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C4 Announces First BVITV Pickups

LONDON, June 15: Channel 4 has announced its first new show pickups from Buena Vista International Television (BVITV), taking the novela adaptation Betty the Ugly and Calista FLockhart’s Brothers & Sisters. Betty the Ugly is the American adapatation of the ...

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Net Income Drops at Lionsgate

SANTA MONICA/VANCOUVER, June 15: Independent studio Lionsgate has reported a fiscal 2006 net profit of $6.1 million, down some 70 percent from the previous year’s $20.3 million, despite a 13-percent gain in revenues to $951.2 million. Free cash flow was ...

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Lazarus Seeks Content for European DVD Rollout

LONDON, June 14: Lazarus Consulting, formed by former Celador International executive Steve Lazarus last October, has been named as the British agent for edel music, a German-based media company, with a view to sourcing British content for edel to release ...

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Peace Arch Secures CTV Travel Commission

TORONTO, June 14: Peace Arch Entertainment Group’s TV division has received a commission from the CTV Travel Channel to produce an initial five episodes for the new franchise UberGuide Television. The programs will follow a top ten countdown format, with ...

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Showcase Rolls Out Live-Action Tween Series

WOODLAND HILLS, June 14: California-based Showcase Entertainment has secured a trio of new European deals on Flight 29 Down, a live-action series for tweens that is being billed as “Lost for kids.” The 26×30-minute show about a group of kids ...

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Neptuno Shores Up Eastern European Deals

BARCELONA, June 14: The Spanish animation outfit Neptuno Films has notched up a raft of television, new media and licensing deals across Central and Eastern Europe in advance of its stint at DISCOP next week, including the sale of 378 ...

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German Screenings Set for Vienna

VIENNA, June 14: For the first time in its history, the 31-year old German Screenings will take place in Vienna, Austria, this December, returning to Munich in 2007. ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) joined german united distributors, Telepool and Deutsche Welle ...

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