‘Dancing With The Stars’ Gets Regional Indian Version
BBC Worldwide and ETV Bangla will produce a regional version of Dancing With The Stars in India. Produced by BBC Worldwide Productions India, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Bangla will air on ETV Bangla next month. Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is already a hit throughout India and the new local version for West Bengal is a first in the country. The show will be extensively remodeled from the international version to appeal to Bengali viewers and will be hosted by local actor Jishu Sengupta. The Hindi language Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, produced by BBC Worldwide Productions India for Colors, completed its fifth season with an audience of over 100M.
Military Channel To Chart ‘The Mafia’s Greatest Hits’
British production company World Media Rights has sold its 10-part series The Mafia’s Greatest Hits to Discovery’s Military Channel in the U.S. The series has previously been picked up in the UK, Germany, France, Canada, Italy and Scandinavia. The Mafia’s Greatest Hits explores some of the most notorious Mafia figures including Sam Giancana, Charles Lucky Luciano, John Gotti and Meyer Lansky. The series also features an interview with Joe Pistone, the FBI agent who was the inspiration for the film Donnie Brasco.
Peaches Set For 2nd Sundance London Lineup
Sundance Institute and The O2 have set popster-DJ-producer-filmmaker Peaches as the initial headliner for the second Sundance London film and music festival. The fest will host the UK premiere of Peaches Does Herself, which she wrote and directed. The electro rock opera Peaches Does Herselfchronicles the artist’s rising popularity and her love affair with a beautiful she-male. Sundance London music programmer Jon Dunn joined Live Nation in 2004 where he worked the likes of Arcade Fire, MIA, The National and Anthony and the Johnsons. Since 2010 his focus has been on curating big festivals. The second Sundance London will take place April 25-28, 2013 and will host the international and UK premieres of American independent films from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival as well as live music and other events. The full film program will be announced March 11. For more info visit http://www.sundance-london.com.