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TBI April/May 2020

This issue includes

Taking the long view Netflix drama The Crown arguably marked the start of the streaming revolution. TBI talks to Andy Harries, CEO at Left Bank Pictures, to find out what’s next.

Reeling it in online With the traditional events calendar thrown into disarray, Andy Fry finds out whether digital distribution platforms hold the answer.

Calling time on climate change Helen Dugdale finds out what steps select producers and broadcasters are doing to cut their impact on the world’s climate.

Attention grabbing Nick Edwards reflects on how Italian drama has maintained its momentum as scripted competition has increased and explores how things might change.

Script to screen: A Suitable Boy Indian director Mira Nair discusses her adaptation of Vikram Seth’s seminal novel.

Nordic thaw? Nordic producers have become prolific over recent years, but is a deluge of scripted product from the region diluting the quality and damaging the ‘Nordic’ brand?

A seat at the table Keshet Studios president Peter Traugott discusses how the Israeli company’s Stateside studio is competing – and winning – in an increasingly consolidated US market.

Scaling new heights Stephen Arnell ponders the attraction of scripted remakes and what makes the difference between a welcome return or an ill-advised flop.

Why the world loves Korea’s quirky IP Jane Marlowe finds out just what it is about left-field Korean content that is currently cutting through all over the world.

Copycatting true crime Tim Dams considers whether the popularity of the true crime genre could be helping to create copycat criminals.

Running the gauntlet How are streamers’ demands for children’s content affecting the deals available for producers? Helen Dugdale finds out.

Casting a spell TBI explores the enduring popularity of magical powers in kids’ programming and how they continue to captivate youngsters.

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