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ITVS GE & Miniclip to Launch Thunderbirds Are Go Game

LONDON: ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has teamed up with online gaming company Miniclip for the release of a mobile game based on the hit boys' series Thunderbirds Are Go. The Thunderbirds Are Go mobile game will feature action, adventure and visuals from the new show, which made its broadcast ...

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MarVista to Debut Terrordactyl at AFM

LOS ANGELES: MarVista Entertainment has picked up the global distribution rights for the creature feature Terrordactyl, set to debut at the upcoming American Film Market (AFM). Produced by 3rd Films, the movie follows two friends who start being stalked by ...

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Nat Geo On Board Book-Based Miniseries The Long Road Home

WASHINGTON, D.C.: National Geographic Channel (NGC) has teamed up with Mike Medavoy and Jason Clark (Ways and Means Productions) to develop a scripted miniseries inspired by The Long Road Home, a best-selling book penned by ABC News' chief correspondent Martha Raddatz. The Long Road Home will center on the events of ...

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FremantleMedia International Hires for U.S. Sales Post

NEW YORK: FremantleMedia International (FMI) has appointed Caroline Kusser to the newly created position of senior VP of sales and distribution for its U.S. arm. Based in LA, Kusser will be tasked with further building FMI’s reputation in the region and maximizing opportunities for its 22,000 hours of content across ...

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Popmania: Life Under the Mic Being Developed by marblemedia

TORONTO: marblemedia and online pop culture entertainment company Popmania have teamed up to develop a new series that seeks out the next teen pop sensation. The docu-reality series Popmania: Life Under the Mic follows three talented teenage girls over the course of three months as they experience the highs and ...

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Media I.M. Inks Deal with Dusyeri Animation Studios

CANNES: London-based distributor Media I.M. has signed a TV licensing and L&M agreement with Turkey’s Dusyeri Animation Studios, which is best known for the preschool program Pepee. Dusyeri picked up the television rights for two of Media I.M.’s hit animated series, Kikoriki and Pin-Code, for the Turkish kids’ channel Planet ...

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UKTV Taps Former Sky Exec as General Counsel

LONDON: UKTV is expanding its senior leadership team with the appointment of Samantha Hammonds as general counsel, effective in January. In this newly created role, Hammonds will lead all legal and business affairs operations. She will be responsible for helping UKTV execute its commercial and corporate strategy, protect its intellectual ...

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Production Begins on ABC Spark’s First Original Series

TORONTO: Production has commenced on the new docu-reality series Cheer Stars (working title) for Corus Entertainment's ABC Spark. The ten-episode series from Good Human Productions is slated to premiere next summer on ABC Spark in Canada and in the U.S. on ABC Family, which will be renamed Freeform in January. ...

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