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New Primetime Series From Networks and Studios

The coronavirus health crisis happened right in the midst of preparations for the new U.S. TV season. After the initial shock, the industry pulled itself together and managed to create (…)

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By |May 16th, 2020|Categories: Cover Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

How Hollywood Turned Song And Dance Into a Business

How does one define a musical? It is a question that is misleading in its simplicity, but, as American film historian Jeanine Basinger observes, it is a question that leads (…)

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By |May 16th, 2020|Categories: Cover Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

U.S. TV Ratings Go Up. Plus Asian TV Content Buying

Consider this: Up until recently, TV advertising rates kept going up and the number of spots increased despite drastic ratings drops. Today, the contrary is true: Advertising spots and rates (…)

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By |May 16th, 2020|Categories: Cover Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

Cancelled TV Trade Shows In Europe: It’s An Epidemic

The industry’s calendar showed three TV trade shows that were to be held in Europe in the spring: Series Mania in northern France’s Lille, MIP-TV in southern France’s Cannes, and (…)

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By |March 13th, 2020|Categories: Cover Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

New U.S. Broadcast TV Season 2020-2021

(The latest commissioned pilots for the forthcoming season*)

ABC (Comedy)

ADOPTED

Prod Co: ABC Studios, Kimmelot
Writers/Exec Prods: Shawn Vance, Daril Fannin, Jimmy Kimmel
Premise: When a Green Beret returns home to Texas (…)

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By |March 13th, 2020|Categories: Cover Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

Useful Tips For World TV Broadcasters Outlined at TCA

In order to counter fierce competition from streaming TV services like Apple TV Plus, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Netflix, U.S. broadcast TV networks have had to come up with competitive (…)

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By |March 13th, 2020|Categories: Cover Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

Meeting of The Wallets: Money And Productions

It seems that the money people are actually in search of producers as an alternative to producers selling out to streamers. Apparently, there is a pool of money in Hollywood (…)

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By |January 11th, 2020|Categories: Cover Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

The Rebate Debate: Cash with Caveats for Productions

The ability to negotiate the appropriate location, and one offering tax and/or cash-in-hand incentives, can be a godsend when seeking funds to start and complete a production.

However, at times, a (…)

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By |January 11th, 2020|Categories: Cover Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

Un programa de juegos presagia una presidencia

Antes de agosto, cuando Donald Trump declaró que “Hollywood is terrible” y que las películas son peligrosas, se sabía el futuro presidente de los Estados Unidos estaba fascinado con Tinseltown. (…)

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By |January 11th, 2020|Categories: Cover Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

NATPE Miami’s Six Tracks Drive Content Sales

“The theme of the up-coming NATPE Miami market is ‘Linear Plus’ because linear television still generates huge business worldwide and still drives the content market-place,” said NATPE president and CEO (…)

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By |November 30th, 2019|Categories: Cover Stories|Tags: |0 Comments