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Haven Season 3 Heads into Production

NEW YORK/TORONTO/LOS ANGELES: Entertainment One’s (eOne) hit Syfy series Haven is going into production on 13 new episodes for season three beginning April 18 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.   Based on the novella The Colorado Kid from author Stephen King, Haven is about a former FBI agent who becomes a ...

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Crime Dramas Prove Strong Sellers for ITVSGE

CANNES: A number of sales have been secured for titles from ITV Studios Global Entertainment’s crime drama franchises, including the brand-new series Endeavour.  Endeavour and Vera have both been sold to Seven Network in Australia, TVNZ in New Zealand and VRT in Belgium. NPO of the Netherlands went for Endeavour. Above ...

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Sonar & Ecosse Partner for New Series

CANNES, April 3: Sonar Entertainment is working with acclaimed British production outfit Ecosse Films to develop and produce the new action-adventure series Quartermain. Quartermain is based on stories by Victorian-era author H. Rider Haggard. The series is about Allan Quatermain, a rugged expedition leader based in the wild port of ...

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Universal Channel U.K. Expands Drama Slate

LONDON: Universal Channel in the U.K. has shored up the rights to the American drama Breakout Kings and the Canadian series King, which are set to debut this month. Breakout Kings is a crime drama from the creators of Prison Break. It follows two U.S. marshals who use former fugitives ...

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First Presale Clinched for Ripper Street

LONDON: BBC Worldwide Australia has pre-sold the new period crime series Ripper Street to Network Ten in Australia for launch later this year. The eight-part series, created by Richard Warlow, takes place in and around Whitechapel in London’s East End in 1889, in the aftermath of the Jack the Ripper murders. ...

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SPI Takes CEE Rights for Borgia

CANNES: SPI International has acquired the pay-TV and basic-cable rights for the first two seasons of Tom Fontana’s Borgia from Beta Film for Eastern Europe. The rights do not include Albania. The series will air on SPI’s FilmBox premium channels in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slavakia, Hungary and Romania. Launch ...

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Cineflix Touts International Appeal of Copper

CANNES: The stars of the new detective drama Copper, Tom Weston-Jones and Franka Potente, joined Christina Wayne, the president of Cineflix Studios, in a panel session this morning in Cannes, led by World Screen‘s Anna Carugati, to discuss the new 1860s-set series.   Wayne explained that the idea for Copper ...

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Netflix & Others Opt for Drama Feature United

CANNES: The World Productions feature drama United has been shipped to a host of international territories by Content Television, which sold the title to, among others, Netflix for the U.S. and Canada.   United, which stars David Tennant alongside Dougray Scott and Jack O’Connell, was also picked up by Screen ...

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BBC Worldwide, ZDFE & Starz Talk Drama Co-Pros

CANNES: BBC Worldwide’s Ben Donald, ZDF Enterprises’ Susanne Mueller and Starz’s Carmi Zlotnik sat down with World Screen’s Anna Carugati at MIPTV to talk about their commissioning plans for the upcoming year as part of the Drama CoProXchange.   Carugati kicked off the conversation by asking the panelists to broadly ...

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