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The ascent of Aussie drama

Drama from down under is enjoying a watershed moment as productions attract the attention of global SVODs and travel seamlessly around the world – what’s behind Australian TV’s global walkabout? Manori Ravindran reports. Once on the periphery of the international drama market, global-facing offerings such as ABC’s The Letdown are drawing the interest of global […]

TBI Weekly: CNN’s Amy Entelis on how to build an Oscar-nominated doc

Since launching an originals strategy in 2012, CNN has built a formula for its series and films that has repeatedly produced award-winning non-scripted programming. This formula, according to Amy Entelis, executive VP for talent and content development at CNN Worldwide, is based on building context for audiences as they encounter increasingly complex political and social […]

All3Media’s Drama Upfront brings the suspense

All3Media International will branch out this afternoon, at a screening in West London, with a list of eclectic high-end dramas that will be paired with a virtual factual upfront for select guests The distributor’s invite-only Drama Upfront will be its largest yet with 220 buyers set to attend. Stephen Driscoll, All3Media International’s EVP for EMEA, […]

Lionsgate shoots for the Starz with Spanish Princess

Two high-profile Starz offerings and an OWN drama highlight Lionsgate’s slate, which will be screened in London’s Soho Hotel this afternoon. The company is  benefiting from the trailblazing success of prior dramas such as The White Princess US studio Lionsgate is quickly becoming a staple in the UK Screenings circuit and has three high-profile dramas […]

ITVS GE’s World on Fire leads its spring drama slate

ITV Studios Global Entertainment had a stellar debut drama event last year with an oversubscribed show that left an impression on buyers. This afternoon, it plans to go ‘bigger and better’ with 400 guests set to arrive at the iconic Roundhouse in Camden, making it one of the largest screening events held this February “The […]

UK Screenings: Cineflix shows off scripted boost

Cineflix Rights is showing off its growing scripted portfolio to 150 buyers at this evening’s London event, at Archer Street Cocktail Bar, Soho (6-9pm), an increasing priority for the distributor which has enjoyed success with the likes of Marcella and Secrets and Lies.  The distributor will be bringing the Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films and […]

UK Screenings: The Exclusive Guide

This year marks the first time TBI has put our market-leading UK Screenings issue in print – a move that ought to tell you plenty about the growing prominence of the event, and what it means for distributors in our backyard. ITV Studios Global Entertainment’s Ruth Berry nails it when she astutely points out that […]

Distribution innovation: Are distributors the new marketeers?

In a period where distributors need to be nimble and multi-skilled, serving as pseudo-commissioners, producers and development execs, there is yet another string to add to their bows: that of marketeer. In the “peak TV” era, it is no longer enough to buy, make and place content – distributors must also ensure that a programme […]

UK Screenings: Warner Bros. bets on US primetime

Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) makes its debut at UK Screenings this year, with the studio’s global division presenting three punchy primetime formats premiering in the US across the next month The involvement of WBITVP – which is sharing a venue with ITV Studios – is a reflection of the “range and breadth” of […]

UK Screenings: TVF gets up close and personal with Icons

From Raffles to Richard Branson, TVF International goes inside storied institutions and meets global icons for its Zari Gallery-based screening this February. TVF sales boss Harriet Armston-Clarke is bringing three new landmark titles to the event, all focusing on epic locations and notable individuals. The 100-plus buyers attending will get a behind-the-scenes look at Singapore’s […]

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