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RHI eyes one-hour series following Halmi exit

International producer and distributor RHI Entertainment is eyeing a move into one-hour series and other formats following the departure of founder Robert Halmi Sr.

This comes less than a year after his son, Robert Halmi Jr was forced out of the company following its move into bankruptcy protection.

Chairman of the board of directors Gabriel de Alba said: “As our new management team re-focuses our production strategy, we intend to broaden our portfolio to include television series and other formats that have not traditionally been central to RHI’s business model.”

RHI Entertainment is known for TV movies and miniseries including Neverland, Tin Man and Treasure Island. Co-CEO Mike Corrigan told TBI at MIPCOM that it will have its first TV series to show buyers later this year.

Meanwhile, Halmi is launching his own New York-based production company. “I am extremely excited about what the future has in store, having just celebrated my 88th birthday,” he said.