Mipcom Wrap: Stars Shine, Deals Get Done as Industry Weighs ‘The Big Shift’

The TV sands are shifting and attendance numbers of 13,800 were flat, but the mood was upbeat at Mipcom this week. The stars came out, even if the sun mostly didn’t, and new shows were announced, sold, and financed even as the industry continues to gra…

The TV sands are shifting and attendance numbers of 13,800 were flat, but the mood was upbeat at Mipcom this week. The stars came out, even if the sun mostly didn’t, and new shows were announced, sold, and financed even as the industry continues to grapple with the impact of digital and a wave of […]

Love Island Heads Back To Australia For Second Season As U.S Team Begins “Active” Pre-Production – Mipcom

Love Island is heading back to Australia for a second season and is in “active” pre-production in the U.S. as the reality entertainment format wowed buyers in Cannes this week.
The ITV Studios format was one of the most talked about entertainment forma…

Love Island is heading back to Australia for a second season and is in "active" pre-production in the U.S. as the reality entertainment format wowed buyers in Cannes this week. The ITV Studios format was one of the most talked about entertainment formats at Mipcom, helped largely by six of the international cast members, including Megan and Wes from the UK version (above), flying in to help the British commercial broadcaster promote the show. Australia's Network Nine…

Mipcom 2018: Digital Buyers, Drama & Consolidation Chat Dominate Cannes As Star-Studded TV Fest Comes To A Close

There was certainly a buzz in the air at this week’s Mipcom. The market felt genuinely busy and a raft of A-list talent such as Ben Stiller, Issa Rae and Jenna Coleman gave it a spark of glamor. Some 13,800 delegates, including 4,800 buyers from 110 co…

There was certainly a buzz in the air at this week's Mipcom. The market felt genuinely busy and a raft of A-list talent such as Ben Stiller, Issa Rae and Jenna Coleman gave it a spark of glamor. Some 13,800 delegates, including 4,800 buyers from 110 countries attended the international television market, which was dominated by chatter about the growth of digital buyers and the "never-ending" drama boom as well as concerns over what media consolidation means for the global…

Mipcom: WebTVAsia Strikes China Deals With Ciwen and Baidu Hao Kan

South East Asian media company WebTVAsia has struck long-form and short form deals with Chinese partners. Both agreements were unveiled at MIPCOM in Cannes. With Ciwen Media it plans to co-develop and co-produce produce “Gangsters of Shanghai,” an orig…

South East Asian media company WebTVAsia has struck long-form and short form deals with Chinese partners. Both agreements were unveiled at MIPCOM in Cannes. With Ciwen Media it plans to co-develop and co-produce produce “Gangsters of Shanghai,” an original story based on a novel by Gerry O’Sullivan, with an undisclosed budget in over $10 million. […]

IQIYI CEO Gong Yu Says Artificial Intelligence Will Reshape Showbiz

Gong Yu, founder and CEO of China’s leading streaming platform iQIYI, said at Mipcom content market on Tuesday that artificial intelligence “will reshape the entertainment industry over the next 10-15 years, much more so than the internet did over the …

Gong Yu, founder and CEO of China’s leading streaming platform iQIYI, said at Mipcom content market on Tuesday that artificial intelligence “will reshape the entertainment industry over the next 10-15 years, much more so than the internet did over the past three decades.” There was a shift underway from the “internet era” to the “A.I. […]

Mipcom: BBC, Arte, SBS Acquire PBS’ ‘Chasing the Moon’

PBS International has sold space race documentary series “Chasing the Moon” to a host of international broadcasters following a screening at Mipcom in Cannes, the company announced Wednesday. Among 13 broadcasters boarding the title PBS has…

PBS International has sold space race documentary series “Chasing the Moon” to a host of international broadcasters following a screening at Mipcom in Cannes, the company announced Wednesday. Among 13 broadcasters boarding the title PBS has sold “Chasing the Moon” to the BBC for the U.K.; Arte for France and Germany; and SBS in Australia. […]

Dave Stewart & ‘The Voice’ EP Audrey Morrissey Clear Up Legal Issues Around NBC Music Format ‘Songland’ – Mipcom

Eurythmics co-founder and producer Dave Stewart and The Voice executive producer Audrey Morrissey told Deadline that they’re glad they cleared up the legal issues around Songland after scoring an 11-episode order.
The pair are in Cannes to promote the …

Eurythmics co-founder and producer Dave Stewart and The Voice executive producer Audrey Morrissey told Deadline that they're glad they cleared up the legal issues around Songland after scoring an 11-episode order. The pair are in Cannes to promote the format internationally with NBC Universal launching the show to global buyers at a live performance at Mipcom. The show a long and slightly bumpy road to the screen. They originally made a sizzle back in 2015 with Maroon…

‘The Real World’ Heads To Facebook Watch After Landmark Deal With MTV Studios & Bunim/Murray

The Real World is heading to Facebook after MTV and Bunim-Murray Productions struck a deal with the social media giant. The show will launch on Facebook Watch as part of a landmark deal with MTV Studios and the Banijay-owned indie.
This comes after Dea…

The Real World is heading to Facebook after MTV and Bunim-Murray Productions struck a deal with the social media giant. The show will launch on Facebook Watch as part of a landmark deal with MTV Studios and the Banijay-owned indie. This comes after Deadline revealed in June that The Real World was being rebooted for a digital platform. The commission was announced by Facebook's Matthew Henick and Paresh Rajwat at Mipcom, where the pair were giving a keynote address. They…

‘King of the Worlds,’ ‘The Painting,’ ‘City’ Pitch at Mipcom

“King of the Worlds,” “The Painting” and “City” are just three productions from Argentina pitching at Snack & Screen Argentina!, taking place Oct. 17 at Cannes’ Palais des Festivals. Thrillers stand out as …

“King of the Worlds,” “The Painting” and “City” are just three productions from Argentina pitching at Snack & Screen Argentina!, taking place Oct. 17 at Cannes’ Palais des Festivals. Thrillers stand out as the genre of the day, with three of the ten projects promising something spooky. “King of the Worlds” is an anime-style production […]

ElTrece, Pol-ka, Cablevision Ally with Oficina Burman, Mediapro on Presidential Race Thriller (EXCLUSIVE)

CANNES — Two of the power axes on the new worldwide TV production scene, Argentina’s ElTrece, Pol-ka, Cablevision on one hand and Mediapro Group-Oficina Burman on the other, have pacted to produce together a brand new dram series, scheduled to ai…

CANNES — Two of the power axes on the new worldwide TV production scene, Argentina’s ElTrece, Pol-ka, Cablevision on one hand and Mediapro Group-Oficina Burman on the other, have pacted to produce together a brand new dram series, scheduled to air from 2019. The series turns on the campaign of a man who runs for […]

Mipcom: Adrián Suar, Fox’s Edgar Spielmann on ‘The Host’

CANNES — Adrián Suar, Latin America’s most extraordinary hyphenate, sits in Cannes’ Palais des Festivals, the Croisette behind him, ready to talk up his latest pioneering move in the Latin American TV entertainment scene. That’s no minor detail. …

CANNES — Adrián Suar, Latin America’s most extraordinary hyphenate, sits in Cannes’ Palais des Festivals, the Croisette behind him, ready to talk up his latest pioneering move in the Latin American TV entertainment scene. That’s no minor detail. As Fox pushes ever more into a digital cord-cutting world, Suar’s show, “The Host,” currently rates as […]

Disney Latin America Unveils ‘Cazadores de milagros,’ ‘Americana’ TV Series

Disney Media Distribution Latin America (DMDLA) has unveiled two new original TV series projects, teaming with high-profile producers on the Latino TV drama scene. “Cazadores de milagros,” a 13-episode TV series, co-produced by Disney with …

Disney Media Distribution Latin America (DMDLA) has unveiled two new original TV series projects, teaming with high-profile producers on the Latino TV drama scene. “Cazadores de milagros,” a 13-episode TV series, co-produced by Disney with Spain’s Mediapro Group, Mexico’s BTF Media and Miami-based Somos Productions, will combine fiction and reality. Partnering with Naím Media Group, Disney […]

Dominic West Receives Canneseries’ First Excellence Award

CANNES — Dominic West, detective Jimmy McNulty in David Simon’s “The Wire,” was in Cannes on Monday to receive Canneseries’ first Excellence Award. The Award comes months before the festival itself, whose second edition will take place over…

CANNES — Dominic West, detective Jimmy McNulty in David Simon’s “The Wire,” was in Cannes on Monday to receive Canneseries’ first Excellence Award. The Award comes months before the festival itself, whose second edition will take place over April 5-10. That said, few would question the merit of “The Wire” star as its first recipient. […]

‘A Prophet’ Set for TV Adaptation with CPB Films, Why Not Productions (EXCLUSIVE)

CPB Films’ Marco Cherqui is joining forces with Pascal Caucheteux’s Why Not Productions (“The Sisters’ Brothers”) to produce a TV series adaptation of Jacques Audiard’s “A Prophet.” Cherqui and Caucheteux…

CPB Films’ Marco Cherqui is joining forces with Pascal Caucheteux’s Why Not Productions (“The Sisters’ Brothers”) to produce a TV series adaptation of Jacques Audiard’s “A Prophet.” Cherqui and Caucheteux had produced together Audiard’s movie which world premiered at the Cannes Festival and won the Grand Jury Prize, going on to be nominated for a […]

DRG Announces Additional Pre-Sales on Jenna Coleman-led ‘The Cry’

Synchronicity Films this month scored the U.K.’s second-largest drama launch of the year with BBC One’s “The Cry,” and the series’ distributor, DRG, announced further international pre-sales at Mipcom for the Jenna Coleman-led series. Following a previ…

Synchronicity Films this month scored the U.K.’s second-largest drama launch of the year with BBC One’s “The Cry,” and the series’ distributor, DRG, announced further international pre-sales at Mipcom for the Jenna Coleman-led series. Following a previously unveiled co-production deal with ABC in Australia and distribution in the U.S. with Sundance Now, DRG has now […]

Mipcom: HBO Europe Takes ‘ZeroZeroZero’; All3Media Announces Deals

HBO has acquired rights Studiocanal’s high-end drama “ZeroZeroZero” for Central and Eastern Europe and the Nordic markets, Studiocanal announced Tuesday in Cannes. The eight-part, English-language drama about the international cocaine trade from the te…

HBO has acquired rights Studiocanal’s high-end drama “ZeroZeroZero” for Central and Eastern Europe and the Nordic markets, Studiocanal announced Tuesday in Cannes. The eight-part, English-language drama about the international cocaine trade from the team behind Italian crime series “Gomorrah” stars Gabriel Byrne, Andrea Riseborough and DaneDeHaan. Amazon has U.S. rights. “ZeroZeroZero” was created by Stefano […]

Mipcom: Turner Latin America’s Tomás Yankelevich on its Build as a Full-On Multi-platform Producer

CANNES — These days, six months is a long time in Latin American TV. Last April,Tomás Yankelevich, EVP and chief content officer, general entertainment, Turner Latin America, took Variety through the main paradigm shifts in the market and at Turn…

CANNES — These days, six months is a long time in Latin American TV. Last April,Tomás Yankelevich, EVP and chief content officer, general entertainment, Turner Latin America, took Variety through the main paradigm shifts in the market and at Turner. For Mipcom, he delivered an update on the ever-evolving priorities at one of the region’s […]

Biggs to Hit Small Screen in TeleImage’s ‘Odd Man Out’ (EXCLUSIVE)

The story of Ronnie Briggs, one of the U.K.’s most notorious and well-known criminals of the past century, will be making its way to TV screens thanks to “Odd Man Out,” an upcoming series produced by Brazil’s TeleImage. The series will tell the true st…

The story of Ronnie Briggs, one of the U.K.’s most notorious and well-known criminals of the past century, will be making its way to TV screens thanks to “Odd Man Out,” an upcoming series produced by Brazil’s TeleImage. The series will tell the true story of the once-petty thief straight from the source, using his […]

‘Train Man’ U.S. Musical Adaptation In Works By ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ Duo; Adam Shankman To Direct – Mipcom

A musical adaptation of Fuji Television’s hit Japanese series Train Man is in the works for the U.S. by Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal and writer-executive producer Tucker Cawley, with Adam Shankman (Hairspray, Step Up) attached t…

A musical adaptation of Fuji Television’s hit Japanese series Train Man is in the works for the U.S. by Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal and writer-executive producer Tucker Cawley, with Adam Shankman (Hairspray, Step Up) attached to direct and executive produce. The project, the first American remake by Fuji Television, hails from Vertigo Entertainment, Amuse Group US and Global Road Television, which will serve as the studio and international distributor…

‘The Cry’ Producer Eyes Helen Fitzgerald Follow-Up After Ratings Success Of Jenna Coleman-Fronted BBC Drama – Mipcom

EXCLUSIVE: British producer Synchronicity Films is already lining up the next project from author Helen FitzGerald as Jenna Coleman-fronted drama The Cry is still on the air in the UK.
The BBC One drama, which tells the story of two parents who find th…

EXCLUSIVE: British producer Synchronicity Films is already lining up the next project from author Helen FitzGerald as Jenna Coleman-fronted drama The Cry is still on the air in the UK. The BBC One drama, which tells the story of two parents who find themselves in the middle of a tragedy, has become the British public broadcaster's second biggest drama launch of 2018 after Bodyguard. It is set to launch on Sundance Now later this year. Synchronicity has now optioned Austral…

‘Fear The Walking Dead’s Colman Domingo Lifts The Lid On AMC Adaptation Of Stage Play ‘Dot’

Fear The Walking Dead star Colman Domingo said that he is “mining the pilot” of his adaptation of stage play Dot for U.S. cable network AMC.
The actor and playwright is developing the project, which premiered on stage in 2016 in New York, as In The Mid…

Fear The Walking Dead star Colman Domingo said that he is "mining the pilot" of his adaptation of stage play Dot for U.S. cable network AMC. The actor and playwright is developing the project, which premiered on stage in 2016 in New York, as In The Middle of the Street. The show follows a family in fading West Philadelphia, who must confront old secrets in order to face the challenges of their present.  It tackles aging parents, marriage, sexuality, and politics with…