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Cannes -- Zodiak Entertainment has started off strong at this year's MIPCOM with the production and distribution giant announcing a partnership with the Ricky Martin Entertainment Group, a majority stake in U.K. producer Dangerous, sales of Nordisk's multiplatform climate project across the globe and a new event HD TV series based on Leonardo Da Vinci's notebooks.
Zodiak's new joint venture with the Ricky Martin Entertainment Group, Rm 5to Elemento, will sell and produce Zodiak's products to the Latin American and U.S. Hispanic markets. Based in Miami, Rm 5to Elemento also plans to produce original formats for distribution via Zodiak's international sales arm. Ricky Martin Entertainment Group CEO Bruno Del Granado will head up the new company and Cco Harris Whitbeck will handle the venture's creative operations.
Zodiak has also snagged a majority share in U.K. production house Dangerous. Dangerous will now exist under the Zodiak banner, »
- By Rebecca Leffler
"On July 20, 1969, three men made history as the men on a mission to land on the moon. The eight-day journey aboard Apollo 11 was one of the most watched events ever. This film tells what it was like to be at the heart of the mission that changed the world. I know, my name is Buzz Aldrin. I was there."
The Moon was once a source of bizarre science-fiction and fantasy stories because it was such an unexplored mystery.
All that changed on July 20, 1969. History was made as the first men landed and walked on the moon.
The Apollo 11 mission was one of the most watched events ever and the amazing story is recreated in the docu-drama Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, on ITV at 10.50pm on Monday, exactly 40 years after the landing.
- David Bentley
Rome -- Astronaut Buzz Aldrin will be a special guest of honor at the third RomaFictionFest, Rome's international television fiction festival, the event's organizers said Wednesday.
The unlikely guest will be on hand for the world premiere of the History Channel's TV movie "Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11," directed by Richard Dale. Aldrin was one of the three astronauts on the Apollo 11 flight, along with Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins.
The screening will take place on the festival's opening night, July 6 -- exactly two weeks shy of the 40th anniversary of the date Apollo 11 became the first flight to land on the moon.
The festival concludes July 11. »
- By Eric J. Lyman
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