Zurich, San Sebastian Film Festivals Opening Windows On Each Other
The Zurich and San Sebastian Film Festivals are creating a unique partnership for their upcoming editions, which run almost simultaneously. Zurich will open a San Sebastian Window, which will offer insight into contemporary Spanish cinema by showcasing entries from the different sections of San Sebastian’s program. In turn, a Zurich Window will enhance the San Sebastian program with contributions from German-speaking countries, particularly Switzerland. The parties intend to strengthen their alliance in the coming years. Zurich runs Sept 26-Oct 6, and San Sebastian is September 20-28.
CBS Studios Fare To Stream in UK, Germany Via LoveFilm
Amazon’s LoveFilm has singed a multiyear licensing deal with CBS Studios International to bring content from the group to the UK and Germany. Subscribers will be able to stream network TV series including The Good Wife and Blue Bloods as well as Showtime programming such as Nurse Jackie, Californication and Dexter. The original 1960s Star Trek series and and Star Trek: Voyager also will be available.ITV’s ‘Come Dine With Me’ Will Stream In UK, Germany With LoveFilm
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has secured several recommissions across Central and Eastern Europe for ITV Studios’ format Come Dine With Me. Prima in the Czech Republic has commissioned Real TV to produce 90 new episodes to start airing in August. In 2012, the show averaged a 30% share on Prima, outperforming the channel average by 25%. Poland’s TVN in has commissioned a 15-episode fifth series and Slovakia’s Markiza has commissioned Pro Media to produce a fifth series as well. Come Dine With Me brings together a group of amateur chefs over a five-night period with each one hosting a dinner party at their home. The guests score the dinners, and the person whose dinner rated highest wins a cash prize at the end of the week.