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Hillary Exits BBC America

NEW YORK, June 20: Bill Hillary is stepping down as the president and CEO of BBC America to join the ad buying agency MAGNA Global’s entertainment division. As president of MAGNA Global Entertainment, Hillary will oversee the development of branded ...

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MIPCOM Adds Industry Heavyweights to Lineup

PARIS, June 20: Disney’s Anne Sweeney, ESPN’s George Bodenheimer, NBC Universal’s Beth Comstock and MGM’s Harry Sloan are among the keynote speakers for MIPCOM’s Reshaping Media conference. Sweeney, named one of the "50 Most Powerful Women in Business" by Fortune ...

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Promotions at FremantleMedia Enterprises

LONDON, June 20: FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has promoted four of its executives in the U.K., including Dan Allen, the COO of Fremantle International Distribution. Allen, as COO of FME, will be responsible for all operational departments including marketing, finance, legal, ...

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Studio B Names Licensing Agent

VANCOUVER, June 20: Canadian animation house Studio B Productions has appointed VooDoo Entertainment’s Sandie Hatch as its licensing agent. Hatch will work on developing Canadian merchandising, licensing and promotional materials for the programs Yvon of the Yukon, D’Myna Leagues and ...

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New Crime Drama for Lifetime

NEW YORK, June 20: Next month, Lifetime Television in the U.S. will launch Angela’s Eyes, a crime drama executive produced by Crash’s Tom Nunan and Cathy Shulman. The series, from NBC Universal Television Studio, launches July 16 at 10 p.m. ...

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New Movie-Themed Channel Takes CABLEready Series

NORWALK, June 20: Hubbard Broadcasting’s ReelzChannel has acquired all seven seasons of CABLEready’s The Directors in advance of its September 27 U.S. rollout. The series, first launched on Starz Encore, profiles Hollywood’s top filmmakers, among them Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, ...

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