FremantleMedia is to double its investment in children's and family fare following the success of tyke shows such as "My Babysitter's a Vampire."
Cineflix Studios has signed a distribution deal with Germany's Beta Film for "Copper," its 10-hour crime drama, co-commissioned with BBC America.
Expanding its reach in Asia, Sundance Channel Global has closed a carriage deal for Sundance Channel HD with Astro, Malaysia's key pay TV operator, in the run up to the Mipcom TV mart in Cannes.
International brand manager PGS Entertainment has inked a deal with Universal Pictures Video for worldwide distribution of "The Jungle Bunch," a one-hour, CGI 3D toon special produced by Gaul's TAT.
Studios arrive at Mipcom with new shows, agendas.
The glossy coffee-table books are everywhere in Moscow.
TV producers in Russia want to shake up the way shows are being made: They're looking to up the quality and create programming that can sell to Russian nets as well as to foreign buyers.
Konstantin Ernst, head of pubcaster Channel One, has forged a reputation as both a tough television executive and film producer who's got a solid grasp on what the Russian public wants.
Territory Reports: Industry upheaval is rampant around the globe, but affects individual countries and regions in distinctly different ways.
After losing ratings ground this year, Telefe is fighting back with a comedy directed by Oscar-winner Juan Jose Campanella, who sharpened his skills helming episodes of "House" and "Law and Order."
Domestic Film DAILY
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300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire1Daily:$11.5M Cumulative:$45.0M Warner Brothers -28.56%
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody & Sherman2Daily:$9.8M Cumulative:$32.2M Fox / DreamWorks Animation -31.73%
Non-Stop3Daily:$4.0M Cumulative:$52.6M Universal Pictures -43.54%