MIPTV News: Hemlock Grove stars head for the Croisette

The talent behind new Netflix murder mystery series Hemlock Grove will participate in a panel session at MIPTV. Director and executive producer Eli Roth and actors Famke Janssen and Bill Skarsgard will be in Cannes with Hemlock Grove‘s LA-based producer Gaumont International Television. They will hit the red carpet at the Martinez Hotel on MIPTV’s […]

MIPTV News: Discovery secures Bear Grylls survival series in Betty deal

Discovery Enterprises International has secured distribution rights to UK prodco Betty’s programming slate and will head to MIPTV with new titles including Bear Grylls: Ultimate Survivor. DEI, Discovery Communications’ global programming arm, will be selling Betty’s content for the first time in Cannes. This comes after Discovery acquired Betty (The Joy of Teen Sex, Freaky […]

MIPTV News: Literary agent targets TV with girls show jumping title

UK-based children’s literary agency Miles Stott will seek to secure TV adaptations of a new girls novel based on the real life childhood of a show-jumping Arab princess and will be scouting for partners at MIPTV. The agency said it was seeking to raise the screen potential of new title The Princess and the Foal […]

MIPTV News: Rive Gauche shifts 350 hours

LA-based sales house Rive Gauche Television has sold more than 350 hours to international broadcasters ahead of MIPTV Among the deals, Operation Repo has gone to TV5 in Finland, TV Norge in Norway, Seven Network in Australia and Rogers Media in Canada. Separately, My Strange Addiction has sold to DSMART in Turkey and Canal Vie […]

MIPTV Hot Pick: The White Queen

The White Queen has a built-in fan base given the Philippa Gregory books upon which it is based were best-sellers in the UK and made it to second in The New York Times best-seller list. The ten-part drama will debut on the BBC in the UK and then on premium US cable network Starz, whose […]

Crime, seen investigation

As factual crime shows go from strength to strength, TBI takes witness statements from channel controllers, distributors and executives. Tim Adler uncovers why crime pays. Wives With Knives. Born to Kill. Surviving Evil. All true-crime shows whose titles could have been ripped from the headlines of this morning’s tabloids. From serial killers bip-bopping around the […]

Mythbusters turns ten

Beyond’s Mythbusters has achieved what very few factual programmes have and become a long-running franchise. TBI speaks to the hosts and executive producer of the hit series. In one sense Mythbusters was actually born out of Robot Wars, the Mentorn show in which rival teams of geeks built robots before seeing which could most successfully […]

Robert Redford: an independent man

The founder of the Sundance Institute, Sundance Channel and Sundance Film Festival, Robert Redford is the A-lister who has done more than any of his peers to support indie filmmakng. The actor, producer, director and Sundance founder talked to TBI about the TV and film industry and how Sundance and its various activities will evolve. […]

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 […]

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