[11/29/07 - 01:20 PM]
Debmar-Mercury Partners with New York's Queen of Radio for TV Talk Show
Debmar-Mercury intends to focus exclusively on New York for the initial run of the series before making the series available on a national basis.

[via press release from Debmar-Mercury]


Wendy Williams to Produce as Well as Host

Los Angeles, November 29 � Fresh off its success with Tyler Perry's The House of Payne, Debmar-Mercury, a leading independent media distribution and production company, is partnering with Wendy Williams, New York's #1 afternoon drive time DJ, to produce and host her own television talk show.

A one woman media conglomerate, beginning with her flagship radio show on WBLS, two New York Times best sellers, and a CD, Williams will extend her unique presence to broadcast television, offering a combination of celebrity interviews, entertainment news and personal advice via an hour daily talk show.

"Wendy Williams is exactly the type of talent we want to be in business with," said Mort Marcus, co-president Debmar-Mercury. "She has developed a strong personal brand that connects with a broad based audience and she knows how to extend that brand through different media." "She has a voice that is unique and unduplicated in television and we believe Wendy Williams will come to dominate television in the same way she has ruled the radio airwaves in New York," added Ira Bernstein, co-president Debmar-Mercury.

"I'm really excited to be a part of this new venture and feel that Mort and Ira are the ideal partners to help make my vision a reality," said Windy Williams. "Their history with Tyler Perry shows they understand how to work with talent and their success with South Park tells me they know how to work with edgy material."

Debmar-Mercury intends to focus exclusively on New York for the initial run of the series before making the series available on a national basis.

About Debmar-Mercury

Debmar-Mercury is a worldwide production and distribution media company specializing in syndication, cable, network, VOD/Pay-Per-View and Pay TV. The company distributes Tyler Perry's first-run syndicated sitcom Tyler Perry's House of Payne, which premiered on TBS June, 2007 to record-breaking ratings and will be followed in September, 2008 with a four year concurrent syndication run on FOX owned television stations. In addition to worldwide distribution for Hasbro's Trivial Pursuit, Debmar-Mercury also owns the domestic distribution rights to the groundbreaking sitcom, South Park, American Chopper and Deadliest Catch as well as Family Feud, The Surreal Life family of celebrity-based reality shows, the Sci-Fi Channel's hit series Farscape, USA Network's The Dead Zone, National Geographic's Really Wild Animals and an extensive movie library featuring titles from Revolution Studios and Lionsgate. Debmar-Mercury is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the premier independent filmed entertainment studio.

  [november 2007]  


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