LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Multimedia entertainment studio Electus, an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) today announced that its global distribution arm, Electus International, has signed multiple finished tape deals for ABC's David Blaine: Real or Magic special, prior to the show's premiere in the United States tonight at 9:30 PM ET on ABC.
Blaine has been captivating the world with death-defying feats for nearly two decades, attempting everything from being buried alive in New York City for a week to surviving on nothing but water inside a transparent box in London for 44 days. In David Blaine: Real or Magic, Kanye West, Harrison Ford, Will Smith and Olivia Wilde open their homes to Blaine allowing him to defy all expectations, redefining magic once again. Other celebrities featured in the special include Jamie Foxx, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Ricky Gervais, Katy Perry, Woody Allen and Robert DeNiro.
The seven finished tape deals span the globe in regions including Europe, Asia and Latin America:
- Australia (Network Nine)
- Italy (Discovery)
- Latin America (Discovery)
- New Zealand (Prime)
- Spain (Discovery)
- Sweden (Kanal 5)
- United Kingdom (Channel 4)
"For more than 15 years, David Blaine has proven himself as the most prolific magician/entertainer in the world, delivering an epic streak of mesmerizing hits," said John Pollak, President of Electus International. "Many magicians have attempted to replicate his style and technique, yet he remains the most sought after performer in his field and we're thrilled that we're able to share Real or Magic with audiences around the globe."
The special was executive produced by David Blaine and Radical Media and directed by Emmy Award winner Matthew Akers.
Electus is the first integrated multimedia entertainment studio to unite producers, creators, advertisers and distributors under one roof and produce all forms of content for distribution across a variety of platforms around the world, including: broadcast, cable, digital, OTT and various emerging technologies. The company connects advertisers, distributors and content creators early on in the development process, enabling marketers and advertisers to be true partners in campaigns and content creation. Electus International, the global distribution arm of Electus, is responsible for all international sales and distribution for Electus' programming and its studio partners as well as programs and formats from other well-known third party providers. Electus is an operating business of IAC [NASDAQ: IACI]. For more information on Electus, visit www.electus.com