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Warner Bros. Television Group has entered into an agreement to acquire all Eyeworks’ businesses outside the Us, in 15 countries across Europe, South America, Australia and New Zealand. The deal adds 13 new territories to Wbtv’s network of production companies. Manhattan Beach-based Eyeworks USA — run by producer-CEOs J.D. Roth and Todd A. Nelson — will remain independent. Also read: ‘The Lego Movie’ Snaps a Bright, Colorful Franchise Into Place for Warner Bros. Animation Reinout Oerlemans (pictured, left, with Robbie Williams) will step down as CEO of Eyeworks and become the new chairman of Eyeworks USA. Ronald Goes, executive vice president and head. »
- Tim Molloy
In a big move to expand its overseas production operations, Warner Bros. TV Group has cut a deal to acquire the international production units of Netherlands-based Eyeworks in a deal valued at more than $273 million.
The deal, unveiled Tuesday ayem, will give Warner Bros. TV a foothold in 14 key territories across Europe, South America as well as in Australia and New Zealand. The Eyeworks USA unit will remain independent and is not included in the purchase. Television Business Intl. pegged the price tag at $273.3 million.
Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara said: “Our proposed acquisition of Eyeworks’ 15 local production companies represents a significant next step in our strategy, further strengthening Warner Bros.’ position in global television.”
- Cynthia Littleton
TBS has handed an eight episode order to “Funniest Wins,” an hourlong comedy competition from Marlon Wayans.
Produced by Workaholic/Marlon and Eyeworks USA, “Funniest Wins” follows Wayans and his comedian friends and fam as they search for the funniest multi-talented comedian out there, often pitting YouTube sensations against comedians who have honed their craft on stage. The goal of each seg is to make people laugh, or be sent home.
The season’s winner will nab a cash prize along with the chance to star in an online series for Wayans’ digital comedy destination WhatTheFunny.com.
- AJ Marechal
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