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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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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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