Telepic uptick at Carlton

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Carlton America is bringing a record 15 telepics to Cannes this go-round including “Maiden Voyage,” starring Casper Van Dien; “Surviving Love,” featuring Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen; “Blessings,” with Mary Tyler Moore; “Secret Santa” headlining Jennie Garth; and “Student Seduction,” featuring Elizabeth Berkley.

They join several minis also making their international debuts on the Croisette: “A Date With Darkness,” with Jason Gedrick and Marla Sokoloff; “The Clinic,” featuring Mike Farrell, Jonathan Scarfe and Ione Skye; and “Driven to Succeed,” starring Cybill Shepherd.

“With the addition of 15 new films to our library this season alone, we are in the midst of enjoying one of (our) best years ever. The business remains very robust for Carlton,” says Carlton America prexy-CEO Stephen Davis.

Carlton America is developing a number of movies for various U.S. nets, including a contempo remake for TNT of its classic library title the Carlton library: “The Boys From Brazil,” and a two-hour movie based on “Hillary’s Choice,” the bestselling biography of New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, for A&E.

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