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August 17, 2017

In this week's edition:
• MarVista Entertainment’s Fernando Szew

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In the news

***World Screen September/PRE-MIPCOM Edition***Earlier this week, it was revealed that prolific producer and longtime ABC collaborator Shonda Rhimes is bringing Shondaland to Netflix, signing a multiyear agreement to produce new series and other projects. In financial news, Q4 revenues at 21st Century Fox rose 2 percent to $6.75 billion thanks, in part, to growth at the cable network programming segment. Facebook unveiled a new platform for original video content called Watch, while Amazon is shutting down its Lovefilm By Post DVD rental service due to a lack of demand. Discovery Communications sublicensed ARD and ZDF in Germany the free-to-air broadcast rights for live and highlights coverage of the Olympic Games through 2024. The media company also inked a streaming deal with Amazon in Germany and Austria that sees subscribers gaining access to Eurosport’s premium live HD sports content, including Bundesliga.

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MarVista Entertainment’s Fernando Szew

MarVista Entertainment recently announced that it is working with IM Global Television to develop, co-produce and co-finance a live-action series that will be set in the King Kong universe. Based on DeVito ArtWorks’ Skull Island property ***Image***and Merian C. Cooper’s King Kong, the show will be a serialized, contemporary continuation of the classic with a female-led, multi-cultural ensemble that delves into the wonders and horrors of Skull Island and its origins. The show demonstrates MarVista’s commitment to ramping up its slate of TV series, which is a key focus for the company as of late, according to CEO Fernando Szew.

Szew sat down with World Screen Weekly’s Anna Carugati to discuss other growth priorities for the company. He also talks about the international demand for TV movies and opportunities in the digital space.

Watch the video here.

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