Marvista


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 […]

MarVista snags rights to Nick’s Little Battlers

US-based producer and distributor MarVista has picked up Latin America rights to animated series Little Battlers eXperience (LBX). The animated series is produced by the US division of Japan’s Dentsu and has proved popular on TV Tokyo in Japan and Nicktoons US, and a second season has just been greenlit. The series follows the adventures of […]

Fox, NBC buy Marvista movies for Asia

US-based producer and distributor Marvista has sold several of its TV movies to channels in Asia. Fox has picked up pan-Asian pay TV rights to disaster movie 10.0 Earthquake, teen comedy All She Wishes, and family movie From the Rough. NBC Asia has also bought a package of TV movies. The ten-title deal include Hallmark […]

MarVista sets Disney’s Pants on Fire

MarVista Entertainment is producing and distributing Pants on Fire, a new comedy movie for Disney XD. The LA-based company is coproducing the show with Canadian counterpart Two 4 the Money Media. Production is underway on the TV movie, which will star Disney XD faces Bradley Steven Perry (Good Luck Charlie), Joshua Ballard (Diary of a […]

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 […]

MIPTV 2014: Marvista TV movie to Lifetime ahead of market launch

Marvista has shopped its TV movie Starving in Suburbia to US cable net Lifetime. The film, which tops a six-strong TV movies slate for MIPTV, follows a teenage anorexic. In the 1x90mins show, which is also known as Thinspiration, Laura Wiggins (Shameless) plays a 17-year-old who becomes obsessed with a website that promotes not eating. […]

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 […]

ITV buys Digimon anime series

ITV has picked up the latest series of kids anime show Digimon. The UK free-to-air broadcaster has acquired Saban show Digimon Fusion from its distributor MarVista in a deal that also covers related licensing and merchandising. ITV will represent the brand for consumer products and licensing in the UK with the first products slated to […]