LA Screenings


Ratings winner: The Good Doctor on call

ABC’s autism-themed medical drama is the biggest new show on US primetime, and buyers are responding in kind, TBI reports. Every year, TBI travels to the LA Screenings in May to view the latest pilots from the US broadcasters. Picking which will become new season hits is rarely easy, and although The Good Doctor was […]

LA Screenings 2017: Military procedure

International broadcasters are desperate for American procedurals, and this year the Hollywood studios believe they’ve got the supply to satisfy demand. Jesse Whittock reports from LA Major international networks have been demanding more procedurals from the US studios for years. The ratings stability the format offers is not matched on a consistent basis by the […]

Lethal Weapon puts US TV back in ITV primetime

ITV has bought the film-to-TV series adaptation of Lethal Weapon, a major deal that marks the primetime return of US drama to the UK’s largest commercial channel. The UK broadcaster scheduled US series in its ITV primetime in the distant past, before moving to a peak time line-up of local fare in recent years. Lethal […]

CBS bypasses second Rush Hour

Middling ratings have put paid to CBS’s hour-long drama series Rush Hour. The series, which comes from Warner Bros. Television and is based on the movie franchise of the same name, has taken average 1.2 ratings (six million viewers) for the US broadcaster. This has not been deemed enough to keep it going, and star […]

LA Screenings wrap: analysis

Another year of excess, exuberance and extreme selling at the Hollywood studios is over, but the nature of the mayhem is changing, writes Jesse Whittock The LA Screenings began as they shouldn’t – grey clouds and prolonged rain shows dampening the spirits of the buyers flying in to Hollywood (one local hyberbolically claimed California has not seen any “any […]

LA Screenings: Nine drops Warner Bros. deal

Australia’s Nine Network has let its output deal with Warner Bros. lapse with local reports suggesting the Australian free-to-air broadcaster will reallocate the cash to sport rights. The Australian was the first to report Nine’s Warner Bros. deal has ended and TBI has verified that is the case. The Australian said the output deal cash […]

Independent thinking

The LA Screenings see thousands of buyers head to Los Angeles to peruse the Hollywood studio’s latest offerings. However, May isn’t entirely about the majors and the Latins and independents are keen to make the most of the buyers’ time, reports Stewart Clarke It is little wonder that international buyers always cite the LA Screenings […]

LA Screenings: Fox

Marion Edwards, president, international television, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution Fox’s global sales chief is this year presenting a wide-ranging slate of serialised dramas, procedurals and comedies. Here, she tells TBI about what buyers can expect   TBI: What’s new about your 2015-16 slate? ME: We’ve got a big slate and have been working together […]

LA Screenings 2014: Jacinto Roca, Wuaki.tv

As buyers flock to Los Angeles for the May Screenings, TBI speaks with key players about what’s on their 2014 shopping list. Which channel or channels or service are you buying for? We are attending on behalf of Wuaki.tv, a video-on-demand movie and TV streaming service currently available to Spanish and UK audiences.   How […]

Sky Living subscribes to Blacklist

UK pay TV channel Sky Living HD has secured rights to air NBC’s upcoming drama series The Blacklist. The BSkyB-owned channel has closed an exclusive deal with Sony Pictures Television for the show, which was NBC’s highest rated pilot in more than a decade and considered among the top new US scripted series to come […]