The Media Pioneers


Scripted round-up: Federation to shop ‘Mister8’; Eccho adds ‘Liar’ to catalogue; TF1 pre-buys ‘Mironins’

Federation to shop ‘Mister8’ French producer and distributor Federation Entertainment has acquired Elisa Viihde’s original Finnish comedy drama Mister8 for global distribution. The series, which is being brought to market at MIPCOM, is produced by It’s Alive Films and stars Pekka Strang and Krista Kosonen. It tells the story of an engineer who falls for […]

The Dealmakers: Four execs shaping the Asian TV landscape today

As business across Asia continues to flourish amidst shifting regulations and censorship, TBI introduces the key individuals shaping the landscape, including the Fox exec who acquired a Youku original in a historic format export; the producer who can connect you to your next fixer in China; and the distributors pushing projects through China’s censorship bureau […]

Made with China: is it time to transcend the quota narrative?

International distributors are increasingly finding new ways of navigating the mixed messages shrouding China’s ominous content quotas and censorship rules. Andy Fry investigates. In recent times, international content companies have been confronted with two conflicting narratives when it comes to China. On the one hand, the country has been pitched as a fast-growing market with […]