Echo Bridge Takes Worldwide Distribution Rights to 'The L.A. Complex'

12:55 PM PST 01/18/2012 by Etan Vlessing
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The U.S. distributor will shop the Canadian soap from Epitome Pictures that is set to bow on The CW in spring 2012.

TORONTO - Echo Bridge Entertainment has picked up the international distribution rights for The CW/MuchMusic soap The L.A. Complex from Canadian indie producer Epitome Pictures.

The distribution agreement adds the Canadian drama to Echo Bridge’s 2012 programming slate that already includes ten TV movies, three documentaries and a new lifestyle series.

Echo Bridge handled international sales for previous Epitome Pictures series, including Degrassi and Instant Star.

The CW earlier this month bought six episodes of The L.A. Complex, a one-hour series about Canadians chasing the Hollywood dream that was shot in Toronto and Los Angeles in summer 2011.

Another seven episodes of the soap are expected if the initial six episodes connects with North American viewers.

The CW plans a spring bow for The L.A. Complex, which was created and is executive produced by Martin Gero, who wrote for HBO’s Bored to Death before returning to Canada to write the homegrown drama tailored for the U.S. market.

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