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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.


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.