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With Americans Gone,
MIPCOM Goes Virtual

Up until September 10, all seemed to be proceeding as scheduled with the live MIPCOM event. However, three elements contributed to the announcement — made 30 days before the TV (…)

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By |September 25th, 2020|Categories: Cover Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

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

Within the entertainment industry, halting production was one thing but re-starting will be another. Calls across every strata of the industry in France, Germany, and the U.K., resulted in a (…)

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By |September 25th, 2020|Categories: Cover Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

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

The joke (and by now we need some humor!) is that in the year 1720 the world was hit by the Bubonic plague, that 1820 saw an outbreak of Asiatic (…)

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By |September 25th, 2020|Categories: Cover Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

The Virtuosity of Virtual DISCOP And NATPE

Can virtual markets also be virtuous? With so many new virtual markets coming out of the woodwork these days, “virtual” might as well be a synonym for “banal.” However, what (…)

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By |August 21st, 2020|Categories: Cover Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

L.A. Screenings 2020 Go Virtual With Four Studios

On Wednesday, May 20, ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group kick-started the Hollywood studios’ virtual L.A. Screenings event with a video presentation introduced by Armando Nuñez, Dan Cohen, and Barry Chamberlain.

Two days (…)

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By |August 21st, 2020|Categories: Cover Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

The Non Sequitur ABC of ABC TV Net’s New Season

It has been widely reported that ABC TV network is A) planning to do away with its pilot season, B) that the network will only order straight-to-series programs, and C) (…)

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By |August 21st, 2020|Categories: Cover Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

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