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10 MIPTV takeaways: #8 a quiet drama

MIPTV’s answer to the international boom in high-end drama was the inaugural MIPDrama Screenings event at the JW Marriot Hotel on the Croisette on April 3, one day before the market proper. Organiser Reed MIDEM noted 350 buyers (later rounded up to 400) came and saw the twelve projects, which comprised Polish drama Bodo; Finland’s […]

TV’s Big Questions: is the golden age of TV drama over?

We asked the industry whether the drama golden age had hit its peak and it’s safe to say, received varying opinions, from “no, it’s just getting started” from Amazon UK’s film and TV strategy director Chris Bird, to Barcroft Media founder Sam Barcroft’s unequivocal: “Yes, it is over.” For others, the golden age continues but […]

Cineflix snags buzzy British noir series

The distribution arm of Cineflix has won the rights to Marcella, the upcoming ‘British noir’ series from Buccaneer Media and written by Hans Rosenfeldt (The Bridge, pictured). Cineflix Rights will launch the series at MIPCOM next week. The series is set in London and is Rosenfeldt’s first drama for an English-speaking audience. Buccaneer was set […]

ZDF sells romance, dark drama in Cannes

Germany’s ZDF Enterprises has sold a collection of romantic telemovies to broadcasters in French-speaking Canada and Switzerland, as it launches its MIPCOM slate. Bell Media-owned Canal Vie and Switzerland’s RTS have bought telemovies from the commercial arm of German pubcaster ZDF. These come from authors such as Johanna Trollope, Dora Heldt, Rosamunde Pilcher, Cecelia Ahern […]

AMC to remake Danish drama

AMC has gone straight-to-series on Broke (WT), a drama based on Denmark’s Bankerot. AMC Studios, which has today restructured as it aims to own more programming, will coproduce the 10-part, one-hour series with Lionsgate Television. The pair previously came together for Mad Men, which ended its seven season run in May. Based on a DR […]

ITV sets dramas with Nye, Bridge writer

UK broadcaster ITV has commissioned a crime series from the screenwriter behind The Bridge, a drama from Men Behaving Badly writer Simon Nye, a prequel to Prime Suspect. Hans Rosenfeldt script for Marcella has given the greenlight, with Cineflix Media-backed Buccaneer Media attached. It is being billed as “Scandinavian noir on the streets of Britain”. […]

EBS, Bethel Global cross The Bridge

Korean educational broadcaster EBS has hooked up with drama coproduction facilitator The Bridge and Bethel Global Media Content for what’s being described as a first-of-its-kind partnership. EBS and Bethel have signed an agreement with The Bridge, which is a joint venture between UK-based Argonon and producer Amanda Groom that aims to partner British producers with […]

Porseryd exits as Endemol Shine Nordics arises

Endemol Shine Group has revealed the shape of its Nordics business, with Gary Carter overseeing the unit and Michael Porseryd the highest profile casualty of a wide-reaching restructure. The division – Scandinavia’s largest production group – will be known as Endemol Shine Nordics, comprising 11 production companies and four broadcast facilities across Sweden, Norway, Denmark […]

K-content: head on

The first South Korean content wave broke the country’s shows into China, Japan and across Asia. Now, a second wave is seeing the country’s drama and entertainment reaching western shores. South Korea is already a drama producing territory of note and is now aiming to build its formats and factual production markets, with western buyers […]

Korea’s Bethal Media preps US/UK copros

South Korean prodco Bethal Media Contents Group has struck a deal that will see it team with its counterparts in the UK and the US. Seoul-based BMCG has inked an MOU with The Bridge, the company set up earlier this year to facilitate content deals between Western and Asian companies. BMCG plans to become a […]