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A+E Networks launches scripted distribution division

A+E Studios International will distribute and finance scripted projects such as Sons of Liberty, Roots and the final two TV movie instalments of Flowers In The Attic.
October 10, 2014

A+E Networks is to launch a scripted distribution division, A+E Studios International, at MIPCOM.

The brand will distribute and finance scripted projects, commencing with 40 hours of programming that includes the six-hour TV event Sons of Liberty and the 10-hour series Un-real.

Other projects in the works include Gangland Undercover (working title), The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, Liberator and a remake of Roots.

“The industry knows us as a source for high-end factual programming,” said A+E Networks’ international executive vice-president¬†Sean Cohan in a statement. “Now that we have ownership over these premium dramas, TV events and movies, it made sense to package and market our scripted content under a new umbrella brand.”

About The Author
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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