BBC Three Takes ‘Orphan Black’
In a west-to-east move, Britain’s BBC Three has acquired the BBC America original series Orphan Black. The 10-part drama, co-created by Graeme Manson (Flashpoint) and John Fawcett (Spartacus), centers on a street-wise chameleon whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. Taking on the woman’s identity, boyfriend and bank account, she is thrust into a kaleidoscopic mystery. Tatiana Maslany stars. BBC America just renewed the series in the U.S. It’s produced by Temple Street Prods in association with BBC America and Space.
‘The Face’ UK Names Models To Join Naomi Campbell
Sky Living has added supermodels Erin O’Connor and Caroline Winberg alongside Naomi Campbell for the UK version of model reality show The Face. The U.S. version, produced by Shine America, launched on Oxygen in February. The local UK format will be co-produced by Princess Productions and Shine TV. The three models will mentor three teams of four girls over eight weeks as they compete in photo shoots, runway shows and commercials. The last girl standing will be crowned the face of a globally known brand. Production starts in the spring. Campbell is exec producing.Cameron Pace To Beam 3D Ballet To Global Cinemas
James Cameron’s Cameron Pace Group and Russian conductor Valery Gergiev are partnering to beam the world’s first live 3D ballet broadcast to 50 countries this summer. Emanating from St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre on June 6, Swan Lake will reach cinema audiences in Europe, the U.S., South America, Asia, Australia and elsewhere, Reuters said. Presented by NCM Fathom Events, Omniverse Vision, Cameron Pace Group, Glass Slipper and Mariinsky Theatre, the ballet will use the same technology created by the Cameron Pace Group for films like Avatar, Hugo and Life Of Pi. Participating U.S. theaters can be found here.
Fremantle Sells Shows For U.S. Hispanic, Latin American Markets
FremantleMedia has inked a slew of deals for shows and formats in the U.S. and Latin America. Mundo Fox ordered up a half-dozen Jamie Fox shows for the U.S. Hispanic market, including Jamie’s Food Fight, which also sold to Fox Life for Latin America and Globosat in Brazil. Also, Televisa Cable picked up Bindi’s Bootcamp and Hole In The Wall, the U.S. version of the popular format that originated in Japan.
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