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Exclusive Interview: Tom Fontana

PREMIUM: The prolific writer Tom Fontana talks to TV Drama about his current projects, including Borgia and the new series Copper.   Fontana has been the creative voice behind a number of groundbreaking series, from the ’80s medical drama St. Elsewhere to HBO’s Oz, about life in a maximum security prison, ...

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MIPTV Preview: BBC Worldwide’s Ben Donald on the Drama CoProXchange

PARIS: Ben Donald, the executive producer of international drama at BBC Worldwide, will be participating in the panel Commissioning Strategies Unveiled, part of MIPTV’s Drama CoProXchange and moderated by Anna Carugati, World Screen’s group editorial director. Commissioning Strategies Unveiled, which will take place on Monday, April 2, in Auditorium A, ...

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Exclusive Interview: Missing’s Ashley Judd

PREMIUM: This Thursday, the drama Missing launches on ABC; series star Ashley Judd, who returns to the small screen after years of working in film, talks to TV Drama about the series.   Judd plays a former CIA officer searching for her kidnapped son. Featuring an international cast, including Cliff Curtis ...

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CBS Ranks as Europe’s Top Drama Distributor

LONDON: CBS topped the list as Europe’s number one provider of imported drama series in 2011, according to a newly released report. CBS ousted former number one placeholder Warner Bros. The report, Imported Drama Series in Europe, finds that CBS drama programs filled 4,861 hours in prime time across 119 ...

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Exclusive Interview: NCIS Showrunner Gary Glasberg

PREMIUM: Gary Glasberg, the showrunner of NCIS, talks to World Screen Newsflash about the characters, story lines and respect for the work of real-life Navy Criminal Investigative Service that have contributed to the series’ longevity.   WS: What has contributed to the longevity of the NCIS? It’s not often that ...

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Exclusive Interview: Boardwalk Empire’s Terence Winter

PREMIUM: Terence Winter, the showrunner for the hit HBO series Boardwalk Empire, talks to World Screen Newsflash about putting together the lavish cinematic, carefully crafted look at the 1920’s Prohibition era and the organized crime gangsters it spawned. After working as a writer and executive producer for The Sopranos and ...

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Germany’s VOX Picks Up More Leverage

 LONDON: Seasons four and five of the hit drama series Leverage are headed to VOX in Germany via a deal with Endemol Worldwide Distribution. Starring Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People), Leverage follows the adventures of a team of highly skilled thieves who are out to settle scores against those who use ...

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Exclusive Interview: The Killing’s Piv Bernth

PREMIUM: Piv Bernth, the executive producer of the acclaimed Danish crime series The Killing, who also served as a consultant to the American version that aired on AMC, talks to World Screen Newsflash about the show’s innovative format.   The Killing was not only a hit in its home country, ...

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eOne Drama Scores NBC Slot

LOS ANGELES/TORONTO: The new drama Saving Hope, from Entertainment One (eOne) and CTV, has found a U.S. broadcast home, on NBC. Ilana C Frank Films’ new one-hour original drama series will premiere this summer on CTV in Canada and NBC in the U.S. Principal photography is slated to begin March 12 ...

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