Alliance, Team unite for ‘Total’

Alliance Communications Corp. has joined the newly formed Team Entertainment Group to produce and co-distribute “Total Recall: The Series,” which is based on the feature film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Alliance will finance production and handle international sales, while Team will distribute the weekly action hour domestically with an eye toward selling the show to the networks The two companies also will jointly handle licensing and merchandising. Production is scheduled to begin on the new series in April.

“Total Recall” also will be sold internationally at NATPE this month. While most of the majors are avoiding launching new strips, many have weeklies, which tend to sell well overseas.

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