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Pre-Sunny Side Deals for Off The Fence

AMSTERDAM, June 20: Ahead of the Sunny Side of the Doc documentary market, Off the Fence has confirmed the sale of a number of nature documentaries. France 5 has acquired the rights to Appalachia—The Endless Forest and Death Valley, both ...

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New Appointments at FMNA

LONDON/LOS ANGELES, June 21: FremantleMedia North America has upped Julie Uribe to senior VP of development, and has tapped James Sunderland from Granada in the U.K. to serve as executive producer. Uribe, previously development VP, will oversee all unscripted programming ...

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Licensing Show Kicks Off in New York

NEW YORK, June 21: Licensing 2006 International opened at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City yesterday with expectations of more than 23,000 attendees from 100-plus markets. Licensed products represent $175 billion in retail sales worldwide, according ...

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Rather Exits CBS

NEW YORK, June 21: After 44 years, Dan Rather and CBS News are parting ways, with the anchor said to be mulling an offer to do a weekly series at the cable network HDNet. Rather was the anchor of the ...

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ITV Bags Three New American Dramas

LONDON, June 21: ITV has picked up the rights to three new U.S. network dramas: Smith, The Black Donnellys and Raines. Warner Bros. International Television’s Smith for CBS is a crime drama from John Wells Productions featuring Ray Liotta as ...

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BBC Axes Top of the Pops

LONDON, June 21: After a 42-year-run, the weekly music show Top of the Pops has been axed, with its last episode set to air July 30. Noting that the series “no longer occupies the central role it once did,” the ...

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