CANNES -- Zodiak Media's international arm Zodiak Rights has raised pre-sale funding from Bell Media in Canada for Asylum Entertainment's factual entertainment series "Beverly Hills Pawn."
Murdoch founded Shine in 2001 and grew it into a worldwide television production powerhouse before selling it to her father, Rupert Murdoch's, News Corp. in 2011 for about $670 million.
Three years after launching its Gallic arm, U.K.-based producer Shine Group is bowing a fiction division, Shine Films France, and has tapped former Endemol exec Nora Melhli to run it.
Domestic Film DAILY
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No Good Deed
No Good Deed1Daily:$1.2M Cumulative:$28.9M Sony / Screen Gems -35.29%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$586,451 Cumulative:$307.9M Disney -24.71%
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 23Daily:$506,166 Cumulative:$17.6M Warner Brothers -28.02%
LONDON -- Elisabeth Murdoch is standing down as CEO of global production company and distributor Shine Group, which operates in the U.S., U.K., mainland Europe and Australia.
Never mind the near-total lockout of French films in competition. In Berlinale biz terms, French companies will make many of the biggest announcements -- this year as last.