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FremantleMedia North America Hires for BUZZR Channel

BURBANK: FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) has appointed a number of executives for BUZZR, a new game show network that is slated to launch on June 1. Mark Deetjen joins as VP of programming and operations. He was previously the VP of programming for Sony Pictures Television, where he supervised the ...

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Another Season of Good Witch for Hallmark Channel

STUDIO CITY: Hallmark Channel has renewed Good Witch, an original prime-time scripted series starring Catherine Bell, for a 12-episode second season. Good Witch is based on the Hallmark Channel movie franchise also starring Bell. The show, made by Whizbang Films Production, is distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment outside of ...

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HBO Renews Veep, Silicon Valley

LOS ANGELES: The comedy Veep is returning for a fifth season on HBO, while Silicon Valley is coming back for a third. Veep kicked off its ten-episode fourth season this past Sunday, April 12, at 10:30 p.m. Silicon Valley returned for its ten-episode sophomore run in the 10 p.m. slot ...

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New President of International Film & Television at SPE

CULVER CITY: Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) has hired Sanford Panitch, previously the president of Fox International Productions, to serve as its new president of international film and television. Panitch will report directly to Michael Lynton, the company's CEO. He will oversee global film and TV co-productions as well as local-language ...

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MIPTV Spotlight: Miramax

CANNES: Miramax now represents the Revolution Studios library internationally, including the Morgan Creek International library, as well as the Samuel Goldwyn library and its own acclaimed titles. “The Miramax and Revolution libraries are filled with titles that have a strong global appeal, with films in every genre, a who’s who ...

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Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy! Renewed Through 2017-18 Season

LOS ANGELES: The game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! have been renewed through 2017-18 in 80 percent of the U.S. market, including by the ABC Owned Television Station Group, Sinclair, Media General, Gray Television and other major groups. Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! are U.S. television’s top two game ...

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New GRB Movie Features YouTube Stars

CANNES: At MIPTV, GRB Entertainment is set to introduce international buyers to Camp Takota, a new movie starring YouTube sensations Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart, Camp Takota tells the story of a troubled camp counselor who teams up with her two estranged best friends to save the future ...

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MIPTV Spotlight: Artist View Entertainment

CANNES: This MIPTV, Artist View Entertainment is pleased to present Warsaw 44, the Polish WWII blockbuster success. “This beautifully shot film transcends all boundaries with its tightly crafted direction and story line,” says Scott Jones, the president of Artist View. “As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of ...

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AMC Mafia Docu-Drama to Debut This Summer

NEW YORK: AMC has announced a June 15 premiere for The Making of The Mob: New York, an eight-part docu-drama narrated by Emmy winner Ray Liotta. Kicking off the network’s Mob Mondays, the special spans more than 50 years to trace the rise of the notorious gangsters who turned the ...

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