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Random House and Bertelsmann sister company Fremantle Media are partnering to launch a new initiative, Random House Television, that will develop TV shows based on Random House books. Random House authors will also be invited to develop original TV programming.
Fremantle produces and distributes TV shows internationally and is part of the RTL Group, Europe’s largest TV and radio broadcast company. It will have a first-look deal on Random House properties. Random House Television will be part of Random House Studio, the entertainment division formerly known as Random House Films.
According to the release, “Random House Television will work together with Random House’s editors and publishers, and their authors’ agents, to identify and acquire performance rights for the full range of broadcast network, cable, and premium television scripted formats.”
Jeffrey Levine, formerly of Spring Creek Productions, has been hired as head of TV and will report to Random House Studio…
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