January 26, 2021

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FOX Picks Up Diggstown

***Image***FOX in the U.S. has acquired the legal drama Diggstown, starring Vinessa Antoine (General Hospital, Being Erica), from Entertainment One (eOne).

Created by Floyd Kane (Across the Line), Diggstown follows Marcie Diggs (Antoine), a star corporate lawyer who reconsiders her priorities and moves to work in a legal-aid office after her beloved aunt takes her own life following the pressures of a malicious prosecution. FOX licensed 12 episodes for seasons one and two.
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SERIES MANIA

HiddenLight Productions Acquires The Daughters of Kobani

***Image***HiddenLight Productions, the new production company founded by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sam Branson and Chelsea Clinton, has acquired the series adaptation rights to Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s The Daughters of Kobani.

The Daughters of Kobani, which draws from hundreds of hours of interviews and on-the-ground reporting, tells the story of an all-female Kurdish militia that took on ISIS in Northern Syria and won. The militia went on to spread their own political vision and establish gender equality in their corner of the Middle East and beyond. In the process, they earned the respect and military support of U.S. Special Operations Forces. The book will be published by Penguin Press on February 16.
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WorldScreenings

Folktellers Book Series TV Adaptation in the Works

***Image***Peter Mohan and Vanessa Shapiro have joined forces with author Josef Bastian to bring his young adult fantasy book series Folktellers: Excerpts from an Unknown Guidebook to television.

The Excerpts from an Unknown Guidebook series tells the story of teenager Aaron Anderson, whose world is turned upside down when he learns that his destiny is to become a Folkteller—a guardian and wielder of the stories that comprise the hopes, fears and potential of humanity across all dimensions. With a group of friends, Aaron finds himself on a mission to protect those stories from creatures whose goal is to snuff out all life and light, forced to overcome his lack of confidence and trust in himself along the way.
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World Screen Premieres


New From WorldScreenings


Globo – A Mother’s Love

***Video***(Telenovela, 110x60 min.) Despite living in different realities, the lives of Lourdes, Thelma and Vitória are intertwined due to their unconditional love for their children.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


Calinos Entertainment – Woman

***Video***(Drama, 242 hrs.) The survival story of Bahar, a young widow with two children.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


Inter Medya – Interrupted

***Video***(Drama, 8x60 min.) Ozan, a young and idealistic journalist, dies in an unfortunate traffic accident but is given a second chance and comes back to life in the body of Kadir.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com

 

MISTCO – An Anatolian Tale

***Video***(Drama, 100x45 min.) A young inventor in a small town convinces a company to invest in an airplane he built with his cousins. The engineer sent to look at the invention is his childhood sweetheart.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


Caracol Televisión – The Queen of Flow

***Video***(Telenovela, S2: 80x60 min.) In this new season, the compelling duo who won over world audiences is back: Carolina Ramírez (as Yeimy Montoya) and Carlos Torres (as Charly Flow). Now, Yeimy faces new dangers that threaten her life and that of her family.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


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