Berlinale


TBI Weekly: Berlinale spotlights Netflix’s sour reception amidst Europe’s scripted boom

The growing influence of European series was evident at Berlinale’s fourth TV market, which hosted some of the biggest small-screen players, including Netflix – which, at times, received a less than desirable reception. Netflix was on the charm offensive at this year’s event, bringing titles to screen and a list of execs to schmooze with […]

Berlinale: Netflix Europe details scripted strategy

Netflix’s European team discussed its international growth strategy and offered insight into its development process in a packed house of delegates at Berlinale’s Drama Series Days on Wednesday (13 February).  The team included Kelly Luegenbiehl, VP of international originals in Europe, Turkey and Africa; Rachel Eggebeen, director of content for international originals in Germany; Kai […]

Berlinale: Gangster drama Big Bones heads to Series Mania

David Schalko’s historical crime drama Big Bones, which was pitched at the Berlin Co-Pro Series event, is to be presented again at Lille’s Series Mania next month via a drama partnership between the two festivals. The French drama festival has teamed with Berlinale’s co-production market for a ‘project exchange’ that enables one project to be pitched across […]

Berlinale: Amazon will look for “more curation” than competitors

Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke has said that while the business has become a global home for talent, it is looking for “more curation” than its competitors, during a press conference for new drama Hanna at the Berlinale Series. Salke, who inherited Hanna when she joined as head of Amazon Studios this time last year, says she has spent […]

Exclusive: Beta Film strikes global sales for Russia’s Trigger

Beta Film has struck deals across Brazil, Israel and Japan for Russian drama series Trigger, TBI has learned.  Originally produced by Russian prodco Sreda for Channel One Russia, the series will now go to Globo in Brazil, HOT in Israel and Japan’s VOD platform U-Next. Negotiations with a German partner are also in final stages, […]

Berlinale: Brazil’s Globo drives into premium drama with Harassment

Brazilian broadcaster Globo is driving into high-end drama with limited series Harassment, which is set to screen at next week’s Berlinale. Produced by Globo Studios, the 10-part original drama is the only Brazilian title screening as part of the festival’s Drama Series Days Market Screenings, joining productions from Sweden, Spain, Israel, Argentina and the UK. […]

TBI DISTRIBUTOR SURVEY 2016: Market growth?

Having drilled into the kids and scripted businesses in depth in previous surveys, TBI has reached out to distributors around the world to tap into the issues impacting their business. In part two of our 2016 survey, we reveal what global distributors think are the crucial programming markets, or whether they are cutting down on […]

Berlinale shorts launch on SVOD

Shorts from the ongoing Berlinale film festival in Germany will be screened internationally on the MUBI subscription-video-on-demand service. The shorts will be on the MUBI service for the duration of the festival. Short filmmakers submit their films in competition for the annual Golden Bear award at Berlinale. The MUBI line-up includes last year’s Golden Bear […]