Fashion Star

Fox buys Electus fare for Mid East

Fox’s channel operation in the Middle East has tapped US-based distributor Electus International for more than 50 hours of unscripted programming. The deal comprises seasons one and two of E!’s House of DVF, TLC’s Style by Jury, NBC’s Fashion Star (s1 and 2), VH1’s Making Mr. Right and CBS’s 2012 effort 3, which is the […]

Fox orders Relativity’s Home Free

US broadcast net Fox has ordered a new home renovation competition series Home Free and Electus will sell it internationally. Relativity Television is making the series and its CEO, Tom Forman (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition), will exec produce. In the series, which will debut in late July on Fox, nine couples compete to restore a […]

Electus cuts deal for ‘Chinese Fashion Star’

Electus has struck a Chinese deal for The Goddesses’ New Clothes, a format based on its US series Fashion Star, which aired for a season on NBC. IAC-backed Electus, which is run by Ben Silverman, will make the ten-part series with local partners Dragon TV, Hitao and Blue Flame. In the show, six female celebrities […]

Electus promotes Farrokh, sells 150 hours

Ben Silverman’s studio Electus has promoted international sales executive Cyrus Farrokh to VP, distribution, and concurrently sold 150 hours to broadcasters across Asia Pacific. Former Shine International exec Farrokh joined Electus in May last year as executive director of international distribution and production, a role that handed in sales responsibilities in France, Italy and Asia […]

NBC preps miniseries slate including Clinton bio, Rosemary’s Baby

NBC is working on a slate of miniseries that includes a biopic of Hilary Clinton and TV reworkings of Rosemary’s Baby and Stephen King’s novel Tommyknockers. The miniseries form is enjoying a global resurgence and US broadcast network NBC recently ordered A.D.: After the Bible, the follow-up to cable net History’s smash hit miniseries The […]