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Saluting John Laing in The Hall of Fame

The industry is all too familiar with TV executives who travel internationally to license TV shows to various stations around the globe. But John Laing is unique because he didn’t (…)

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By |September 16th, 2021|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

From Cannes to Cancun: Road to MIPCOM

The international TV distribution sector will soon complete four in-person “tours of duty”: Sportel Monaco in Monte Carlo (October 5-7), NAB in Las Vegas (October 9-13), MIPCOM in Cannes (October (…)

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By |September 13th, 2021|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

VideoAge’s New Audio For Podlisteners

Fans of podcasts and audio listeners, rejoice! The audio versions of the main stories from VideoAge‘s August/September 2021 Issue are now online, courtesy of our Canadian partner, Descriptive Video (…)

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By |September 8th, 2021|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Participation at U.S. Trade Shows
Hindered by U.S. Government

By Dom Serafini

The international film and TV sectors are getting ready for several U.S.-based trade shows in the upcoming months. However, because of current U.S. travel bans due to the (…)

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By |September 2nd, 2021|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Take Computers Away From U.S. Meteorologists, Give Them Windows

By Dom Serafini

American TV meteorologists seem to be lacking one essential tool: windows. Yes, they seem to be without windows in their perfectly acclimatized, technologically furbished television studios. And we’re (…)

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By |August 30th, 2021|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

The Return of In-Person Markets: How and Why in “VideoAge”

August is a good month to publish an edition of VideoAge. In the summery northern hemisphere, entertainment companies have begun preparing for the fall trade (…)

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By |August 26th, 2021|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Ethnic Media in the U.S. Needs to be Discovered

By Dom Serafini

The most powerful tool available for political campaigns in the U.S. is not being used:

Ethnic media. A New California Media (NCM) report called it “The Giant Hidden in (…)

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By |August 23rd, 2021|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Algorithms Mark FilmRise’s Hits

Fourteen film-TV executives from eight countries recounted their “Most Challenging” and “Most Enjoyable” experiences that have taken place during the span of VideoAge‘s 41 years of service to the entertainment industry.

This decades-long milestone will be celebrated with (…)

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By |August 19th, 2021|Categories: WaterCooler|1 Comment

Money and Power at the HFPA: A Report

By Mike Reynolds

Over decades the 78-year-old Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has exerted incredible power, especially when it comes to other awards. Comments from Yahoo news stories about the HFPA, (…)

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By |August 16th, 2021|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Will Critics Choice Awards Replace The Golden Globes?

By Mike Reynolds

Over decades the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has exerted incredible power, especially when it comes to other awards. Comments from Yahoo news stories about the HFPA, for example, (…)

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By |August 12th, 2021|Categories: WaterCooler|1 Comment