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Are we talking to you? Yes we are. The C21Podcast features discussion about the global content business, from panel talkshows to interviews with people defining the future of international entertainment. Listen here or subscribe to C21Podcast wherever you get your feed.


Natalija Gorščak, Catherine Alvaresse and Fiorenza Cella

Jul 09, 2020 00:00:00

Today we hear from Natalija Gorščak, director of TV at RTV in Slovenia, about how the country is restarting production; Catherine Alvaresse, director of documentaries at France Télévisions, about its renewed focus on documentary; and Fiorenza Cella, president of Free Dolphin Entertainment, about the rise and rise of the TV movie.

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Fiona Francombe and Samuel Kissous

Jul 08, 2020 00:00:00

Fiona Francombe, director of The Bottle Yard Studios, home to dramas including Poldark, talks about the steps the UK facility is taking to reopen; and Pernel Media president Samuel Kissous discusses the challenges of making France Télévisions historical re-enactment docuseries The Real War of Thrones under social distancing restrictions.

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Mette Kühnell Petersen, Bettany Hughes and Ruth Sessions

Jul 07, 2020 00:00:00

TV2 acquisitions executive Mette Kühnell Petersen talks about how the Danish pubcaster has adapted to the absence of live sports and its increased emphasis on documentaries; plus historian Bettany Hughes and SandStone Global director of production Ruth Sessions on completing their latest series for the UK's Channel 5 amidst the pandemic.

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Nisha Parti and Bunmi Akintonwa

Jul 06, 2020 00:00:00

Parti Pictures founder Nisha Parti discusses the open letter she recently penned in an effort to tackle institutional racism in the UK TV industry; and Bunmi Akintonwa, head of Little Black Book Co and founding member of DiversifyTV, talks about the lessons the business can learn from the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Jon Thoday, Chris Knight and Katie Neff

Jul 02, 2020 00:00:00

Avalon co-executive chairman Jon Thoday on the resurgence of studio-based sitcoms and possible linear return of online-only youth net BBC3; Gusto Worldwide Media president and CEO Chris Knight on returning to production; and High Noon Entertainment senior VP of development Katie Neff on the reality check facing unscripted TV post-pandemic and Black Lives Matter.

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Caroline Béhar and Greg Childs

Jul 01, 2020 00:00:00

France Télévisions head of factual, international copros and acquisitions Caroline Béhar on the challenges and opportunities opening up for documentaries at the French public broadcaster as a result of the recent lockdown; and Children's Media Conference editorial director Greg Childs on taking this year's event virtual.

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Covid-19 diaries: Brent Montgomery and Superna Kalle

Jun 30, 2020 00:00:00

Wheelhouse Entertainment CEO Brent Montgomery talks about how the unscripted business is facing its own reality check as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement; and StarzPlay exec VP of international digital networks Superna Kalle discusses how the streamer's strategy has been affected by the crisis.