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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.


Live from Content Canada 2019

Sep 13, 2019 00:28:05

C21 Canadian bureau chief Adam Benzine reports from Content Canada 2019, which took place in Toronto this week, hearing from Boat Rocker Media CEO John Young, Electus co-founder and COO Drew Buckley and Entertainment One Canadian TV president Jocelyn Hamilton, plus Serial Box CEO Molly Barton, Propagate Content senior VP of alternative comedy Kevin Healey and Viacom podcasts senior VP Steve Raizes.

Content Canada 2019 preview

Sep 10, 2019 00:20:00

Ahead of C21's second annual Content Canada conference, CEO Ferne Cohen and editor Adam Benzine offer an overview and select some highlights in store for the two-day event, which kicks off today at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto with a dedicated day of screenings featuring some of the hottest upcoming shows from the country.

To IP or not IP? That is the question

Sep 06, 2019 00:13:42

In a world of rapidly proliferating programme choices is it becoming harder to get shows off the ground unless they're based on some existing recognisable intellectual property? The C21Podcast hears perspectives from Sony Pictures Television's Keith Le Goy, author Anthony Horowitz, producer Deniese Davis and more, plus a run-down of this week's news.

Nigel Williams and Eleanora Andretta

Aug 30, 2019 00:11:58

Writer Nigel Williams discusses his new Sky Atlantic-HBO miniseries Catherine the Great, starring Helen Mirren; Rai drama chief Eleanora Andretta, who commissioned Williams' adaptation of Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose, talks about the Italian pubcaster’s increasing emphasis on international copros; plus a round-up of this week's news.

Live from the 2019 Edinburgh TV Festival

Aug 23, 2019 00:25:02

Nico Franks reports from the 2019 Edinburgh TV Festival where Channel 4 head of news and current affairs Dorothy Byrne delivered a blistering MacTaggart Lecture that took in sexual assault, lying politicians, problems with diversity schemes and the menopause. Featuring in this episode: Ali Bailey of Directors UK, Deborah Williams of The Creative Diversity Network, Lucy Brown from Trailblazing Women On & Off Screen, and Sam Barcroft of Barcroft Studios.

Benoît Lecomte talks swimming the Pacific

Aug 16, 2019 00:12:46

The podcast returns after a summer break, with French long-distance swimmer Benoît Lecomte recounting his attempt to cross the Pacific Ocean in a bid to highlight plastic pollution through a documentary called The Swim for Discovery-backed Group Nine Media's Seeker. Exec producer Jared McGilliard of Nomadica Films also features and there's news too of the first investments to be made through Sky's Ocean Ventures initiative.

Live from SeriesFest 2019

Jun 28, 2019 00:24:42

Nico Franks reports from the fifth edition of SeriesFest in Denver, Colorado, where Netflix's content boss Ted Sarandos set the agenda by discussing some of the inner workings of the streaming giant. Featured in this episode are: Stephen Garrett of Character Seven; Shondaland's Alison Eakle; Lionsgate's Lee Hollin; and Laura Fischer of Powderkeg.

Barmack seeks new pastures with Wild Sheep

Jun 21, 2019 00:18:42

Former Netflix VP of international originals Erik Barmack discusses his new LA-based production company Wild Sheep Content, established earlier this year after leaving the streamer, and offers his thoughts on the fast-changing US and international TV landscapes.

Live from MIFA 2019 in Annecy

Jun 14, 2019 00:19:20

Peter Browngardt and Alex Kirwan give C21Kids editor Nico Franks the low-down on their eagerly anticipated reboot of Looney Tunes for Warner Bros, while Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky and Cartoon Network Studios art director Scott Wills discuss their long-term partnership and latest collaboration, Primal.

Prodigal Son and Sony’s Keith Le Goy

Jun 07, 2019 00:14:44

Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver, co-creators of Prodigal Son, talk about their new Fox serial killer thriller starring Michael Sheen; Sony Pictures Entertainment president of worldwide distribution Keith Le Goy discusses the studio’s new crop of US broadcast pick-ups; plus a run-down of this week's news.

Live from LA Screenings 2019

May 24, 2019 00:13:32

Dermot Horan, director of acquisitions and coproductions at Irish public broadcaster RTÉ, and Cathrine Wiernik, director of programmes at Sweden-based Bonnier Broadcasting, offer C21's Nico Franks their reactions to this year's LA Screenings.

Live from Content LA 2019

May 21, 2019 00:19:38

Nico Franks reports from C21's Content LA 2019, which took place in Los Angeles last week with the disruptive impact of streaming on Hollywood in the spotlight. Featuring in this episode: agent Tracy Christian, writer Spiro Skentzos, analyst Mark Oliver, and producer Jeff Norton.

Content LA 2019 preview

May 17, 2019 00:15:17

Fremantle executive VP and creative director of global drama Christian Vesper discusses the fast changing US marketplace and growing complexity of putting shows together in an era of streaming, ahead of speaking at C21's Content LA 2019; plus a round-up of this week's news.

US Upfronts 2019 analysis

May 16, 2019 00:15:10

Katz Media Group chief marketing officer Stacey Lynn Schulman and RNR Media Consulting president Robert Russo pick over the issues shaping this year's US Upfronts with C21's Nico Franks as recent consolidation in the industry takes hold.

Chris Carey, Tim Van Aelst & Peter Van den Begin

May 10, 2019 00:10:47

Les Misérables producer Chris Carey discusses the BBC's adaptation of the Victor Hugo classic; Studio Tarara creator Tim Van Aelst and star Peter Van den Begin talk about their new Belgian drama; plus, a round-up of this week's news.

Karen Hall, Leticia Dolera & more

May 03, 2019 00:12:08

Writer Karen Hall talks about her time on US comedy series M*A*S*H and drama Hill Street Blues; Leticia Dolera, creator and star of Perfect Life discusses her Canneseries competition-winning dramedy; plus a run-down of this week's news.

Live from Rio2C

Apr 26, 2019 00:24:28

Rachel do Valle, executive manager at Brazilian Content, the copro and export body for the country's independent producers, and Adam Jayme Muniz, head of international affairs at local film and TV funding agency Ancine, talk to C21 editorial director Ed Waller about the hot topics at the 2019 Rio Creative Conference (Rio2C).

The MipTV 2019 wrap

Apr 11, 2019 00:16:50

TCB Media Rights founder Paul Heaney, DramaCorp founder Patrick Nebout and Eccho Rights MD Fredrik af Malmborg deliver the verdict on MipTV 2019, discussing the major market trends and the need for reinvention.

MipTV Day 3: Frank Doelger & David Walliams

Apr 10, 2019 00:16:18

Days away from the eighth and final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, exec producer Frank Doelger discusses his experiences on the series and his first new show since striking out on his own, while David Walliams talks about the latest TV adaptation of his best-selling children's books.

MipTV 2019 Day 2: Steven Knight

Apr 09, 2019 00:10:48

Steven Knight, creator of Peaky Blinders, Taboo and upcoming Apple drama See, sits down with Jonathan Webdale during Canneseries and MIPDrama to discuss his craft and the show that has come to define him as its nears fifth season launch.

MipTV 2019: Day 1

Apr 08, 2019 00:15:35

Arrow Media executive producer Sam Starbuck, Red Arrow Studios International senior VP of acquisitions Alex Fraser, and Wisebuddah MD Tim Hammond take the temperature of the international television business at MipTV 2019 in Cannes on day one of the market.

Odar & Oldroyd: Dark & docs

Apr 07, 2019 00:16:44

Baran bo Odar, president of the Canneseries jury and director of Netflix drama Dark, and National Geographic senior VP of global programming & acquisitions Jules Oldroyd talk to C21's Jonathan Webdale and Richard Middleton in Cannes.

Live from MipFormats 2019

Apr 06, 2019 00:17:22

ZigZag Productions CEO Danny Fenton, Ascendo TV partner Nathalie Wogue, and GoQuest Media Ventures VP of sales and acquisitions Jimmy George pick over the findings from C21's 2019 Format Trends Survey and all the latest industry trends on the first day of MipFormats in Cannes.

MipTV 2019 preview

Apr 05, 2019 00:26:16

C21 editorial director Ed Waller, Drama Quarterly editor Michael Pickard and C21International editor Richard Middleton preview the hot topics, stories and shows at this year's MipTV in Cannes, while Banijay Group head of content Lucas Green discusses new gameshow Catch and offers his take on where the TV formats business is right now.

Live from Lille: part 3

Mar 27, 2019 00:21:02

Lingo Pictures creative director Jason Stephens, Mediapro Studios senior development executive Mariano Balsega, and The Oligarchs Productions president Alex Berger wrap up the Series Mania Forum in Lille, discussing official competition selection Lambs of God, the rise of Spanish-language drama and impact of Article 13.

Live from Lille: part 2

Mar 26, 2019 00:23:36

ShinAwiL CEO Larry Bass, France TV Distribution senior VP of international sales Julia Schulte and Inside Content founder Géraldine Gonard speak to Nico Franks about international scripted coproduction, the continuing rise of subtitled drama and offer their reaction to Apple TV+ on day two of the Series Mania Forum.

Live from Lille: part 1

Mar 25, 2019 00:25:40

Francesco Capurro, director of the Series Mania Forum, talks to Jonathan Webdale about this year's event, which got underway today in Lille, while About Premium Content co-founder Laurent Boissel, Eccho Rights MD Fredrik af Malmborg and Pernel Media president Samuel Kissous chew over the hot topics and trends shaping TV drama right now.

Abbott & Rukeyser: Shameless & UnReal

Mar 22, 2019 00:19:32

Paul Abbott, creator of series including Shameless, State of Play and No Offence, talks about how he went from one to the other while Stacy Rukeyser, showrunner on Lifetime drama UnReal, discusses the changing role of women in Hollywood.

INTV, Fauda and Wonder Woman

Mar 15, 2019 00:18:00

C21 editorial director Ed Waller catches up with Danny Peled, managing partner of KDC Media Fund, at Keshet Media Group’s INTV conference in Jerusalem, while Danna Stern, MD of Yes Studios, and Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein, co-founder of ADD Content Agency, discuss the impact of Fauda and Wonder Woman on the Israeli market.

About Hornby, Blumhouse and more

Mar 08, 2019 00:12:20

Writer Nick Hornby talks about his new shortform drama series State of the Union, while Jeremy Gold and Marci Wiseman, co-presidents of Blumhouse Television, discuss their expanding slate of shows and the growing popularity of anthologies.

Upsetting the natural order

Mar 01, 2019 00:18:44

BBC Studios head of natural history Patricia Fearnley, unscripted director Mark Reynolds and head of factual Jon Findlay discuss the impact of streamers on documentary, while Christian Rank, head of drama at DR, explains how the Danish public broadcaster is rethinking its raison d'être in the face of such changes.

Tait talks kids

Feb 21, 2019 00:12:10

C21Kids editor Nico Franks speaks to Catherine Tait, president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada, about the public broadcaster's commitment to "double down" on kids programming as well as the stir caused by her recent comments accusing Netflix of "cultural imperialism".

Down with the kids

Feb 14, 2019 00:17:38

C21Kids editor Nico Franks reports back from the Kidscreen Summit in Miami while Melissa Cobb, VP of kids and family at Netflix, discusses the US streamer's strategy and Sarah Muller, VP of children’s and youth programming at Sony Pictures Television Networks, explains how the company is developing its Pop children’s brand.

Berlinale preview, Amazon and Hanna

Feb 07, 2019 00:20:22

Michael Pickard, editor C21's Drama Quarterly, offers a look ahead to the Drama Series days at the Berlin International Film Festival, while Amazon head of European originals Georgia Brown discusses the company's approach to the region, and David Farr, writer of new Amazon drama Hanna – premiering at Berlinale – reflects on the show together with lead director Sarah Adina Smith.

No sleep in NOLA

Jan 31, 2019 00:25:52

In the second instalment of a two-part podcast from New Orleans, Clive Whittingham reports back from the 2019 RealScreen Summit, gauging the state of the non-scripted business with Jupiter Entertainment senior VP/GM Robert Twilley, Cream Productions co-founder David Brady, Ample Entertainment co-founder Ari Mark, and Part2 Pictures founder David Shadrack Smith.

The temperature in New Orleans

Jan 30, 2019 00:25:17

Clive Whittingham reports back from the RealScreen Summit in New Orleans and asks Icon Films creative director Stephen McQuillan, Barcroft Studios founder Sam Barcroft, and First Look TV chief Will Hanrahan whether an apparent bounce in attendance reflects an uplift in non-scripted or simply interest in a new venue following the move from Washington DC.

Unscripted resurgence at Natpe

Jan 29, 2019 00:18:42

Nico Franks speaks to execs at companies capitalising on renewed interest in unscripted TV, growing appetite for big-budget Spanish-language drama and increasing on-demand viewing among kids. Featuring in this episode: Dave Noll of Keller/Noll, Patrice Choghi of GRB Studios, Media Ranch's Sophie Ferron, NBCUniversal International's Ana Langenberg, Amaya Muruzábal of Dopamine and Guillermo Sierra of HITN.

US syndication bites back at buoyant Natpe

Jan 24, 2019 00:13:01

Linear TV may be coming back to life if trends at this year’s Natpe conference are anything to go by. C21’s Ed Waller and Programming Insider founder Marc Berman tell David Jenkinson how more time periods are opening up in the syndication market and how station groups are fighting back with new shows from talent including Kelly Clarkson and Jerry Springer. These, among other emerging trends, put a very positive spin on the first content industry event of the year.

The Walking Dead in-demand at Natpe

Jan 23, 2019 00:14:43

Global TV analytics firm Parrot Analytics named The Walking Dead the most in-demand TV series in the world for 2018 at its inaugural Global TV Demand Awards at Natpe Miami. Parrot CEO Wared Seger and series exec producer Denise Huth talk to C21 editor-in-chief & managing director David Jenkinson.

Carrie Stein, YouTube’s Origin and The Flatey Enigma

Jan 17, 2019 00:18:22

Carrie Stein, executive VP of global scripted series at Kew Media Group, reflects on her first 12 months at the company, while Mika Watkins, creator of YouTube sci-fi drama Origin discusses the show, and Sagafilm CEO Kjartan Thor Thordarson talks Scandi thriller The Flatey Enigma.

Off the Fence, Aidan Gillen and Unspeakable truths

Jan 11, 2019 00:12:21

Following news that Germany's ZDF Enterpises has acquired Dutch factual specialist Off the Fence, the C21Podcast hears from the latter's CEO & founder Ellen Windemuth while Game of Thrones star Aidan Gillen discusses his new History drama, Project Blue Book, and Robert C Cooper talks CBC/Sundance series Unspeakable.

The 2018 Drama Summit sessions: Natalie Dormer

Dec 19, 2018 00:11:42

The actress discusses her work behind the camera, exec producing Picnic at Hanging Rock, her first-look deal with Fremantle and upcoming Vivien Leigh drama, in this extract from an interview with Stephen Armstrong at C21's 2018 International Drama Summit.

The 2018 Drama Summit sessions: BBC

Dec 13, 2018 00:11:36

BBC controller of drama Piers Wenger talks Bodyguard, The Cry, Les Misérables, streamers and copros in this extract from his conversation with Stephen Armstrong at C21's recent International Drama Summit – part of Content London 2018.

The 2018 Drama Summit sessions: Netflix

Dec 07, 2018 00:16:56

Netflix VP of international originals Erik Barmack talks to C21 editor-in-chief & managing director David Jenkinson in this extract from his keynote presentation at C21's International Drama Summit as part of Content London 2018.

Content London live

Nov 27, 2018 00:13:56

As C21's International Drama Summit gets underway as part of Content London 2018, Federation Entertainment head of international Jean Michelle Sizevski, All3Media International EMEA exec VP Stephen Driscoll, and the eponymous founder of Tony Ayres Productions discuss the present state of the market.

Delving inside Disney+

Nov 16, 2018 00:11:26

C21Media kids editor Nico Frank discusses Disney+, the new SVoD service being lined up by the Mouse House, along with plans for taking Hulu international, while Endemol Shine China MD William Tan and CBC/Radio-Canada president and CEO Catherine Tait talk programme strategy.

Endemol Shine, Gigantes and Das Boot

Nov 09, 2018 00:17:01 editor Jonathan Webdale and C21International editor Richard Middleton review this week's news, including the aborted sell-off of Endemol Shine Group, while Isak Ferriz, star of Gigantes, and showrunner Miguel Barros discuss their new Movistar+ drama, and Rick Okon and Tom Wlaschiha talk Das Boot. The finalists have also been announced for the 2018 C21 Drama Awards.

The Mipcom 2018 wrap

Oct 18, 2018 00:12:16

The C21 team discusses the big stories emerging from Mipcom 2018, including Endemol Shine Group's uncertain future, buzzy new HBO drama My Brilliant Friend and the next generation of OTT players poised to further shake up the international TV landscape.

Mipcom 2018 day 3

Oct 17, 2018 00:10:40

Catherine Tait, president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada, discusses her first six months in charge, the way public broadcasters are adapting to SVoD, how the industry’s changed in the past two decades, and where she sees things headed in the coming months.

Mipcom 2018 day 2

Oct 16, 2018 00:13:28

Billy Zane and Sean Bean, stars of new Sky1 street-racing drama Curfew, plus presenter and adventurer Ben Fogle, offer their take on the changes sweeping the TV business in this latest podcast from Cannes, featuring a round-up also of the biggest news so far.

Mipcom 2018 day 1

Oct 15, 2018 00:18:02

Frank Falcone, president & executive creative director of Guru Studio; Beth Stevenson, founder & executive producer at Brain Power Studio; and Bruce Kane, founder & director of BES Animation, discuss the biggest changes taking place in the industry right now, looking ahead to the next few days at Mipcom 2018 and reflecting on MipJunior over the weekend.

Mipcom 2018 preview

Oct 13, 2018 00:15:25

C21International editor Richard Middleton, news editor Clive Whittingham and Drama Quarterly editor Michael Pickard look ahead to Mipcom 2108, with the future of Endemol Shine Group; Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox; Netflix, Amazon and Facebook's growing interest in unscripted; plus all the latest big name dramas under discussion.

MipJunior 2018 preview

Oct 12, 2018 00:11:18

C21Kids editor Nico Franks offers a look ahead to MipJunior 2018 and the big issues currently confronting children’s TV, speaking with execs including Jakob Stegelmann of DR; Alix Wiseman of 9 Story Media Group; and Ken Faier from Epic Story Media.

Charting 21 years of C21

Oct 10, 2018 00:21:46

C21Media launched 21 years ago and as part of our anniversary celebrations editor-in-chief & managing director David Jenkinson, editorial director Ed Waller and & FutureMedia editor Jonathan Webdale discuss some of the seismic changes that have swept the industry during this time.