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New Development VP for September Films

LONDON/LOS ANGELES: September Films, the DCD Media-owned producer of reality and entertainment programming, has tapped Lisa Mao as its first development VP, based in the Los Angeles office. Mao will report to Richard Hansil, the senior VP of creative at September Films USA. She joins the company from the Travel ...

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Mob Wives Season Two Sells into New Territories

NEW YORK: Electus International has signed up broadcasters in nearly 100 countries for the second season of the VH1 reality series Mob Wives. XYZnetworks in Australia picked up the show for LifeStyle YOU, while Shaw Media has taken it for Canada. In Latin America, MTV is set to broadcast season ...

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March Launch for New Bravo Reality Series

NEW YORK: Shahs of Sunset, a new series from Ryan Seacrest Productions that spotlights six young Persian-American friends living in Los Angeles, is slated to make its premiere on Bravo on March 11.  The show marks the first collaboration for Bravo and Ryan Seacrest Productions. Seacrest also executive produces, alongside ...

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ATI Renews Laura McKenzie Series

LOS ANGELES: Associated Television International (ATI) has cleared season seven of its Emmy-nominated program Laura McKenzie’s Traveler in more than 72-percent of the U.S. The travel series, produced in association with USA Weekend, features host Laura McKenzie venturing to popular and off-the-beaten-path destinations across the globe. She has been featured ...

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Nat Geo Lands Nazi Doc Series from ZDF

WASHINGTON, D.C./MAINZ: National Geographic Channel has secured the six-part documentary series Last Secrets of the Third Reich from ZDF Enterprises. Last Secrets of the Third Reich features new insight and archive material that expose the contradictions and inner workings of Hitler’s Nazi regime. The series will premiere on NGC in ...

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Cisneros Group & CCTV Enter Doc Pact

MIAMI: The Cisneros Group of Companies and China Central Television (CCTV) have signed a deal to exchange documentaries, with Venevision International to supply CCTV Documentary Channel with content for its new Latin Week programming event. The CCTV Documentary Channel will dedicate a segment of programming for the Cisneros Group documentaries, ...

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Portfolio International Adds to Lifestyle Slate

TORONTO: Portfolio International has secured the international distribution rights to Food Network Canada’s new series You Gotta Eat Here! You Gotta Eat Here!, produced by Lone Eagle Entertainment, sees its host, comedian John Catucci, on a quest to find the most over-the-top, indulgent and delicious comfort foods. “You Gotta Eat ...

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Tricon Makes Sales International Doc & Factual Sales

TORONTO: Tricon Films & Television has sold more than 100 hours of documentary and factual programming internationally, including the one-hour special Abandon Ship. Abandon Ship was sold to Canal D in Quebec, Canada. The doc recounts the ship disaster that stranded 48 teenagers in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. ...

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Electus Picks Up Spike TV Reality Series

NEW YORK: Electus International has taken on the global distribution rights for a trio of unscripted series from Spike TV, among them American Digger. Created and executive produced by Gurney Productions, which is also behind the hit Auction Hunters, American Digger is debuting on Spike TV in March. The show ...

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Doc Series Farewell Comrades! Sells Across Europe

PARIS: The documentary series Farewell Comrades!, co-produced by Artline Films and Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion in association with ARTE and 30 European partners, has been picked up by 15 channels, including TVP in Poland, YLE in Finland and SVT in Sweden. The 6×52-minute series was filmed in 12 countries throughout the ...

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