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Industry Vet Sue Houghton Joins Factual Producer NHNZ

DUNEDIN: The New Zealand-based factual producer NHNZ has brought in experienced showrunner Sue Houghton to work on several new blue-chip productions. Houghton will work out of the company’s Washington, D.C. office, where she’ll be involved in two projects for Animal Planet, among other endeavors. The industry vet spent eight years ...

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Lifetime Orders Series Based on Horror Classic The Omen

LOS ANGELES: Lifetime has placed a straight-to-series order for Damien, a follow-up to the classic horror movie The Omen, to be written and exec produced by The Walking Dead’s Glen Mazzara. The six-part series will track the adult life of Damien Thorn, the child born in the original 1976 film, ...

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Singapore’s StarHub TV Adopts BabyFirst

SINGAPORE: StarHub TV has added BabyFirst to its offering, with a free preview of the channel running from now until October 31. Meant for infants and toddlers, BabyFirst features positive, interactive content created and supervised by top child development experts. The network, which originated in the U.S., is airing in ...

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Event Spotlight: Series Mania European Co-Production Forum

The aim of the Series Mania European Co-Production Forum is to contribute to a more competitive market for TV drama series in Europe by encouraging collaborations between producers, distributors, TV broadcasters, TV funders and commissioners. Organized by the Forum des Images, located in the heart of Paris, and supported by ...

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International Sales for Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood

PARIS: PGS Entertainment has sold the animated series Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood to a slew of international broadcasters. The 52×11-minute show, which follows the adventures of a 10-year-old Robin Hood, was picked up by RTBF for French-speaking Belgium, NRK in Norway, Switzerland’s RTS, RTL Telekids in the Netherlands and ...

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MediaCorp Appoints Jack Lim as Chief Commercial Officer

SINGAPORE: MediaCorp has named Jack Lim, who spent the last six years at Sony Pictures Television Networks Asia, to the newly created role of chief commercial officer. Lim will be leading the company's commercial division. He will have oversight for commercial relationships and fulfillment, including ad sales, go-to-market partnerships and ...

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Chinese Adaptation of Fashion Star Set for Dragon TV

LOS ANGELES: Electus has co-produced The Goddesses' New Clothes, which is based on the U.S. series Fashion Star, in partnership with Dragon TV, Hitao and Blue Flame. The ten-episode series will see six female celebs design and model "themed" clothes with the help of professional designers to win orders from ...

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