TALKING SHOP: German distributor SevenOne International set up shop in Las Angeles a year ago, on the back of parent ProSiebenSat.1’s investment in Kinetic Content and more recently Fuse Entertainment. North America director Caroline Kusser tells Jonathan Webdale about the challenges.
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Kusser discusses the company’s major US formats – Dick de Rijk’s You Deserve It for ABC and Off Their Rockers, NBC’s remake of Benidorm Bastards – plus the deal the company signed with Netflix for Lilyhammer. She also talks about how on the back of Fuse’s remake of The Killing, the US is becoming increasingly open to ideas from Europe and beyond.
Says Kusser: “The world is changing. People are really looking beyond their horizons – what’s my neighbour doing and what’s my neighbour’s neighbour doing – which is a really healthy development.”