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Zodiak teams with Ricky Martin & da Vinci archive

Television content producer, distributor and part of the De Agostini Group, Zodiak Entertainment announced it is launching a joint venture with the Ricky Martin Entertainment Group entitled RM 5to Elemento. The new company will sell Zodiak's catalog into the Latin American and US Hispanic markets while also creating and producing original formats for sale globally by Zodiak Entertainment Distribution. The Ricky Martin Entertainment Group's CEO Bruno Del Granado will head the company while former CNN reporter Harris Whitbeck will oversee creative operation.
October 5, 2009

Television content producer, distributor and part of the De Agostini Group, Zodiak Entertainment announced it is launching a joint venture with the Ricky Martin Entertainment Group entitled RM 5to Elemento. The new company will sell Zodiak’s catalog into the Latin American and US Hispanic markets while also creating and producing original formats for sale globally by Zodiak Entertainment Distribution. The Ricky Martin Entertainment Group’s CEO Bruno Del Granado will head the company while former CNN reporter Harris Whitbeck will oversee creative operation.

At the same time, one of the other prodcos under Zodiak’s umbrella, Diverse Production, announces it will produce a series based on Leonardo da Vinci’s private notebooks. Access to the notebooks was gained through De Agostini’s unique access to the European historical library The Codex Atlanticus’ collection. For more information on the planned series see the release.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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