The National Geographic Channel has signed an unconventional deal with Ben Silverman banner Electus -- the shingle will develop three shows for the News Corp./National Geographic Society joint venture, with a guarantee that one will get a series greenlight.
Upcoming NBC reality skein "Fashion Star" will launch on Diva Universal across 20 countries in Asia this spring after the show's March 13 stateside bow, Universal Networks Intl. and Electus Intl. announced Tuesday.
Electus has acquired international distrib rights for three Spike TV series in time for TV industry confab NATPE: "Flip Men," "American Digger" and "Car Lot Cowboy," all unscripted skeins ariing on the guy-centric cabler (Electus also produces freshman skein "Cowboy").
Bruce Rosenblum, president of Warner Bros. Television Group and newly sworn in chairman/CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and Ben Silverman, founder and chairman of multimedia studio Electus, will speak at the upcoming 2012 NAB Show
The premium cable network has joined forces with The Weinstein Company and IAC's Electus to launch the scripted series centered on the 13th century explorer, created, written and executive produced by Young Guns' John Fusco.
An assortment of digital MVPs convened for a "technology all stars" panel at Variety's CES Entertainment Summit, in which they held forth on trends sweeping the media landscape from the Vegas show to Madison Avenue.
The founder of Electus has hired John Pollak as president of the studio's international division. He worked as the international chief at Silverman's previous company, Reveille, as did the recently named CEO of Electus, Chris Grant.