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FremantleMedia Looks to Extend Top Brands

LONDON, June 15: Extending the reach of the brands The X Factor, The Apprentice and Prehistoric Park will be FremantleMedia Licensing Worldwide’s key priority at Licensing Show next week. “Our focus for Licensing International will be to seek partners who ...

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Cookie Jar Set to Showcase Key Brands

LOS ANGELES, June 15: At the Licensing Show in New York next week, Cookie Jar Entertainment will showcase its key brands Caillou, The Doodlebops, and Spider Riders. For the preschool classic Caillou, Cookie Jar is gearing up for next year’s ...

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Breakthrough to Showcase New TV Movie at DISCOP

TORONTO, June 15: In Budapest next week for DISCOP, Breakthrough Entertainment will be showcasing Cradle of Lies, the company’s first TV movie, as well as factual properties, formats and kids’ fare. The 90-minute film is a production of Blueprint Entertainment ...

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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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CCI Offers Up Animated Fare

TORONTO, June 15: CCI Entertainment is attending DISCOP with a slate of kids’ animated series, headlined by the 3-D CGI production Erky Perky. The series follows the adventures of two bickering and dim-witted bugs, Erky and Perky, who spend their ...

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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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BVITV Names EMEA Sales SVP

LONDON, June 15: Jim Brehm is joining Buena Vista International Television as senior VP of sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa this August. Brehm, reporting to BVITV EMEA’s executive VP and managing director, will oversee territory sales heads ...

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BBC Takes FID Youth-Skewing Drama

LONDON, June 15: The BBC has picked up Fremantle International Distribution’s youth-skewing ABC Family and Global TV drama Falcon Beach for a daytime slot, extending the show’s reach to 18 countries worldwide. The series, which launched in the U.S. earlier ...

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