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Shine International Hires New Sales Director for EMEA

LONDON: Dorit Schilling, formerly with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, has joined Shine International as the new sales director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Schilling will be based in the Cologne office, reporting to Natrina Neylon, Shine International’s senior VP of sales for EMEA. Schilling is taking over from Lisa ...

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L.A. Screenings Spotlight: Kanal D

LOS ANGELES: The strong international interest in Turkish dramas has led Kanal D to head to the L.A. Screenings for the first time. There, the company is presenting Kuzey Güney, a modern-day drama, and Time Goes By…, a period drama. “Both series highlight hopes, passions, love stories, family dramas, communities ...

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TV4 Sweden Orders Original English-Language Comedy

LOS ANGELES: Amy Poehler and her brother Greg Poehler have started a new production company, Syskon, which is producing a brand-new half-hour series for Sweden’s TV4 that will mark the first English-language original comedy for the channel. Titled Welcome to Sweden, the comedy will be shown in both Sweden and ...

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FIC Ups Diego Londoño to COO for Europe & Africa

MADRID: FOX International Channels (FIC) has elevated Diego Londoño to chief operating officer for its European and African units. The appointment takes effect immediately. He also retains his role as president of FIC Italy and Germany. Londoño, based in Rome, will be reporting directly to Jesús Perezagua, FIC’s president of Europe ...

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Tom Mockridge Appointed CEO of Virgin Media

ENGLEWOOD: Tom Mockridge, who spent more than two decades at News Corporation, has been named the CEO of Virgin Media. The appointment by Liberty Global is subject to its closing of the Virgin Media acquisition, scheduled for early June. After the closing, Mockridge will take up the CEO post, reporting to ...

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TF1 Reports a Loss for Q1

PARIS: France’s TF1 reported a loss of 6.3 million euros ($8.27 million) for the first quarter of 2013, with a 10-percent decline in year-on-year revenues. Revenues for the quarter were 565.6 million euros ($742.7 million), compared to Q1 2012’s 628.6 million euros ($825.5 million). The group’s performance was largely due ...

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BBC Names New Editorial Director

LONDON: Roger Mosey has been announced as the editorial director for the BBC, working across TV, radio and news. Reporting to director-general Tony Hall, Mosey will be overseeing the BBC’s editorial standards and the planning of pan-BBC events. He will take the lead on handling all major editorial issues as ...

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Sparks Adds Russian Outfit to Fiction Network

STOCKHOLM: Sparks Networks is building up its growing fiction network with the addition of Studio 2V from Russia. Studio 2V is one of the largest independent producers in Russia. The company has been working with broadcasters in the country for more than 15 years, amassing a back catalogue of TV hits. ...

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FremantleMedia Sweden Names New MD

LONDON: Magnus Karlsson-Lamm has been selected as the new managing director for FremantleMedia Sweden, FremantleMedia’s Swedish production division. In his new role, which will become effective on September 1, Karlsson-Lamm will be charged with overseeing all development and production operations in Sweden. He will collaborate with various parts of the FremantleMedia ...

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