Two More Seasons For ‘The Night Patrol’ In Norway As Format Eyes US
Hot reality show The Night Patrol was created by Finland’s Aito Media. It’s been acquired in Sweden and Norway, with the latter’s SBS Discovery now ordering two more seasons after its first doubled the time slot average in that country. ITV Studios Norway will produce the 96 episodes. There is also interest in the U.S., where LA- and London-based format sales company Small World IFT is working with CAA. Billed as the antithesis of Cops, The Night Patrol follows policemen as they make their rounds each evening and focuses on the humor and relationship between the officers. Each episode is set in one city on one night. The series has run for four years on Finland’s Channel JIM, where it’s estimated that one in five TV viewers watches it regularly.
Delayed Releases Send India’s Eros International To Profit Decline
India’s Eros International has reported a drop in full-year profits. The distributor, which is listed on London’s AIM exchange, had a 4% increase in revenues but suffered from delays to planned releases of big titles such as Kochadaiyaan, starring Tamil superstar Rajnikanth, Financial Times reported. Eros recently released Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani in India; the film also crept into the top 10 at the U.S. box office when it debuted this month. In March, the company launched two premium channels in India in collaboration with HBO and “the early response from subscribers signals a positive outlook for the year ahead,” the company said, per FT. Eros still is seeking a listing on the New York Stock Exchange later this year.
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Chicago To Host The 100 Years of Indian Cinema Concert and Awards
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan will appear in a first-of-its-kind celebration of Indian cinema in Chicago on September 1. The 100 Years of Indian Cinema Concert and Awards Night will feature Khan, Katrina Kaif, Ranveer Singh, Prabhu Deva and Sonakshi Sinha. According to organizers, the night will “reminisce the glorious history of the Indian cinema” and showcase dance numbers from movies dating from 1913-2013. Awards will also be presented to “living legends” for their contribution to the film industry. The event will be held at the Sears Center Arena.
Alan Partridge Actor Steve Coogan To Publish Memoir Next Year
British actor Steve Coogan, best known in the UK for his maladroit creation Alan Partridge (seen on the big screen for the first time in the upcoming Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa), has signed a deal to publish his memoirs. Coogan is a staunch supporter of press reform in the UK and protective of his personal life; he settled a phone hacking claim against the News Of The World last year. But Cornerstone publishing has acquired rights to his autobiography. The Guardian reports it will be published in September 2014. Coogan recently starred in Toronto debut What Maisie Knew as well as Sundance premiere The Look Of Love. His cult hit The Trip, from Look Of Love director Michael Winterbottom, is gearing up for a sequel. Coogan said the book promises to be “a sojourn through the faltering first steps of a lower-middle-class boy who watched television to the dizzy heights of a man who achieved not only a multi-Bafta-winning status on television but also became fully middle class and managed to annoy the Daily Mail at the same time. Wow.”
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