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Your complete round-up of all the news from Content London 2022

The crowds gather for Content London 2022

C21’s development market and conference Content London returned for its 10th edition this week bigger and better than ever, with delegates and speakers converging on the UK capital for three days of networking and insights into the global content business.

To help you catch up on the trends that emerged and the announcements made at the Kings Place conference centre and St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, here are the links to C21’s coverage:

Channing Dungey talks Harry Potter series, ‘very real threat’ of writers’ strike

Netflix’s Larry Tanz tells producers not to restructure around ads, teases live offer

Stapf pledges business as usual at CBS Studios despite impending lay-offs

Access Entertainment acquires a stake in US Euphoria producer A24

Turton: All3Media eyeing acquisitions as it looks to expand into new territories

Kate Phillips defends BBC against ‘both-siderism’ barbs, stands by impartiality

Universal TV adaptation of We Were Liars novel in the works at Prime Video

Lord of the Rings star Andy Serkis reveals ambition to direct TV series

David Eilenberg promises Roku remains committed to originals despite cost cutting

Kalle: Starz had sound reasons for pulling Lionsgate+ back from Europe

UK lagging behind US in on-screen representation says Candice Carty-Williams

Documentary commissioners at BBC, Sky, PBS reveal factual wishlists

Miramax TV lands Daisy Ridley to star in and exec produce The Christie Affair

Apple TV+, BBC Two take two prizes each at C21 International Drama Awards

Universal TV adaptation of We Were Liars novel in the works at Prime Video

Competition and data ownership conflicts risk derailing FAST progress, panel claims

Ink Factory, Beach House, Fifth Season link for Cleopatra Wong series

Amazon Studios’ Lauren Anderson reveals content wishlist for AVoD services

Universal Studio Group sets development deal with UK’s South Shore

AMC Networks acquires Irish drama series Obituary for Iberian markets

Shared exclusivity is ‘direction of travel’ in distribution says Cineflix’s Mutimer

Australia’s SBS develops AfterShock Media comic The Normals for TV

Fox’s Bento Box ramps up animation ambitions with Boulder Media deal

Audible re-teams with Jed Mercurio, Hat Trick for WWII bomb drama Below

Gladys Knight partners with Cineflix Productions on biopic miniseries

Drama producers must be creative to survive recession in 2023, experts warn

iZen’s Black Card wins the hand at C21 Global Entertainment Format Pitch

Fifth Season eyes movie star-driven projects but open to modest budgets – Rice

Pitch perfect: 10 new drama projects at Content London

Beta Fiction Spain’s first TV project unveiled as series about life of Queen Sofía

Unscripted IP in the spotlight amid fears of recession, US writers’ strike

SVT, YLE, TV3 board Spanish comedy-drama This is Not Sweden for RTVE

Channel 4 net E4 takes on The Big Celebrity Detox with Thames, Motion Content

PBS Masterpiece mulls coproducing non-English-language costume drama

Fox Entertainment eyes scripted growth using its unscripted playbook

BBC Studios takes stake in Small Axe production company Turbine Studios

Dynamic TV boards Irish period drama The Liberties as coproducer, distributor

Big Talk CEO Allen looking to repeat Friday Night Dinner US remake model in UK

TF1 orders French version of Michael McIntyre’s BBC gameshow The Wheel

M-Net brings back Fremantle serial killer thriller Reyka for second run

Mammoth Screen, BBC, ITV Studios execs hired to bolster ITV drama team

MGM+, BritBox among buyers to pick up ITVX thriller A Spy Among Friends

Halcyon Studios to adapt Vidar Sundstøl’s Minnesota trilogy of noir novels

Bad Wolf duo tease upcoming Winter King as ‘more Peaky Blinders than fantasy’

WBD’s Laycock looks to scare up paranormal activity for Really, Discovery+

Liam Keelan reveals Disney+ exploring move into adult animation in Europe

Louis Theroux talks IP ownership, reveals new season of interview series

Eagle Eye’s Iuzzolino: global streamers making drama unaffordable for UK indies

ITV lines up paper formats despite concern over risk-taking in Saturday primetime

Pubcaster ZDF reimagines unscripted to bring young audiences back to linear

Denmark’s TV2 in the market for entertainment formats as reality demand ends

RTI’s Battocchio takes cautious approach to economic challenges, seeks gameshow

Showtime’s Winograde calls for creative solutions to beat economic strife

Channel 4 aims to double down on youth-focused content, nostalgic drama

Britbox picks up Vardy v Rooney, Santer urges industry to watch its spending

WB’s Darnell calls on buyers to take chances on new content, lean less on reboots

Sky Studios seeks cinematic, character-driven dramas reflecting viewers’ lives

Quizshows, true crime, reality, music competitions top Netflix unscripted wishlist

Miramax, Mediawan pair for French-language TV adaptation of Chocolat

Spanish-language content, sports docs forecast to be key trends in 2023

Alta Global, Propagate to adapt Jane The Virgin for sub-Saharan Africa

Curtain goes up on Screen Ireland-supported trio of drama coproductions

Viaplay calls Bullshit in drama series adaptation of Danish coming-of-age novel

Keshet to invest over $28m in domestic drama, led by A Body That Works

Over 100 delegates from down under descend on Content London

BiggerStage hires Shane Byrne, Lizzie Beasley as entertainment, production heads

UKTV’s Drama makes first original commission with Mitford sisters series

Israeli streamer Free TV to launch with Armoza version of Love Island

The Bridge’s Sofia Helin signs first-look deal with prodco Nordic Drama Queens

Rainmaker Content takes a bite out of UK indie Saffron Cherry Productions

Top unscripted trends to watch for at Content London

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