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Russia finds huge plant for pirate DVDs

LONDON — Russia's anti-piracy forces have uncovered the country's largest-ever pirate DVD factory — at the former Leningrad Pipe casting plant in the Kolpino district of St. Petersburg — capable of producing 100 million discs a year, the MPA said Tuesday. Nine DVD lines were seized along with 10 DVD stampers and about 60,000 pirated discs. Further investigations found another 140 stampers along with 50 tons of polycarbonate and a computer concealed within the roof space of a workshop. Experts estimated that the equipment installed at the plant was worth about €30 million ($39 million).



Russo, Yim join TV arm at Intermedia

COLOGNE, Germany — Ex-CBS Paramount executive Tom Russo and former CAA agent Geoff Yim have been hired by Intermedia Film Equities as the new president and deputy head, respectively, of the group's Intermedia TV division. Intermedia's German parent, IM Internationalmedia AG, announced the appointments Wednesday.



Klarman exec vp at Bravo

Bravo has promoted executive Jason Klarman to oversee its expansive digital portfolio, the network said Wednesday. Klarman, who was senior vp marketing and brand strategy, will serve as executive vp marketing and digital and will oversee the strategy, content and operations for Bravo's digital endeavors, including BravoTV.com and the Trio suite of broadband channels
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