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Toonz Media’s Paul Robinson on Animation and incentives in Russia

Former Disney exec and Toonz Media Group’s EVP Paul Robinson explores the emerging opportunities and increasingly generous rebate programs for animation in Russia As a former Disney executive, I thought that I knew Winnie the Pooh pretty well, having been part of multiple television reincarnations of the evergreen franchise spawned by AA Milne’s books. So, […]

TBI Weekly: The decade ahead

TBI has spoken to an array of leading execs from around the world to get their take on how the TV business is changing and what their businesses are doing about it. From streaming and short-form to distribution and development, we delve into the major trends affecting the content business right now and explore how […]

TBI’s forward thinkers: Fremantle’s Vasha Wallace

Vasha Wallace, EVP of global acquisitions & development, Fremantle Streamers started dipping their toes into the format business last year, how do you think this will change in 2020? We are going to see the streamers continue to grow and go from being US-based platforms to becoming more local platforms with a focus on local […]

Why Indian drama is set to boom in 2020

India’s huge population is attracting plenty of interest from global streamers and the country’s scripted sector is positioning itself to capitalise domestically and internationally, writes Endemol Shine India CEO Abhishek Rege As the demand for original and fresh stories continues to grow, global platforms and international broadcasters and producers are turning their sights to India. […]

TBI’s forward thinkers: Top execs reflect on 2019 and offer 2020 predictions

TBI speaks to leading execs from across the content business as they reflect on 2019 and discuss their predictions at the start of a new decade. Nina Lederman, EVP, global scripted development & programming, Sony Pictures Television How do you think the imminent launch of streamers such as HBO Max and Peacock will impact the […]

Delivering expectations: The Masked Singer

Bandicoot co-founders Derek McLean and Daniel Nettleton discuss the pressures and challenges of remaking hit singing format The Masked Singer, which debuted on ITV this weekend. Standing on the shoulder of giants is an overused phrase, but when it comes to producing The Masked Singer, we, here in the UK, are most certainly standing on […]

Trendwatch: East to West

Turkish drama has already conquered Latin America and is now expanding into Asia, where synergies look set to pave the way for mutual cooperation and co-productions. Richard Middleton reports Few trends have stuck like the growing appeal of Turkish drama. Rewind a decade or so, and the thought that scripted series from the country would […]

Writer’s room: Franck Philippon

Mirage is the story of the destiny of an ordinary woman, Claire, who is thrust into the dangerous world of espionage and has to take control of her fate. Our first writing challenge was to combine the plot of a spy thriller with the emotional ingredients of a family drama. Finding the balance between these […]

The case for TV and TikTok

TikTok has become one of the most talked-about social media launches of recent years, but producers and broadcasters are still in the dark on how best to navigate it. Manori Ravindran explores the do’s and don’ts for those working with one of the world’s fastest growing apps There’s a justifiable level of bewilderment about one […]