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India’s Zee Hatches Action Movie Pact With Imen (Exclusive)

India’s Zee Cinema has signed a first look deal with Indian Media Entertainment Network (Imen) to co-produce action hybrid films and also acquire international action films for Zee’s numerous platforms. No titles have been announced yet.

The move is part of the Zee group’s expanded international push. The company recently revealed plans of producing low-budget, English-language films. Initial titles include “Open 24 Hours,” “Daddy’s Girl,” and “Dark Light.”

Zee is also expanding the reach of its VoD platform Zee5. On Wednesday, Zee5 became available across Asia Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East, with Europe, Canada and the Caribbean next on the list. Zee operates 66 linear television channels across 171 countries.

The Essel Group, which owns a 42% stake in Zee, is currently conducting a strategic review of its holding in the company and is likely to sell half its stake to a market leader in the global media and entertainment space,

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