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Preview for NATPE Europe Now Available

NEW YORK: The WorldScreen.com NATPE Europe Preview provides you with a number of useful services in one location, including a downloadable PDF of company suite/stand numbers at the Hilton Prague Hotel. The Preview includes a video interview with Shiri Appleby ...

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Bradley Cooper Teams with Syfy to Develop Hyperion for TV

NEW YORK: Syfy is working with Bradley Cooper (American Sniper), Graham King (The Departed, Argo) and Todd Phillips (The Hangover, Old School) to develop Dan Simmons’ best-selling novel Hyperion as an event series. Cooper will executive produce along with King and Phillips. Itamar Moses (Boardwalk Empire) will write the screenplay ...

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Pasiones Secures Telenovelas from Cisneros Media Distribution

MIAMI: Telenovela network Pasiones has picked up a package of titles from Cisneros Media Distribution (CMD), including You Are My Life (Mi Vida Eres Tú). That title, which recently premiered on Pasiones Latin America, tells the story of a forbidden passion between two people. Other titles acquired through the deal ...

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New SVP for Univision Communications’ Digital Unit

MIAMI: Former Scripps Networks Interactive exec Sameer Deen has joined Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) as its new senior VP of Univision Digital. Based in Miami, Deen will report to Isaac Lee, the president of news and digital for UCI and CEO of Fusion. The exec will be charged with establishing ...

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Globo’s Drama The Party Sold into Uruguay

SÃO PAULO: Starting next week, Globo’s noir drama The Party is set to air on Uruguayan network Teledoce. The miniseries, a remake of a 1974 telenovela, revolves around a lavish mansion party that comes to a halt when a body is found in the pool, setting off a frantic hunt ...

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Oxygen Bolsters Development Slate

NEW YORK: Five new series are in development at Oxygen Media, including Dead Clean, about a female clean-up crew tackling incredible messes. Dead Clean (working title) is produced by Lime Pictures and All3Media America. It showcases a group of women working at Xtreme Cleaners, which goes into some of the ...

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ITVS GE Scores Poldark Licensing Rights

LAS VEGAS: ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has acquired the licensing rights for hit historical drama series Poldark. ITVS GE is prepping a dedicated consumer-products program. The licensor is currently seeking licensing partners in key categories such as apparel ...

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