News: March 2012

Electus Brings Elle Macpherson To Cannes

Ben Silverman's Electus is heading to Cannes with Elle Macpherson to talk about its latest network series Fashion Star.

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Electus pushes fight, fashion series

The distribution wing of Electus has acquired rights to several US factual formats, including two martial arts titles and the female-skewed fishing reality show Hook, Line & Sisters.

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Electus announces distribution slate

Electus is making a major push in both producing and distributing scripted and reality series that it believes will have global resonance.

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Electus goes for a check-up

US distributor Electus International is heading to MipTV with a slate of original and third-party scripted series, including an Icelandic drama set in a mental hospital.

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Show Business: `Idolizing' Fashion

Electus Founder Ben Silverman talks about his new reality fashion TV show. Stephanie Ruhle, Sara Eisen, Erik Schatzker and Scarlet Fu report on Bloomberg Television's "Inside Track."

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TBS hunts King of the Nerds

US cablenet TBS has commissioned Electus to make a new competition reality series on nerds and fanboys.

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TBS greenlights 'Nerds' for 2013

Looking to ride the coattails of syndie hit "The Big Bang Theory," TBS is giving a greenlight to reality series "King of the Nerds."

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TBS Orders Reality Show 'King of the Nerds' (Exclusive)

TBS has greenlit eight episodes of "Nerds," which is being dubbed the "ultimate nerd-off," hosted by "Revenge of the Nerds" stars.

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Production star

Ben Silverman is looking to turn his new shingle Electus into a global distribution outfit and formats like Fashion Star and a period drama about Marco Polo will help, reports Sean Davidson.

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'Fashion Star': It's not 'Runway,' but will it take off?

NBC's Fashion Star, which makes its premiere Tuesday (9:30 p.m. ET), is a few formats knit into one

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'Fashion Star' is designed with retail in mind

Fashion ought to be a no-brainer for television: It's fun to look at, appeals to a spending-happy demographic and involves outsized personalities who tend to believe it's their professional duty to create drama.

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VH1 Announces Official 'Mob Wives Chicago' Cast

VH1 expands its hit series into a franchise with its Windy City edition and five connected new women.

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