IM Global Television Picks Up ‘SuperSwede’ for Global Distribution

IM Global Television has acquired global distribution rights to “SuperSwede,” Henrik Jansson-Schweizer’s critically-aclaimed documentary biopic about Ronnie Peterson, the legendary Swedish Formula 1. “Superswede” marks the first original documentary film of MTG. It was produced by MTG-owned Nice Drama. Jansson-Schweizer’s previous credits include “Midnight Sun” and “100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 13th, 2017

Demi Lovato Jet Sets For Surprise iHeartRadio Music Festival Performance

Demi Lovato pulled double duty this weekend! The 25-year-old entertainer spent the earlier part of her Saturday (September 23) in New York City as she attended the Global Citizen Festival. There, she was named Global Citizen Mental Health Ambassador. “I am so proud to partner with Global Citizen as their official ambassador for Mental Health [...] Demi Lovato pulled double duty this weekend! The 25-year-old entertainer spent the earlier part of her Saturday (September 23) in New York City as she attended the Global Citizen Festival. There, she was named Global Citizen Mental Health Ambassador. “I am so proud to partner with Global Citizen as their official ambassador for Mental Health with focus on vulnerable communities around the world,” Demi said of her new position. “With their support and our combined platforms, I will be able to further my work around some of the issues I deeply care about as it relates to mental health and well-being around the world.” That night, Demi flew to Las Vegas for a surprise performance of her hit song “Sorry Not Sorry” during DJ Khaled‘s closing set at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival. Click inside for 20+ photos of Demi’s busy day, and to read her full letter on her Global Citizen ambassadorship… “I am so proud to partner with Global Citizen as their official ambassador for Mental Health with focus on vulnerable communities around the world. With their support and our combined platforms, I will be able to further my work around some of the issues I deeply care about as it relates to mental health and well-being around the world. In October 2016, I, along with my friend and partner Mike Bayer, went to Kurdistan to visit one of the biggest refugee camps in the world. The experience of meeting with some of the displaced families, and my encounter with a very young girl who told me all she wants is to just be happy (what a simple and yet completely out of reach wish), will stay with me for the rest of my life. As a first step in my partnership with Global Citizen, over the past year we have worked to identify the right partner who will help us bring a bit of a solace and peace to some of the displaced children in Iraq. We will be bringing Save the Children’s HEART program (which offers healing, psychologial support, and basic education through the arts) there this year. The trauma that displaced families and children all around the world feel from losing not only their homes, but also some of the people closest to them, is unfathomable and has long lasting impacts. My hope is that this program can bring at bit of comfort to those who need the most. This isn’t about politics or race or religion. It’s simply about humanity and protecting one another.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 24th, 2017

HBO Realigns Domestic, International Distribution Under Single Leader

HBO is looking to bring more of a worldwide focus to its distribution strategies with the appointment of company vet Tom Woodbury as president of global distribution. Woodbury will now oversee international and domestic distribution operations, with toppe.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 9th, 2017

Alcon TV Group’s ‘The Expanse’ Acquired by Legendary Global TV Distribution

Legendary Global Television Distribution will represent all television and digital rights outside of the U.S. to Alcon Television Group's space odyssey The Expanse. The series is the first to be sold through Legendary TV's international division launched .....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineDec 2nd, 2014

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Helps Kick Off Women"s Amateur World Cup Soccer Tournament 2017!

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau rocks an UNDP Goodwill Ambassador t-shit while attending the 2017 Global Goal Women’s Amateur World Cup Soccer Tournament on Tuesday (September 19) in New York City. The 47-year-old actor, who plays dashing anti-hero Jamie Lannister in the worldwide smash series Game of Thrones, helped blow the whistle on poverty at the Global Goals [...] Nikolaj Coster-Waldau rocks an UNDP Goodwill Ambassador t-shit while attending the 2017 Global Goal Women’s Amateur World Cup Soccer Tournament on Tuesday (September 19) in New York City. The 47-year-old actor, who plays dashing anti-hero Jamie Lannister in the worldwide smash series Game of Thrones, helped blow the whistle on poverty at the Global Goals World Cup held at the Brooklyn Expo Center. Nikolaj‘s stint as a referee was to support the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, also called the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. “There are 17 Global Goals responding to every important challenge, from poverty to climate change to gender inequality. No matter which challenge you believe to be the greatest facing our world, one of the goals is designed to overcome it,” Nikolaj said in a statement. “I hope everyone will be inspired to back the Global Goals and join me in changing the planet. I love meeting the inspiring women who were taking part in the Global Goals World Cup today. They have come from far and wide to show the world just how important real and positive change is to them.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 20th, 2017

Mipcom: IM Global, Newen Partner on Original Content Creation for International Platforms

CANNES — L.A.-based IM Global Television and France’s Newen have inked a joint-venture pact to create original content for distribution across all international platforms. The deal was brokered by IM Global’s Phil Gurin, president of unscripted and alternative, and Newen CEO in charge of content, Bibiane Godfroid. IM Global Television is a joint venture from […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 16th, 2017

Lionsgate, Skydance Form Global TV Distribution Pact Launching Skydance International – Mipcom

During a keynote address this afternoon at Mipcom in Cannes, Lionsgate’s President of Worldwide Television & Digital Distribution Jim Packer proudly let slip the news that the company has entered a distribution pact with David Ellison’s Sk.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineOct 5th, 2015

Studiocanal Poaches Thierry Lacaze From Wild Bunch to Head Distribution in France (EXCLUSIVE)

Studiocanal, the Vivendi-owned pan-European film and TV group, has appointed Thierry Lacaze to the position of head of theatrical, video and VOD distribution in France. Lacaze is currently working at Wild Bunch, where he has been in charge of distribution since 2013. The well-seasoned executive previously worked at Pathe Distribution as head of marketing. Lacaze... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 24th, 2017

Mexico’s Piano Bows Foreign Film Distribution (EXCLUSIVE)

Having carved out a reputation for its distribution of edgier Mexican fare, Piano Distribution, the auteur art pic distribution operation of Julio Chavezmontes’ production house Piano, has moved into international acquisitions, picking up Mexican rights to two high-profile Cannes titles: Ruben Ostlund’s 2017 Palme d’Or winner “The Square” and Rungano Nyoni’s first feature “I’m Not... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 25th, 2017

Film News Roundup: Rosamund Pike, Joel Kinnaman, Clive Owen Thriller ‘Three Seconds’ Gets U.S. Distribution

In today’s film news roundup, thriller “Three Seconds” gets distribution through Aviron, Samuel Goldwyn buys “Saturday Church,” Gravitas picks up frat thriller “Haze,” and the fourth “Insidious” movie gets a new title. ACQUISITIONS Aviron Pictures has bought North American distribution rights to Andrea Di Stefano’s thriller “Three Seconds,” starring Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen,... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 5th, 2017

IM Global Launches TV Venture Led By Former Syfy President Mark Stern

EXCLUSIVE: Feature-film financing, production and sales company IM Global is expanding into television production and distribution with the launch of IM Global Television. Mark Stern, former president of Original Content at Syfy, has been tapped as presid.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineMar 19th, 2017

Legendary Nabs International Rights to Syfy’s ‘The Expanse’

Alcon Television Group has inked a deal with Legendary Global Television Distribution to handle international distribution rights for its Syfy series “The Expanse.” This marks the first property to be sold through Legendary Television’s new .....»»

Category: topSource: varietyNov 23rd, 2014

Global Showbiz Briefs: Legendary TV Taps John McMahon For Top EMEA Post; ‘The Little Death’ Sold To Multiple Territories; Mo

Legendary Television Distribution has hired John McMahon as EVP and Managing Director, EMEA. Based in London, he will manage the distribution of all Legendary TV programs and acquired third-party productions to television and digital clients throughout Eu.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineNov 12th, 2014

CBS TV Distribution PR Chief John Wentworth to Retire

John Wentworth, head of public relations for CBS Television Distribution, will retire from the company in 2017. He announced his departure in an email Tuesday. A longtime CBS veteran, Wentworth joined Paramount Television — predecessor to CBS Television.....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 14th, 2016

Stevie Wonder Takes a Knee and Green Day Rouses the Crowd at Global Citizen Festival - TIME

TIMEStevie Wonder Takes a Knee and Green Day Rouses the Crowd at Global Citizen FestivalTIMEOver 60,000 people came together in Manhattan's Central Park on Saturday to sing, dance and sweat in early fall heat for the sixth annual Global Citizen Festival. More than six hours of music from acts like Stevie Wonder and Green Day was interspersed ...Green Day blasts 'dumb Trump America' at Global Citizen FestivalEW.com (blog)The 5 Best Moments From 2017's Global Citizen Festival: WatchBillboardStevie Wonder takes 'both knees' onstage 'for America' at Global Citizen FestivalUSA TODAYVariety -ABC News -Vanity Fair -Deadlineall 135 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 25th, 2017

Global Citizen Festival 2017 Lineup Revealed!

The lineup for the sixth annual Global Citizens Festival in New York City has been announced. Stevie Wonder, Green Day, The Killers, The Lumineers and The Chainsmokers will headline the event, which is set to take place on September 23. In addition, Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, Andra Day, Alessia Cara, and more special guests are set to take the stage. Global Citizen [...] The lineup for the sixth annual Global Citizens Festival in New York City has been announced. Stevie Wonder, Green Day, The Killers, The Lumineers and The Chainsmokers will headline the event, which is set to take place on September 23. In addition, Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, Andra Day, Alessia Cara, and more special guests are set to take the stage. Global Citizen is a social action platform for a global generation that wants to solve the world’s biggest challenges and enact social change. The only way to earn a ticket to the event is by taking part in the movement to help end poverty, world hunger, inequality, and more......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 1st, 2017

Hertel to Helm Bavaria Media’s New International Sales Unit

Bavaria Media will now operate TV sales under the Bavaria Media International banner, with Carlos Hertel rejoining the company to run the operation. Global Screen previously handled distribution of Bavaria’s titles, and Bavaria was a shareholder in the company. It has sold its shares in Global Screen it will do its own distribution, through the... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 18th, 2017

‘The Gifted,’ ‘The Resident,’ ‘Castle Rock’ Come to Mipcom 2017

Selling one-hour dramas to buyers in foreign markets at Mipcom isn’t always that different from pitching shows to some domestic outlets: Terrestrial broadcasters gravitate toward procedurals, and SVOD outlets are often more interested in edgier, serialized fare. Gina Brogi, president of global distribution for Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, who will be talking fall superhero […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 14th, 2017

20th Century Fox TV Distribution Hires Greg Drebin As SVP Worldwide Marketing

Former Warner Bros exec Greg Drebin has been appointed Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing for Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. Based in Los Angeles, he will be responsible for managing all global marketing initiatives and activities .....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineJun 22nd, 2017

Nine YouTube Red Originals Roll Off Exclusive Status Under New Distribution Pact

YouTube Red soon may no longer be the only place you’ll be able to watch nine original films and series — which until now have been exclusively available on the subscription service. Gunpowder & Sky, an indie studio and distribution company, has secured a worldwide distribution partnership for nine films and series from YouTube Red, […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 5th, 2017

Film News Roundup: John Heard’s ‘Living Among Us’ Gets U.S. Distribution (EXCLUSIVE)

In today’s film news roundup, John Heard’s “Living Among Us” will be in theaters in January, Monica Bellucci signs on for “Nekromancer,” and faith-based documentary “The Heart of Man” is returning for one night. DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS Vision Films has acquired U.S. theatrical distribution rights to supernatural horror movie “Living Among Us,” starring the late John […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 29th, 2017