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NATPE Spotlight: Cineflix Rights

January 19, 2015

MIAMI: Cuisine, travel and edgy characters unite in Food, Booze & Tattoos, a factual series that Cineflix Rights is promoting at this year’s NATPE.  The company is also offering up Blackstone, a gritty drama centered on conspiracy, social issues and crime. “Now in its fourth season, Blackstone has a track record …

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NATPE Spotlight: Russia Television and Radio

January 19, 2015

MIAMI: Sovtelexport, which represents content from Russia Television and Radio as well as other Russian producers, is looking to strengthen its presence in the U.S. and Latin America through its attendance at NATPE. The company heads to the market with titles such as Ekaterina, a historical drama that tells the story …

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DRG Scores Distribution Rights for Plebs

January 19, 2015

LONDON: DRG has become the international distributor for the comedy Plebs, which originally aired on ITV2.  The series, produced by Rise Films, is about three desperate young men from the suburbs as they navigate life and life in Rome. It stars Tom Rosenthal, Joel Fry and Ryan Sampson.  Jeremy Fox, the …

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Christian Rönsch Now Sole CEO of Studio Hamburg Enterprises

January 21, 2015

HAMBURG: On the heels of Tanja Meier-Sieden’s resignation from Studio Hamburg Enterprises’ executive board, Christian Rönsch becomes the company’s sole CEO, effective immediately. On December 31, Meier-Sieden stepped down from the executive board as planned following the completion of her mandate. She had been serving in that role since mid-2013 …

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Beyond Distribution Hires New Head of Acquisitions

January 21, 2015

LONDON: Caitlin Meek-O’Connor has been appointed head of acquisitions at Beyond Distribution, joining from DRG, where she was the acquisitions manager for factual and factual entertainment. Meek-O’Connor takes on the post as of January 26, based in the London office and reporting to Michael Murphy, Beyond Distribution’s general manager. She …

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ESPN & BT Sport Strengthen Ties

January 22, 2015

LONDON/NEW YORK: A new seven-year pact has been signed that expands the range of ESPN content available on BT Sport. BT Sport will now have the opportunity to use the ESPN brand in a number of different ways, with ESPN remaining part of the BT Sport channel lineup for the …

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Gedeon Programmes Makes Trio of Appointments

January 22, 2015

PARIS: Gedeon Programmes has named Virginie Guibbaud as producer of documentaries and docudrama, and Marie Thiry as producer of new media, while Sarah Verdier joins the company to assist Thiry. In her new role, Guibbaud will oversee the development and production of films in the field of history. She previously worked …

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FremantleMedia Ups Stake in European MCN

January 23, 2015

LONDON/BERLIN: FremantleMedia is now the majority shareholder in the European MCN Divimove, upping its stake to 51 percent as it looks to expand its efforts in discovering and developing online talent. FremantleMedia first acquired an interest in Divimove in 2013 and the two companies have been working together ever since …

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Noel Hedges Named DRG’s New EVP of Content

January 23, 2015

LONDON: DRG has upped Noel Hedges, formerly the company’s head of acquisitions, to the newly created role of executive VP of content. The post, effective immediately, will see Hedges charged with driving DRG’s content strategy across the entire company. He will also be responsible for negotiating and securing key acquisitions and …

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all3media international Inks First-Look Deal with 2le

January 23, 2015

LONDON: all3media international has signed an exclusive first-look distribution agreement with 2le media, a U.K.-based producer that was co-founded by Michael Livingstone and Tom Thostrup in 2011. Through the partnership, all3media international will be given the first-look rights to future 2le media productions for an undisclosed term. 2le's first project …