MIPCOM Spotlight: NBCUniversal Global Distribution


NBCUniversal Global Distribution is touting a new offering from The Vampire Diaries’ Julie Plec and Marguerite Macintyre: Vampire Academy.

“Based on the hit novels by Richelle Mead, this young adult fantasy series has a diverse cast and high production values,” says Belinda Menendez, president and chief revenue officer.

From producer David E. Kelley, The Calling is a new crime show centered on an enigmatic lead detective. “We truly haven’t seen a character like this since House (another NBCU series),” says Menendez.

The team that produced La Brea explores time travel in Quantum Leap, a reimagining of the hit series from the late 1980s/early ’90s. “We have so much confidence in the show—and NBC clearly does too,” giving it the slot following The Voice, Menendez says.

“We are thrilled to spend time with our clients after a three-year hiatus from the market,” Menendez adds.