New U.S. Studios’ Sales Teams, New Shows in One Issue

Check out the U.S. studios’ new content sales executive line-ups together with the list of new pilots picked up by the U.S. broadcast networks for the new TV season in (…)

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

L.A. Screenings LVI: The TV Season’s Super Cup

The 56th annual L.A. Screenings are in full swing here at the InterContinental Hotel in the Century City part of Los Angeles. For now, it’s the indies that are swinging (…)

By |May 14th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

TV Buyers are Lining Up For NATPE Budapest

The market dates for the 28th annual NATPE Budapest are the same as last year — June 25-27 — with the 24th (the day before the market) and 25th reserved (…)

By |May 7th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

L.A. Screenings 2019 Calendar

Here a list of the official events at the 56th annual L.A. Screenings:

Canadian Screenings: May 12-18

Indies: May 14-17, InterContinental Hotel, Century City

Paramount: May 16, 20-22 (LATAM, May 16)

Viacom: LATAM, May (…)

By |April 30th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

L.A. Screenings Preview

This year, the L.A. Screenings will take place May 14-23, and there will be lots of changes this time around. Fox Studios is no longer around after being absorbed by (…)

By |April 24th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

MIP-TV Report: Organizers See Problems & Solutions

Lots of real news, unsubstantiated rumors — and even an announcement — were swirling around the Palais during the most recent edition of MIP-TV, which ended on Thursday, April 11, (…)

By |April 17th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Toei Animation’s Masayuki Endo Gives MIP-TV Overview

“MIP-TV is one of the most important content distribution markets for Toei Animation,” said Masayuki Endo, president and CEO of Toei Animation, Inc., the Los Angeles business unit of Tokyo-based (…)

By |April 4th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Russell (Russ) J. Kagan: 1953-2019

When I last had lunch with Russ in Beverly Hills in February, he couldn’t have been any more energetic.

Religious themes were his passion, and he was ecstatic to be working (…)

By |March 28th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|1 Comment

Series Mania Report From Lille

The ninth annual Series Mania is now taking place in Lille, France. Last year, the event moved from Paris, where its organizing company is based, to Lille, a city in (…)

By |March 26th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Venezuela’s Red Flags

From Miami, Florida. The entire LATAM and North American TV sector is monitoring the drama currently unfolding in Venezuela with some trepidation.

Once a fertile ground for successful programming, Venezuela’s social (…)

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