Sparacio confirmed as eOne finance chief

Joe Sparacio has been named the CFO of Entertainment One. He has been filling the finance role on an interim basis at the independent film and TV studio since last November and now takes the position on a full-time basis. Sparacio has several decades of experience in the media sector, largely on the film side […]

Discovery, Imax strike programming deal

Large-screen cinema company Imax has cut its first TV distribution deal for its original programming, and will partner with Discovery Communictions on a range of films. The deal gives Discovery an exclusive 18-month global rights window on Imax features after they have played in Imax cinemas. Up to ten films are covered by the agreement. […]

Netflix gets into the movie business

The latest entertainment medium to feel the impact of Netflix’s thirst for exclusive content is the movie business. The US-based streaming service has agreed a deal with The Weinstein Company to bring the follow-up to action flick Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon to its consumers exclusively. Netflix has already moved heavily into original drama, documentary and […]

3net launches first slate of original productions

3net, the joint venture 3D channel run by Discovery, IMAX and Sony, has unveiled its first slate of original productions after it launched a production and distribution division last month. The company has unveiled five new series including Space, which is the first television series to be produced in 4K. Space is a three part […]

3net forms production and distribution division

3net, the joint venture 3D channel run by Discovery, Imax and Sony, is launching a production and distribution division.   3net Studios will be jointly based at the Sony Pictures HQ in LA and at Discovery’s head office in Silver Spring. It will “employ a worldwide team of creative personnel, utilising the world-class technology and […]