World Wide Entertainment

News brief: MBC to tell Celebrity Style Story

Middle Eastern broadcaster MBC has acquired Celebrity Style Story, a format from Global Agency-owned World Wide Entertainment. The pan-regional network is getting its own version of the show, which Thuderbird Films first produced for E! Canada. The format tells the story of celebrity’s style history using archive interview clips, red carpet footage and photos, with […]

Power’s Whiteman resurfaces at Marvista

Andrew Whiteman has joined US-based producer-distributor Marvista Entertainment following his exit from UK-based Power, which TBI broke news of in July. Whiteman (left) is one of two appointments Marvista has made as part of a push into European programme sales. Former IMC Vision and current World Wide Entertainment sales director Rod Rodrigo (below, right )has […]

TCB grows with Global Agency hire

Paul Heaney’s growing indie distributor TCB Media Rights has added another sales agent to its ranks. The UK-based firm has hired Mem Baker from World Wide Entertainment, the factual arm of Turkey-based Global Agency, to handle sales in Asia, Africa, Spain, Portugal, Latin America and the Middle East. Pamela Martinez Martinez, who was Heaney’s first […]

Turkey’s Global Agency hires Farrell E. Meisel

Turkey-based formats company Global Agency has recruited Farrell E. Meisel as its first-ever director of development. Meisel has a background in consulting and working for TV firms including HBO, Viacom and MediaCorp. At Global Agency he will focus on business development opportunities. The role also covers World Wide Entertainment, the company’s finished programme division. Izzet […]

Global Agency acquires factual distributor World Wide Entertainment

Turkish drama and reality distributor Global Agency is moving into the factual business after acquiring Australian distributor World Wide Entertainment. Global Agency, known for distributing formats, including Shopping Monsters and Turkish drama series including Magnificent Century, will run the company through a new joint venture it has set up with Turkish producer Tims Productions. World […]