Features


The London Screenings: Life After Netflix

Streamer competition is rife and demand for exclusivity is huge – but what happens once SVODs first window comes to an end? Richard Middleton explores the potential of long-tail rights and their impact on production One of the emergent trends of the past 12 months – if not longer – has been the ability of […]

Flame’s Fiona Gilroy on how to avoid distribution disasters

Flame Distribution’s Fiona Gilroy tells TBI about her top six tips to keep the sales process rolling, following her panel session at the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) yesterday. Distribution is an art form itself. To a very large extent successful distribution relies on a distributor’s knowledge of the market, their relationship with buyers and […]

London Screenings: Broadening horizons

Locked down audiences are craving new environments and the content business is doing its best to deliver them. Helen Dugdale  explores how the UK industry is embracing the travelogue With international and domestic travel currently off the cards for swathes of the world’s population because of the pandemic, a surging demand for onscreen escapism has […]

TBI In Conversation: How Netflix’s new samurai docudrama embraced action & authenticity

Cream Productions CEO David Brady tells Mark Layton about blending visceral action and historical accuracy for new Netflix series Age Of Samurai: Battle For Japan Toronto-based Cream Productions, alongside fellow Canadians Blue Ant Media, launched their new docudrama co-production Age Of Samurai: Battle For Japan on Netflix last week. The 6 x 60-minute series follows the […]

TBI Formats: Fighting for your format

Mark Layton talks to format rights holders from around the world about what they can do if they believe their IP has been copied and explores how a damaged reputation may be the best weapon in their arsenal. There are few things more coveted than a great piece of original IP that has the legs […]

Blackbox’s Giuliano Papadia & Mediapro’s Stephen Johnstone share ‘58 Seconds’

With The Berlin International Film Festival underway this week and its Co-Pro Series launching today, Mark Layton gets the inside line on medical drama co-production 58 Seconds from BlackBox Multimedia CEO Giuliano Papadia and The Mediapro Studio’s content head Stephen Johnstone. Co-productions have been a mainstay of the global drama business for decades but in a fractured world […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Breaking down US studios’ moves into streaming

Omdia’s senior research manager Tim Westcott reflects on the transformative moves into DTC streaming by US studios and explores where the market is moving next. All of the major studios – bar Sony which does not have one – have launched DTC services in the US and are targeting international roll-outs in 2021. These moves followed years […]

TBI Weekly: Unpacking what Paramount+ means to ViacomCBS

As ViacomCBS pulls back the curtain on Paramount+, TBI’s Richard Middleton and Mark Layton dissect the offering and explore how the service fits into the congested streaming landscape. ViacomCBS pulled out all the stops for its unveiling of Paramount+ earlier this week and in so doing took vertical integration to a new level. IP ranging from Grease and […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Charting the path of M&A in TV

Tim Westcott, senior research manager at research powerhouse and TBI sibling Omdia, charts how merger & acquisition activity has changed over recent years across the global TV business. An analysis of production company mergers and acquisitions by Omdia highlights a number of trends in the production industry. Firstly, activity has slowed since reaching a peak of […]

1 4 5 6 7 8 129