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Wide-Eyed Entertainment to open up D.C. shop

UK indie production company Wide-Eyed Entertainment (WEE) is coming to America with a Washington, D.C. office headed up by MD and EVP Parule Basu-Barua.
June 17, 2011

UK indie production company Wide-Eyed Entertainment (WEE) is coming to America with a Washington, D.C. office headed up by MD and EVP Parule Basu-Barua.

WEE’s CEO Jasper James and creative director David McNab will continue to oversee UK operations from the London home base.

The move aims to build on WEE’s North American relationships and further expand its footprint in the territory.

 “North America is an important territory for us and since the launch of WEE in 2008 we have built strong relationships with the major networks,” said Basu-Barua. “The new office will enable us to build on our reputation.  It is important to WEE that we remain close with the broadcasters and are able to deliver programming that rates well for them.”

This news comes on the heels of WEE’s Canadian deal, with CBC picking up Redemption Inc., hosted by Dragons’ Den star, Kevin O’Leary.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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