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Global Screen Adds New Doc to Catalogue

MUNICH: Citizen Jones’ Lunarcy!, a feature-length documentary, has been picked up by Global Screen for its factual portfolio. Excluding Canada, the international distribution rights to the movie will be managed by Global Screen.  Directed by Canadian filmmaker Simon Ennis, Lunarcy! is about a group of people who have a preoccupation ...

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Big Media Scores Slew of International Sales

NEW YORK: Big Media has licensed more than 1,000 hours of programming to broadcasters worldwide, including recent sales to TVNZ in New Zealand. The travel series Walking the World has been picked up by Nat Geo Adventure. The reality lifestyle show Party Chasers and Trabant Trek went to TVNZ. The ...

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Programming Spend Boosted for TLC in Poland & Russia

LONDON: Discovery Networks Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) has increased the amount of original programming for TLC in Poland and Russia, with the addition of five locally produced factual-entertainment series. Three new series have been commissioned for TLC in Poland. Set for launch in fall 2012, the ...

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TLC Spotlights Sin City in New Docu-Series

LOS ANGELES: Production has commenced on Vegas High Rollers, a tentatively-titled docu-series produced by Evolution Media for TLC. The network ordered eight hour-long episodes of the show, which focuses on Lana Fuchs, Amy Hanley, Jennifer Harman, Alicia Jacobs and Lori Montoya—five powerful women in Las Vegas. Vegas High Rollers, executive ...

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DOC to Present Exclusive Fashion Week Coverage

NASHVILLE: Documentary Channel (DOC) is slated to air the U.S. TV premiere of The Tents, providing coverage of Fashion Week in New York this fall. Directed by James Belzer, The Tents will feature a behind-the-scenes look at Fashion Week, when designers from around the globe congregate and display their latest collections. ...

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Universal Television Names Senior VP of Alternative Development

UNIVERSAL CITY: Fernando J. Hernandez has been hired as the senior VP of alternative development for Universal Television. In the newly created position, Hernandez will be in charge of the company’s reality productions. He will be responsible for managing new development and supervising ongoing talent deals and in-house producers. Since ...

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Exclusive Interview: Michael Palin

PREMIUM: The Monty Python star turned documentary filmmaker and author Michael Palin tells TV Real about his newest series for the BBC, Brazil, and about his approach to making television that offers up insight into cultures and countries around the world. TV REAL: Why did you select Brazil for your latest ...

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ZDFE to Distribute Second Season of History Series

MAINZ: ZDF Enterprises is managing the international distribution of Secrets of the 3rd Reich‘s second season. The 5×50-minute high-def episodes will take a close look at historical topics such as the assassination of Mussolini, the Nazi gold legend and the invasion of Dieppe, to name a few. The show’s second season ...

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AMC Orders Two New Unscripted Series

NEW YORK: AMC has greenlit a pair of new original unscripted shows, Venice Beach Freakshow and Untitled Taxidermy Series, both are working titles. Venice Beach Freakshow is a drama that follows former music producer Todd Ray as he works towards establishing a "freakshow" act on the Venice Beach, Calif., boardwalk. ...

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Discovery Channel Canada Gets Car Competition Series

TORONTO: Production has begun on Last Car Standing, a new car competition series for Discovery Channel Canada. Last Car Standing features a race course competition between the owners of dilapidated vehicles to see which can last the longest. The winner gets $10,000 worth of car repairs. An original format, Last ...

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