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Masters of Drama

Leading drama commissioners weigh in on the kinds of projects they need to cut through a cluttered landscape. By Steve Clarke To say that drama is a must-have TV genre is an understatement. Scripted shows are driving prime-time schedules around the world like never before. Hit dramas such as HBO’s ...

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Past Perfect

This article originally appeared in the MIPTV 2015 issue of TV Drama. There’s a wealth of new period drama being rolled out internationally. With dramas featuring Tudor England, the American War of Independence, Louis XIV’s Versailles, India in the last throes of the British Empire, 1940s Los Alamos, 17th-century pirates, ...

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Asia’s Got Drama

Asian distributors are seeing increased interest in their drama series across the region and around the world. The Korean wave has seemingly finally made its way to the U.S. media business. Two broadcast networks, CBS and ABC, are in development on their own versions of Korean drama series; cable network ...

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Crime Time

This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2014 issue of TV Drama. There’s more variety in the drama business than there’s ever been, but crime series are still the most in-demand genre. They say crime doesn’t pay, but broadcasters, producers and, significantly, international distributors all beg to differ. From Dragnet ...

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