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MIPCOM Spotlight: Global Screen


Billed as a Cold War Romeo and Juliet tale, The Weissensee Saga is on offer from Global Screen.

The Weissensee Saga is set behind the Berlin Wall in the former East Germany during the dawn of the falling Iron Curtain. Global Screen is also presenting Dementia, a thriller series from Mexico about a journalist who is determined to unearth the truth about her grandmother’s inexplicable death in a Mexican psychiatric clinic. “We see this series [positioned for] platforms and dedicated channels in late prime time,” says Alexandra Heidrich, the company’s head of TV sales and acquisitions.

There is already a second season in the works for Zenith, in which parents replace themselves with lookalike robots. “Real-life series for kids and adults alike are a rare thing to be found in the international market,” says Heidrich. “Zenith is one of these precious gems.”

“With regard to our current acquisition strategy, we are focusing on [distinctive] international fiction series, both with horizontal and episodic storylines,” Heidrich says.

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World Screen’s Anna Carugati to Lead “Power Shifts” Drama Panel

On Monday, October 16, during MIPCOM, World Screen’s Anna Carugati will lead the panel session Power Shifts: Who Will Take the Throne of Drama?, featuring executives from Endemol Shine, ITV Studios, A+E Networks and Beta Film.