Dick Clark Productions to launch int’l division

Dick Clark Productions International will create and expand the television event producer's global distribution network, as well as acquire and finance new shows.
January 23, 2014

Dick Clark Productions (DCP) is to launch an international division to create and expand the television event producer’s global distribution network, as well as acquire and finance new shows.

Dick Clark Productions International will be headed by executive vice president Mark Rafalowski, who will be based in the company’s Santa Monica headquarters and report to DCP president Mike Mahan.

Rafalowski previously worked as senior VP of business development for DCP in the late 1990s. After that he was president of Rive Gauche Television and then became the chief operating officer for Radical Studios, where he developed IP for graphic novels for feature film and TV properties including Oblivion starring Tom Cruise.

He also consulted for Mosaic Media and Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec on the original acquisition of DCP in 2002, as well as for clients such as Viacom Networks, Artist Direct and Radar Pictures.

“International distribution gives us the ability to develop and grow all areas of the television business from reality and scripted to formats and¬†acquisitions,” Rafalowski said in a statement. “We look forward to building on our current relationships and actively growing the business internationally.”

The international division will distribute DCP-produced events including The American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Hollywood Film Awards, The People Magazine Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.

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