TBI Fireside Chat with Federation Entertainment’s Monica Levy & Jean-Michel Ciszewski

Monica Levy and Jean-Michel Ciszewski, Federation Entertainment co-heads of international for drama, join TBI editor Richard Middleton to unveil the French company’s expansive new scripted slate, including recent CANNESERIES winners Partisan and Red Light.
Levy and Ciszewski also discuss new drama highlights including French series Cheyenne & Lola and Israeli hit Blackspace, and reveal the latest production news for their hugely ambitious new English-language series Around The World In 80 Days.

TBI Fireside Chat with Vuulr’s Ian Mckee – The Democratisation of Content

Vuulr CEO & founder Ian Mckee joins TBI editor Richard Middleton to discuss how the digital marketplace is enabling buyers to find a wider selection of content and sellers to uncover new markets for their shows.

Mckee also reveals the countries that have been quickest to adopt digital distribution, as well as how the service is making the acquisition process more efficient for the biggest and the most boutique distributors.

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Synopsis A populist Prime Minister with a worsening medical condition threatens the stability of the government

TBI Interview: Monica Levy, Head of International Sales, Federation Kids and Family

Federation Kids and Family’s international sales chief Monica Levy tells Richard Middleton how the French company is navigating the fast-changing TV landscape and outlines why shows such as ‘Find Me In Paris’ have been such a success. She also details how Federation is working with partners on new projects, including live-action series, and discusses ‘The Star of Andra and Tati’, an animated special that tells the true story of two sisters who were deported to Auschwitz as children.

Content Innovation Awards 2019

Endemol Shine Group, Sky and Kew Media were among the stand-out winners at this year’s Content Innovation Awards, which took place during a lavish ceremony prior to MIPCOM in Cannes.

At a packed event at the Majestic Hotel, Sky’s epic series Chernobyl beat off finalists including Benedict Cumberbatch-starring Patrick Melrose and Bavaria Fiction’s Das Boot to take home the coveted Best Debut Drama Series prize.

The awards, which are now into their fifth year, also saw Endemol Shine take home the Entertainment Format of the Year trophy for its culinary veteran MasterChef, while the Best Documentary Series prize was won by Kew Media Distribution for Leaving Neverland, about the two men who alleged they were sexually abused by pop icon Michael Jackson.

Watch video highlights from the event and find out the full list of winners here:

Content Innovation Awards 2018

The fourth annual Content Innovation Awards saw CBS Television Studios, AMC Networks International and Endemol Shine Group win big, bringing home awards for Best Debut Drama Series, Series Launch of the Year and more.

The event, held at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes, brought together 200 of the biggest names in TV content and technology to celebrate the savviest innovators in the industry. Watch the video highlights from the ceremony.

TBI Interview: Sophie Ferron, President, Media Ranch

Media Ranch president Sophie Ferron discusses the Montreal-based producer-distributor’s top formats, including divorce show The Expert, as well as her ambitions for a more IP-driven and global-facing future. Ferron also outlines plans for a new formats incubator out of Quebec, and how Media Ranch is thriving in a shifting Canadian media landscape.

Watch the trailers:

The Expert

The Judas

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Karl Warner talks about Doodlebugs

A flatulent skyscraper, a blender with mood swings, a flirty tree and a drinks can that simply doesn’t want to be crushed. These are all characters in the brand-new sketch show meets clip show – Doodlebugs – where we find out that everything has feelings.

With one-off clips and returning characters, Doodlebugs is side-splitting entertainment that captivates audiences of all ages.

VIDEO: Content Innovation Awards 2017 – share the experience

Over 200 invitees gathered in the Grand Salon at the iconic Carlton Hotel in Cannes to discover the winners of the third annual Content Innovation Awards organised by Television Business International (TBI) and Digital TV Europe. Share their experience of the night by viewing highlights here.