Gene George

Starz sales chief lands Lionsgate spot

US studio Lionsgate is bringing the worldwide sales chief at its premium cable channel, Starz, over to its own distribution team. Gene George (pictured) has been named executive VP of worldwide distribution, reporting to another newly promoted Lionsgate exec, president of international television and digital distribution Peter Iacono. Lionsgate acquired Starz last year in a […]

MIPTV News: Starz secures VH1’s ‘biggest scripted series’

Starz Worldwide Distribution has secured international rights to VH1’s upcoming scripted series Hit the Floor (fka Bounce). SWD, a division of Starz, the US premium cable channel will launch the 10x60mins first season, which is produced by Bryan Johnson, The Film Syndicate and Cahoots Media, at MIPTV. It has rights for all territories outside the US. […]

MIPTV Hot Pick: The White Queen

The White Queen has a built-in fan base given the Philippa Gregory books upon which it is based were best-sellers in the UK and made it to second in The New York Times best-seller list. The ten-part drama will debut on the BBC in the UK and then on premium US cable network Starz, whose […]

Esquire Network gears up for Party Down

Esquire Network, the new identity of NBCUniversal cablenet G4, has licensed US broadcasting rights to a male-skewing comedy series from Starz Worldwide Distribution. The channel will launch Starz Original series Party Down next month, when it rebrands as Esquire. This follows last month’s announcement NBCU Cable Entertainment was dropping the G4 moniker. SWD will retain […]