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Terranoa Lands New Sales & Presales

PARIS: Terranoa has negotiated several sales and presales with buyers attending the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) in Montreal and ATF in Singapore. Picasso, the Legacy has been acquired by ARD/BR in Germany, while Paris, the Great Saga was purchased by RAI in Italy. The Gedeon docu-series The Coasts of Brazil from ...

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ole Digital Forms Pact with YouTube

TORONTO: The newly formed digital arm of ole has made a publishing and sound recording A/V agreement with YouTube in a continuing effort to fully control its client and owned interests online. The direct deal with YouTube will protect client collections from the use of publishing, master recordings and audiovisual ...

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Lionsgate Working On TV Show About Creation of Twitter

SANTA MONICA/VANCOUVER: Lionsgate has optioned the TV rights for Nick Bilton's best-seller Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal, about the birth of the micro-blogging site Twitter.  Allison Shearmur is set as executive producer for the project. Bilton, a columnist and reporter for the New York ...

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Mark Freeland Takes On New Role at BBC

LONDON: In mid-January, Mark Freeland, who has been serving as controller of comedy production, is set to become the controller of fiction and entertainment for BBC Productions. In the newly established position, Freeland will manage the in-house drama, entertainment and comedy production teams. He will report to Danny Cohen, the ...

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New CFO for Discovery Networks CEEMEA

WARSAW: Discovery Networks has named Rafal Ogrodnik as its chief financial officer for Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA), effective February 1. As CFO, Ogrodnik​ will oversee business planning and financial reporting, as well as key operational issues and the strategic agenda for the region. He ...

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Hulu Takes On Breakthrough’s Producing Parker

TORONTO: Breakthrough Entertainment's animated series Producing Parker is headed to the U.S. through a deal with Hulu, where it becomes available on both the free and paid services. The series features the voice of Sex and the City's Kim Cattrall. Each episode looks at the behind-the-scenes antics of The Dee ...

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Red Arrow’s Jens Richter to Join FremantleMedia International

LONDON: Jens Richter is set to join FremantleMedia International as chief executive following the end of his contract with Red Arrow International, where he serves as managing director. Richter has been running Red Arrow International, formerly known as SevenOne International, since 2004. He will be relocating from Munich to London ...

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Two New Execs Appointed to Talpa Board

HILVERSUM: Shashi Baboeram Panday and Barry Masclee have joined the Talpa Holding executive board as chief financial officer and chief corporate officer, respectively. Baboeram Panday, who had been acting as interim CFO since July, is replacing Mark Ramakers. He became a concern controller for Talpa in 2007. Earlier in his ...

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