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Robert Franke Becomes VP of ZDFE.drama

MAINZ: ZDF Enterprises has appointed Robert Franke as the new VP of ZDFE.drama. In his new role, Franke will oversee the department responsible for the commercialization of ZDF's drama program output as well as for international co-productions (such as The Bridge, The Team and The Fall) and own program developments. He ...

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Paramount & Hasbro Unite for Cross-Property Movies

HOLLYWOOD: Paramount Pictures and Hasbro have agreed to collaborate on feature films for the Hasbro properties G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Visionaries, Mobile Armored Strike Kommand (M.A.S.K.) and ROM. Paramount and Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures will establish a cross-property interconnected onscreen universe featuring the stories and characters from the five brands. Allspark will ...

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CBC & Fullscreen to Support Canadian Content Creators

TORONTO: Canadian pubcaster CBC and global media company Fullscreen have signed a multiyear digital media partnership with the goal of empowering the next generation of storytellers in Canada. The new CBC|Fullscreen Creator Network will provide creators with the tools and support they need to amplify their content and reach new ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: BBC Worldwide

CANNES: Two of the top dramas in BBC Worldwide’s MIPCOM catalogue, War and Peace and Dickensian, draw on classic literature. Andrew Davies is behind the new TV adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, and Tony Jordan is taking viewers back to a Victorian London populated by Charles Dickens’ most ...

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YOU On Demand & Bruno Wu Firm Up Investment Agreement

NEW YORK: The Chinese VOD platform YOU On Demand (YOD) and Bruno Wu’s Sun Seven Stars Media Group have reached a definitive agreement regarding the previously announced $10 million investment. The proposed transaction was unanimously approved by both companies’ boards of directors. It is expected to close in December, subject ...

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Amazon Prime Lands Exclusive on Humans

LONDON: Endemol Shine International and Amazon have inked an exclusive content licensing pact that brings the hit drama Humans to Prime members. Amazon Prime members will be able to stream the 8×1-hour series starting next spring. Humans is penned by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (Spooks, Spooks: The Greater Good) ...

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New President in Place at Otter Media

LOS ANGELES: Otter Media, a venture formed by AT&T and The Chernin Group (TCG), has elevated Sarah Harden from her role as executive VP of strategy and investments to president of the company. In her new position, Harden will be charged with driving strategy and operational activities for Otter Media ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: all3media international

CANNES: Based on the works of Agatha Christie, Partners in Crime is headlining all3media international’s MIPCOM drama slate. “Agatha Christie’s fiction is recognized globally, and this brilliant new series has been a great joy to launch,” says Stephen Driscoll, all3media international’s senior VP of international sales. The company is also ...

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MIPJunior Spotlight: Gaumont Television

CANNES: Love, friendship and courage are some of the themes explored in Calimero, an animated adventure-comedy series from Gaumont Television's animation catalogue. “Calimero is a cute, adorable and fun show, with universal values that are appropriate for any channel that focuses on preschool and/or older school-age children,” says Pierre Belaïsch, ...

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Red Sky Presents to Develop Suzy’s Zoo eBooks

SAN DIEGO: Lawless Entertainment has secured a deal that will see Red Sky Presents create Suzy’s Zoo eBooks and print-on-demand books. According to the agreement, Red Sky Presents will develop and release a complete collection of eBooks and Print-on-Demand books based on the Little Suzy’s Zoo character set, including Witzy, ...

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