Show of the Week

Show of the Week: Black Tulip

Black Tulip has a number of unique selling points, as Pim van Collem, president and CEO of its distributor, Dutch Features, notes. “This is a suspenseful drama with lots of romantic elements intertwined,” says van Collem. “It comes from the biggest Dutch producer, NL Film and TV, which is known for its crime series Penoza, […]

Show of the Week: Morocco

Acquisitions execs around the globe often bite when presented the bait of a Beta Film-distributed Spanish-language drama, which is why there are high hopes for Morocco – Love in the Times of War. The show comes from Bambu Productions, the same company that provided Germany-based Beta with sales hits Grand Hotel and Velvet. As with […]

Show of the Week: La Zona

Buyers headed for MIPCOM may be interested to learn of the latest premium pay TV series from Jorge and Alberto Sánchez-Cabezudo, whom Beta Film executive Christian Gockel describes as “the Spanish Coen brothers”. La Zona is set three years after the deadly meltdown of a Northern Spanish nuclear reactor. With locals in mourning, an inspector […]

Show of the week: Quacks

Rev writer James Wood’s new comedy Quacks centres around egotistic doctor Robert Lessing (Rory Kinnear) and his friends: emerging anesthetist John (Tom Basden) and shy psychiatrist William (Matthew Baynton), and Lessing’s wife Caroline (Lydia Leonard), who has a insatiable libido. The comedy-drama, set in 1840s London, follows trials and tribulations the characters go through as […]

Show of the week: Becca’s Bunch

Becca’s Bunch is, according to Jam Media chief commercial officer John Reynolds, “something very different for the market”. The 52x11mins toon, which has a budget of €8 million (US$9.4 million), uses a mix of live-action, puppetry, and 2D and 3D animation to create a unique look. Dublin-based Jam has been working on Becca’s Bunch for […]

Show of the week Badanamu Cadets

Badanamu Cadets introduces a team of six dynamic, creative, and intrepid heroes-in-training. While studying under the ingenious Professor Pip and his team of ‘Eccos’, the Cadets learn everything they need to know to protect the town of Badanamu from the forces of chaos. The title is a 52x11mins CGI-animated preschool series targeting kids aged 4-7, […]

Show of the week: America’s Secret Space Heroes/Engineering Space

Across six one-hour episodes, America’s Secret Space Heroes tells the stories of the last surviving engineers behind some of the most spectacular achievements in space exploration. The episodes include the experiences of engineers who were challenged to create the world’s first reusable space vehicle, the Space Shuttle; the workers who paved the way for the […]

Show of the Week: Nella the Princess Knight

Nella is, as the title of the Viacom toon series suggests, both a knight and a princess. The show was originally just Nella the Knight – the title change coming perhaps as an effort to go after the Disney audience and create an L&M friendly property, with the Mouse House famous for its princesses and […]

Show of the Week: Howards End

Howards End, the E.M. Forster novel first published in 1910, is considered by many as a masterly treatise on society and class. The book focuses on three fictional families – the cultured and idealistic Schlegels, the wealthy and business-minded Wilcoxes, and the working-class Basts – and a dispute over the titular home of the Wilcoxes, […]

Show of the week: Korea – The Never Ending War

French producer-distributor ZED is distributing Korea – The Never Ending War, a US$1.6 million two-hour coproduction between US public broadcaster WETA and ARK Media. Due to air in late 2018, the film will bring critical context to the current crisis on the Korean peninsula between the Communist North and democratised South. It will also present […]