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Russell (Russ) J. Kagan: 1953-2019

When I last had lunch with Russ in Beverly Hills in February, he couldn’t have been any more energetic.

Religious themes were his passion, and he was ecstatic to be working (…)

By |March 28th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|1 Comment

Series Mania Report From Lille

The ninth annual Series Mania is now taking place in Lille, France. Last year, the event moved from Paris, where its organizing company is based, to Lille, a city in (…)

By |March 26th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Venezuela’s Red Flags

From Miami, Florida. The entire LATAM and North American TV sector is monitoring the drama currently unfolding in Venezuela with some trepidation.

Once a fertile ground for successful programming, Venezuela’s social (…)

By |March 19th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

The L.A. Screenings Web Page Has Been Updated

The latest information about the L.A. Screenings 2019 is now posted on VideoAge‘s official L.A. Screenings page at: http://www.videoageinternational.net/l-a-screenings-2019/

The updated page covers:

2019-2020 U.S. Broadcast Network Announcements

2019 Latin Screenings

2019 General (…)

By |March 12th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

VideoAge’s Spring Trade Shows Issue

The March Issue of VideoAge is now online. This is the publication’s traditional mid-winter, digital-only Issue — the one issue of the year that is only available online at

By |March 5th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

40 Years at MIP-TV For ‘VideoAge’ Editor

This MIP-TV marks the 40th consecutive annual participation at the Cannes TV market for VideoAge‘s editor-in-chief, Dom Serafini.

His very first MIP-TV was in 1979, when he attended as International Editor (…)

By |February 26th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

A History of the Television Critics Association

Since the very beginning of television broadcasting in the 1950s, the three main U.S. TV networks (ABC, NBC, and CBS) have sponsored press tours. At these lavish junkets (which brought (…)

By |February 19th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

The Next Generation in Edutainment

By Erica Buxton*

The digital age represents a new era for “edutainment” (defined as a blend of education and entertainment). What was once a passive form of content where, for example, children (…)

By |February 7th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

What’s Cooking at Sony Pictures

A bombshell of sorts was dropped at last year’s MIPCOM when Sony Pictures executives told some of their clients (who reported it to VideoAge) that the group planned to skip (…)

By |February 5th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

NATPE Reviewed Through ‘VideoAge’ Daily

VideoAge’s two daily issues at this year’s NATPE Miami portrayed a broad-spectrum picture, exploring the market’s present challenges, future concerns, and the exhibitors who leveraged the most out of the (…)

By |January 29th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments