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Comment: African film is changing the view of the continent

Mandy Roger, head of African acquisitions, sales and business development, group content services, M-Net The African film industry is one of the most rapidly evolving in the world today. Previous African democracies, questionable media freedoms and shaky economies are some of the factors that have hampered sustained infrastructure and skills development in the African film […]

Latin Media Leaders 2012: winners in full

TBI has recognised the achievements of prodcuers, distributors, broadcasters and digital pioneers across one of the fastest growing and most vibrant TV sectors in the world. The innaugural Latin Media Leaders Awards pays tribute to those achieving excellence in Spanish-language television.  Below are links to full interviews and pictures of the innaugural winners of the […]

Latin Media Leaders: Venevision Productions, Eva Luna

BEST TELENOVELA EVA LUNA, VENEVISION PRODUCTIONS Venevision’s Eva Luna is the most successful telenovela ever produced in the US. Having been a huge hit for Univision, Venevision sold it around the world in 2012 including to broadcasters in countries as diverse as China, Poland, Italy and Kenya. Venevision Productions’ president and CEO Peter Tinoco talks […]

Latin Media Leaders: Televisa USA

BEST SCRIPTED FORMAT TERMINALES, TELEVISA USA   Terminales is the most talked about scripted format to come out of Latin America since Yo Soy Betty, La Fea turned up on ABC as Ugly Betty. The Televisa novela is also set up at a Disney-owned company, this time, youth skewing cable network ABC Family. The Mexican […]

Latin Media Leaders: HBO Latin America/HBO Go

DIGITAL INNOVATOR HBO LATIN AMERICA, HBO GO   In late 2011 HBO Latin America gave notice of its intention to launch its TV Everywhere service HBO Go throughout Latin America and 2012 was about delivering on that pledge. Emilio Rubio, president of HBO Latin America Group, says ownership of the digital space is a key […]

Is House of Cards Netflix’s ace in the pack?

Netflix is hoping that House of Cards is its ace in the pack. Kevin Spacey and the show’s writer, Beau Willimon, talk to TBI about the series, which has just launched around the world in its entirety, and about how Netflix is rewriting the rules of making content.     House of Cards is the […]

Latin Media Leaders: Caiga Quien Caiga

BEST FORMAT CAIGA QUIEN CAIGA, EYEWORKS CUATRO CABEZAS Caiga Quien Caiga (Whoever May Fall) is the most successful entertainment format to have hailed from Latin America. The International Emmy Award-winning current affairs format was created by Eyeworks’ Cuatro Cabezas and started out in Argentina in 1995. Local versions have been made all over the world. […]

Latin Media Leaders: GloboDoc

BEST DOCUMENTARY EXTREME PLANET, GLOBO TV INTERNATIONAL, GLOBODOC GloboDoc’s Extreme Planet was a huge ratings hit for the Brazilian broadcaster when it launched in 2011, averaging 20.5 million viewers. Globo has enjoyed success selling it around the world. The series follows journalist Clayton Conservani and his team on their pan-continental adventures. Globo is launching a […]

Latin Media Leaders: Powwow

MOST INFLUENTIAL PRODUCTION COMPANY POWWOW LA, Miami and Buenos Aires-based producer Powwow bridges the Latin and international markets and had a standout 2012, making a new Cesar  Millan series, inking a programming pact with Telemundo and shopping a scripted format to a US broadcast network. CEO Daniel Gutman talks to TBI about the company’s stellar […]

Latin Media Leaders: Pedro Leda, Ledafilms

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PEDRO LEDA, FOUNDER AND CEO, LEDAFILMS Pedro Leda’s position in the Latin American TV business is notable for both its longevity and for the fact that he is held in such high regard. He was a clear winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award and those who nominated Leda spoke of his business […]