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L.A. Screenings Review: Same Drill With New Twists. The Enthusiasm is Unchanged

The L.A. Screenings 2018 in facts and figures: This (...)

Rocco Siffredi: The Good ‘Ol Days of Porn’s Golden Era

Before porn became boring, there were adult film directors (...)

Finding Waldo In Central and Eastern Europe Is A Puzzle

The goal is to find out how many TV (...)

Studio Screenings at NBI Are Now Aiding Indies

June 26th, 2018|0 Comments

A number of large U.S. studios are holding their post-L.A. Screenings, new season screenings at what is now known as NATPE Budapest International (or NBI), the newest in a long line of name changes for a market that started out (...)

Rosario Ponzio Celebrated in the Hall of Fame

June 19th, 2018|2 Comments

Rosario Ponzio epitomizes the golden era of Italian television: The period between 1979 and 1989 when Silvio Berlusconi's TV channels dominated the national and international markets, and when RAI had executives like Carlo Fuscagni (Canale5/RAI-1), Giampaolo Sodano (RAI-2), and Giuseppe (...)

To Reach the New U.S. TV Season, Surf Through Reboots, Remakes, Revivals, Spin-offs, Formats

June 12th, 2018|0 Comments

In the U.S., a "reboot" is a television show in which only the idea is taken from an old series (example: Magnum P.I.). A "remake" is a modern version of an old series or film with all new faces (example: (...)

June/July 2018

A dozen new gender categories will wreak havoc on audience research firms since they soon won’t be permitted to use the “binary” categories: male or female. (…)

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Anthony D. Friscia: The “Ultimate” Studio Warrior

Tony Friscia is the “father” of the “ultimates,” a tool (...)

Alice Donenfeld: Film, TV Cartoon Buyers Were Her Superheroes

Marvel and DC Comics have something in common: superhero Alice (...)

Pedro Simoncini: A Broadcasting Pioneer Who Loved Distributing Educational TV Program

Pedro Simoncini has been involved with Canal 11 in Buenos (...)