Abacus Media Rights

At 5 p.m. PT, voting for the 95th Academy Awards nominations closed. It seems mundane, but we venture into the unknown each year, trying to determine the tastes of over 9,500 Academy members. I’ve had dozens of conversations with voters, industry experts and awards strategists, trying to determine which way…

“The Fall” executive producer Patrick Irwin (pictured above) has set a new project, Victorian detective drama “Fitz & Merryweather.” Abacus Media Rights are repping global sales, which will launch at Content London later this month. “Fitz & Merryweather” was created by “Shameless” writer Ben Edwards and “Grantchester” writer Rachael New,…

CANNES —  Taking place in the Grand Auditorium in Cannes, the crowd that arrived to cheerlead winners at Mipcom’s Cannes TV Diversify Awards, was compact but buoyant as winners took to the stage. Some of the TV industry’s only awards to celebrate diversity and inclusion, a record 190 submissions were received…