Elizabeth Guider Reports: Takeaways from the L.A. Screenings
PREMIUM: Almost 2,000 acquisitions executives from abroad screened upwards of 100 TV shows during the week-long L.A. Screenings.
They came, they scoured, and, by and large, they went back home to finalize and find the financing for their shopping lists after viewing the 42 high-profile series contenders for broadcast networks in the States. Most of their time was spent in darkened theaters at the six Hollywood major studios, though many made side trips to HBO, Lionsgate, MGM, eOne, and Legendary to view disparate projects handled by these content providers.
Giddiness is not in the DNA of foreign program buyers, though most came away not unpleased with what they saw, and, in the case of those with ongoing supply arrangements, what they have to take.
Still, the pressures under which these folks operate has never been greater.
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