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Bravo Media Bolsters Digital Team

May 8, 2012

NEW YORK: Nancy Jo has been appointed to the newly created post of VP of digital strategy and business development at Bravo Media. Jo is responsible for developing and implementing business growth opportunities and key strategic initiatives in the digital space. She is also tasked with finding new partnerships and capitalizing …

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MGM Names VP of TV Production

May 8, 2012

LOS ANGELES: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) has hired Max Kisbye to serve as its VP of television production. Kisbye will report to Steve Stark, the president of television production at MGM. He joins the company from Creative Artists Agency, where he was a television literary agent. He also worked in Paradigm’s …

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L.A. Screenings Spotlight: WWE

May 8, 2012

NEW YORK: Ed Wells, WWE’s senior VP and managing director of international operations, says part of his goals for the L.A. Screenings is to "reinforce the scope and size of the WWE business and attract new and upcoming players, across multiple platforms, with our extensive offering in TV, PPV, movies, …

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Profit Up 21 Percent at Disney

May 9, 2012

BURBANK: The Walt Disney Company posted a 21-percent increase in profit for its fiscal second quarter, with improved earnings at the ESPN and ABC networks and theme parks. Quarterly net income was $1.14 billion, on revenues that were up 6 percent to $9.6 billion. Media Networks revenues gained 9 percent …

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L.A. Screenings Spotlight: Entertainment One

May 9, 2012

NEW YORK: Drama series, including the soon-to-launch show Saving Hope, lead off Entertainment One (eOne)’s L.A. Screenings highlights.   The company recently extended its first-look deal with producer Ilana Frank and her production outfit, Ilana C. Frank Films, for three more years. Frank is behind the new original drama series …

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TV Land Unveils New Branding

May 9, 2012

NEW YORK: TV Land is undergoing a brand revamp for the first time in the network’s 16 year history, with a new and re-imagined logo and redesigned on-air packaging and graphics. Starting tomorrow, the network will feature a refreshed logo, reflecting its evolution from a channel of classic TV to one …

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FOX Adds Five New Series

May 10, 2012

LOS ANGELES: FOX has unveiled its first selections for the 2012-13 season, including the serial-killer drama The Following, starring Kevin Bacon. From writer-producer Kevin Williamson, The Following will star Bacon and James Purefoy. The project, from Warner Bros. Television and Outerbanks Entertainment, is about an ex-FBI agent who is on …

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AMC Renews Comic Book Men, Talking Dead

May 10, 2012

NEW YORK: Second seasons are in the works for a pair of AMC unscripted series: Comic Book Men and Talking Dead. Comic Book Men is executive produced by Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy) and Charlie Corwin’s Original Media and Elyse Seiden. The show looks at fanboy culture, following the happenings …

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L.A. Screenings Spotlight: Multicom Entertainment Group

May 10, 2012

NEW YORK: Irv Holender, who relaunched Multicom Entertainment Group earlier this year, says he’s “expecting a robust market” at the Screenings in Los Angeles.   The distribution outfit was originally formed in 1995 and was relaunched at the start of this year. The company made its formal debut at this …

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BBC America Turns Spotlight on London

May 10, 2012

NEW YORK: Live coverage of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will be part of BBC America’s Summer of London lineup, which will also include the U.S. comedy premieres of Twenty Twelve and an Olympic-themed Absolutely Fabulous special. Live coverage will be provided for the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant and Jubilee Day. …