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  • Mediawan crosses the continent to CEE (Published in CEE100) 22-05-2024
    For Mediawan Rights’ deputy director of acquisitions Emmanuel Eckert, the CEE region represents “a land of opportunity” – but exactly how fruitful will depend on how his company’s first foray in the region, Serbian period drama Constantine’s Crossing, performs on the international stage.
  • BBC Studios takes flexible approach to growing on-demand in CEE (Published in CEE100) 07-05-2024
    While its linear channels are posting some of their best results ever, BBC Studios is looking at varied routes to market to grow its on-demand offering across the CEE, says commercial director Zbigniew Pruski.
  • Starlight’s Olena Martynova on learning the lessons of war (Published in CEE100) 03-05-2024
    Olena Martynova, chief marketing officer at Ukraine’s Starlight Media, on war, AI, coproduction and valuing your most important business asset: people.
  • SkyShowtime’s Kai Finke calls out for local partners (Published in CEE100) 24-04-2024
    Kai Finke, chief content officer at SkyShowtime, eyes coproductions and joint commissions with local broadcasters as part of a broader content strategy in CEE.
  • Firefly shines brightly in Serbian production ecosystem (Published in CEE100) 10-04-2024
    Seven years ago, Serbia’s Firefly Productions was not even born, and Firefly Studios was just a drawing on a restaurant menu. Today, its cofounder, chief operating officer and producer Ivana Miković is juggling local commissions with international coproductions while her newly opened state-of-the-art studio is enticing big Hollywood names.
  • CEE success turbo-charges Ay Yapim’s global ambitions (Published in CEE100) 04-04-2024
    Istanbul prodco Ay Yapim has been at the forefront of the boom in Turkish scripted TV exports, with the CEE playing an important part in that growth. Now CEO Kerem Çatay is on the look-out for international coproductions.
  • A bridge from the US to CEE (Published in CEE100) 27-03-2024
    Anna Różalska, co-founder of talent agency Match&Spark, is also an established producer in the US and CEE. Now she’s focusing on bridging the transatlantic divide as well as the one between commercial and arthouse content.
  • Poland’s ATM banks on Muszyński’s ambitious plans (Published in CEE100) 13-03-2024
    Under Andrzej Muszyński’s stewardship, publicly listed ATM Grupa is already a leading Polish prodco of scripted content, but the CEO has his sights set higher still.
  • Dramedy’s Bobiňski looks back to look forward (Published in CEE100) 07-03-2024
    Czech prodco Dramedy has built a reputation for its scriptwriting and quality historical dramas. This winning formula means the company is now expanding its facilities and turning its sights on entertainment and international coproductions, says CEO Filip Bobiňski.
  • 1+1 Media’s Pakholchuk on running a media company in the shadow of war (Published in CEE100) 06-03-2024
    Despite the war’s constant threat to investment plans, production volume is on the increase and new channel launches are afoot at Ukraine’s 1+1 Media, says CEO Yaroslav Pakholchuk.
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