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Endemol Scores Sales for Black Mirror

LONDON: Endemol Worldwide Distribution has sold the Charlie Brooker-created British drama series Black Mirror, from Zeppotron, to 21 territories ahead of its international debut at MIPTV. Endemol Worldwide Distribution (EWD) holds global television distribution rights for the show, consisting of three stand-alone episodes, and has closed deals with SBS Australia, ...

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eOne Renews Agreement with Ilana Frank

TORONTO/LOS ANGELES/LONDON: Entertainment One (eOne) has extended its first-look television deal with producer Ilana Frank—whose credits include the new series Saving Hope—and her company Ilana C Frank Films (ICFF) for three more years. The agreement includes all television projects developed by and/or controlled by Frank, such as the original drama ...

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Jeremy Piven to Star in Mr. Selfridge

LONDON: Jeremy Piven, best known for his lead role in HBO’s Entourage, has been cast as the American entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge in the new ITV drama Mr. Selfridge (working title).  The series is based on the book Shopping, Seduction and Mr. Selfridge, by Lindy Woodhead. It gives the account ...

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More Episodes Ordered for The L.A. Complex

TORONTO: An additional 13 episodes have been ordered for the Bell Media original series The L.A. Complex, which launches in Canada on MuchMusic this July and in the U.S. on The CW in April. The show is produced by Epitome Pictures (Degrassi) and executive produced, written and directed by Martin ...

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Jean Reno to Star in Le Grand

MUNICH: The French film star Jean Reno is making his small-screen debut in the new character-driven crime series Le Grand, which will be shot in Paris and filmed in English. Reno (Leon: The Professional, Da Vinci Code) plays an elite cop who will stop at nothing to solve mysterious murder ...

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BBC America Slates Two New Dramas

NEW YORK: Adding to its Dramaville franchise, BBC America has acquired two new drama mini-series, White Heat and Inside Men.   The 6×1-hour White Heat looks at the lives of seven friends from 1965 through to present day. The show is produced and distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment. Inside ...

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ITV Studios Global Entertainment to Debut New Dramas

LONDON: ITV Studios Global Entertainment is to launch six new dramas at MIPTV, including the detective series Endeavour. Endeavour, produced by Mammoth Screen for ITV1, will make its international debut at MIPTV along with White Heat, an ITV Studios production for BBC Two. The European co-production Falcón, also from Mammoth ...

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eOne Joins Forces with Steven Bochco for New Show

LOS ANGELES/TORONTO: Entertainment One (eOne) and writer/producer Steven Bochco, whose credits include Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law and NYPD Blue, among others, have teamed up for the original one-hour drama series Evolution. Evolution is set 3 million years in the future, telling "a tale of perpetual tension and suspense." The show ...

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All That Drama

NEW YORK: Elizabeth Guider on the new golden age of television. Call it the kaleidoscopic age of TV drama. Never before has there been such a range of colorful story lines, styles and sensibilities at work in the genre. One program producer enthuses that hour-long series are now indisputably “the ...

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Being Human to Get Fifth Season

LONDON: BBC Three has ordered a fifth season of Being Human, while Zodiak Rights has scored a raft of sales for the U.K. and U.S. versions of the show. Touchpaper Television is producing another six episodes for BBC Three. The fifth season will air in early 2013. Executive producers will be ...

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