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London TV Screenings: The key takeaways

LONDON SCREENINGS: Diane Rankin runs through her takeaways from a London TV Screenings taking place this week against a backdrop of mega-merger speculation and economic strife in the industry.

Beyond the back-slapping at London TV Screenings

This week’s buoyant London TV Screenings contrasted sharply with grave forecasts about the future of the TV industry, as UK lawmakers scramble to protect the business from “existential threats” and avoid a repeat scenario of the Project Kangaroo debacle with AI.

Coproduction in focus at NRK, RUV

LONDON SCREENINGS: Here we catch up with senior programming executives from broadcasters in Norway and Iceland to hear how their content strategies and development slates are evolving, the impact of the economy and the trends they see in the market.

ZDF eyes more scripted copros, targets unscripted

LONDON SCREENINGS: Today we catch up with ZDF programming executives Simone Emmelius and Thorsten Haas to hear how the German public broadcaster’s content strategy and development slates are evolving, in both scripted and unscripted, and the trends they see in the market.

The future of UK high-end TV production

LONDON SCREENINGS: As belt-tightening at the US streamers and local broadcasters’ financial woes expose how reliant on Hollywood the UK’s high-end TV (HETV) drama industry has become, will the sector bounce back or plateau?  

Sky scanning the market for superfan hits

LONDON SCREENINGS: Lucy Criddle of UK-based pay TV giant Sky outlines her programming requirements for her shopping trip from Osterley to Soho and gives her take on the state of the market.

Buying British: Did US strikes open the door for UK content?

LONDON SCREENINGS: Leading execs weigh in on whether the supposed content void created by Hollywood’s dual strikes led to new licensing and copro opportunities, or whether restructuring and cuts have meant the US is temporarily closed to international business.

Hot Properties to catch this week in London

LONDON SCREENINGS: Some of the world’s biggest distributors are unveiling new slates as part of several screenings taking place in the UK capital this week. Here C21 picks out some hot properties from the new programming on offer.

The changing role of the distributor

As the London Screenings ramp up next week, Claire Runham, head of acquisitions at BossaNova Media, discusses the changing role of distributors in these economically challenged times for the industry.

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Mike Cosentino, Evan Shapiro and Thomas Dey

May 17, 2024 las24 01:13:42

LA SCREENINGS: Former Bell Media content chief Mike Cosentino on the intrigue that happens behind the scenes at the LA Screenings [00:39]; media cartographer Evan Shapiro on the parallels between the ailing Hollywood studio system and his own experience of cancer [26:24]; and ACF Investment Bank's Thomas Dey on why Paramount is just the start of a new phase of mega-mergers [53:36].

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