LA Screenings


Atrium TV reveals new drama slate at LA Screenings

Atrium TV, the innovative drama ‘commissioning club’, has this week presented its members with a slate of four new drama titles. At the same time it also revealed that two of its previously announced titles, Quasimodo and One Giant Leap, are going into production. The four new high-end projects – all in advanced development – […]

DCI and NordicWorld showcase short form at LA Screenings

Michael Jay Solomon, former president of Warner Bros. Television and owner of Digital Content International (DCI), together with Espen Huseby, CEO of NordicWorld, is unveiling a slate of short form scripted series by New Form Entertainment at the LA Screenings. DCI and NordicWorld (in which DCI has a stake) have secured exclusive multi-platform international rights […]

NATPE to serve LA Screenings Independents delegates

International TV market organiser NATPE will offer services to delegates at the LA Screenings Independents 2018. The event, which runs from May 15-18 at the Intercontinental Hotel in LA’s Century City, occurs directly before of the Hollywood studios’ screenings for international buyers. At LA Screenings Independents 2018, NATPE will offer access to an entire event […]

Ratings winner: The Good Doctor on call

ABC’s autism-themed medical drama is the biggest new show on US primetime, and buyers are responding in kind, TBI reports. Every year, TBI travels to the LA Screenings in May to view the latest pilots from the US broadcasters. Picking which will become new season hits is rarely easy, and although The Good Doctor was […]

LA Screenings 2017: Military procedure

International broadcasters are desperate for American procedurals, and this year the Hollywood studios believe they’ve got the supply to satisfy demand. Jesse Whittock reports from LA Major international networks have been demanding more procedurals from the US studios for years. The ratings stability the format offers is not matched on a consistent basis by the […]

Lethal Weapon puts US TV back in ITV primetime

ITV has bought the film-to-TV series adaptation of Lethal Weapon, a major deal that marks the primetime return of US drama to the UK’s largest commercial channel. The UK broadcaster scheduled US series in its ITV primetime in the distant past, before moving to a peak time line-up of local fare in recent years. Lethal […]

CBS bypasses second Rush Hour

Middling ratings have put paid to CBS’s hour-long drama series Rush Hour. The series, which comes from Warner Bros. Television and is based on the movie franchise of the same name, has taken average 1.2 ratings (six million viewers) for the US broadcaster. This has not been deemed enough to keep it going, and star […]

LA Screenings wrap: analysis

Another year of excess, exuberance and extreme selling at the Hollywood studios is over, but the nature of the mayhem is changing, writes Jesse Whittock The LA Screenings began as they shouldn’t – grey clouds and prolonged rain shows dampening the spirits of the buyers flying in to Hollywood (one local hyberbolically claimed California has not seen any “any […]

LA Screenings: Nine drops Warner Bros. deal

Australia’s Nine Network has let its output deal with Warner Bros. lapse with local reports suggesting the Australian free-to-air broadcaster will reallocate the cash to sport rights. The Australian was the first to report Nine’s Warner Bros. deal has ended and TBI has verified that is the case. The Australian said the output deal cash […]

Independent thinking

The LA Screenings see thousands of buyers head to Los Angeles to peruse the Hollywood studio’s latest offerings. However, May isn’t entirely about the majors and the Latins and independents are keen to make the most of the buyers’ time, reports Stewart Clarke It is little wonder that international buyers always cite the LA Screenings […]