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Dick Clark Productions will soon further its reach in the TV medium, announcing today (Jan. 23) the creation of Dick Clark Productions International.

The new arm of the production company will move it into international territory, allowing for the creation and expansion of its international distribution tendencies, along with a continued emphasis on acquiring and financing new TV shows.

As part of the announcement, Mark Rafalowski has been appointed executive VP of DCP International.

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"Mark's track record in both domestic and international distribution makes him the perfect executive to oversee our vision for a full service in-house international division," Mike Mahan, president, Dick Clark Productions, said in a statement. "He understands the international television landscape and the importance of having the right partners on a global scale to create and grow TV brands worldwide."

"With the ever-increasing global consumption of TV content and Dick Clark Productions' strategic growth trajectory, it is a perfect time to join the team under the superior leadership of Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan,” Rafalowski added.  “International distribution gives us the ability to develop and grow all areas of the television business from reality and scripted to formats and acquisitions. We look forward to building on our current relationships and actively growing the business internationally.” 

Rafalowski is responsible for growing the company's international distribution reach, as well as its content development network. Based in Santa Monica, Calif., reporting to Mahan. He previously served as SVP, business development for the company in the late '90s.

The company's existing shows that will be moved into the new distribution arm include the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the Hollywood Film Awards, The People Magazine Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve."