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Women Battle Against Male Domination in Drama Shows

In her entertaining Mipcom fresh content presentation on Tuesday, Virginia Mouseler, CEO and co-founder of the Geneva-based TV think tank The Wit, put the focus on hit new…

China’s Pingyao Film Festival Kicks off Fifth Edition

China’s Pingyao International Film Festival got under way on Tuesday with the gala screening of Zhang Lu’s new drama film “Yanagawa.” The festival will unspool Oct. 12-19 with…

Whips, Traps and Road Trips: Dating Shows Take a Walk on the Weird Side

Change was in the air at Mipcom this week as Virginia Mouseler, CEO of TV research firm The Wit, chose “transition” as her overarching theme as she surveyed…

Dandelooo Deals Annecy Winner ‘Shooom’s Odyssey’ in Key Territories

Emmy-winning French animation production-distribution studio Dandelooo has closed several key sales for its exquisite 2D animated preschool short film “Shooom’s Odyssey,” a standout at the 2020 Annecy International…

New Dubai-Based Blue Engine Studios Chief Talks Deal With John De Mol to Bring ‘Avastars’ to Arab World (EXCLUSIVE)

Veteran Arab TV executives Ziad Kebbi and Hani Ghorayeb have formed Dubai-based Blue Engine Studios, a new content creation and production company dedicated to scripted and non-scripted shows…

NENT Group CEO Anders Jensen Receives Variety Vanguard Award, Discusses Viaplay U.S. Launch and Sports Rights

NENT Group CEO Anders Jensen, the recipient of this year’s Variety Vanguard Award, says the Scandinavian company plans to emulate a BritBox-style model for Nordic Noir when it…

Quntis Studios Acquires 100 Hours of Factual Content for its Digital Channels – Mipcom Roundup

AVOD International factual distributor and channel owner Quintus Studios has closed a raft of deals for more than 100 hours of high-end factual content from major distributors which…

Protagonist Pictures Rep Boxing Docu-Series ‘The Kings’ at Mipcom (EXCLUSIVE)

Protagonist Pictures are representing international sales for boxing docu-series “The Kings” at Mipcom, they revealed today. The mini-series follows four boxers — ‘Sugar’ Ray Leonard, Roberto ‘Hands of…

NBCUniversal, BBC Order U.S., U.K. Adaptations of Studio Lambert Format ‘The Traitors’

NBCUniversal and the BBC have ordered U.S. and U.K. versions respectively of Studio Lambert’s hit Dutch psychological adventure format “The Traitors.” Contestants in the game move into a…

HBO Max Unveils New Territories, Pricing and 45-Day Theatrical-to-Streaming Window in Europe

HBO Max has revealed that it will be launching in seven additional countries in 2022: Turkey, Greece, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania and the Netherlands. Notably, these are countries…

Marionette: Elbert Van Strien’s Creepy Kid Thriller Gets New Trailer

Who doesn’t love a horror story about a creepy kid? The Omen, The Bad Seed, Village of the Damned even The Ring if you wanted to count creepy…

International Box Office: ‘No Time to Die’ Headed for Record-Breaking $113 Million Opening

Daniel Craig’s swan song as James Bond is set for a record-breaking overseas opening. After a long series of delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, “No Time to…