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Liberty Media Corp. has plans to spin off its 50% stake in Discovery Communications into a stand-alone company. Analysts say this is a possible first step toward Liberty becoming a collective of smaller businesses.
April 1, 2005

Liberty Media Corp. has plans to spin off its 50% stake in Discovery Communications into a stand-alone company. Analysts say this is a possible first step toward Liberty becoming a collective of smaller businesses.

Amsterdam-based distributor Off the Fence plans to launch a Bristol-based production arm, headed up by exec producer Joe Kennedy.

In Toronto, the provincial government has contributed CDN$25 million (US$21 million) to the city’s new Festival Arts Centre, which is slated to open in 2006. The Centre will be the new headquarters for the Toronto International Film Festival.

L.A.-based Film Garden Entertainment has launched The Greenhouse, a program to produce docs for non-profit charitable orgs by utilizing talents of aspiring filmmakers.

Toronto’s Chum Television has signed a five-year deal with Jakarta-based MRA Media Group to supply a programming block as well as station design and formatting to MRA’s O Channel.

U.K.-based 3DD has aligned with N.Y.’s Cactus Three to further expand shared distribution and production activities. The first project the pair will partner on is Metropolis-produced PUNK:attitude. 3DD has also secured non-U.S. TV rights to Steven Spielberg’s new doc Watch the Skies!

Boston’s WGBH International has struck an agreement with Mercedes Alvarez of Montreal-based HOLA Entertainment to represent WGBH’s Latin America catalog and productions.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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