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Caracol’s Laura, an Extraordinary Life Debuts in Russia

BOGOTÁ/MOSCOW: The Caracol Television-produced series Laura, an Extraordinary Life has premiered on Raz TV in Russia. The series debuted last night and will continue to air on the channel weekdays at 10 p.m. The series is distributed worldwide by Caracol Internacional and tells the story of Laura Montoya, who went ...

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RTÉ Unveils New Initiatives to Support Irish Animation

DUBLIN: RTÉ has announced several initiatives to strengthen its support and development of the Irish animation sector, including an RTÉjr Android app and a new season of kids’ programming. The ad-free app, which was originally only available for iOS, is geared toward kids up to 7 years old. It was ...

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CBC Gives Comedy Series Workin’ Moms the Green Light

TORONTO: CBC has ordered 13 episodes of Workin’ Moms, a new original comedy series created by Catherine Reitman (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, black-ish). The series is based on Reitman’s experiences with motherhood. It is set to begin production in Toronto in July 2016 and is expected to debut on CBC ...

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Discovery Installs Chief Commercial Officer

SILVER SPRING: Discovery Communications has tapped Paul Guyardo as chief commercial officer, a newly created position, effective October 5. Guyardo will oversee U.S. ad sales, digital media, licensing and consumer products, consumer insights and data analytics. He will report to Discovery Communications' president and CEO, David Zaslav, and be based at ...

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Food Series Headline Gusto TV’s ATF Slate

OTTAWA: Gusto TV is presenting a number of food-themed shows at this year's Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF), including Fish: The Adventure and Crate to Plate. Fish: The Adventure is a docuseries that looks on as a thrill-seeking chef searches for the best "fish experience" of his life. Crate ...

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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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