News: April 2012

'The Hero': Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Announces New Reality Series

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is getting down to business. The newly-returned wrestler has announced he will star in and executive produce Electus' upcoming global action reality series, "The Hero."

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Dwayne Johnson, Electus champion 'Hero'

The actor and his producing partner Dany Garcia have paired up with Ben Silverman's Electus Entertainment on "The Hero," a competition show that heavily integrates social media to discover the next great hero.

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Sofia Vergara Reality Series, Wilmer Valderrama Break-Dancing Show Among YouTube Channel NuevOn's Offerings

Sofia Vergara and Wilmer Valderrama are among the talent contributing to Electus' new YouTube channel NuevOn, the company said Monday.

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Electus unveils reality titles for YouTube channel NuevOn

The initial line-up for the Hispanic YouTube channel from Ben Silverman’s multimedia studio Electus, which launches today (April 16), includes a reality competition series from Wilmer Valderrama and a reality series starring Sofia Vergara (pictured) and her son Manolo.

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Jason Bateman, Will Arnett explore handsome in 'Mansome'

Described as a comic expose, Morgan Spurlock's new documentary, Mansome, will have its world premiere at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival on April 21.

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'Mansome' bound for theaters

"Mansome," the Morgan Spurlock documentary bowing later this month at the Tribeca Film Festival, will get a limited theatrical release from Paladin starting in May.

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Elle Macpherson's 'Fashion TV' woos global market

Supermodel-turned-entrepreneur Elle Macpherson hit the French Riviera this week to promote her new reality TV show, "Fashion Star", at the MIPTV international trade fair.

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Ben Silverman's Electus to Shop Global Format Rights for 'Canada's Smartest Person'

The sales arm will handle distribution of the CBC reality competition series, in which four finalists undergo challenges.

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CBC Announces Global Distribution Agreement for Canada's Smartest Person

CBC and Media Headquarters announced today that Electus International, the global distribution arm of Ben Silverman’s multimedia studio, Electus, will be the worldwide distributor for Canada's Smartest Person, a groundbreaking format and interactive television experience that redefines what it means to be smart.

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MIPTV: 'Fashion Star' Generates Global Buzz

Elle Macpherson and Electus’ Ben Silverman touched down at MIPTV to promote the competition series, which has sold to 75 countries.

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Electus closes 'Fashion Star' deals

Electus International, the worldwide distribution arm of Ben Silverman's multimedia entertainment studio, has closed a raft of deals on the first season of "Fashion Star," the much buzzed-about reality show hosted and exec produced by Elle Macpherson.

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