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  • C21TV roundtable explores new distribution challenges, opportunities, business models
    C21TV roundtable explores new distribution challenges, opportunities, business models

    LONDON SCREENINGS: As international buyers’ attention focuses on the UK this month, C21TV catches up with Beyond Rights’ Kate Llewellyn-Jones, Distribution360’s Diane Rankin and Richard Halliwell of NENT Studios UK to hear how the distribution landscape is changing and about the new challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in 2021.

  • Bailey Mackey on New Zealand's production boom and the future of Māori Television
    Bailey Mackey on New Zealand's production boom and the future of Māori Television

    BEYOND 2020: Bailey Mackey, CEO of Auckland-based factual and unscripted specialist Pango Productions, discusses the challenges smaller markets like New Zealand face in convincing major US streamers to commission local stories whilst the country experiences a production boom thanks to its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. The producer, writer, director and former pro rugby player also argues why some TV channels need to go online-only to keep up with young audiences.

  • M&A advisor Tom Manwaring on Avalon and All3Media's latest acquisitions plus the outlook for 2021
    M&A advisor Tom Manwaring on Avalon and All3Media's latest acquisitions plus the outlook for 2021

    BEYOND 2020: Tom Manwaring, partner at M&A advisor Helion Partners, discusses how the seismic events of 2020 changed media and entertainment and how the M&A sector is shaping up this year. He also reflects on the sale of The Agency to Avalon and Silverback to All3Media, acquisitions his firm facilitated over the past six months.

  • Jane Tranter on how Bad Wolf navigated last year and her concerns for the industry in 2021
    Jane Tranter on how Bad Wolf navigated last year and her concerns for the industry in 2021

    BEYOND 2020: Bad Wolf co-founder Jane Tranter discusses how the seismic events of 2020 changed media and entertainment and how the sector is shaping up for 2021. She reflects on how the firm completed the third and final season of Sky fantasy drama A Discovery of Witches during the pandemic, the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement, the growth of streaming and her fears for the viability of smaller indies amid Covid restrictions and higher related production costs.

  • The challenge ahead
    The challenge ahead

    Sister co-founder Jane Featherstone considers how we have grown closer to nature and yet more reliant on technology during the pandemic, and what that will mean for storytelling. She says writers have always reflected the world around them while also looking to the future, and they need to do that now more than ever before. This show is the final episode in the Coming Up Next series, a coproduction between The University of York’s SIGN programme and C21Media. For previous episodes, CLICK HERE.

  • Managing change in a competitive world
    Managing change in a competitive world

    Belinda Campbell, joint MD at Red Planet Pictures, is back shooting Death in Paradise for BBC1 and considers the long-term future of traditional broadcasters in the face of increased competition from streamers. This show is part of the Coming Up Next series, a coproduction between The University of York’s SIGN programme and C21Media. For previous episodes, CLICK HERE.

  • Josefin Asplund and Alexej Manvelov on the battle to be Top Dog
    Josefin Asplund and Alexej Manvelov on the battle to be Top Dog

    THE C21 INTERVIEW: Stars Josefin Asplund and Alexej Manvelov discuss the making of Swedish crime drama Top Dog, in which a lawyer and an ex-con become an unorthodox duo as they attempt to solve a kidnapping in this series produced by Filmlance for TV4 and ZDF, and distributed by ZDF Enterprises. Top Dog is in competition at Canneseries this week. Top Dog is in competition at Canneseries this week.

  • Humanising the future of TV
    Humanising the future of TV

    John Giwa-Amu, founder of gaming company Good Gate Media and prodco Red & Black Films, believes the most successful shows in future will be ones that lean into a much warmer, happier world we will all want to see. This show is part of the Coming Up Next series, a coproduction between The University of York’s SIGN programme and C21Media. For previous episodes, CLICK HERE.

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