal Academy

LONDON: Rainbow has signed a home-entertainment agreement with Justbridge Entertainment for Regal Academy, a brand-new animated comedy. Regal Academy follows the adventures of Rose, a young girl who discovers that she is the granddaughter of Cinderella and has been enrolled at an exclusive school for fairy-tale characters. The deal with ...

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Dermot O’Leary & The Stig Front BBC One’s The Getaway Car

LONDON: BBC One has commissioned the competition show The Getaway Car, hosted by Dermot O’Leary and featuring Top Gear’s The Stig. The Saturday night entertainment show sees pairs—couples, grandparents and grandchildren, siblings or best friends—get behind the wheel of a car and attempt to work together under fast-paced driving conditions ...

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BBC Worldwide’s Liam Keelan

Liam Keelan is keeping a close eye on the fast-moving developments in the international drama business. As the director of scripted content at BBC Worldwide he is involved in a broad range of drama series, from the highly anticipated, lavish period piece War and Peace, commissioned by BBC One, to ...

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Former DreamWorks Animation Exec Joins Rovio

ESPOO: Tuomo Korpinen, a former DreamWorks Animation executive, has joined Rovio Entertainment as the president of Rovio Animation and Blue Bird Distribution and global executive VP of the company's media business. Rovio Animation and Blue Bird Distribution are charged with ...

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Japanese-Language Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Debuts on Crunchyroll

NEW YORK: 4K Media has released the original Japanese-language version of the anime Yu-Gi-Oh! GX for the first time outside Japan on streaming website Crunchyroll. The show takes place several years after the original Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters series. The start of the first season has already been launched with subtitles. Further ...

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TV4 Group Names Head of Digital Programs

STOCKHOLM: Anna Rastner has been tapped for the role of head of digital programs at Sweden’s TV4 Group. Rastner, currently the head of editorial business development at Mittmedia, will be responsible for enhancing and developing TV4 Group’s TV offering on all digital platforms. This includes the development of concepts directly ...

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