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Karlovy Vary — A number of major international productions have begun shooting in the Czech Republic this year as the local industry reports continued growth in the sector for six years in a row.
Among the TV productions shooting in the Czech Republic are A+E Studio’s Templar Knight series “Knightfall” for History and Sky’s Roman Empire skein “Britannia” from Rick McCallum’s Czech shingle Film United. Both productions will spend a total of Czk 2 billion ($82 million) in the Czech Republic.
“Numerous international productions are choosing the »
- Ed Meza
One of the most intriguing players to watch at MipTV will be France’s own Vivendi. The conglom has had a busy year assembling new pieces in its disparate portfolio to become a bigger force in the booming global market for TV, film and digital content.
Vivendi last year helped orchestrate the merger of Euro TV heavyweights Banijay Group and Zodiak, emerging with a 26.2% stake in the combined venture.
At the Studiocanal production arm of Vivendi’s pay TV group Canal Plus, veteran producer Rola Bauer was tapped in January to oversee a stepped-up effort to sell shows and strike co-productions in the U.S. market. Bauer’s appointment came a week after Vivendi’s wholly owned Universal Music Group hired two seasoned producers, David Blackman and Scott Landis, to spearhead development of film, TV and theatrical projects.
The Banijay-Zodiak deal brings together production entities in France, Denmark, Italy, Spain, »
- Elsa Keslassy
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