Starz Worldwide Distribution Secures International Television Distribution
Rights for Upcoming VH1 Scripted Series, "Hit The Floor"
Announces MIPTV Availability of Highly Anticipated Season One/Ten-Episode,
One-Hour Series from VH1 Starring Dean Cain, Kimberly Elise, and Charlotte
LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2013
LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Further building on its position as
a top independent television distributor,Starz Worldwide Distribution, a
division of Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA,STRZB), has finalized an international
television distribution agreement with VH1 for the upcoming 2013 VH1 TV
series, "Hit the Floor," previously known as "Bounce." The TV series will
contain ten (10) one-hour episodes in its first season.
The joint deal announcement was made by Gene George, EVP of Worldwide
Distribution for Starz and Eddie Dalva, EVP, Content and Program Enterprises,
Entertainment and Music Groups at Viacom Media Networks. Starz Worldwide
Distribution will represent "Hit the Floor" to all markets for television,
excluding the United States. The series will be available for licensing at the
start of MIPTV, which runs from April 8-11 in Cannes, France.
Starz Worldwide Distribution adds "Hit the Floor" to its robust content
portfolio, which includes distribution rights to STARZ Original series
("Spartacus," "Magic City," "The White Queen"), other owned content from
across the Starz family of companies ("Dan Vs." animated TV series from Film
Roman, Anchor Bay Films), and a vast array of other licensed TV/movie
"Hit the Floor" stars Dean Cain ("Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of
Superman"), Kimberly Elise (John Q, Diary of a Mad Black Woman), and Charlotte
Ross ("NYPD Blue," "Days of Our Lives").
"Starz Worldwide Distribution is extremely pleased to establish a distribution
relationship with VH1 for this series. 'Hit the Floor' is a fun ride and a
perfect fit internationally alongside our content," said George. "Lining up a
world class partner in VH1 is an acknowledgment of our world class
distribution capabilities and gives us another opportunity to build upon our
successes in the marketplace."
"'Hit the Floor' is VH1's biggest scripted effort to date, and should play
extremely well to an international audience," added Dalva.
About "Hit The Floor"
"Hit the Floor," (previously known as "Bounce") was created by James LaRosa
who also serves as Executive Producer of the series along with Maggie Malina.
Choreography for "Hit the Floor" is created by Michael Rooney, who has worked
with legendary musicians including Kylie Minogue, Usher, George Michael,
Fatboy Slim, and Lee Ann Rimes.
"Hit the Floor"is a series that follows the alluring lives and loves of the
Devil Girls, the premier dance team for the Los Angeles Devils, the number one
basketball team in the league. When the stadium lights go up at night, all of
Hollywood comes out to support the million dollar players. But in this city
these men share the fame, adrenaline, money, sex and power with their dancers,
the Devil Girls. The cast includes: Dean Cain, Kimberly Elise, Charlotte Ross,
Taylour Paige, Logan Browning, Valery Ortiz, Katherine Bailess, Jonathan
McDaniel and McKinley Freeman.
The series is produced by Bryan Johnson, The Film Syndicate and In Cahoots
Media. VH1's executives Jill Holmes and Jeff Olde are Executive Producers on
the project.The pilot episode was written by James LaRosa and directed by
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About Starz Worldwide Distribution
Starz Worldwide Distribution (www.starzglobal.com) is a leading global
distributor of movies, televisions series, documentaries, children's
programming, and other video content. Starz Worldwide Distribution licenses
and syndicates Starz original series and other owned and licensed third party
programming on a worldwide basis. Starz Worldwide Distribution's partnerships
with independent producers provide high-quality and diverse programming to its
clients, while its experience in the field distinguishes it as a premier
supplier in the global content marketplace. Starz Worldwide Distribution is a
Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com.
Scott Acord Eric Becker
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SOURCE Starz Worldwide Distribution
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