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Random House Television launched

Random House and FremantleMedia, two companies owned by the media corporation Bertelsmann AG, have partnered to launch Random House Television “ a new project that will develop television content from Random House books.

Galleycat quotes the press release:

Random House Television will work together with Random House’s editors and publishers, and their authors’ agents, to identify and acquire performance rights for the full range of broadcast network, cable, and premium television scripted formats. The partnership will also seek to collaborate with Random House authors to develop original scripted television properties they might create.

The new venture is part of Random House Studio, the publishing house’s entertainment division led by Peter Gethers. Veteran television executive Jeffrey Levine will head Random House Television, working out of Los Angeles and reporting to Gethers.