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Random House US launches TV division
01.01.70 | Benedicte Page
Random House US has launched a television division, formed in partnership with fellow Bertelsmann company FremantleMedia.
Random House Television and FremantleMedia will develop TV programmes for the US and international markets based on the books published by Random House's imprints in the US and internationally.
Random House Television, which is part of the company's rebranded and expanded entertainment division, will handle the deal. It will work with RH's editors and publishers, and the authors' agents, to identify and acquire performance rights for broadcast network, cable and premium television scripted formats.
The partnership will also work with Random House authors to develop original scripted television programmes.
Jeffrey Levine has been appointed head of television for Random House Television, based in FremantleMedia's Los Angeles office, and reporting to Peter Gethers, president of Random House Studio, the publisher's entertainment division.
Gethers said: "Partnering with the very talented and savvy FremantleMedia gives us a wonderful opportunity to significantly increase the many options we already offer to Random House authors around the world. This alliance will enable us to help them expand into new creative and commercial areas to broaden their audience. Random House Television is a natural extension of the partnership we already enjoy with our writers and will help them flourish in an increasingly complex, exciting and interdependent global entertainment business."