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Let There Be Drama

This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of TV Real. Jay Stuart looks at the trend toward scripted factual fare and what it means for the documentary business. Fact, fiction or something in between, the latest hot trend in television programming is big-budget scripted factual programs on channels ...

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New Starz Pirate Drama Ready to Set Sail

On January 25 Starz will debut its newest original drama, Black Sails, written as a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel Treasure Island. Thanks to the positive buzz surrounding the show, Black Sails was renewed for a second season this summer, nearly six months before its actual premiere. Jon ...

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AsiaPac Drama Flies High

Drama series from Australia, Korea and the Philippines have been gaining popularity across Asia and in markets around the world. As Australia's local production sector has been enjoying increased investment dollars, drama has emerged as a sweet spot. Spending on Australian TV drama has reached the highest levels on record, ...

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MIPCOM: The Week in Drama

As the second golden age of television, and drama’s prominent role in that trend, took center stage in Cannes last week, TV Drama looks at the titles, and deals, that made headlines at MIPCOM. It was a refrain that could be heard up and down the Croisette—scripted television drama has ...

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Dramatic Entrance

An increasing number of broadcasters, producers and distributors are using co-production models to develop high-end drama for the global market. Talk of international co-productions tends to bring up an awful lot of food analogies. You can’t have too many cooks in the kitchen. You need the perfect recipe to make ...

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Drama & Dance in Hit the Floor

VH1 has gained a reputation for its mash-up of music programming and pop-culture reality shows, but drama has now danced its way into the mix. Following on the success of its first scripted dramedy, Single Ladies, VH1 recently launched the drama Hit the Floor, which is set in the world ...

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Foyle’s War Reignited

 This article originally appeared in the MIPTV 2013 issue of TV Europe.   As the long-running detective drama Inspector Morse was coming to an end, ITV began its search for something to fill the void for its viewers who loved the sleuth-themed show. This is what led to the commission ...

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Foyle’s War Reignited

As the long-running detective drama Inspector Morse was coming to an end, ITV began its search for something to fill the void for its viewers who loved the sleuth-themed show. This is what led to the commission of the WWII-set Foyle’s War. “In 1999, Anthony Horowitz and I responded to ...

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HBO Europe Goes High Profile

Antony Root, the executive VP of original programming and production at HBO Europe, talks to TV Drama Weekly about the ambitious three-parter Burning Bush. Based on real characters and real events, the haunting drama Burning Bush has been billed as HBO Europe’s highest profile project to date. The three-part mini-series ...

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BBC Worldwide, ZDFE & Starz Talk Drama Co-Pros

BBC Worldwide’s Ben Donald, ZDF Enterprises’ Susanne Mueller and Starz’s Carmi Zlotnik sat down with World Screen’s Anna Carugati at MIPTV to talk about their commissioning plans for the upcoming year as part of the Drama CoProXchange.  Carugati kicked off the conversation by asking the panelists to broadly define their ...

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