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MIPCOM Spotlight: Goldstein Douglas Entertainment

CANNES: Reality tops the list this time around for Goldstein Douglas Entertainment, with such titles as The Wedding Belles, The Proposal and The Travel Guys.   The first of these series features two amateur wedding enthusiasts who help couples plan exciting and surprising weddings. Similarly, The Proposal features hosts who help ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: New Dominion Pictures

CANNES: New Dominion Pictures is bringing to MIPCOM ten new hour-long HD episodes of its docudrama A Haunting. “Everyone loves a good ghost story, and the scarier the story the better,” says Kristen Eppley, the company’s senior VP of international distribution. “Buyers looking for a sense of escape and travel ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Terranoa

CANNES: Buyers who are on the lookout for high-profile factual series can turn to Terranoa to check out the six-part Saved from Extinction.   The wildlife series travels the world to explore the fate of species that were thought to be saved from extinction until new dangers arose.   “We are ...

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Ovation Expands Original Commissions

SANTA MONICA: Ovation has commissioned two new productions: Opening Night, a doc special centered on the Lythgoe family, and Song by Song: Dolly Parton, building on its existing franchise. Opening Night looks at the Lythgoe family and their quest to bring the British holiday tradition of Panto theater to L.A. ...

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Global Agency’s World Wide Entertainment Picks Up Ocean Models

ISTANBUL: World Wide Entertainment, which recently became part of Global Agency, has acquired the 13-episode reality series Ocean Models, spotlighting the models of a high-powered Miami-based fashion agency. The show is centered on the eponymous Ocean Models agency, the world’s first six star modeling agency. Kaya Wittenberg and Josh Souza, ...

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A+E Networks Scores Slew of Pre-MIPCOM Sales

NEW YORK: A+E Networks has firmed up new broadcast agreements that total more than 1,500 hours of programming across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America and Canada. Dance Moms has been picked up by TV2 Norway, Lifestyle Network in the Philippines and in Hungary by Fem3, Pro ...

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Goldstein Douglas Adds Doc to Portfolio

SANTA MONICA: Goldstein Douglas Entertainment has acquired the distribution rights to Shame on Shelley Bennett, a feature-length documentary. The film tells the story of Shelley Bennett, an American comedian and actress who married a Muslim man. In order to familiarize herself with her husband’s culture, Shelley takes part in 30 ...

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Rive Gauche to Launch Sea Rescue Internationally

LOS ANGELES: Sea Rescue, a new series about marine wildlife, is being launched globally by Rive Gauche Television and Litton Entertainment in partnership with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. The 39×30-minute show focuses on SeaWorld rescue teams that save marine wildlife—such as whales, dolphins, sea lions, penguins, manatees and sea turtles—in ...

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Power Sells 3D Doc in China

LONDON: Power has made its first programming deal for a 3D documentary, with China’s Hualu, which picked up Dragons’ Feast. The agreement covers English- and Chinese-language rights for free TV, home video and VOD. The documentary is from NHU Africa. The 3D title is also available from Power in 2D. ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Beyond Distribution

CANNES: There’s plenty of action and jeopardy in the observational documentary series Highway Thru Hell, a lead offering from Beyond Distribution that follows the Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue crew working on the mountainous Coquihalla Highway. The 8×1-hour series is among the highlights from Beyond, which is also offering The Mistress ...

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