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A+E Networks Taps GRB’s Zuccarelli for Distribution Role

March 22, 2012

NEW YORK: Former GRB Entertainment exec Marielle Zuccarelli is joining A+E Networks in the role of managing director of international content distribution. Based in New York, Zuccarelli will manage the growth of A+E Networks’ content sales activities outside the U.S. She will report to Sean Cohan, the senior VP of international at …

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Eli Roth to Deliver Keynote at IFTA Production Conference

March 22, 2012

LOS ANGELES: The 13th annual IFTA Production Conference, scheduled for April 20 in Los Angeles, has lined up acclaimed independent filmmaker Eli Roth to deliver this year’s keynote address. The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) will bring together producers with finance, distribution and digital marketing execs to take part …

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American Idol Extends Brand into Apparel

March 22, 2012

MENOMONEE FALLS: FremantleMedia Enterprises, 19 Entertainment, Bravado and Kohl’s department stores are to launch an exclusive American Idol apparel collection from LF USA. The American Idol fashion brand, Authentic Icon (AI), will be available exclusively at Kohl’s and Kohls.com from April through June 2012 to coincide with American Idol’s 11th …

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U.S. Online Movie Consumption to Surpass Physical Videos

March 23, 2012

EL SEGUNDO: Americans are on track to pay for more online movies in 2012 than physical video formats, according to the IHS Screen Digest Broadband Media Market Insight report. This will mark the first year in history that legal, Internet-delivered movies will outstrip those of DVDs and Blu-ray discs combined. The …

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Donna Cunningham Upped at SPT

March 23, 2012

CULVER CITY: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has promoted Donna Cunningham to executive VP of operations and international production.  Cunningham is based at SPT’s headquarters in Culver City. She joined the company in 2004 as senior VP of business affairs and international production. She has added oversight for operations, finance and …

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Osiris Heading to MIPTV with Expanded Catalogue

March 23, 2012

LOS ANGELES: Osiris Entertainment is gearing up for MIPTV with a large library of independently produced films, including Suspicion, looking to shore up international television and VOD agreements. Osiris’s MIPTV film slate features Suspicion, a film about a retired mobster with cancer who befriends a young woman, and The Eves, …

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Hunger Games to Make TV Debut on ABC Family

March 26, 2012

BURBANK/SANTA MONICA: ABC Family has scored the network television premiere rights for The Hunger Games, which broke box office records with this weekend’s opening, from Lionsgate. The film brought in an estimated $155 million at the North American box office this weekend, making it the third highest-grossing opening weekend of …

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Jimmy Kimmel to Host Primetime Emmys

March 26, 2012

BURBANK: Jimmy Kimmel, the star and executive producer of the late night ABC talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live, has been tapped to host the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, which will air live on September 23. This will be the first time hosting the awards for Kimmel. Director/producer Don Mischer will …

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BoPaul Media Scores European Deals

March 26, 2012

LOS ANGELES: Ahead of its inaugural outing at MIPTV, BoPaul Media Worldwide (BMW) has inked deals in Poland, Iceland and Slovenia for films such as Wild Geese. BMW signed contracts with Polmedia in Poland for the classic film Wild Geese, starring Richard Burton; Zulu Dawn, starring Burt Lancaster; Ashanti, starring …