Chello Zone Bringing ‘Hardcore Pawn’ To Several Territories
International TV provider Chello Zone has acquired all nine series of the US reality TV show Hardcore Pawn for its CBS Reality network in Poland and one of its EMEA feeds. CBS Reality will air the shows in primetime across Poland, Cyprus, Hungary, Romania, the Middle East and Africa. The first will premiere in Poland in June. The reality documentary series, which centers on a Detroit pawn shop, is produced by Zodiak USA for Tru TV and distributed internationally by Zodiak Rights.

Karlovy Vary To Celebrate Jerry Schatzberg
The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival said today that Palme d’Or-winning director Jerry Schatzberg will attend the 48th edition of the festival to screen three of his earliest films. The influential American director will introduce his recently restored debut Puzzle Of A Downfall Child (1970), The Panic In Needle Park (1970) and Palme winner Scarecrow (1973). The Czech Republic fest runs June 28-July 6.R&H Malaysia Now An Independent
The Malaysian unit of visual effects studio Rhythm & Hues is now a stand-alone entity, following the VFX house’s company’s acquisition by competitor Prana Studios. In an interview with Digital News Asia, R&H Malaysia Senior Manager Hasnul Hadi Samsudin said that the move to become independent was because the assets purchase of R&H did not include the Malaysian facilities as part of the deal. “The Malaysian operation was a separate legal entity owned by the same owners of the R&H US group,” he said. “R&H Malaysia was not a subsidiary of R&H US and therefore not part of the asset sale.”