Features


Script to Screen: MotherFatherSon

Luring Richard Gere to television after a 30-year break, BBC Two’s MotherFatherSon examines family, power dynamics and the turbulent media world Act 1 BBC Studios Production’s Head of Drama, Hilary Salmon, had worked previously with writer Tom Rob Smith on the critically acclaimed BBC Two drama London Spy, so when the prolific novelist and screenwriter […]

TBI Distributors Survey 2018: part two

Brexit future looks hazy Not all distribution companies will be impacted by political matters such as Brexit, especially if they have no business with the UK. But our international distributors still had a lot to say about the matter. Statistically, 84% of those questioned do not believe that Brexit has had any impact on their […]

Avi Nir: a contribution to content

Keshet Media Group CEO Avi Nir is the first winner of the Content Innovation Awards Contribution to Content gong. He tells TBI about the meteoric rise of the Keshet business. Could you have predicted the international success of Keshet today? I couldn’t have predicted it, but I definitely believed it would go places. It was […]

Melanie Leach: the hit-maker

Twofour CEO Melanie Leach is the winner of TBI’s Content Innovation Awards Lifetime Achievement gong. Here she talks about what’s led to her stellar career in television. You’ve seen Twofour grow dramatically over the past two decades in the company, what’s been the key to its success? Twofour is brimming with brilliant people and with […]

Op-ed: A decade of change for Canada

As this year’s MIPCOM market coincides with the 10-year anniversary of the launch of Canada’s Media Ranch, president Sophie Ferron reflects on dramatic changes within the Canadian market, and predicts what could lie in store for producers.   When we launched Media Ranch 10 years ago, Canada’s TV sector was virtually unrecognisable from the market […]

Facebook looks to “game-ify” content

As the platform roll outs its video offering Watch globally, it is ramping up its search for formats that can “game-ify” content and leverage Facebook’s interactivity across Europe. Manori Ravindran reports. This MIPCOM, it has been exactly one year since Facebook execs such as unscripted head Toby Faulkner first hit the ground in Cannes, courting […]

Diversifying TV: the practices improving workplace inclusivity

As the industry works towards ensuring a more diverse workforce, UK and US execs tell Manori Ravindran the practices – from networking to NEROPA – that are improving workplace inclusivity. Between the box office success of feature films such as Marvel’s Black Panther and Jon M. Chu’s Crazy Rich Asians, and the diverse characters across the US networks’ autumn […]

Writer’s Room: Inside Informer

Consider all angles and perspectives of a character to write more nuanced and textured stories, say Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani, the writers behind BBC One drama Informer, about a second-generation Pakistani man who goes undercover for the British counter-terrorism police. It is early evening, and the two of us are having dinner with a […]

TBI Distributors Survey 2018: part one

Distributors large and small have again revealed their views on the major issues that are impacting the international TV sales industry today. Kaltrina Bylykbashi reports. The rise of SVOD is the single element that has had the biggest impact on the distribution business in the past year, according to survey results. While platforms such as […]

MIPCOM 2018: The Top Shows in Cannes

TBI Magazine has hand-picked the most buzz-worthy scripted titles and formats in Cannes. From Desiree Akhavan’s drama debut with The Bisexual to Endemol’s splashy Heist, which we hear could be boxsetted by broadcaster Sky One, these are the market’s hottest offerings. SCRIPTED The Bisexual All3Media International / Channel 4, Hulu       The Rook Lionsgate / Starz, […]