Extra: Antenna elevates senior execs; Silverlining picks up “GPs: Behind Closed Doors”

Antenna Group restructures senior management in Greece International media and entertainment organization, Antenna Group, has elevated two of its members on its senior management team. Managing director at Antenna Television in Greece, ...
July 26, 2017

Antenna Group restructures senior management in Greece

International media and entertainment organization, Antenna Group, has elevated two of its members on its senior management team.

Managing director at Antenna Television in Greece, Stratis Liarellis, has been upped to executive director of group policy at Antenna Group. In this newly created role, Stratis will be responsible for driving the Group’s growth in Greece by identifying new business opportunities, diversifying the its Greek operation and overall responsibility for the Group’s public affairs in the country.

Elsewhere, Antenna’s general commercial manager Tassos Michalakis has been elevated to managing director of Antenna Greece. Michalakis will be responsible for the company’s leading free-to-air channel, ANT1 TV, as well as the Group’s digital portfolio which includes the recently launched SVOD service, Ant1 Next, as well as its OTT service Netwix and other digital assets.

Michalakis will also identify new opportunities for growth in digital and provide strategic oversight of the company’s operations in Greece, streamlining operations across linear and digital brands.

Silverlining Rights picks up rights to GPs: Behind Closed Doors

UK-based distributor Silverlining Rights has picked up the rights to the fifth season of the docusoap, GPs: Behind Closed Doors.

The new season (42 x 60′) will take place in the Horfield Health Centre in Bristol, England, where audiences will get a a first-hand look at the stress, strains and joys of working in and using the NHS in modern Britain.

GPs: Behind Closed Doors (pictured), which premieres in the UK on Channel 5 at 8 p.m. tonight (July 26), joins the stable of other Knickerbockerglory titles represented by Silverlining, including Stage School, Gypsy Kids: Our Secret World and Mind The Age Gap.

International sales for previous series of GPs: Behind Closed Doors have been made to Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greenland, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and Turkey.

Los Angeles gears up for first environmental film festival

Los Angeles is gearing up for its first environmental film festival, taking place July 29 at Hollywood’s iconic Egyptian Theater.

The KCETLink’s Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival is hosted by KCET public television and Link TV in partnership with Washington, DC-based Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.

The festival features films throughout the day that tackle the most relevant global environmental issues.

Films being shown at the festival include Water & Power: A California Heist by director Marina ZenovichRISE: Sacred Water – Standing Rock followed by RISE: Poisoned River from Patrick Fabian; Tomorrow by Raphael Sbarge; and The Age of Consequences by filmmaker Jared P. Scott.

Each of the films will be presented by celebrity environmental activists including Raphael Sbarge, Ed Begley Jr., Patrick Fabian and Sharon Lawrence.

On opening night, July 28, the festival will show An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, from Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk.

The Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival runs July 29 from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre in L.A. 

Fusion TV and Residente team up for new special

Univsion-owned Fusion TV and Grammy Award-winning rapper Residente are teaming up on the new series Residente, which follows the artist on a global journey to explore his ancestral origins.

Armed with DNA results from mapping his genetic ethnicity, Puerto Rican hip hop artist Residente (René Pérez Joglar) explores his genetic origins and his ancestors’ struggles.

Confronted with poverty, war and disease, Residente travels around the globe across Siberia, China and West Africa in this five-part series, in search of the stories and sounds of his ancestors.

Residente premieres Aug. 6 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on Fusion TV.








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