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Viacom’s Cyma Zarghami

Cyma Zarghami, the president of Viacom’s Kids & Family Group, tells TV Kids how providing fun shows, must-see live events and really cool games and content on linear and nonlinear platforms have been the pillars of her group’s success. TV KIDS: Nickelodeon has always done extensive research. What can you ...

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Ánima Kitchent Launches Multiplatform Property Cleo Telerín

MADRID: Ánima Kitchent is launching the new preschool show reboot Cleo Telerín as a transmedia property with various multiplatform components. Besides the 52×7-minute series, the title will include ten music videos, ten educational YouTube clips, apps, digital books and educational web content for kids and their parents. The brand has ...

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Sirens Media Elevates Lucilla D’Agostino

NEW YORK: Sirens Media has promoted Lucilla D’Agostino to the role of executive VP of current programming and development. In her new role, D’Agostino will continue to oversee production for all of Sirens' current original programming and will expand her oversight to include development. She will work closely with Leftfield ...

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CBS Slates Comedic Thriller BrainDead for Summer 2016

STUDIO CITY: Next summer, CBS is slated to begin airing BrainDead, a new comic-thriller series starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead that comes from Robert and Michelle King, the creators and exec producers of The Good Wife. Set in Washington, D.C., BrainDead centers on Laurel, who, while helping her brother run his ...

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SPI Adds NFI Content to FilmBox Channels

CANNES: SPI International has signed a non-exclusive agreement with New Films International (NFI) that will bring the latter company’s library to SPI’s channels around the globe. The NFI catalogue includes titles featuring such acclaimed Hollywood actors as Robert Downey Jr., Denzel ...

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Lionsgate TV Taps Alternative Programming EVP

SANTA MONICA: Jennifer O'Connell, a seasoned TV exec and producer, has been hired by Lionsgate Television Group as executive VP of alternative programming, effective immediately. In her newly created role, O'Connell will be responsible for the development and production of Lionsgate's unscripted slate across all platforms. She previously served as ...

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francetv distribution Sends Parenting Format to Africa

PARIS: francetv distribution has secured its first sale for Parenthood Instruction Manual to the Gabonese Republic, where the show will be adapted and produced for the African market by Princesse M Productions and Watara Productions. Parenthood Instruction Manual centers on the daily lives of a couple and their children. The ...

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Former MTV Exec Joins RadicalMedia

NEW YORK: RadicalMedia has tapped Dave Sirulnick, previously of MTV, as a partner and executive producer. In his new role, Sirulnick will work with Radical Entertainment president Justin Wilkes and the VP/executive producer Dave O’Connor. He will be charged with helping to grow Radical’s existing music, brand and live-event initiatives ...

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Digital Arm 1620 Media Launched by Pilgrim Studios

NORTH HOLLYWOOD: Pilgrim Studios has launched 1620 Media, a new web-based entertainment platform that will produce a variety of scripted, unscripted and branded content. 1620 Media will premiere with six new original series: Inside the Extras Studio, The Intersection, The Real Cat Therapist of Beverly Hills, Explained in Children's Drawings, ...

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