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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

New U.S. Broadcast TV Season 2020-2021

(The latest commissioned pilots for the forthcoming season*)

ABC (Comedy)

ADOPTED

Prod Co: ABC Studios, Kimmelot
Writers/Exec Prods: Shawn Vance, Daril Fannin, Jimmy Kimmel
Premise: When a Green Beret returns home to Texas (…)

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By |March 13th, 2020|Categories: Cover Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

Useful Tips For World TV Broadcasters Outlined at TCA

In order to counter fierce competition from streaming TV services like Apple TV Plus, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Netflix, U.S. broadcast TV networks have had to come up with competitive (…)

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By |March 13th, 2020|Categories: Cover Stories|Tags: |0 Comments