TBI Weekly: Six takeaways from Italian drama market MIA

Italian drama festival Mercato Internazionale Audiovisivo (MIA) wrapped its seventh edition earlier this week, with a multitude of talking points emerging. Nick Edwards reports from Rome on the six key takeaways affecting the industry. “If you are watching a streaming service, then the average viewer does not care if they are watching a series, a […]

Netflix ‘a trailblazer’ in Africa for its approach to development & production

Netflix has been described as a “trailblazer” for its approach to developing and producing shows from Africa during a session at the Mercato Internazionale Audiovisivo (MIA), which ended yesterday. More than 120 projects have been pitched, while panel sessions have explored financing scripted product and producing for OTT services, plus discussions with execs including The Ink […]

MIA 2020 gets underway with online platform and physical event in Rome

The sixth edition of the MIA (Mercato Internazionale Audiovisivo) Italian film and audiovisual event launched yesterday, with both an online platform and a physical event in Rome, with many guests expected to attend in person. The event will see 137 films and 100 products – including moves, TV series and documentaries – shown across the […]

Mid East kids net goes MIA with first copro

Middle Eastern free-to-air kids channel Spacetoon has lined up its coproduction, a 3D CGI cartoon for 2-6s. MIA will broadcast in Arabic on Spacetoon’s 22 local feeds in the Middle Eastern region, while also going out on channels in Malaysia and Indonesia, Tiji in France, SRC in Canada and a number of unnamed European networks. […]

Cyber plays the Long, Long game

Founder of Cyber Group Studios Pierre Sissman tells TBI that the firm is expanding its development and production capabilities, and why World War II animation The Long, Long Holiday will bring families together Pierre Sissman has spent the better part of a decade getting his Cyber Group Studios to the point where it is ready […]