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Jornadas Marked by Argentina’s Bribery Scandal

The start of the 2018 edition of Argentina’s Jornadas Internacionales, the major cable and satellite TV trade show in the South Cone, will coincide with court proceedings stemming from the (…)

By |August 27th, 2018|Categories: Cover Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

Le Rendez-Vous Under the Sign of “Efficiency”

The 24th annual Le Rendez-Vous checks in to the seaside town of Biarritz for another five-day event, beginning on the evening of Sunday, September 9, 2018.

This year, the content market (…)

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Facebook Created A “Dark” Social Media Precedent

Il Lato Oscuro di Facebook, which can be translated as Facebook’s Dark Side (Imprimatur Publishing Company, 126 pages, 14 euro), by Italian journalist Federico Mello, is a brief Italian-language treatise (…)

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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 55th edition saw 84 companies exhibiting at the InterContinental hotel located in the Century City area of Los Angeles, and was (…)

By |June 8th, 2018|Categories: Cover Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

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

Before porn became boring, there were adult film directors who made the genre look good, if not acceptable. They were mostly Italians, like Giovanni “Tinto” Brass (Caligula), Aristide Massaccesi (aka (…)

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Finding Waldo In Central and Eastern Europe Is A Puzzle

The goal is to find out how many TV channels from CEE countries could be distributed in the U.S., where foreign-born citizens now represent 13 percent of the population, or (…)

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The Ups & Downs Of The LATAM Export TV Market

In 1986, the Latin American TV scene was starting to emerge as a force in the export market (so much so that VideoAge launched a Spanish-language version, VideoEra). At the (…)

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The Digital Sink or Swim World of Fox’s Gina Brogi

If the financial world venerates family scions, Hollywood reveres family pedigrees, and Gina Brogi has one, having grown up on various studio lots (with a mom who worked at Paramount (…)

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Conspiracy in the Age of Homemade Sex Videos on The Internet is Not What It Used To Be

Ryan Holiday’s Conspiracy (Portfolio-Penguin 2018, 319 pages, $28) is a story of revenge. The premise, while true, is outlandish: It is the tale of the furor unleashed in October of (…)

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Football’s Secret Trade Leverages TV Rights

Football’s Secret Trade: How the Player Transfer Market was Infiltrated (232 pgs., Wiley & Sons, 2017, $27.95) is an exposé of the increasingly complex financial transactions conducted by football (i.e., (…)

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