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  • U2, Cranberries Producer Pay Tribute to Dolores O’Riordan
    Tributes to Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan, who died suddenly on Monday of undisclosed causes, poured in throughout the day. Fellow Irish icons U2 remembered the singer, writing on the group’s Instagram account: ““The band are floored but it’s of course her family we’re all thinking of right now. Out of the West came this storm […]
  • BritBox Scoops All 20-Seasons of ‘Midsomer Murders’
    BritBox has snapped up the entire catalog of British detective drama “Midsomer Murders.” The deal gives the best-of-British streaming service all 20 seasons of the show, which is one of the biggest U.K. drama exports globally. The long-running detective series follows Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby as he investigates a series of crimes in the […]
  • The Raine Group Backs Ben Silverman and Howard Owens’ Propagate Content
    The Raine Group has bought into Propagate Content, the production and distribution firm run by Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens. The technology-, media- and telecoms-focused bank has taken an unspecified “significant” stake in the business, and becomes a major Propagate backer alongside A+E Networks. Propagate said it would use the investment to launch new […]
  • Natpe: HBO Latin America Launches Direct Distribution Operation for International Markets
    Seeking a bigger distribution punch for its high-end lineup, HBO Latin America has launched its own direct international sales and distribution operation, HBO Latin America Licensing, which will present at Natpe its lineup, including some of the most praised and prized high-end TV series from Latin America. Featuring Intl. Emmy Award winner “Sr. Avila,” “The […]
  • CBS Nabs Digital Multicast Rights to ‘The Carol Burnett Show’
    CBS Television Distribution has acquired digital multicast rights to “The Carol Burnett Show.” CBS set the deal directly with Burnett, who controls the library of the variety show that aired on CBS from 1967 to 1978. “The Carol Burnett Show” is among the most renowned series in TV history, thanks to Burnett’s enduring appeal and […]
  • RWS Entertainment Launches Theatrical Development Department (EXCLUSIVE)
    Long Island City may be a quick subway jaunt from Midtown Manhattan, but for a lot of New York’s Broadway-centric theater industry, it feels about as far away as Long Beach, Calif. That’ll change, if RWS Entertainment Group has anything to say about it. Currently specializing in shows and experiences for resorts, cruise lines, theme […]
  • China’s iQIYI Takes Further Step Towards IPO (Report)
    Chinese video streaming giant iQIYI is edging nearer to an IPO in the U.S. The company could seek to raise $1 billion of fresh capital. International Financing Review, part of Thomson Reuters, said Tuesday that the company had confidentially filed documents for the share sale. iQIYI declined to comment when contacted by Variety. The report […]
  • ‘Stargate’ Alums Attached to Syfy International Original ‘The Outpost’
    Syfy has greenlit “The Outpost,” an original fantasy series for its international networks. “Stargate” producer Dean Devlin and “Stargate SG-1” showrunner Jonathan Glassner will executive produce the 10-part series. It will bow on NBCUniversal’s Syfy channel across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Latin America, and Australia. Production got underway Tuesday, in Utah, for delivery […]
  • Göteborg TV Drama Vision Unveils Program
    The 12th TV Drama Vision platform which runs Jan.31-Feb 1 at the Göteborg Film Festival, will be held with the theme “The Golden Era of Drama.” More than 300 participants from 18 countries will discover nearly 30 new drama projects from the Nordic region and beyond, and listen to more than 40 keynote speakers, such […]
  • ‘Our Time Will Come’ Wins Hong Kong Critics Prize
    Ann Hui’s “Our Time Will Come” was named as the best local film of 2017 by the Hong Kong Film Critics Society. The film charts the resistance efforts of indigenous Leftist guerrillas during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong between 1941 and 1944. The critics association announced that Sylvia Chang is to receive the prize […]


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