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Debmar Mercury cuts development, syndication deal with Gannett

Lionsgate’s Debmar Mercury has inked a deal with Gannet Broadcasting and the pair will develop and produce interactive TV series. The content will be tested, in different durations and formats, in various daytime slots on Gannett’s stations. The first shows will bow in 2015. Dave Lougee, president of Gannett Broadcasting, said: “We will work together […]

Talk show host Wendy Williams forms prodco

US talk show host Wendy Williams has formed her own production company Wendy Williams Productions (WWP). Veteran reality TV producer Lisa Knapp has been hired as senior VP of development at the new firm, which is also backed by Debmar Mercury. Williams has formed WWP with her manager Kevin Hunter. It will make unscripted reality, […]