CW doing show about Virgin America 'fly girls'

By Joe Flint

Remember when flight attendants were called stewardesses and everyone thought they led fascinating lives (witness the recent episode of "Mad Men" when Don Draper hooked up with a "stew" or the movie "Catch Me If You Can")? And then society changed (progressed, some would say) and we stopped thinking that way.

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Collins combines with ContentFilm

Collins has finalized a five-year partnership agreement with ContentFilm's television distribution arm, Fireworks International. Under the deal, ContentFilm will invest in Collins' production house Collins Avenue in exchange for an equity stake and acting as international distributor.

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Joint venture investment in new U.S. reality production company

The Board of ContentFilm plc (AIM: CFL), a pre-eminent owner of media rights supported by strong film, TV and digital sales divisions, is pleased to announce the details of an investment in a new US reality television production company, Collins Avenue.

In an initial five year deal, Collins Avenue will be jointly owned by ContentFilm in partnership with leading US reality television producer, Jeff Collins. ContentFilm will invest start up capital together with ongoing overhead, in return for its joint venture stake. Additionally, ContentFilm's international television distribution division, Fireworks, will act as international distributor for Collins Avenue products and formats.

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Jeff Collins ContentFilm launching production firm

By James Hibberd

Collins made a five-year partnership agreement with Contentfilm's television distribution arm Fireworks International. Under the agreement, Contentfilm will invest in Collins' production house, Collins Avenue, in exchange for an equity stake and acting as international distributor.

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ContentFilm, Fireworks in JV with Jeff Collins

By Kristin Brzoznowski

LOS ANGELES: Jeff Collins has opened his own reality production outfit, Collins Avenue, in partnership with ContentFilm and Fireworks International.

The five-year deal sees ContentFilm investing in Collins Avenue in return for an equity stake, while Fireworks International will act as international distributor for Collins Avenue product. Casandra Wasaff has been tapped to serve as director of development and Kamico Drakes as development coordinator for the new venture.

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"BRIDEZILLAS" Producer Jeff Collins launches reality venture

By Josef Adalian

“Bridezillas” producer and September Films executive Jeff Collins is launching reality production company Collins Avenue, partnering with British-based studio ContentFilm.

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Collins Avenue in joint-venture with ContentFilm and Fireworks International (2)

Los Angeles

Jeff Collins has opened his own production shingle COLLINS AVENUE, in a partnership arrangement with London-based ContentFilm and its television distribution arm Fireworks International. Over the five-year deal ContentFilm will invest in Collins Avenue in return for an equity stake, and Fireworks International will act as international distributor on Collins Avenue product. Collins has tapped Casandra Wasaff to be director of development and Kamico Drakes as development coordinator for the new venture.

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Collins Avenue in joint-venture with ContentFilm and Fireworks International

Los Angeles

Jeff Collins has opened his own production shingle COLLINS AVENUE, in a partnership arrangement with London-based ContentFilm and its television distribution arm Fireworks International. Over the five-year deal ContentFilm will invest in Collins Avenue in return for an equity stake, and Fireworks International will act as international distributor on Collins Avenue product. Collins has tapped Casandra Wasaff to be director of development and Kamico Drakes as development coordinator for the new venture.

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A&E to premiere new "The Exterminators" reality series on January 7

By Christopher Rocchio

A&E has announced The Exterminators, a new reality series that will document a family as they run a Louisiana-based pest removal company, will premiere Wednesday, January 7 at 10:30PM ET/PT.

Each half-hour The Exterminators episode will follow Vexcon, a pest removal company operated by Billy Bretherton, a former U.S. Air Force sergeant and 15-year pest management industry veteran who runs the business with his wife Mary, his brother Rick, and their parents Bill and Donnie.

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Jeff Collins sets up ContentFilm backed indie

Ex-September Films exec and Bridezilla's showrunner Jeff Collins has set up his own indie, with backing from UK-based producer/distributor ContentFilm.

The new entity will go under the banner of Collins Avenue and will produce reality programming for the US that can be exported internationally.

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