Starz Worldwide Distribution

Soderbergh inspires Starz anthology series

Starz, the UK premium cable channel, has commissioned a 13-part scripted anthology series inspired by a 2009 film from director Steven Soderbergh (pictured). The Girlfriend Experience is based on the Magnolia Pictures movie of the same name. It will explore the relationships of exclusive courtesans who provide clients with an experience more akin to a […]

Starz power

Starz is investing more in programming, reaching out to specific segments of the audience and looking at expanding internationally. Its CEO, Chris Albrecht, tells Stewart Clarke about the premium cabler and its latest drama, Power, which rapper Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson exec produces. That Starz went to MIPTV in April with CEO Chris Albrecht and […]

Shooting Starz

Starz has built a solid slate of original programmes in recent years with the Spartacus franchise a cornerstone. As that comes to an end the cable network is looking at ordering more contemporary stories as well as sci-fi to sit alongside its high-end historical drama. Managing director Carmi Zlotnik tells TBI about the original programming […]

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 […]

Starz’ White Queen to be crowned at MIPTV

Starz will launch and screen its original period drama The White Queen at MIPTV. The series is a produced by All3Media’s Company Pictures with the US cable network Starz and UK public broadcaster the BBC. It will debut on Starz this autumn and Starz Worldwide Distribution has international rights ex-the UK and Benelux region. It […]