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French TV Showcase Shows a Sales Slowdown

The 25th edition of Le Rendez-Vous kicked off on Sunday, September 8 with a gourmet welcome reception at the Halles of Biarritz, a market area where one can purchase all (…)

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By |September 19th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Larry Gershman 1936-2019

Lawrence (Larry) Eugene Gershman, one of the most innovative TV executives in the world, passed away on Friday, September 13 following a battle with cancer. His daughter, Leslie Wandmacher, reported (…)

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By |September 16th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|6 Comments

Q&A With Benedicte Touchard, Director, MIP Cancun

VideoAge‘s Water Cooler: How many pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings are there from 9:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on days one, two, and three?

Benedicte Touchard: For the distribution companies there will be (…)

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By |September 10th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

NATPE Miami at 10 as Seen Through ‘VideoAge’ Daily

This coming January, NATPE will celebrate 10 years in Miami Beach. In 2011, VideoAge Daily was there — as it was during the previous 31 years of the NATPE market’s (…)

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By |September 3rd, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

The Era of Uncertainty Engulfing the Audiovisual World

As the saying goes, “When it rains, it pours!” Not only does the world have to contend with worrisome developments (such as those brought on by Donald Trump, Brexit, Vladimir (…)

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By |August 27th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Greece & Theo Kouroglou in the Int’l TV Distribution Hall of Fame

The goal of VideoAge‘s “Hall of Fame” feature in its October (MIPCOM) Issue will be to revive Greece’s film and TV sector. Guiding us there through the torturous, yet fascinating (…)

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By |August 20th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Prix Italia Goes To Ancient Rome For Diversity

This September 23-28, Prix Italia will finally return to Rome following a 26-year absence. Last year, the itinerant Prix — which is sponsored by RAI, Italy’s state broadcast organization — (…)

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By |August 13th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

NATPE Streaming Has Lots of Pluses

NATPE recently hosted “Streaming Plus,” a first-of-its-kind summit for the Los Angeles-based non-profit TV trade organization, during which leading executives from CBS, YouTube, The CW, and Netflix gathered to review (…)

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By |August 6th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Bringing TV Classics to Modern Viewers

As a child growing up in New York City, David DiVona would often watch the syndicated Carol Burnett Show and laugh and laugh, never realizing that a love of classic television (…)

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By |July 30th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|8 Comments

The Abruzzo Region Goes to Hollywood

The creation of an Abruzzo Film Commission Advisory Board in North America (AFCAB) has finally obtained the go-ahead from Mauro Febbo, the councilman for the Abruzzo region, which is in (…)

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By |July 23rd, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|1 Comment