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Picomedia & WeiT Team On Drama ‘Kurgan’; Yo-Yo Champion Joins ‘The Sweepers’; 14 Arab Films Get Red Sea Grants; India’s FnP Media Makes Hire – Global Briefs

Picomedia & WeiT Team On Drama ‘Kurgan’; Yo-Yo Champion Joins ‘The Sweepers’; 14 Arab Films Get Red Sea Grants; India’s FnP Media Makes Hire – Global Briefs

Italy’s Picomedia & Russia’s WeiT Partner For ‘Kurgan’

Italian scripted producer Picomedia, part of Asacha Media Group, and Russian producer WeiTMedia, part of Banijay, have partnered to co-produce six-part drama series Kurgan. Based on true events in 1982, the show begins in Northern Italy, where a 14-year-old boy in an affluent Italian family has a medical condition that no doctor in his country can treat. Bullied at school and desperate to fit in, he learns of a pioneering treatment by a Russian orthopaedic surgeon, Gavriil Abramovich Ilizarov, in the city of Kurgan, Siberia. Co-written by Russian and Italian scriptwriters, the 6×60 minutes series will be produced in both languages with an Italian female lead and Russian male counterpart.

Yo-yo Champion Joins ‘The Sweepers’

Exclusive: Yo-yo world champions Gentry Stein has joined Michael Matteo Rossi’s upcoming action film The Sweepers; the project will mark Stein’s acting debut. The film also

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