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MIPCancun Panel on New Digital Platforms

CANCUN: World Screen’s Anna Carugati moderated a MIPCancun panel centered on short-form content produced for YouTube channels, which is allowing new directors, writers, producers and aspiring actors to make inroads in the media market. The session, titled MCN Superpanel: Incubators ...

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Former FremantleMedia Exec Joins Acorn

SILVER SPRING: RLJ Entertainment has appointed Shane Murphy as the managing director of Acorn Media Enterprises (formerly Acorn Productions). In his new position, Murphy will be charged with expanding RLJ Entertainment’s involvement in new content development for the Acorn brand, which specializes in television content from Britain and beyond. Murphy ...

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New Web Series Based on American Girl Brand

NEW YORK/MADISON: American Girl has teamed up with Driver Digital for the development and production of AG Life, an original lifestyle web show on YouTube. Hosted by five upbeat girls sharing their real-life experiences, AG Life features different themes and segments on advice, pop culture and food. The 24-episode series, ...

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DISCOP Africa Shines a Spotlight on China

JOHANNESBURG: DISCOP Africa put China in the spotlight during a special showcase that highlighted the partnership opportunities between the two territories. The China Showcase was sponsored by the International Cooperation Department of State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, People’s Republic of China, and undertaken by China International ...

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Preview for ATF Now Available

NEW YORK: The WorldScreen.com ATF Preview provides you with a number of useful services in one location, including a restaurant directory for Singapore, links to our Screening Rooms and the World Screen app, as well as the digital editions of ...

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Blurrt Taps Former FremantleMedia Exec Simon Spalding

LONDON: Blurrt, which specializes in analyzing comments and sentiments on social media, has appointed former FremantleMedia executive Simon Spalding as executive chairman. In his new role, Spalding will help determine the company’s strategic direction and oversee its growth plans in both the U.K. and international markets, building on his previous role ...

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Amazon Prime to Stream Showtime & Starz

SEATTLE: Amazon Prime customers can now manage standalone OTT services from providers such as Showtime and Starz via Amazon’s new Streaming Partners Program, which launched today. The hub allows outside SVOD providers to market their platforms to Prime subscribers, delivering their video through Amazon’s streaming infrastructure. Billing would also take ...

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New International Development Arm for Studio Glam

TEL AVIV: Studio Glam has launched Studio Glam ID (International Development), a new division meant to promote the development of television formats for the global market. Studio Glam ID will operate as a separate entity alongside Studio Glam in Tel Aviv. It will concentrate on international partnerships with broadcasters, production ...

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Screening Rooms for ATF Now Available

NEW YORK: Watch clips and access detailed information on hundreds of shows by visiting our video portal's dedicated Screening Rooms for ATF. WorldScreenings.com allows you to search for a show by company, title, keyword, genre and duration. Clips can be ...

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