Drama’s Brave New World

Executives from Fremantle, Banijay Rights, ZDF Enterprises and STUDIOCANAL participated in a video conference hosted by Anna Carugati, World Screen’s group editorial director, about the current state of the international drama business.

The panel, titled Drama’s Brave New World, featured Andrea Scrosati, group COO of Fremantle; Chris Stewart, the commercial director of scripted at Banijay Rights; Robert Franke, VP of ZDFE.drama at ZDF Enterprises; and Françoise Guyonnet, executive managing director of TV series at STUDIOCANAL. The conversation touched on buyers’ current needs, how financing models are changing and how production is starting up again with all necessary COVID-19 safety measures. The panelists also weighed in on the opportunities for growth in the months ahead.