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With Americans Gone,
MIPCOM Goes Virtual

Up until September 10, all seemed to be proceeding (...)

Production Blueprint: Preparations, Safety, Co-productions, Technology, Flexibility

Within the entertainment industry, halting production was one thing (...)

2021: The Future Is Closer Than You Think.
Hopes, Expectations

The joke (and by now we need some humor!) (...)

Pedro Font: 1938-2020

October 23rd, 2020|2 Comments

Until recently, his age was a well-kept secret, but what was well known about him were his peculiarities and his ingenuity. Pedro Font (pictured above), whose full name was Pedro Jesus Vidaurreta Font, died in Denver, Colorado on October 17, (...)

Below the Line “Trunk Protesters” in Milan

October 20th, 2020|0 Comments

On October 10, Italian film and TV production workers protested against the hardships caused by the coronavirus and the lack of government incentives and guidelines that are bringing the sector to its knees. Some 1,300 below-the-line personnel carried 500 trunks (...)

Going to the Cinema in Milan Safely Amid COVID Threats

October 16th, 2020|0 Comments

The Lombardy region of Italy — Milan in particular — has been greatly affected by the pandemic. Even though the number of people infected each day with COVID-19 in Italy is low compared to the rest of Europe, Milan keeps (...)

A+E Networks’ Line-Up Lights Up MIPCOM

October 12th, 2020|0 Comments

Steve MacDonald, president, Global Content Sales and International, A+E Networks (pictured above), in his MIPCOM message to clients, reported to VideoAge that his company is presenting a catalog featuring 840 hours of content across multiple genres at MIPCOM 2020. Complementing a premium content library (...)

October 2020

It’s nearly impossible to write TV comedies these days because cussing has become the only accepted form of humor. It’s almost as though it’s more polite to be impolite. (…)

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Irv Holender: A Mensch Who Harvests Libraries
And Sells Product Internationally

U.S. film and TV veteran Irving (Irv) Holender began his (...)

Moses Znaimer: A New McLuhan, But With a Mission To Reinvent Television

Moishe (Moses) Znaimer is a media entrepreneur, media executive, media (...)

Robert Chua: Sharing Life, TV Biz With Wife Peggy in Hong Kong

In 2015, veteran TV broadcaster, producer, satellite TV pioneer, and (...)