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  • Frank Spotnitz on why this is the best time in the history of TV
    Frank Spotnitz on why this is the best time in the history of TV

    Frank Spotnitz, award-winning writer/producer and CEO of London- and Paris-based Big Light Productions, shares his experiences of producing during the pandemic and considers what the future holds for the drama business. He explains how storytellers have a role to play in making sense of current cultural and political changes and should be on the side of inclusion, tolerance and understanding. 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.

  • Skydance to a different tune
    Skydance to a different tune

    Dana Goldberg is chief creative officer at one of the biggest film and TV production houses in the world, Skydance Media. She discusses the long-term impact of Covid-19 on theatrical releases and how the nature of storytelling is changing. 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.

  • Shades seeks copro partners
    Shades seeks copro partners

    South Africa-based prodco The Bomb Shelter is on the hunt for partners for its remarkable series Shades, winner of the C21 Summer 2020 Digital Pitch. In this show, executive producer Desireé Markgraaff and associate producer Nomzano Mbatha discuss what makes Shades so relevant to today, with the growing narrative around identity. The digital pitch for Shades can be viewed HERE, along with contact details.

  • An inclusive agenda
    An inclusive agenda

    The BBC and ITV have made significant efforts to put diversity and inclusion at the top of their agendas. We hear from those charged with affecting this change. Ade Rawcliffe, group director of diversity and inclusion at ITV, and Miranda Wayland, head of creative diversity at the BBC, believe they have a great opportunity to ensure change happens this time. 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.

  • Storytelling: the new normal
    Storytelling: the new normal

    Jeremy Gold, co-president of US-based Blumhouse Television, shares his thoughts on what type of storytelling will be demanded by audiences post-pandemic. With a raft of shows launching on US cable, including A Wilderness of Error on FX and The Good Lord Bird on Showtime, he says novelistic TV drama writing is now the norm and expects audiences to demand more in future. This show is part of the Coming Up Next series, a coproduction between The University of York’s SIGN programme and C21Media. You can see previous episodes by CLICKING HERE.

  • Jens Richter says broadcasters are ready to take more chances beyond Covid-19
    Jens Richter says broadcasters are ready to take more chances beyond Covid-19

    Fremantle’s CEO of international Jens Richter believes “nothing will be the same again” after Covid, as the lessons learned during the pandemic will lead to a new way of working and an appetite for different stories. This is the fourth in the Coming Up Next series, a coproduction between The University of York’s SIGN programme and C21Media. You can see previous episodes by CLICKING HERE.

  • Foxing clever with Covid
    Foxing clever with Covid

    Rob Wade, president of alternative and specials at Fox Entertainment, discusses how he aims to bring big franchises like The Masked Singer back to screens. He also suggests shows you can create in a bubble with a small crew will be the ones that get made and that audiences for unscripted are as important as extras in scripted, meaning including them again is important in the long run. 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.

  • India’s Applause Entertainment CEO Sameer Nair considers the future of global collaboration post-pandemic
    India’s Applause Entertainment CEO Sameer Nair considers the future of global collaboration post-pandemic

    Sameer Nair, one of India’s most prolific entertainment industry executives, shares his thoughts on how collaboration between countries will be more important post-pandemic. The CEO of Applause Entertainment also considers how life in the content business will change post-2020 and who will be the winners and losers. This is the third in the Coming Up Next series, a coproduction between The University of York’s SIGN programme and C21Media. You can see previous episodes by CLICKING HERE.

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