Marielle Zuccarelli

ACE Entertainment Films launches TV movie drive helmed by Marielle Zuccarelli

International producer-distributor ACE Entertainment Films has launched a strategic initiative around family-adventure TV movies for the global market. The 15-year-old business – which has offices in Paris, London and Los Angeles – is to develop, produce and distribute original family-adventure movies for both broadcasters and streaming services. Former GRB exec Marielle Zuccarelli has been named […]

GRB hires Mark Burnett’s Cru as int’l chief

Former Mark Burnett Productions executive C. Scot Cru has been announced as the new president of international at GRB. GRB have drafted in Cru to manage the profitability and growth of GRB’s international distribution division including sales, acquisitions and production. His arrival is the latest step in GRB’s drive towards growing its international footprint. “I […]

GRB hires sales director from A+E

Melanie Torres has joined GRB as director of international sales. The US-based producer and distributor recently hired another former A+E exec, Marielle Zuccarelli, and Torres has now joined her on the team. The new recruit will cover Latin America, US Hispanic, central and eastern Europe, CIS and Spanish-speaking Europe for GRB. At A+E she was […]

Ex-Sonar exec Zuccarelli returns to GRB

Marielle Zuccarelli has left Sonar Entertainment and rejoined GRB Entertainment. She will be COO at GRB, the producer and distributor she was at between 2003-2012, running sales. In addition to overseeing development, distribution and acquisitions at GRB, Zuccarelli will also launch a new branded entertainment division at the company. Longtime GRB exec Michael Branton will […]

The factual landscape: ducks, docs and digital

The business of selling factual programming is changing – with free-to-air slots for classic factual shows hard to come by, distributors are looking to other categories of non-fiction, as well as to digital, big-screen and even virtual reality platforms, writes Stewart Clarke. For the largest factual distributors the business has got more complex and, increasingly, […]

A+E appoints Fox exec EMEA sales boss

A+E Networks has appointed 20th Century Fox’s European VP of TV sales, Denis Cantin, as VP and head of content sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Cantin, who is due to take up his new role in the first quarter of 2014, will manage A+E Networks’ London-based EMEA content sales team, overseeing […]

A+E inks CEE deals ahead of NATPE

A+E has concluded a raft of programming deals with broadcasters in Central and Eastern Europe ahead of the NATPE programming market next week. Czech pubcaster CT has bought factual shows including Universe, Weapons of War and Tales of the Gun. Regional factual channel Spektrum has acquired a package that includes 10 Things You Don’t Know […]

Broadcasters flock to A+E’s Duck Dynasty

Broadcasters in Europe, Asia and North America have acquired A+E Networks’ series Duck Dynasty. The Gurney Productions-produced show has been licensed to TV3 in Denmark, TV5 in Finland, Pro4 in Hungary, Veronica in the Netherlands, Kanal 9 in Sweden, TV2 in Norway, Mediacorp in Singapore, OLN in Canada, and Ztélé in French-speaking Canada. Duck Dynasty […]