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Q&A with ITV Studios’ Maria Kyriacou

NEW YORK: Maria Kyriacou, the managing director of ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE), discusses the latest developments at the distribution arm of the leading commercial broadcaster in the U.K. WS: What does ITVS GE represent to buyers? KYRIACOU: Our ...

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Michael Wright Takes Top Post at DreamWorks Studios

UNIVERSAL CITY: Michael Wright, who announced his exit as TNT, TBS and TCM programming president just last week, has been tapped as CEO of DreamWorks Studios, effective January 3, 2015. Wright will report directly to Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks' chairman, and have responsibility for the creative aspects of the company's motion ...

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New International Sales Execs for MarVista Entertainment

LOS ANGELES: In an effort to expand its European presence, MarVista Entertainment has appointed Rod Rodrigo and Andrew Whiteman as directors of distribution for the region. In their new roles, Rodrigo will sell to the U.K., Scandinavia, Benelux, Greece and Turkey, while Whiteman will focus on Germany, CEE, Russia and ...

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Slingshot Global Media Signs First-Look Deal with El Jefe

LOS ANGELES: Slingshot Global Media has entered into a first-look agreement with El Jefe, a production comedy set up by novelists Brian McGreevy (Hemlock Grove), Lee Shipman (Hemlock Grove) and Philipp Meyer (The Son). The production company is based in Los Angeles, with an aim to identify projects that will ...

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eOne Lines Up Star Talent for MIPCOM

TORONTO/LOS ANGELES: Entertainment One (eOne) Television is bringing to Cannes the stars and producers from the action-adventure series Matador and the epic miniseries The Book of Negroes. Joining eOne in Cannes will be Gabriel Luna (NCIS: Los Angeles, Prison Break) and Nicky Whelan (Left Behind, Chosen, The Wedding Ringer) as ...

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STUDIOCANAL & Svensk Filmindustri Pact for Distribution, Production

PARIS/STOCKHOLM: STUDIOCANAL and Svensk Filmindustri (SF) have entered into an alliance that spans distribution and co-production opportunities. SF landed an output distribution deal for all new STUDIOCANAL films on the Nordic market—Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland—and digital distribution of STUDIOCANAL catalogue titles. The agreement also covers co-productions based on English-language ...

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FYI Renews Tiny House Nation, Adds Spin-Off

NEW YORK: FYI is going for a second season of the original series Tiny House Nation, and has also greenlit the new show Tiny House Hunting. Both of the docuseries spotlight the trend of extreme downsizing. They feature the owners and wannabe-owners of super-small spaces around the country. Season two ...

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Muse Distribution International Hires Just for Laughs Veteran

MONTREAL: Shawn Rosengarten, a former sales director at Just for Laughs, has become Muse Distribution International's VP of distribution, a new executive position based in Montreal. Rosengarten has spent a decade and a half working in TV distribution. While at Just for Laughs, he licensed more than 100,000 hours of ...

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UKTV’s Gold Commissions New Monty Python Doc

LONDON: UKTV's comedy channel Gold has commissioned the documentary Monty Python: The Meaning of Live from Phil McIntyre Television in association with Python (Monty) Pictures. The 90-minute film is co-directed by Roger Graef OBE (The Secret Policeman’s Ball, The Truth About Adoption) and James Rogan (Blog Wars, Amnesty! When They Are All Free, The Trouble with Pirates). It offers unprecedented ...

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HGTV Heads to Asia

SINGAPORE: Scripps Networks Interactive is launching the U.S. home and lifestyle channel HGTV in Singapore on StarHub. Starting in December, HGTV will launch on StarHub as the first regional channel dedicated to the home and lifestyle segment. The network will feature such programs as Property Brothers, Kitchen Cousins and The ...

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