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New York-based Archive Photos will now be representing the Anne Frank photo collection internationally * National Geographic has secured its first home video and DVD distribution deal into Turkey, through a local company, AV Ltd * Roman distributor GA&A has formed...
November 1, 1999

New York-based Archive Photos will now be representing the Anne Frank photo collection internationally * National Geographic has secured its first home video and DVD distribution deal into Turkey, through a local company, AV Ltd * Roman distributor GA&A has formed a separate production company, dubbed GA&A Productions, in order to handle the production load the distributor was previously carrying * College Broadcast, a broadband entertainment company based in Venice, CA, has signed an 18-month distribution agreement with Toronto’s ChumCity International for internet programming aimed at the college-level demographic * Hot Shots/Cool Cuts of New York has acquired the Henry Strauss collection. The collection contains hundreds of hours of travel, industrial and lifestyle footage, filmed over 40 years in 60 countries * GNT, GloboSat’s doc and info channel, has announced a partnership with London-based Explore International which will see it inaugurate a National Geographic strip * The VSDA (Video Software Dealers Association), has decided to link its annual event to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, due to declining attendance * Animal Planet has inked a distribution deal for Taiwan with TV Time, and Australia with Optus Television * National Geographic has signed a three-year deal with Telewest in the U.K., adding about 100,000 digital viewers in the London area * London’s York Films has agreed to a distribution deal with Cinehollywood in Italy for a DVD release of a series called The Complete Cosmos * An independent panel has valued the Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination at US$16 million.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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