Jane Campion


Miniseries strike back

A few years ago, it looked like scripted miniseries were heading for the scrapheap. With networks favouring TV movies, returning series and fast-moving factual entertainment franchises, miniseries started to look expensive to produce and hard to schedule. Things are very different now, reports Andy Fry.   A run of well-received projects such as Rome, Pillars […]

SVT buying spree includes The Bible and Bates Motel

Swedish public broadcaster SVT has acquired mega-hit miniseries The Bible. It has picked up the Mark Burnett-produced show amid a raft of drama acquisitions. The five-part series has generated consistently huge ratings on US cable network History and is distributed by Burnett’s One Three Media. SVT has also bought Psycho prequel series Bates Motel, which […]

MIPCOM Interview: Jane Campion

Jane Campion is the Oscar-winning director behind The Piano. She will be at MIPCOM, with her writing partner Gerard Lee, to talk about her first major move into TV drama with upcoming series Top of the Lake. Distributed by BBC Worldwide, the scripted series tells the story of the disappearance of a young girl and […]