MIPCOM Spotlight: CBS Studios International


CANNES: At MIPCOM, there will be a special screening for the Showtime drama Billions, which is being presented for international buyers by CBS Studios International (CBSSI).

Billions offers a compelling story with brilliant actors that will play really well in a premium pay environment,” says Barry Chamberlain, the company’s president of sales. The series stars Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis.

The CBS drama Limitless, also a CBSSI highlight, is based on a feature film and stars Jake McDorman and Jennifer Carpenter. “Limitless is an established brand, being based on a feature film, with big action and a procedural element,” says Chamberlain.

On the comedy side, The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend stars newcomer Rachel Bloom. The show is “really fresh and uniquely funny,” says Chamberlain.

He adds: “MIPCOM is an important time to have face-to-face meetings with our clients as the new broadcast season begins.”