Alliance, Ginsburg ink

MONTREAL — Alliance Communications Corp. and Citadel Entertainment CEO David Ginsburg have come to terms on a new contract that will allow Ginsburg to stay on as head of the Los Angeles-based TV production company, which was recently acquired by Toronto-based Alliance.

Following the announcement of Alliance’s purchase of Citadel from Home Box Office and United Broadcasting & Entertainment Nov. 11, Ginsburg met with Alliance CEO Robert Lantos to negotiate an extension to his Citadel contract. Terms of the agreement were not revealed by either party.

Ginsburg said Citadel will continue to operate as an independent entity within Alliance and he expects Alliance to handle international distribution for future Citadel projects that do not already have distribution deals in place.

“We hope the transition will be as seamless as possible,” said Ginsburg, noting that he has known Lantos for over 20 years.

“Ensuring the continuity of David’s involvement alongside Citadel’s producer staff gives us confidence in our mission to maintain Citadel’s high standards of quality and reliability,” said Alliance topper Lantos.

Under the terms of the deal to acquire Citadel, Alliance picks up the company’s development slate, which includes approximately 20 TV movies for various networks. The deal does not include the Citadel library.

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