MANCE MEDIA LANDS BENNETT LIBRARY MANCE MEDIA ACQUIRES 100+ HOURS OF LIFESTYLE AND ACTION SPORTS SERIES
HOLLYWOOD, California - March 13, 2012 – Matthew Mancinelli’s newly launched worldwide distribution company, Mance Media, has formed a long-term partnership with Bennett Productions. The deal includes exclusive worldwide distribution rights to Bennett’s vast television library consisting of 15 lifestyle and action sports series, including HDNET’s “Bikini Destinations” and ION Television’s “The MEN7 Show”. Mance Media and Bennett will also co-produce new series that are currently on their development slate, including “DNA of Sport”, “Beyond The List”, and a season 5 of “Bikini Destinations”.
Bennett Productions was founded in 1982 by Casey Bennett and remains a pioneer of the HD industry, having produced over 500 hours of programming of network programming. Bob Bennett is the Chairman of Bennett Productions, formally President of Metromedia Broadcasting (now FOX) and was inducted into the Broadcast Hall of Fame in 1994.
“I look forward to an exciting future with Mance Media as we continue to produce innovative men’s lifestyle shows,” says Casey Bennett, CEO of Bennett Productions.
“This partnership is proof that life comes full circle as I had originally worked for Bennett right out of college as an intern. Now, working with Casey and his talented team on new ideas, production & worldwide distribution at this level will be truly remarkable. I’m excited to debut the invigorated library at MIPTV at Mance Media’s new location #11.15,” says Matthew Mancinelli, CEO of Mance Media.
Bennett’s President Ian Woods structured the deal on the company’s behalf.
“All of us here at Bennett Productions are very pleased to be working with Matt to continue producing and distributing innovative programming,” says Ian Woods, President of Bennett Productions.
About Mance Media
Based in Hollywood, Mance Media is a worldwide television production and distribution company. Its core business is the worldwide distribution of television to broadcasters in every territory of the world. Formed by international television executive Matthew Mancinelli in early 2012, Mance Media acquires, licenses, co-produces and co-finances a wide-range of programming for the international marketplace.
About Bennett Productions
Founded by Casey Bennett in 1982, Bennett Productions is a pioneer of the HD industry, having produced over 500 hours of programming distributed nationally, by ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX SPORTS, ESPN, OLN, HBO, HDNet and other broadcast entities in the U.S. and abroad.
As a leader in high-definition concert production, Bennett has worked with the biggest names in the music world including Grammy winners, Dave Matthews, Keith Urban, Kanye West, Ludacris, Shelby Lynne, and Hootie and the Blowfish. Bennett Productions creates the most dynamic high definition look and surround sound magic in the business. Our team of top rated producers, writers, and coordinators have captured action from Bora Bora, to Costa Rica, from France to the Caribbean, Russia, Thailand, and endless exotic locations.
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