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Mansha Daswani

Mansha Daswani is the editor and associate publisher of World Screen. She can be reached on

TV Drama: 2015 Year in Review

Buyers were most definitely spoiled for choice when it came to scripted product last year. Indeed, there were so many new titles on offer from across the globe that it was inevitable that industry watchers would start to ask when ...

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Canada’s CTV Goes for MasterChef Celebrity Showdown

TORONTO: CTV has added the charity cooking-competition special MasterChef Celebrity Showdown, featuring Terry Crews and international supermodel Gigi Hadid, to its winter 2016 schedule. The first-ever MasterChef Celebrity Showdown, from One Potato Two Potato and Endemol Shine North America, is a two-hour ...

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Top Programmers on Scripted, Exclusivity & OTT

MTG’s Jakob Mejlhede, FOX International Channels’ Jason Simms, Channel 5’s Katie Keenan and SVT’s Christian Wikander spoke about trends in drama, the battle for exclusive rights, the impact of OTT platforms and day-and-date premieres in conversation with World Screen’s Anna ...

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David Nevins, Armando Nuñez MIPCOM Keynote

CANNES: World Screen’s Anna Carugati interviewed Showtime’s David Nevins and CBS Global Distribution Group’s Armando Nuñez in the Grand Auditorium at MIPCOM, where the two executives discussed the expansion of the premium channel’s brand and content across the globe. Carugati, ...

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M. Night Shyamalan

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2014 issue of World Screen. What started a few years ago as a slow trickle of feature-film talent to television has become a seemingly endless flow. And it’s no longer just the premium ...

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Leslie Moonves

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2014 issue of World Screen. Mention Leslie Moonves to just about any international television executive and not only will his name be recognized, but words like “gifted,” “brilliant” or “programming genius” will quickly ...

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FIC’s Simon Thomas

Over the last few years, FOX International Channels (FIC) has become more than just a volume buyer of content. Taking greater control of its IP, FIC has also been picking up the international distribution rights to some of the series ...

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