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Electric Entertainment sells3 series to AMCNI-LA

October 17, 2022

Electric Entertainment, the Los Angeles-based production and distribution company, has closed a deal with AMC Networks International – Latin America (AMCNI-LA) for three of Electric’s TV series. The deal includes 2 seasons of “Leverage: Redemption,” the first season of Electric’s newest SYFY series, “The Ark,” and the entire 4 seasons of “The Librarians.” The rights negotiated for this deal cover all Latin America, including Brazil. The announcement was made jointly today by Sonia Mehandjiyska, Head of International Distribution at Electric Entertainment, and José Badini, VP of Programming and Acquisitions at AMC Networks International – Latin America.

Sonia Mehandjiyska states, “This deal represents Electric’s further penetration of one of the most important and fastest growing territories. Bringing our 2 new series – “Leverage: Redemption” and “The Ark,” and our classic “The Librarians” programs into these markets is a continuation of our flourishing international strategy.”

José Badini, AMCNI-LA’s VP of Programming and Aquisitions continues, “These 3 series from Electric, filled with action-packed drama, are a perfect fit for our audiences. Our partnership with Electric has proven to be a successful one, and we look forward to its continuation.”

“Leverage: Redemption” just announced its second season premiere will launch on November 16 on Amazon Freevee in the U.S. “The Ark” premieres on SYFY next year.

The deal was negotiated by Raul Piña, Manager of Sales & Marketing at Electric and José Badini, VP of Programming and Acquisitions at AMCNI-LA.

About AMC Networks International – Latin America

AMC Networks International – Latin America (AMCNI-LA) is a business unit of AMC Networks International (AMCNI) which delivers entertaining and acclaimed programming to more than 125 countries and territories. AMCNI consists of global brands AMC and Sundance TV as well as popular, locally recognized channels in various programming genres.

AMCNI – LA is dedicated to distributing and producing high quality TV programming throughout Spanish and Portuguese speaking Latin America, the Caribbean and other territories. The Latin American portfolio of channels includes AMC, El Gourmet, Más Chic, Film&Arts and Europa Europa, Strib and AMC Selekt 4k.

About Electric Entertainment Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Electric Entertainment is an independent studio headed by veteran producer Dean Devlin along with his partners Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan-Wilson. Electric Entertainment also houses acquisitions and sales divisions, with domestic sales headed up by Steve Saltman and the international division headed by Sonia Mehandjiyska. Electric also has a satellite office located in Vancouver, Canada.

Among Electric’s hit television series are “The Librarians” and “Leverage,” which ran for four and five seasons respectively on TNT, “The Outpost,” which premiered its 4th season on The CW in 2021 and is now streaming on Amazon Freevee, and “Almost Paradise,” which is currently streaming on Amazon Freevee after having premiered on WGN America. Season 2 of “Almost Paradise” is currently in production. Electric’s new series “The Ark” is currently in post-production for the SYFY Channel. Electric’s spin-off continuation of “Leverage,” “Leverage: Redemption,” is currently streaming in the U.S. and the U.K. on Amazon Freevee, as one of the platforms first original programs. Season 2 of “Leverage: Redemption” is set to premiere on Nov 16, 2022 on Amazon Freevee.

Electric’s Feature Films have included “Bad Samaritan” starring David Tennant and Robert Sheehan, the award-winning film “Say My Name” starring Lisa Brenner and Nick Blood, the critically acclaimed documentary “Who Killed the Electric Car?”, and most recently “The Deal” starring Sumalee Montano and Emma Fischer. Electric also acquires, distributes and sells worldwide rights to Electric’s produced and acquired content, as well as theatrical films from around the world, including “Blood on The Crown,” starring Harvey Keitel and Malcolm McDowell, “Heavy,” starring Sophie Turner and Daniel Zovatto, Rob Reiner’s historical biopic “LBJ,” starring Woody Harrelson, and “Book Of Love,” starring Jessica Biel and

Jason Sudeikis. The company’s domestic distribution division, headed by Steve Saltman, is a full-service operation serving all significant outlets with various rights to films and series including: TVOD, EST, AVOD, SVOD, PTV, Linear Basic Cable and Broadcast.

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