Magazine article Screen International

TWC, AMI, Jupiter Sign TV Partnership

Magazine article Screen International

TWC, AMI, Jupiter Sign TV Partnership

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The partners will focus initially on unscripted programming and said they would announce a reality TV project shortly.

The venture calls for the development and production of original television, film and digital initiatives based on the stable of properties owned by AMI that specialises in, among other subjects, investigative reporting on Hollywood, celebrity culture and true crime.

The portfolio includes National Enquirer, OK!, National Examiner, Soap Opera Digest, Men's Fitness and AMI claims to have a monthly reach of 35m readers. The deal marks a move into TV for AMI.

"There is an enormous, untapped opportunity at AMI to develop unique and engaging programming," said TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein, who acknowledged in an interview with The New York Times last week that he needs to monetise.

The Weinsteins continue to explore TV opportunities and there had been talk of selling offthe TV unit to ITV earlier this year. …

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