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10/10/2008

ITV Global Entertainment Eyes Up Blink Films

ITV Global Entertainment and innovative new indie Blink Films have inked an exclusive output agreement, Peter Iacono, President and Managing Director of ITV Global Entertainment, has announced.
The deal gives the UK distributor all rights to shows produced by the company, which was set up by Dan Chambers and Justine Kershaw in May 2007.
Blink has had a spectacular 15 programmes on air in its first year and is now broadening its portfolio into factual entertainment. The first commissioned projects to be included in the output deal with ITV Global Entertainment include documentaries for the UK's Five including 'Married to the Eiffel Tower' and 'My Car Is My Lover', as well as a feature length primetime science special for C4, a feature length Cutting Edge for C4 and a special for Virgin 1.
Richard Life, Head of Factual at ITV Global Entertainment, said: "We're thrilled to be working with Dan and Justine, both very experienced and talented programme makers.
"Their reputation means they win commissions from all the major broadcasters - not just here in the UK. This makes them an extremely attractive partner for us and we are delighted to have fended off significant competition to secure this exclusive partnership."
Justine Kershaw said: "Deciding to link up with ITV Global Entertainment made a lot of sense to us. They are well-known for carefully looking after the properties they distribute."
Dan Chambers added: "Their on-going advice and support is proving invaluable as we expand our breadth of programming."
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