Series Mania names Woman in Series Award recipient for 2022

SeriesMania has named Mo Abudu, CEO of The EbonyLife Group, as this year’s recipient of its Woman in Series Award. The award, which launched last year, was created in association with European Women’s Audiovisual Network (EWA Network) and Pour Les Femmes Dans Les Médias (PFDM). It is given to “a remarkable woman from the audiovisual […]

TBI Weekly: What we learned from SeriesMania in Lille

SeriesMania in France wrapped yesterday following a three-day Forum that welcomed drama professionals from across Europe and beyond. TBI reflects on the event’s key takeaways and considers how the numbers stacked up as physical events begin to return. In many ways, the TV industry has adapted incredibly well to the pandemic, with productions juggling protocols […]

Banijay CEO & chairman talk up acquisitions & avoiding US producer-for-hire model

Banijay remains on the acquisition hunt for production companies as it seeks to further scale up in size, as the battle for rights intensifies. The French group’s CEO Marco Bassetti and chairman Stephane Courbit, who were both speaking today at SeriesMania in Lille, France, admitted that the company remained on the look-out for additional companies […]

SXSW, Cabsat become latest events hit by Coronavirus, as France expands ‘gathering’ ban

Coronavirus has forced the cancellation of more industry events including Austin-based SXSW and Cabsat in Dubai, while French authorities have issued new guidance that could impact SeriesMania. SXSW was cancelled over the weekend after 17 cases were confirmed in Texas, with that number since rising to 23. Meanwhile CABSAT, the Middle East & African-focused event […]