January 25, 2021

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Diego Lerner Talks Disney+ LatAm Rollout

TVLATINA Diego Lerner, the president of The Walt Disney Company Latin America, said Disney+ has already exceeded the company’s expectations in the region in his keynote conversation with World Screen’s Anna Carugati at NATPE Virtual Miami, during which he received the Premio Ícono TV Latina for his contributions to the media industry.


ProSiebenSat.1 Group “Exceeds Expectations” in 2020 Results

TVEUROPE ProSiebenSat.1 Group has reported revenues of around €4.04 billion euros ($4.9 billion) and an adjusted EBITDA of around €700 million ($848 million) for the full-year 2020.


Banijay Rights Sets New Sales Structure

Banijay Rights has put in place a new sales structure in Latin America, Canada and German-speaking territories, all under the leadership of CEO Cathy Payne.


Sky Reveals New & Exclusive Original Series & Movies

TVEUROPE More than 125 new Sky originals are set to premiere this year, with newly unveiled highlights such as the drama This Sceptred Isle, in which Kenneth Branagh will play U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

WWE Network Lands on Peacock

TVUSA Peacock has secured a multiyear agreement with WWE for the exclusive streaming rights to WWE Network in the U.S.

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ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group Outlines EMEA Team

ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group has appointed three executives to oversee EMEA sales that were previously under the remit of Lisa Kramer, who will be assuming the role of president of international TV licensing.

Lessons in Chemistry Set for Apple TV+

TVDRAMA Apple TV+ has given a straight-to-series order to the new drama Lessons in Chemistry, starring and executive produced by Academy Award winner Brie Larson.

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Molotov & WarnerMedia Expand Distribution Deal

Molotov and WarnerMedia have extended their long-term distribution agreement that includes the Toonami, Adult Swim, Boomerang, Boing, CNN and TCM Cinéma services.

FOX Revives America’s Most Wanted

TVREAL America’s Most Wanted is returning to FOX, with Emmy Award-winning journalist Elizabeth Vargas to host.


Nippon TV Scripts Emotional Dramas

TVFORMATS Sayako Aoki, manager of sales and licensing for the international business development unit at Nippon TV, on some of the company's scripted formats that are resonating worldwide.

Richard Gere Narrates New Climate Change Doc

TVREAL West One International has picked up the international TV distribution rights for the climate change documentary Earth Emergency, narrated by Richard Gere.

discovery+ UK Orders Children of the Cult

TVREAL Discovery UK has commissioned the true-crime docuseries Children of the Cult (w/t) for its discovery+ streaming platform.

Sneak Peek Weekend Event for Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten

TVKIDS Genius Brands International is offering a sneak peek of season one of the new animated series Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, co-executive produced by and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

KiKA Picks Up Animated Leo da Vinci Series

TVKIDS KiKA has added to its lineup an animated series from Gruppo Alcuni that features a young Leonardo da Vinci.

Beyond Rights Sends 250 Factual Hours to Spain & Portugal

TVREAL Beyond Rights has licensed 250 hours of factual content into Iberia through deals with AMC Networks in Spain and SIC in Portugal.

Showlab to Rep KidsMe Catalog

TVKIDS KidsMe has secured a multi-territory distribution agreement for its catalog with Showlab in Italy.

SPI International Pacts with Kaleidoscope for Looks That Kill

TVEUROPE SPI International has partnered with Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment for the digital-first release of Looks That Kill in the U.K.

Soundtrack for Inter Medya’s Respect Released

TVDRAMA The soundtrack for the Inter Medya-produced miniseries Respect has launched on streaming platforms and digital music stores.

New From WorldScreenings

Banijay Rights – Fame Maker

***Video***(Ent. format) Candidates can be seen, not heard, as they sing under a soundproof dome. Everybody is welcome on stage, as long as they put on a good show.
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MarVista Entertainment – The Christmas Lottery

***Video***(Holiday/comedy, 1x90 min.) When a family wins the Christmas lottery but loses the ticket, they must put aside their differences to find the life-changing ticket.
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Kanal D International – Romance Next Door

***Video***(Romantic comedy, 60 commercial hrs.) A love story and also the story of friendship between four young people from different social classes and cultures, whose characters are opposite to each other.
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NBCUniversal Global Distribution/Telemundo – La Suerte de Loli

***Video***(Romantic comedy, 100x60 min.) Loli, a successful executive with an uncomplicated life, must confront the death of her best friend, who leaves all to Loli’s name, including her two kids. She’ll be in for a rude awakening, and much to learn, including falling in love.
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Nicely Entertainment – Save the Wedding

***Video***(Romance, 1x90 min.) As they work together to save the wedding of their best friends, Meg and Tyler begin to realize they’re a good team and that maybe there’s room at this wedding for a little romance of their own.
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ATV – Akıncı

***Video***(Drama, 45 min. eps.) During the day, Fatih is an unusual history teacher; at night he puts a mask on, concealing his true identity to be an Akıncı, a hero battling crime syndicates.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


Russia Television and Radio/Sovtelexport – Kresty

***Video***(Current affairs/psychology, 1x52 min.) Kresty is one of the oldest and largest prisons in Russia, located in the center of Saint Petersburg. Throughout its 130-year existence, thousands of people have passed through these walls: revolutionaries, engineers, generals, writers, poets, scientists, thieves and serial killers.
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Incendo – A Love Yarn

***Video***(Romantic comedy, 1x90 min.) With the help of a handsome auditor, the owner of a yarn shop must raise enough money so she can buy a local mill.
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FoxTelecolombia & Estudios Teleméxico – Zumba

***Video***(Bio. series, 60x60 min.) Alberto “Beto” Pérez was born with no father and no money, with a mother struggling to get him the best future possible.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


Atresmedia Televisión – Toy Boy

***Video***(Drama, 13x70 min.) A stripper wakes up in the middle of the ocean with the beheaded body of his lover’s husband on deck after attending a wild party in which he loses consciousness. Seven years later, a young attorney gets him on probation after discovering irregularities at trial.
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World Screen Weekly

Lionsgate’s Jon Feltheimer
The CEO discusses managing businesses and people through the uncertainty created by COVID-19.

TV Drama Weekly

El Cid’s Sara Fernández-Velasco
The executive producer on the experience of working with Amazon Prime Video.

TV Kids Weekly

Guru Studio Gears Up for a Busy Year Ahead
Jonathan Abraham, the VP of sales and business development at Guru Studio, talks about the increase in demand for the company's original shows.

TV Real Weekly

Entering Hell’s Kitchen with Arthur Smith
The chairman of A. Smith & Co. Productions and Hell’s Kitchen executive producer on season 19 of the hit culinary competition series.

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