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ABC Family to Rebrand as Freeform

BURBANK: ABC Family is set to rebrand as Freeform in January 2016. This rebrand is part of ABC Family’s strategy to serve the 14 to 34 age group, a segment of the population that the company dubs “Becomers.” The name, look, feel and attitude of the network will capture the ...

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Viacom to Open New Miami Production Hub

NEW YORK/MIAMI: Viacom has released plans for a new 88,000-square-foot studio in Miami, intended to serve as a multiplatform production hub for global entertainment brands such as Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central. The facilities will include two sound stages equipped to handle a variety of content simultaneously, from daily scripted ...

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ACI Presents MIPCOM Highlights, Forms ACI Inspires

LOS ANGELES/CANNES: At this week’s market, American Cinema International (ACI) is showcasing an extensive film slate and has also revealed the launch of ACI Inspires, a new entertainment brand that offers inspiring stories meant for the whole family. Highlights from the new ACI and ACI Inspires catalogues include the final ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: MarVista Entertainment

CANNES: MarVista Entertainment is heading to MIPCOM with the series The Inspectors, which is scheduled to debut on October 3 on CBS in its Dream Team programming block. The show is inspired by real-life crime cases handled by the United States Postal Inspection Service. “We are confident that The Inspectors ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: NBCUniversal International Distribution

CANNES: From creator and executive producer Tim Kring, Heroes Reborn is an epic event series on offer from NBCUniversal International Distribution. “The original Heroes was very well received internationally, and due to this popularity, Heroes Reborn was licensed in several territories even before any footage was made available,” says Belinda ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Legendary Television Distribution

CANNES: Legendary continues to focus on the one-hour dramas Colony and The Expanse, and is introducing a new female superhero comedy, Electra Woman & Dyna Girl. From Carlton Cuse (Lost, The Strain) comes Colony, which premieres on USA Network in January 2016. “Colony is USA’s newest highly anticipated drama and ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: CBS Studios International

CANNES: At MIPCOM, there will be a special screening for the Showtime drama Billions, which is being presented for international buyers by CBS Studios International (CBSSI). “Billions offers a compelling story with brilliant actors that will play really well in a premium pay environment,” says Barry Chamberlain, the company’s president ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Electus International

CANNES: Separation Anxiety, a MIPCOM selection for Electus International, promises a new twist on the game-show genre. The series features couples, though only one partner knows the real amount of money at stake. Electus International is also showcasing Home Free, an emotional home-renovation show that airs on FOX, and action ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: dick clark international

CANNES: At MIPCOM, dick clark international is offering both finished episodes and format licensing for the FOX network series World’s Funniest, hosted by Terry Crews. Bob Kennedy, the senior VP of sales and acquisitions at dick clark international, says, “We expect to announce our first format licensee for World’s Funniest ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Vision Films

CANNES: Vision Films is attending the market with a focus on acquiring new content, in addition to scoring sales. “Our DVD and VOD label in North America is growing and we need to feed the pipeline with new films each month,” says Lise Romanoff, the company’s managing director and CEO ...

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