Dick Clark Productions

Wanda’s $1bn Dick Clark deal collapses

The US$1 billion sale of US entertainment prodco Dick Clark Productions into Chinese hands has collapsed. A regulatory filing from current DCP owner Elridge Industries on Friday revealed Dalian Wanda Group had pulled out of its agreement to buy the company, which is one of America’s oldest and most-prolific entertainment producers. Elridge is seeking a […]

Dalian Wanda buys Dick Clark for $1bn

China’s Dalian Wanda has paid US$1 billion to acquire the historic US producer Dick Clark Productions. The deal hands conglom Dalian Wanda 100% of the shares in DCP, and marks a significant step into production for the Chinese company. DCP will sit alongside Legendary Entertainment as another US production asset in the Dalian Wanda stable, […]

Dick Clark hires ABC veteran for production

US-based Dick Clark Productions has hired veteran ABC producer Tim Bock. The exec, who has worked across genres for more than 20 years, has been named senior VP, production at the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest producer. He’ll work at the firm’s Santa Monica headquarters and will report to COO and CFO Amy […]

Ex-Eyeworks, Shine exec joins Lionsgate

Former Eyeworks and Shine International sales exec Ted Bookstaver has joined US studio Lionsgate Television. He will take up the newly-created post of senior VP, alternative programming sales. In the role, he will oversee global sales of Lionsgate’s slate of alternative (unscripted) shows. Lionsgate’s executive VP, alternative programming Jennifer O’Connell, who joined last year after […]

Hegedus’ new indie scores Dick Clark deal

Former MTG and Debmar Mercury exec Bea (Beata) Hegedus has officially launched her new indie consultancy with a deal that will see Dick Clark Productions taking a Hungarian format to the US. Hegedus (pictured) has been building Ashgate Media for some time. Following a soft-lanch earlier this year, she has now officially debuted the firm, […]

Netflix takes rights to Fox’s Jesus Christ musical

Netflix has taken global rights to Fox’s live musical event The Passion, which is about Jesus Christ’s final days. The deal, which various US trades reported over the weekend, with producer Dick Clark Productions for The Passion means Netflix will begin streaming the programme tomorrow, following its debut on Fox last night. The agreement lasts […]

ITVS America eyes rejig as president exits

ITV Studios America president Orly Adelson has resigned, as ITV Studios US Group prepares to restructure. Adelson joined ITVS America in January 2014 after leaving her role as president of Dick Clark Productions. No official reason was given for her departure after 18 months in the post, but it is understood ITV Studios will not […]

Hollywood Film Awards to debut on CBS

US broadcaster CBS will air the Hollywood Film Awards, which honour filmmaking excellence, in November. The live broadcast from the Hollywood Palladium on November 14 at 10pm ET/PT will mark the first time the event has made network TV schedules. Dick Clark Productions is producing the event. “We’re excited to schedule an expanded Friday night […]

TV Guide’s Thurlow joins DCP

TV Guide Network’s executive VP of sales strategy and CFO Amy Thurlow has joined Dick Clark Productions, which is expanding internationally, to take on a similar role. Thurlow will become COO and CFO, based out of DCP’s Santa Monica headquarters and reporting to president Mike Mahan. She joins having most recently been at CBS and […]

Ex-Rive Gauche boss to run Dick Clark Prods intn’l unit

Dick Clark Productions is launching an international wing, with former Rive Gauche Television president Mark Rafalowski drafted in as its boss. Dick Clark Productions International will “focus on the creation and expansion of dcp’s international distribution network, as well as, the acquisition, financing and creation of new shows”, according to DCP. Rafalowski, who ran LA-based […]