Janson Media announced today that it has licensed 10 episodes from the Hollywood Collection to NBC Universal Global Networks Channels for the Italian territory, including Italian-speaking Switzerland. The Hollywood Collection is an award-winning archive of 34 movie star biographies and retrospectives produced by Wombat Productions between 1985 and 1999. As per the agreement NBC Universal Networks has licensed the biopics for Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Steve McQueen, William Holden, Audrey Hepburn, and Barbara Stanwyck.
The Hollywood Collection is a rich archive of television documentary films, which profile many of Hollywood’s most beloved and respected stars. These films are the legacy of Gene Feldman (1921–2006), a director, writer, and producer. In partnership with his wife, Suzette Winter, their company Wombat Productions created 34 insightful and entertaining biographies for television broadcast. All of these programs were originally shot on both 35mm and 16mm film stocks and recorded on quarter-inch audiotape, as well as 35mm magnetic film. Now available on DVD, Janson Media maintains exclusive commercial rights to the entire collection.
NBC Universal Global Networks is part of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. It owns and operates the distinct entertainment channels SCI FI, 13th STREET, Studio Universal, Universal Channel, the international (non-U.S.) Hallmark Channels, Movies 24, Diva TV and an interest in the KidsCo joint venture. Collectively, these channels reach more than 130 million households across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, Latin America and Asia.
Established in 1989, Janson Media is an independent content distribution company based in the United States, with a rights portfolio of over 1,500 hours of exclusive programming available for licensing to worldwide television, VOD, DVD/video, non-theatric, and emerging new media markets, and a publisher/ manufacturer of award-winning DVDs. The company has licensed programming to virtually every country in the world, and its clients include most major broadcasters and media companies.