Magazine article Screen International

MIPTV: 'Kardashians' Producer Plots Pelé Series, Howard Stringer Launches Indie

Magazine article Screen International

MIPTV: 'Kardashians' Producer Plots Pelé Series, Howard Stringer Launches Indie

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Keeping Up With The Kardashians producers plot Pele scripted series

US outfit Bunim/Murray Productions, the company behind reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, is plotting a limited series based on the life of Brazilian football icon Pelé.

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MBC Group, Image Nation partner on HWJN feature, series

Middle East-based companies O3 Productions (part of MBC Group) and Image Nation are partnering on a series of adaptations of Ibraheem Abbas' novel HWJN.

The two companies will co-produce and co-finance an Arabic-language feature film, a TV spin-offtitle The Delusionists, and are plotting two further TV series based on the novel, details of which will be announced at a later date.

Former Sony boss launches drama outfit with UK's DRG

Former Sony CEO Howard Stringer is teaming with British television group DRG to launch a company focused on high-end drama series.

Atrium TV is aiming to produce 10 series over the next five years with a budget of about $5m per hour.

Movistar+ partners with Beta on first originals

Telefonica's pay-TV channel Movistar+ is partnering with sales outfit Beta Film on two original productions: eight-hour Spanish post-apocalyptic drama The Zone and Velvet Collections, a spin-offof Spanish series Velvet, which has run for four seasons to-date.

Separately, Beta has expanded its slates of Spanish titles by boarding two series from broadcaster Atresmedia and production outfit Bambu as co-producer. Historical drama Love In The Times Of War and crime series Farinia - Snow On The Atlantic are set to begin shooting in spring for delivery later in the year. …

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