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Event Preview: Scripted

The team behind the Realscreen Summit and Kidscreen Summit have launched a new event, Scripted, dedicated to the genre of drama. Held November 9 and 10 at the Park Central Hotel in New York City, the conference and market is targeted to creators, producers, buyers and distributors of scripted entertainment. ...

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BBC First Looks to Deliver Best in British Drama

Positioned as the home of premium original British drama, BBC First is among the newest channels in the BBC Worldwide portfolio. The network was born out of the company’s solid foundation in British drama, as well as the popularity of drama programming in general at the moment, according to George ...

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The Legacy of Mad Men

On Sunday night, Mad Men fans—3.3 million of them, according to Nielsen figures—tuned in to AMC to see how Matthew Weiner would wrap up the stories of characters that they had come to love (or hate) over the course of seven seasons. The finale may have been polarizing, but the ...

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MIPTV: The Week in Drama

TV Drama Weekly takes a look at the shows and trends that made headlines in the scripted business at MIPTV last week. Amid a wave of zombies, vampires and superheroes, dramatic stories inspired by real life were a big theme at MIPTV. ITV Studios Global Entertainment used the market to ...

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Broken Pieces

When Endemol decided to expand its business into the booming Turkish TV market, it initially did so with an eye toward purely unscripted productions. However, Endemol Turkey quickly took notice of the world’s fast-developing love affair with Turkish drama series and made the move into scripted production with Broken Pieces ...

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Behind the Scenes of The Americans

TV Drama Weekly’s Anna Carugati recently visited the set of FX’s critically acclaimed original series The Americans. She takes us behind the scenes of the 1980s-set espionage drama with interviews with co-creator Joe Weisberg and cast members Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell and Noah Emmerich. The period drama The Americans takes ...

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MIPCOM: The Week in Drama

There were a lot of takeaways from last week’s biggest-ever MIPCOM, but perhaps the clearest is that the drama business is booming everywhere. You could see it in the talent being ushered up and down the Croisette (Donald Sutherland, Matt Dillon, Dominic Monaghan, Louis Gossett Jr., Richard Dormer, Brendan Coyle, ...

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The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman

The zombies aren’t the only terrifying things about The Walking Dead: the ratings are, too, if you happen to be competing with the AMC and FOX International Channels (FIC) original. Heading into its fifth season, this series about a group of survivors coping with a zombie apocalypse is the most-watched ...

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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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