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ENTERTAINMENT ONE EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP WITH AWARD–WINNING PRODUCER ILANA FRANK’S ICF FILMS THROUGH MULTI–YEAR OVERALL D

Toronto/Los Angeles – September 28, 2015 – Leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) today announced that it is expanding its relationship with award-winning producer Ilana Frank and her production company ICF FILMS (ICFF), and extending their partnership through a new three-year overall deal.
 
Under the deal, eOne will serve as the studio, deficit financier and distributor on all of Frank’s projects across all media.
 
“As longtime partners, we are thrilled to broaden and lengthen our relationship with Ilana. She is one of the leading independent producers working in television today and continues to raise the bar with hit shows that speak to a worldwide audience,” said John Morayniss, CEO, eOne Television.  “eOne is committed to building the ideal platform for creative talent to produce high-quality content and tell compelling stories; one that is welcoming and collaborative for talented producers like Ilana in Canada and worldwide, and offers them creative freedom and financial support.”
 
“eOne has been a supportive partner for many years and I am delighted to continue our relationship. They are strong production partners and strategic allies with an impressive track record globally across television and film. Through their extensive sales network around the world, we have been able to make great television that reaches audiences near and far,” commented Frank.  “I’m excited to continue working with John Morayniss, Jocelyn Hamilton and their strong and innovative team.”
 
Since joining forces on a first-look basis in 2008, ICFF and eOne have successfully delivered long-running series including 74 episodes of drama ROOKIE BLUE for ABC and Global and 67 episodes of drama SAVING HOPE for CTV. eOne has successfully sold Rookie Blue and Saving Hope to over 200 territories. 
eOne produces and distributes a diverse slate of award-winning, critically acclaimed programming across all genres. In addition to Rookie Blue and Saving Hope and the upcoming polyromantic comedy You Me Her for DirecTV and drama Havana Quartet for Starz, hit original shows from the company include Welcome to Sweden, the half hour comedy series executive produced by siblings Amy and Greg Poehler, Hell on Wheels, Nellyville, Bitten, Haven and successful miniseries The Book of Negroes and Klondike, as well as a number of highly successful series coming out of its output relationship with AMC and SundanceTV including The Walking Dead and companion series Fear the Walking Dead, Halt and Catch Fire, TURN: Washington’s Spies and Into the Badlands.

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About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content.  The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea.  Through established Film and Television divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 40,000 film and television titles, 4,500 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
 
For more information, please contact:
Jackie Rubin
Entertainment One
jrubin@entonegroup.com
416.979.7256

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