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Starz’s Carmi Zlotnik

The U.S. premium cable operator Starz has made a number of high-profile moves in the original-programming space as of late, notably with its dramas. Earlier this month, Starz gave the greenlight to American Gods, an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel. The network also announced a third-season order ...

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Magic of Drama

This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2014 issue of World Screen. In television’s new golden age, studio and network execs are learning new ways of finding, and keeping, top writing talent. WANTED: Writer for TV drama project; must have original voice, a compelling story to tell and willingness to ...

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Event Spotlight: Series Mania European Co-Production Forum

The aim of the Series Mania European Co-Production Forum is to contribute to a more competitive market for TV drama series in Europe by encouraging collaborations between producers, distributors, TV broadcasters, TV funders and commissioners. Organized by the Forum des Images, located in the heart of Paris, and supported by ...

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FremantleMedia’s Sarah Doole

As the director of global drama at FremantleMedia, Sarah Doole oversees a broad portfolio that includes everything from long-running daily dramas across Europe to high-profile, U.S. premium-cable projects like the hotly anticipated American Gods for Starz. Formerly at BBC Worldwide, Doole is promoting cross-fertilization across the FremantleMedia network of scripted ...

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Carmi Zlotnik

With original programming having become key to Starz’s growth strategy, the premium channel operator has been taking an innovative approach to finding new business models for shows. Its wide slate includes the urban crime drama Power, which it has renewed for a second season and is distributing worldwide; international co-productions ...

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Turkish Drama Flies High for Global Agency

When Global Agency was founded almost eight years ago, the company initially focused only on formats. After about two years in the international content business, the Istanbul-based outfit began to distribute Turkish dramas as well. The first project to join the Global Agency catalogue was 1001 Nights, which went on ...

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So Much Drama

As the L.A. Screenings kick into high gear at the Hollywood studios, TV Drama takes a look at some of the key trends to come out of the broadcast network Upfronts last week. Superheroes, franchises and procedurals are all in abundance as you look over the schedules presented by ABC, ...

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Thirsty for More

This article originally appeared in the MIPTV 2014 issue of TV Drama. Fantasy, science fiction, supernatural and horror shows are generating record ratings across the globe. Remember the days when Doctor Who’s Daleks looked like trash cans on wheels wielding a sink plunger and a food whisk? The time when ...

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MIPTV: The Week in Drama

TV Drama looks at the drama series, and distributors, that made headlines at MIPTV last week. Compared with a MIPCOM just six months ago where it seemed like every conversation was about high-quality international drama co-productions, MIPTV was a slightly muted affair when it came to drama deal news. But ...

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Tom Fontana, Chris Long at MIPTV

Borgia’s Tom Fontana and The Mentalist’s Chris Long took part in a Media Mastermind Keynote: Creatives Talk session at MIPTV, moderated by World Screen’s Anna Carugati, where they discussed the alchemy and science behind developing successful, long-running drama series. Fontana wrote and produced such landmark dramas as St. Elsewhere and ...

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