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Anne of Green Gables goes to Germany

Breakthrough Entertainment’s movie will air on public broadcaster ARD following its Canadian launch on Corus Entertainment’s YTV.
July 20, 2016

Munich-based prodco Palatin Media and German public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk/ARD have struck a deal to bring TV movie Anne of Green Gables to Germany.

The agreement will see the two-hour L.M. Montgomery film air on television screens across the country.

The jump to Germany follows the film’s launch on Canada’s YTV earlier this year.

The movie was produced by Breakthrough Entertainment in association with Corus Entertainment’s YTV, while Kate Macdonald Butler—granddaughter of author Lucy Maud Montgomery—served as executive producer for the film. It was filmed in Canada and stars The West Wing alum Martin Sheen as Matthew Cuthbert and 14-year-old Ella Ballentine as the titular Anne Shirley.

First published in 1908, Anne of Green Gables is an iconic work of Canadian literature that has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide. The eight-novel series is set in Prince Edward Island.

Breakthrough recently secured an all-rights broadcast deal with PBS in the US for the film. The movie will air on PBS stations in November.

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