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[11/02/11 - 10:09 AM]
Entertainment One Signs Two-Year First Look and Distribution Deal With Levity Entertainment Group
Jim Breuer, Pablo Francisco, Hal Sparks and Maz Jobrani are among Levity Entertainment Group's catalog.

[via press release from Entertainment One]

ENTERTAINMENT ONE SIGNS TWO-YEAR FIRST LOOK AND DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH LEVITY ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

Leading Provider of Comedy Signs Exclusive Two Year Television Deal with Indie Studio

Los Angeles/Toronto - Nov. 2, 2011 - Leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) has entered into a two year television development and distribution deal with Levity Entertainment Group (Levity).

Under the agreement, eOne will develop and produce half-hour scripted original content with A-list comedy artists and writers from the Levity Entertainment Group's catalog which includes Jim Breuer, Pablo Francisco, Hal Sparks, and Maz Jobrani, among others. Additionally, during the two year term, Levity will provide eOne with eight to ten titles per year for distribution in all Home Video platforms as well as Audio platforms.

"This first look deal offers major opportunity for us to continue our growth in the comedy and non-scripted arena by producing and developing original content with Levity. They are a powerhouse in this area and we're thrilled to be in business with them," commented Noreen Halpern, President Dramatic Programming, eOne Television.

"Levity has been the leading provider of comedy and we're confident that in bringing them on as a studio partner we will not only increase eOne's distribution in multiple platforms but elevate our comedy programming," said, Allen Blackwell, VP of Urban Film and Comedy Programming at eOne. "This collaboration will give Levity the unique opportunity to take projects from concept to creation through our eOne production studios and directly to the networks."

"Our partnership with eOne helps us to accelerate comedy series opportunities with talent that we have identified and developed. eOne has become a leading supplier of primetime programming. We are excited to create this comedy platform with them," said Judi Brown-Marmel, Senior Partner at Levity Entertainment Group.

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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, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 20,000 film and television titles, 2,500 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.

About Levity

LEVITY represents over 70 comedy artists and writers, including Jeff Dunham, Jim Breuer, Pablo Francisco, Hal Sparks, and Maz Jobrani, among others. Production, branding, and digital divisions help Levity dynamically develop and support the careers of the top names in comedy.

The company has produced over 500 highly rated primetime series and specials for broadcast, cable and syndication including CBS, NBC, Comedy Central, TBS, CMT, and Showtime. Levity shows have been broadcast in over 20 countries and have collectively sold over 10MM home video products.





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