Cancelled Trade Shows In $, ¢, Streams, and Some History

Since February, market organizers in Asia, Europe, and North America have cancelled or postponed some 500 trade shows and exhibitions in response to the coronavirus pandemic. For the TV sector, (…)

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By |March 24th, 2020|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Despite Challenges ‘VideoAge’ Fulfills its Mission

The printed March/April edition of VideoAge International will reach subscribers across the globe. In the meanwhile, readers can enjoy the Issue’s articles online through text, PDF, and audio versions.

This edition (…)

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By |March 17th, 2020|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

The L.A. Screenings Update

Due to the impact and growing concerns around COVID-19, the major U.S. international television distributors (Disney, NBCUniversal, Sony, ViacomCBS and Warner Bros.) have decided to explore alternative options to (…)

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By |March 12th, 2020|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

NAB Prepares For its 74th Annual Big Show

The following Water Cooler feature was published prior to the NAB show’s postponement due to coronavirus concerns.

Content professionals from the media, entertainment, and film and TV technology sectors from around (…)

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By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

SeriesMania Strategically Positioned Before MIP-TV

Last year, the Forum part of the SeriesMania festival attracted over 2,700 film and TV industry professionals. This time around, the trade show portion, which has become the premier event (…)

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By |March 3rd, 2020|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

MIP-TV Buyers’ Survey: But Will They Be There?

The question everyone seems to be asking is: “Will the content buyers go to MIP-TV?” Some sellers seem to have pre-determined that many buyers’ simply won’t go. But it is (…)

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By |February 27th, 2020|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Michael Starr: A Registered Nurse Turned Film Director

Cicada Song, the feature film and directorial debut of Michael Starr, was recently acquired by Indie Rights Movies for platform streaming on Amazon, Apple TV, and Google Play. A home (…)

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By |February 25th, 2020|Categories: WaterCooler|1 Comment

Znaimer in the Hall of Fame: A TV Visionary of the Past Keeps the Future in Mind

It’s not known if Moses Znaimer ever collaborated with Marshall McLuhan, but it seems clear that after the death of the Canadian media philosopher in 1980, Znaimer took his mantle, (…)

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By |February 18th, 2020|Categories: WaterCooler|1 Comment

Ellen Baine Ends Her TV Season in March

At the end of March, Ellen J. Baine, a legendary former programming executive for Canada’s CHUM, is retiring as vp of Programming for the Toronto-based Hollywood Suites, a company she (…)

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By |February 11th, 2020|Categories: WaterCooler|1 Comment

London Screenings In the Year of Brexit

E.U. buyers, as well as American and British distributors, will experience firsthand the initial consequences of Brexit at the BBC Showcase, which is set for February 9-12 in Liverpool, and (…)

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By |February 4th, 2020|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments