September 28, 2020

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A Note from the Publisher

Ricardo Guise, the president and publisher of World Screen, on celebrating 35 years of the publishing group and the strength and resilience of the media industry.  


Online Video Consumption Soars in Southeast Asia

TVASIA New research from Media Partners Asia (MPA) explores the key drivers of the streaming market in Southeast Asia, with total minutes viewed on mobile up 30 percent in Q1 and 19 percent in Q2 in Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.


NBCU Invests $103 Million in Australia-Shot Dramas

TVDRAMA Universal Studio Group has committed to shooting three TV productions in Australia over the next 18 months: Young Rock from Universal Television, Joe Exotic from UCP and Irreverent from NBCUniversal International Studios’ Matchbox Pictures.


CBC/Radio-Canada & Canadian Journalism Foundation Pact

TVCANADA CBC/Radio-Canada and the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) have joined forces to launch two new fellowships for Black journalists.


Dori Touts Flexibility & Fast Adaptation

TVFORMATS Nadav Palti, president and CEO of Dori Media Group, talks to World Screen Newsflash about the company's efforts to further its formats business.


MISTCO to Take TRT’s The Innocents Global

TVDRAMA MISTCO has secured the global distribution rights for The Innocents (Masumlar Apartmanı), which is the latest TRT series produced by OGM Pictures.

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More Traces & We Hunt Together for Alibi

TVDRAMA UKTV has commissioned second seasons of Traces and We Hunt Together for the specialist crime drama channel Alibi.

ZDF Enterprises Takes Distribution Rights to Voltaire in Love

TVDRAMA Voltaire in Love, a new four-part drama, will be distributed globally by ZDF Enterprises, excluding French-speaking territories in Europe.


Red Arrow Studios International Reveals Unscripted Slate

TVREAL From Left/Right and The New York Times, the team behind the acclaimed factual series The Weekly, comes The Weekly: Special Edition, which Red Arrow Studios International is offering to the marketplace.

Ameba TV Brings Dandelooo Titles to Platform

TVKIDS Ameba TV has expanded its portfolio of kids’ streaming content through a new agreement with France-based Dandelooo.

The Story Lab & Nippon TV Unveil 9 Windows

TVFORMATS The Story Lab and Nippon TV have revealed the entertainment format 9 Windows, the first title to be launched from their recent co-development partnership.

Nickelodeon Renews The Casagrandes for Season Three

TVKIDS Nickelodeon has greenlit a third season of The Casagrandes, which is currently in production by Nickelodeon Animation Studio.

NHK Enterprises in Formats Pact with Lineup Industries

TVFORMATS NHK Enterprises has tapped Lineup Industries to provide consultation and sales outside of Asia for its format slate.

Spotlight: Electric Entertainment

TVDRAMA A reboot of the original Leverage series, Electric Entertainment’s Leverage 2.0 stars Noah Wyle as well as most of the original cast, who team up to take down the rich and powerful.

Love Nature Readies After the Wildfires

TVREAL Love Nature is prepping After the Wildfires, an hour-long special on the wildfires that ravaged Australia, centered on the animals that struggled to survive the disaster and the people who worked to save them.

Spotlight: Acamar Films

TVKIDS The fourth season of the Acamar Films highlight Bing is currently rolling out around the world, as the company seeks out new linear and digital platform partners for the animated preschool show.

RTVE Presenting Fresh Drama Content at MIPCOM Online+

TVDRAMA The RTVE catalog of dramas for the upcoming MIPCOM Online+ features HIT, set in a secondary school where things are getting out of hand.

Spotlight: Albatross World Sales

TVREAL Climate change’s effects on the Russian Arctic are explored in the Albatross World Sales highlight On Thin Ice.

Spotlight: Winsing Animation

TVKIDS The kid characters in Winsing Animation’s Team S.T.E.A.M.! overcome problems using a STEM curriculum of science, technology, engineering and math, with athletics and the arts thrown in for good measure.

ID to Debut O.J. & Nicole: An American Tragedy

TVREAL Investigation Discovery is set to premiere O.J. & Nicole: An American Tragedy in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the verdict in the “Trial of the Century.”

Incendo Starts Filming As Gouda As It Gets

TVCANADA Incendo has commenced principal photography on As Gouda As It Gets, shot on location in Montreal.

Spotlight: Universal Cinergía Dubbing

Universal Cinergía Dubbing offers localization services in Portuguese, Spanish, English, French and Castilian, all done in-house from its various studios.

New From WorldScreenings

Nippon TV – Mute it!

***Video***(Game-show format, 30-120 min. eps.) A game with a simple rule: don't make a sound. The game becomes even harder when the contestants need to keep moving facing obstacles and hazards in a deadly silent environment as they try to clear the missions.
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MarVista Entertainment – The Christmas Ball

***Video***(Holiday/romance, 1x90 min.) A struggling dancer heads across the world to help her aunt plan a Christmas ball and finds her true life’s purpose—and love.
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Crown Media International Distribution – Love on Iceland

***Video***(Romantic comedy, 1x90 min.) Seeking inspiration for work, Chloe gathers her college travel group back together for a trip to Iceland. When her ex shows up uninvited, sparks fly.
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Electric Entertainment – The Outpost

***Video***(Fantasy/adventure, S1-4: 49x60 min.) Talon avenges the destruction of her village. On her journey, she discovers she has supernatural powers she must learn to control to defend the Outpost.
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Dori Media Group – AHA! Experience

***Video***(Studio game show) An entertainment quiz show that wants to find out not what you know but what you see. Visuals are universal; no matter what language you speak, it’s all right there in front of your eyes.
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Blue Ant International – Stormborn

***Video***(Nature/wildlife, 3x60 min.) Ewan McGregor narrates this epic, story-led drama, filmed in Norway, Scotland and Iceland, capturing some of the world’s most hardy animal characters.
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Rive Gauche Television – The Killer Truth

***Video***(Crime, 8x60 min.) Each episode tells the story of a single murder through the five people most intimately connected to the case.
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Albatross World Sales – Grizzly Encounters

***Video***(Nature/wildlife, 2x52 min.) One of the few places where grizzly bears still roam free is the National Parks of Alaska. As a bear, there is nothing to fear except hunger, disease—and other bears. (Nonhosted version.)
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Autentic Distribution – Sacrifice Cassino!—The Hidden Truth

***Video***(History, 2x52 min./1x120 min.) With never-before-seen imagery, unpublished documents and CGI reconstructions, we reveal the shocking truth and tragic fate of the bombing of Monte Cassino.
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GoQuest Media Ventures – Mother's Choice

***Video***(Drama, 16x45 min.) After learning that seven-year-old student Inna is suffering at the hands of her mother and her deadbeat boyfriend, schoolteacher Elena decides to protect her. After unsuccessful appeals to help her through official channels, Elena knows that she has no choice but to walk the uncharted path to keep Inna safe. Together they flee and plan to leave the country, but a chain of fatal circumstances prevents their escape.
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TV Kids & TV Drama 2020/2021 Guides


World Screen Weekly

Gillian Flynn & Sharon Levy
The novelist and screenwriter and the Endemol Shine North America exec, respectively, talk about making Utopia for Amazon Prime Video.

TV Kids Weekly

Kids Trendsetter Award: Matthew A. Cherry
The Hair Love creator will be honored with this year’s Kids Trendsetter Award.

TV Formats Weekly

Joel Denton
The Red Arrow Studios International executive discusses the company's innovative formats.

TV Drama Weekly

Matt Creasey
The Banijay Rights exec on the combined group’s “unprecedented” lineup for this fall.

TV Real Weekly

Off the Fence Explores New Partnerships, Digital Diversification
Stefanie Fischer, managing director of sales, and Loren Syer-Willoughby, head of acquisitions, discuss some of the company’s new partnerships.

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