CCI Entertainment, MarVista ink distribution deal


Family producer CCI Entertainment has struck a strategic partnership with Los Angeles-based MarVista Entertainment.

The agreement, unveiled ahead of MIPTV, will see MarVista co-distribute worldwide around 200 hours from CCI’s library catalogue of lifestyle and factual series, along with movies and documentaries.

The tie-up include both companies considering coproduction opportunities.

The collaboration was unveiled by Fernando Szew, CEO, MarVista Entertainment, and CCI co-chairman and CEO Arnie Zipursky.

MarVista will be in Cannes next week to introduce CCI’s Cubicle to the Cage, comprising of 12 half hours about ordinary people taking a year out to become mixed martial arts fighters, as both an original series and a format.

Other CCI titles to be rolled to international buyers include Ancient Clues, Avventura, a hybrid travel-food series, Cooking for Love, a cooking-dating game show and Stylin’ Gypsies, featuring a band of travelling, irreverent and entertaining Gypsies.

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