The October Issue of VideoAge is now online at The print version of this edition will premiere at MIPCOM on October 15 and will mailed to subscribers right after.

This issue is unique because it covers topics that no other international TV trade publications can address, like:

  • Error and Omissions insurance in order to sell content to territories such as the U.S. and Canada. A very complex argument that required the input of the author Todd P. Levitt, lawyer Anita First, content distributor Ettore Botta and media consultant Russ Kagan.
  • Social media requirements moving to above-the-line production entities.
  • Selling scripts scrapped by the U.S. studios.
  • The value of talents’ wardrobes at award shows
  • And, as its International TV Distribution Hall of Fame honoree, the inimitable Sandy Frank.

 There are also feature stories on Italy’s Rainbow and Canada’s Telefilm. In total, this edition covers 15 countries.

A 64-page book with more than 20 fascinating articles, the issue also includes exclusive interviews with the new president of Italy’s public broadcaster, RAI, Antonio Campo Dall’Orto and the new president of Canada’s Corus Entertainment Group, John MacDonald.

Plus, there is an inside look at how five London-based promotion executives prepared for MIPCOM, addressing every possible unpredictable event, and how the Rio Olympics’ TV coverage was viewed (and criticized) in 13 countries around the world.

All this without neglecting reports on Prix Italia; reviews of a hot book, the Venice Film Festival and market, the L.A. Screenings and NATPE Budapest; and, perhaps the most controversial of all, analyzing the next moves of MIPCOM organizers. The editorial by Dom Serafini is about being “average” among great people.

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