Oesterlin to develop recently formed TV arm

LONDON — Sales company The Works Intl. is ramping up its activity in the TV biz.

Michael Oesterlin has come on board as a consultant to develop the company’s recently formed TV arm. The exec previously worked at 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., RHI and Alchemy.

Additionally, Balvinder Gill, another former Alchemy exec, has joined the team.

In its first two direct international TV acquisitions, The Works has been appointed sales agent for “The Canyon” and “Starsuckers.”

“The Canyon,” which stars Yvonne Strahovski (“Chuck”), Eion Bailey (“ER”) and Will Patton (“A Mighty Heart”), is about a honeymoon that turns into a fight for survival. Chris Atkins’ docu “Starsuckers” explores the psychology behind the rise of celebrity culture.

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