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Paramount+ partners with Gaumont to boost int’l scripted slate

Paramount+ has partnered with French production and distribution giant Gaumont to produce a slate of international scripted originals. Lupin producer Gaumont will produce several original series in association with Paramount’s international studio, VIS, as part of the streamer’s plan to greenlight 50 new international scripted originals in 2022. The partnership was announced during a Lille […]

Exclusive: AVOD set to boom with $259bn annual revenue by 2025

AVOD streamers are set to flourish over the next three years and will hit revenues of almost $260bn by 2025, according to to the latest research from analysis powerhouse Omdia. The findings, revealed to TBI ahead of a session at Series Mania on Thursday, reveal that while SVOD revenues will not come near to overtaking global […]

HBO Max aims to ‘broaden appeal’ of streamer in Europe, unveils $1m Series Mania pact

HBO Max EMEA exec Antony Root has doubled down on the streamer’s ambitions to “broaden” the appeal of the streamer, which also unveiled a $1m pact with Series Mania. Root, HBO Max’s EVP of original programming & production at WarnerMedia, took to the stage with his commissioning team of Vera Peltekian (France), Miguel Salvat (Spain), Christian […]

Fremantle, ITVS shift financing strategies for shows selling into US

Global production groups including Fremantle and ITV Studios (ITVS) are shifting strategies when it comes to selling scripted shows into the US, with deficit financing increasing. Christian Vesper, Fremantle’s president of global drama, and ITVS’s EVP of global content Julie Meldal-Johnson both outlined how the funding of drama was evolving during a panel session at Series Mania […]

South Africa’s ‘Paradys’ wins Series Mania’s $55k Co-Pro Pitching prize

South Africa-based drama Paradys has been named as the winning project of Series Mania Forum’s annual Co-Pro Pitching Sessions, securing a €50,000 ($55,000) prize. The show was one of 15 projects selected and pitched on the first day of Series Mania Forum, with Antony Root, EVP & head of original production at WarnerMedia EMEA, leading the professional jury […]

Netflix & EPC partner to support European women producers

Netflix is partnering with the European Producers Club (EPC) on a new initiative to create opportunities for European women producers. Announced at Series Mania yesterday, the new initiative includes a pitch contest for fictional series as well as a workshop run by Netflix about how to best pitch a project. The producers of the six […]

‘Call My Agent’ writer Quoc Dang Tran strikes first-look deal with Universal International Studios

Call My Agent writer Quoc Dang Tran has signed a first-look deal with Universal International Studios. The deal will see Dang Tran develop and produce English and French-language television projects with Universal International Studios for the global market. French-language series will be co-produced with the Marianne writer’s recently created label, Daïmôn Films. Aside from hit […]