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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.”

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