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  • Bundle of laughs
    Fresh from smashing a funding target, NextUp is exploring new formats and striving to reflect the true diversity of the stand-up industry.
  • Dust settles
    WarnerMedia-backed entertainment studio Gunpowder & Sky is hoping to come up with the next Black Mirror as it grows sci-fi channel DUSTx.
  • Coming of age
    Beano Studios’ move into live action comes at a time when content for early teens and young adults is high on the agenda.
  • Navigating the maze
    Channel 4’s rebooting of iconic 1990s gameshow The Crystal Maze was difficult enough, but Nickelodeon has taken it a step further by making it a kids’ show.
  • The indefinable Herzog
    Werner Herzog on how he met Bruce Chatwin, the subject of his latest film, and why lock picking is an essential skill.
  • Going Gaga
    GagaOOLala, Asia’s first LGBTI streaming service, is exploring strategic partnerships and seeking further content as it aims for international expansion.
  • Who's laughing now?
    Comedy about personal trauma and childhood experiences has been all the rage in the UK, but the genre is ready to take a new direction.
  • Chernobyl countdown
    33Seconds' Dominic Cook explains how the social media marketing agency used Instagram Stories to promote Sky Atlantic's Chernobyl in the UK.
  • Mammoth undertaking
    Ben Dowell meets the co-founder of UK drama specialist Mammoth Screen, Damien Timmer, whose eye for detail defines him.
  • The joy of food
    Tara Conlan finds much to chew on at a Royal Television Society event looking at TV food shows.
  • Existential threats
    Concerns about ageing audiences, diversity in commissioners and broadcast’s role in democracy were front of mind in Edinburgh.
  • Open for business
    YouTube may have moved away from scripted commissions, but its EMEA originals chief Luke Hyams explains there’s still plenty of opportunity for producers.
  • Call of duty
    The duty of care owed by producers and broadcasters to participants in reality shows and factual content has been a hot topic in Edinburgh.
  • Bringing out the worst
    Bestselling children’s author David Walliams reveals how far he is willing to go to make kids laugh as he ventures into animation for the first time.
  • In the public domain
    Just how relevant do the UK's public service broadcasters remain in a digital age and what challenges do their new breed of rivals present?
  • Perfect transition
    Spanish actor Leticia Dolera discusses her move behind the camera on forthcoming Movistar+ drama Perfect Life, the first show she has directed and starred in.
  • Out of this world
    The key to beating bigger rivals in the formats business is knowing where to look for innovative content, says Small World IFT’s Tim Crescenti.
  • Playmobil gets moving
    Germany’s Playmobil is making major moves into film, TV and online video based on its US$780m toy business.
  • True story
    Following Sky’s acquisition of a stake in the UK factual prodco this week, True To Nature founder Wendy Darke discusses her future plans and the challenges of the indie sector.
  • Thinking big
    Tim Jobling, chief technology officer at UK-based video-management platform Imagen, explains how broadcasters can extract value from big data.

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  • Coming of age Beano Studios’ move into live action comes at a time when content for early teens and young adults is high on the agenda.
  • Navigating the maze Channel 4’s rebooting of iconic 1990s gameshow The Crystal Maze was difficult enough, but Nickelodeon has taken it a step further by making it a kids’ show.
  • Who's laughing now? Comedy about personal trauma and childhood experiences has been all the rage in the UK, but the genre is ready to take a new direction.
  • Mammoth undertaking Ben Dowell meets the co-founder of UK drama specialist Mammoth Screen, Damien Timmer, whose eye for detail defines him.
  • The joy of food Tara Conlan finds much to chew on at a Royal Television Society event looking at TV food shows.
  • Existential threats Concerns about ageing audiences, diversity in commissioners and broadcast’s role in democracy were front of mind in Edinburgh.
  • Open for business YouTube may have moved away from scripted commissions, but its EMEA originals chief Luke Hyams explains there’s still plenty of opportunity for producers.
  • Call of duty The duty of care owed by producers and broadcasters to participants in reality shows and factual content has been a hot topic in Edinburgh.
  • Inside the Armoza sale Avi Armoza’s decision to sell his Israel-based formats company to ITV Studios is emblematic of the shifting sands in unscripted, he tells Clive Whittingham.
  • Driving Cattleya Italian producer Cattleya’s co-CEO Marco Chimenz tells C21 about European copros, working for streamers and creating drama in languages that are not widely spoken, if at all.