Series Mania 2019

‘The Virtues’, ‘Mytho’ take top honours at Series Mania

Channel 4 drama The Virtues and Netflix/Arte co-production Mytho are among the big winners out of Series Mania. The French drama festival revealed its award winners over the weekend. The four prizes of the official competition were presented by its international jury, headed by screenwriter-producer Marti Noxon, actresses Julianna Margulies and Audrey Fleurot, novelist Delphine […]

Ted Sarandos: Netflix doesn’t disrupt for disruption’s sake

Netflix is not primarily about acting disruptively, at least in terms of content if not in terms of how to distribute it, according to Ted Sarandos, chief content officer of Netflix in conversation at the Series Mania event in Lille with Black Mirror co-creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones. Sarandos said that he was “not a fan […]

Ireland’s ShinAwiL rolls out first scripted slate

Irish producer ShinAwiL, best known for making local versions of formats such as Dancing With The Stars and Dragons’ Den, is launching an international drama division. A trio of projects marks the producer’s first scripted development slate, and includes contemporary crime drama Kill, young-adult drama Tara And The Humanimals and period drama Flying Blind. The […]