News round-up: Germany’s Redseven returns to production; BBC Two, Arte explore US foreign policy; Silverlining’s ‘Farm’ to open in July

Redseven returns for Sat.1’s The Taste Red Arrow Studios-owned German producer Redseven Entertainment has returned to studio production for the first time since the outbreak of Coronavirus to work on an eighth season of culinary format The Taste. The show, which has been extended by broadcaster parent ProSiebenSat.1, started production on its eighth run in […]

Australian screen industry releases Covid-19 guidelines to aid return to work

The Australian screen production industry has released a set of “Covid-safe guidelines” to help get the industry back to work. The guidelines have been developed by the Australian Sector Task Force, which comprises the Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS), Screen Australia, the Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), Screen Producers Australia (SPA), State […]

Dealing with Covid-19: Why lockdown has expanded my horizons

TBI’s extensive coverage of the impact of Covid-19 on the TV business hears today from Jim Casey, founder of Painless Productions, the US outfit behind Disney+ and Nat Geo adventure series Out There With Jack Randall. Here, he discusses Superman 3, Hermosa Beach and the effect of a tiny parasite on his outlook on life. […]

HBO Max launches in US

WarnerMedia’s new SVOD service HBO Max is launching in the US today, entering a crowded marketplace where it will have to compete with established providers such as Netflix and Disney+. The platform offers more than 10,000 hours of content from across Warner’s hefty content library from the likes of Warner Bros., New Line, DC, CNN, […]

News round-up: Russia’s Key Buyers Event Announces Programme; Virtual Banff kicks off with ‘Snowpiercer’ panel; Turkey’s ‘Daydreamer’ sold in Italy and more…

Roskino’s Key Buyers Event announces programme Russia’s first virtual content market, The Key Buyers Event – hosted by Russian film body Roskino – has announced its programme ahead of its launch on 8 June. More than 120 Russian companies are set to present over 300 projects, including world premiere screenings of drama series, films, animation […]

3 Ball takes US rights to Primitive’s ‘Covid-safe’ container format

US-based 3 Ball Productions has secured the US format rights to Belgian outfit Woestijnvis’ ‘Covid-19-safe’ competition series The Container Cup. The original version of the show, which premiered on Belgium’s Vier network last month, puts athletic celebrities to the test against professional athletes in a variety of physical challenges – with all the action taking […]

SeriesFest unveils pilot line-up, feat int’l shows & ‘Better Call Saul’s Rhea Seehorn

Colorado-based SeriesFest has unveiled an array of shows from around the world for its Independent Pilot Competition, with a drama starring Better Call Saul’s Rhea Seehorn among the shortlist. The sixth season of the annual festival in Denver, which revealed its move online last month, will take place 18-24 June and include virtual writers rooms, […]

California to publish production guidelines next week but LA faces delays

TV production in California could be restarted in the coming weeks as officials at the US state prepare to issue guidelines over working practices. The state’s governor Gavin Newsom yesterday held a virtual roundtable with execs including Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos and showrunner Ava DuVernay as part of his Economic Recovery & Reinvention […]

MTV International orders Covid-19 version of ‘Cribs’ for footballers

ViacomCBS-owned MTV International has commissioned a remotely produced version of its long-running Cribs format, featuring footballers. MTV Cribs: Footballers Stay Home is from Otro Studios and will explore footballers’ daily routines including how they are keeping fit, what’s hidden in their fridge and amusing pastimes during the Covid-19 pandemic. The 4 x 22-minute series will […]

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