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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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MIPTV Spotlight: Lightning Entertainment

CANNES: The movies that Lightning Entertainment is promoting for MIPTV come with star talent attached. “They are films with star value, such as Josh Duhamel, Maria Bello and Lucas Till in Bravetown or James Caan in Preggoland,” says Ken DuBow, the executive VP and general manager of Lightning Entertainment. “They ...

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ITV Studios America Inks Pod Deal with Hoodlum

SHERMAN OAKS: ITV Studios America has entered into a first-look producer pod deal with Hoodlum for scripted series targeted to the U.S. market. Hoodlum, which is based in Australia, will now also be operating out of ITV Studios America’s headquarters in Los Angeles. Hoodlum's scripted-series credits include Secrets & Lies, ...

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U.S. Affiliates Sign Up to Carry CBS All Access

NEW YORK: Twelve station groups, representing 56 U.S. markets, have agreed to carriage terms for the newly launched live streaming service CBS All Access. CBS Corporation reached an agreement with the CBS Affiliate Board, and already secured early deals with a number of affiliate partners, including Dispatch, Graham Media, Gray, ...

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Breakthrough Sets Up New York Hub

TORONTO/NEW YORK: Increasing its presence in the U.S. market, Breakthrough Entertainment has established a new corporate office in New York, to be led by Beth Fraikorn. Fraikorn, an Emmy Award-winning executive producer and a seasoned content and business development executive, steps into the role of head of alternative content for ...

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MIPTV Spotlight: Electus International

CANNES: Among the series that Electus International is showcasing for buyers are The Raft, Mission Survive and Food Fighters. “In a constantly evolving world where there are broadcasters in every territory that are just as eager to do local versions of titles as they are to acquire the finished episodes, ...

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FOX Bringing Back Last Man on Earth

LOS ANGELES: FOX is giving the comedy The Last Man on Earth, from writer/producer Will Forte, a second season. The series ranks as this season’s number one new comedy among adults 18 to 34 and men 18 to 49. It also ranks number one in its Sunday (9:30 to 10 ...

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Ardaban’s Chachi Senior Joins Spike TV as SVP of Originals

LOS ANGELES: Chachi Senior, who previously served as CEO of Ardaban, has been named senior VP of original series at Spike TV. Senior will lead Spike TV’s non-scripted development team and will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day department activities that will further broaden and expand Spike’s audience. Senior has ...

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CBS All Access Subscription Service Hits Roku

NEW YORK: CBS All Access, the digital SVOD live streaming service from CBS Television Network, is now available on the Roku platform. CBS All Access will offer Roku player and Roku TV users thousands of episodes from the current season, previous seasons and classic shows on demand, as well as ...

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