News: January 2011

Japanese Producer Inks Deal With Electus

Yoshimoto Kogyo to distribute, produce 'Unbeatable' game show

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Electus & Notional Pick Up Unbeatable

Notional and Electus have signed a deal with TV Asahi Corporation and Yoshimoto Kogyo Corporation to produce and distribute the studio-based game show Unbeatable.

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Former MTV executives Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley form studio within Ben Silverman's company

Two longtime executives of the youth-oriented network, Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley, on Monday unveiled their new venture -- DiGa -- which they described as an independent production studio housed within Ben Silverman's company, Electus, a business unit of Barry Diller's IAC.

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Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley Reveal New Production Company's Development Slate

The former MTV execs officially announced DiGa, their partnership with Ben Silverman's Electus, at NATPE Monday morning.

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Former MTV Execs Tony DiSanto & Liz Gateley Unveil New Company, First Slate

Former MTV president of programming Tony DiSanto and head of series development Liz Gateley today officially announced the launch of the DiGa and unveiled its first development slate.

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Ex-MTV Execs Partner with Electus

Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley, whose tenure at MTV saw launch of hit series like Teen Mom and Jersey Shore, have set up an independent production company in partnership with Ben Silverman's Electus.

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Ben Silverman's Electus Buys Engine Entertainment To Drive Distribution Arm - Deadline.com

Ben Silverman’s IAC-owned Electus has acquired Engine Entertainment to form a new in-house global distribution arm, Electus/Engine Distribution.

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Ben Silverman's Electus Acquires Engine Entertainment - Hollywoood Reporter

The firm is using the purchase to form new global distribution arm Electus/Engine Distribution.

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Silverman's Electus Acquires Engine Entertainment - The Wrap

Ben Silverman’s multimedia entertainment studio, Electus, announced the acquisition of Engine Entertainment and the creation of Electus/Engine Distribution, a new in-house global distribution arm.

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Ben Silverman's Electus buys distributor - TBIvision.com

Electus, Ben Silverman's IAC-backed production company, has acquired Chris Philip's Engine Entertainment.

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Silverman's Electus fires up Engine - C21Media

Ben Silverman's IAC-backed multimedia studio Electus has bought Engine Entertainment, the international distributor owned by former Power Corp sales head Chris Philip.

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Electus Adweek Media award discussed in NY Times article - "Accounts and People of Note in the Ad Industry"

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