News: May 2012

Starz And Electus Team To Explore Premium Cable Unscripted Programming

Starz has signed an exploratory deal with Ben Silvrman’s Electus to search together for premium network-suited unscripted programming that would compliment Starz’s original programing slate.

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Fashionable Thinking

Ben Silverman of Electus talks to David Jenkinson about his frustration with the lack of creativity around deal-making in the digital age and his plans to roll out Fashion Star globally as a locally produced format.

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TV Land Pilots Two New Sitcoms

TV Land has ordered cast-contingent pilots for a pair of original sitcoms, I'm Not Dead Yet from Ben Silverman's Electus and Brothers-in-Law, executive produced by Scott Stuber.

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Electus Grows International Team (Worldscreen)

Two new appointments have been made to the international team at Electus, which has also promoted Eli Shibley to VP of international media and formats.

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Ben Silverman Teams With 'Jersey Shore,' 'The Hills' Execs for New Reality Series 'K-Town'

The unscripted show, which premieres July 2 on YouTube, is set in L.A.'s Koreatown and produced by the Electus exec along with Tyrese Gibson, Liz Gateley and Tony DiSanto.

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Confident of growing hunger for more food TV, YouTube launching HUNGRY food channel

Bruce Seidel is confident the future of food television won't be seen on television.

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Mixing Ads And Comedy Shorts Online For TBS

TBS, the cable channel that bills itself as the home of “very funny” programming, is teaming with the actors Will Arnett and Jason Bateman and DumbDumb, their company that creates humorous Web video clips for brands like Denny’s, Old Navy and Orbit gum.

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Electus Buys Mannahatta

Electus has acquired Mannahatta Prods., marking a shift in strategy for Ben Silverman's next-generation studio.

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