Fernando Szew


Marvista expands with ex-Cinetel & Fox execs

Marvista Entertainment is looking to growth in 2018 with new senior appointments including Darrell Cross as chief financial officer and Jody Cipriano as new head of global distribution. Cross, who was previously at Wild Card, will be responsible for overseeing financial operations and growth opportunities and look to leverage new business models and capital management. […]

King Kong TV series in the works

Marvista Entertainment and IM Global Television are teaming to create a King Kong TV series. The series will be based on DeVito ArtWorks’ Skull Island property and movie producer Merian C. Cooper’s iconic King Kong film. King Kong Skull Island will be, the producers say, a comprehensive King Kong Universe endorsed by Kong’s creator. US-based […]

MarVista picks up another Dentsu toon

US-based producer and distributor MarVista has acquired Latin American rights to Yo-Kai Watch, the second anime inspired toon series it has picked up in recent weeks from Japan’s Dentsu. The 26x30mins series has proved popular in Japan where it is shown on TV Tokyo. MarVista has TV and L&M rights throughout Lat-Am. The agreement comes […]

Content crunch – the fight for rights

As the pace of consolidation quickens, competition for rights is fiercer than ever. Stewart Clarke talks to distributors about the changing face of the business and how, in the hyper competitive world of TV, they are gaining access to content. First-look deals, overall deals, development deals, output deals, umbrella deals and pod deals: all are […]

MarVista taps Disney, HBO execs to build out team

LA-based producer and distributor MarVista Entertainment has poached executives from Disney Television Animation, HBO and Summit Entertainment in a string of hires and promotions. In total, MarVista is adding two executives to its production and development unit and a new sales exec and given a top level promotion to Sharon Bordas (left), who is upped […]

Marvista sees double

MarVista has just hit double figures – and figures miniseries, kids, features and TV movies will drive growth in its second decade, says CEO Fernando Szew. In its first ten years, MarVista has carved out a reputation for delivering TV movies and latterly live action kids content. The next phase will see it move into […]