Posts Tagged ‘international’

Participant Media’s Pivot, Sky Vision Ink U.S. Co-production Deal for ‘Fortitude’ (EXCLUSIVE)

April 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — Sky Vision, the international distribution arm of BSkyB, has inked an exclusive U.S. co-production alliance with Pivot, Participant Media’s television network, with the debut of the Sky Atlantic drama “Fortitude.” Pivot will be the exclusive U.S. television home for the series, scheduled to transmit next year. The series will star Stanley Tucci (“The... Read more

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Film Review: ‘Soul Food Stories’

April 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A warm, witty exploration of gender, tradition and togetherness in the Bulgarian village of Satovcha.

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‘Frozen’ Outlasts ‘Eternal’ at Japan Box Office

April 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Disney cartoon becomes 2014 top title, but challengers are queuing up.

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Apocalyptic ‘Yellowstone Falls’ Movie Set With QED

April 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

QED International has acquired sci-fi project “Yellowstone Falls” and set up the project with Kevin Misher. The script by Dan Kunka centers on an isolated mother wolf and her cubs under attack from mutated humans. The script has virtually no dialogue. QED’s Bill Block will produce with Misher. QED recently wrapped Brad Pitt’s World War... Read more

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Bollywood Stars, Cricketers Buy In To Indian Soccer League

April 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Star power hopes for repeat of Indian Premier League cricket success

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Panama Confirms Works in Progress Section For 2015

April 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

PANAMA CITY – Building on a milestone 3rd edition that saw audience support, quality industry presence and praise, public and plaudits for its two Panamanian world premieres, the Panama Intl. Film Festival (PIFF) will launch a Works in Progress showcase at its 2015 edition, festival director Pituka Ortega Heilbron announced at the end of this... Read more

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MIPTV: Mark Burnett’s One Three Media, Red Arrow Hire Alex Dundas for London Role (EXCLUSIVE)

April 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CANNES — Mark Burnett’s One Three Media and Red Arrow Entertainment Group have appointed former Reef Prods. executive Alex Dundas as creative director at their recently launched joint venture, production company One Three Media UK. Dundas will be responsible for all content produced by the U.K. company, and will be the key liaison between One... Read more

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Mip TV: Scandinavia’s Modern Time Group Strikes Deal With Sony Pictures Television (Exclusive)

April 7, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CANNES– Scandinavia’s entertainment company Modern Time Group, which spans four continents and owns TV channels group Viasat Broadcasting,  has signed an exclusive multi-year content deal with Sony Pictures Television (SPT). Under the pact, Modern Time Group’s Nordic free-TV movie channels and platforms will now feature the most recent Sony movies and TV series, including “The Smurfs,” “Django... Read more

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MIPTV: History Is the Future for Documentary Producers

April 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CANNES — “History is doing really well for us,” said Andrea Harrick, director of acquisitions at Blue Ant Media, which runs a bouquet of channels in Canada. Harrick, who was speaking Saturday at MipTV sister event Mipdoc, added that other genres popular with audiences included shows about the paranormal, crypto-zoology, such as shows about Bigfoot,... Read more

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MIP TV: FremantleMedia Takes International Format Rights to ‘Punk’d’

April 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CANNES — FremantleMedia has inked a format acquisition deal with Katalyst Network, co-founded by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg, and MTV for the international rights (excluding North America) to the hidden-camera reality show “Punk’d.” FremantleMedia will launch the title at MIP TV. Having launched on MTV in 2003, “Punk’d” became a breakout hit. Victims of... Read more

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