Julian Fellowes, Celia Imrie, Glen Blackhall and Geraldine Somerville to attend MIPTV Gala Screening
Cannes, Sunday 1st April 2012 – ITV Studios Global Entertainment has signed further Titanic deals in China, Latin America, Mexico, Netherlands, Belgium, Africa, Singapore and Iran with the major international co-production now sold to 95 countries. The news comes as Titanic is to be celebrated at the MIPTV Gala Screening this evening; with writer and Oscar winner Julian Fellowes joining the panel which will also include cast members Celia Imrie, Glen Blackhall and Geraldine Somerville. The screening is hosted by ITV Studios Global Entertainment and Lookout Point.
The latest deals will see Titanic air on Mediacorp’s okto in Singapore, TV Azteca in Mexico, SBS channel Veronica in the Netherlands, VRT in Belgium, BBC Entertainment in Africa and via satellite broadcaster Marjan TV Network who broadcast to audiences in Iran – Titanic will air on their channel Manoto1. Plus video-on-demand website Shanghai Joy Network (JOY.CN), one of China’s largest online content providers in China have picked-up the mini series. In Latin America Titanic has been licensed to Nat Geo, their first ever drama series.
Maria Kyriacou, Managing Director, ITV Studios Global Entertainment said: “We are delighted to announce these latest deals as we prepare to celebrate this fantastic international co-production at MIPTV with our many partners from around the world. Titanic is an example of the global appetite for ambitious, event drama and the success of international co-productions in bringing these big ideas to screen.”
Simon Vaughan Managing Director Lookout Point and Executive Producer Titanic said: “ITV Studios Global Entertainment have been a awesome partner for us on Titanic. The list of major networks who have now acquired the show is extremely impressive. This is a truly global event."
Titanic is a co-production from ITV Studios with Shaw Media, Deep Indigo Productions and Lookout Point in the United Kingdom, Sienna Films Inc. in Canada and Mid Atlantic Films in Hungary, where it was filmed. The mini-series is distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment and produced by Nigel Stafford-Clark (Bleak House, Warriors) and Chris Thompson (Love Actually, The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency).
Following the screening of episode one at MIPTV, Titanic writer Julian Fellowes, who won an Oscar for Gosford Park (2001) and an Emmy Award for Downton Abbey (2010), will take part in a Q&A session on the stage of the Grand Auditorium. He will be accompanied by the actors Celia Imrie, Glen Blackhall and Geraldine Somerville.
Titanic’s international premiere on ITV1 in the UK was the highest rating drama for ITV1 this year, with 7.4m viewers and a 28.5% audience share.
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