April 7, 2020

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Global Citizen & WHO Reveal One World: Together at Home

NBC, ABC and CBS are among the global networks and platforms on board for the One World: Together at Home entertainment special organized by Global Citizen and the World Health Organization (WHO).


NATPE Budapest International Rescheduled to August

NATPE Budapest International, originally set for June 30 to July 3, has been rescheduled for August 25 to 27, while NATPE Streaming Plus moves to September 15.


One Day at a Time Leads March’s Social Wit List

The sitcom One Day at a Time generated the most buzz on Instagram out of all the new shows that premiered around the world this March, according to The WIT.


Sid Gentle Films’ Sally Woodward Gentle Talks Killing Eve & More

TVDRAMA Sid Gentle Films’ Sally Woodward Gentle talks to World Screen Newsflash about navigating the high-risk drama business with shows like Killing Eve and the upcoming adaptation of Taking Up Space: The Black Girl’s Manifesto for Change.


Staying Connected

Updating daily, Staying Connected features feedback from media executives across the globe about how the pandemic has impacted their lives and businesses.


Annecy 2020 Edition Canceled

TVKIDS The 2020 edition of Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market, originally set to take place June 15 to 20, has been canceled amid the COVID-19 global pandemic.

***Inter Medya***

Edinburgh TV Festival Moves Online

TVEUROPE The Edinburgh TV Festival (ETF) will become a digital event as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


Tiger King’s Joe Exotic Takes Center Stage in New ID Doc Series

TVREAL Investigation Discovery (ID) has slated a new true-crime series featuring Joseph “Joe Exotic” Maldonado-Passage of the Netflix hit Tiger King, who will share his insights on the disappearance of Carole Baskin’s husband Don Lewis.


BBC Lines Up The Big Night In Entertainment Special

TVEUROPE BBC Studios Entertainment is producing a live three-hour special—meant to celebrate the acts of kindness, humor and the spirit of hope and resilience that is keeping the U.K. going during the COVID-19 pandemic—for BBC One.


AMC Networks & NOS Launch Lifestyle Channel in Portugal

TVREAL AMC Networks International Southern Europe (AMCNISE) and NOS in Portugal have joined forces for the new lifestyle channel Casa e Cozinha (Home & Kitchen).

FOX Entertainment Renews Duncanville

TVUSA FOX Entertainment has ordered a second season of the new animated series Duncanville, from Amy Poehler, Mike Scully and Julie Scully.

May Digital Editions

CBC & Hot Docs Partner for Festival Premieres

TVREAL Canada's CBC and the Hot Docs documentary festival have teamed up to launch Hot Docs at Home on CBC, a multiplatform festival-at-home experience slated for Thursday nights.

Cream Enters Pact with Dominic Monaghan & Monkey Spunk

TVREAL Cream Productions has entered into a co-production partnership with actor, host and producer Dominic Monaghan and his production company, Monkey Spunk.

Get Ahead of the Game

Starz Greenlights New Series from Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson

TVDRAMA Starz has greenlit production on Black Mafia Family, a new original series from executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and writer and executive producer Randy Huggins.

Discovery UK Integrates Brand Refresh Across Free-to-Air Channels

TVREAL Discovery UK has rolled out its largest-ever integrated brand refresh across its free-to-air portfolio, with the new branding aligning with the dplay streaming service.

Find Me in Paris Picked Up by NHK

TVKIDS Federation Kids & Family has lined up a deal with Japanese public broadcaster NHK for the first season of the hit tween series Find Me in Paris.

Eccho Rights Lands First Deal on Love Me

TVDRAMA Eccho Rights has sealed its first deal for the Swedish series Love Me, which has been picked up by Dutch broadcaster NPO.

Food Network’s Duff Takes the Cake Set for Season Two

TVREAL Food Network has commissioned Karga Seven Pictures to produce a second season of Duff Takes the Cake.

Inter Medya Adds Miracle in Cell No. 7 Movie to Slate

TVDRAMA The Turkish feature film Miracle in Cell No. 7 has been added to Inter Medya’s feature film catalog.

ZDF Enterprises to Distribute Countdown to Surrender–The Last 100 Days

TVREAL ZDF Enterprises, which co-produced Countdown to Surrender–The Last 100 Days with Spiegel TV, has taken the international distribution rights to the documentary series.

Topo Gigio Gets Early Preview on RaiPlay & RaiPlay Yoyo

TVKIDS Ahead of its official fall launch, Topo Gigio, a new 2D comedy-adventure series featuring the famous mouse character, will have an early preview starting April 8 on RaiPlay and RaiPlay Yoyo in Italy.

Ruptly Boosts MENA Services

TVMEA Ruptly has unveiled its new Arabic-language service, allowing clients to access content tailored to the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA).

Gulli Ramps Up Programming in Africa & Russia

TVKIDS Gulli has boosted the programming on its channels in Africa and Russia in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which sees families spending more time at home.

Insight TV Extends Free Trial Amid COVID-19

TVREAL Insight TV has extended its free trial period to 30 days throughout the month of April in support of those honoring shelter-in-place policies invoked around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Channel 4 Orders DIY Series with Dick & Angel Strawbridge

TVREAL Channel 4 has commissioned a four-part DIY and home crafting series from Dick Strawbridge and Angel Strawbridge, tentatively titled Dick & Angel’s Make, Do & Mend.

WildBrain Television Appoints New VP of Channels & Curation

TVKIDS WildBrain Television has tapped Katie Wilson to take on the newly created position of VP of channels and curation.

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SPI International – Let There Be Love

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CBC & Radio-Canada – Conversations with My Parents

***Video***(Comedy, S1-2: 26x30 min., S3: in prod.) Meet the Morencys, a united, close-knit family, despite the cynicism on display in their near-daily interactions.
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FilmRise – The Dog Doc

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Terra Mater Factual Studios – Under Cover—Every Body Needs A Coat

***Video***(Nature, 1x50 min.) We’ll explore how fur, feathers, scales and shells in the animal kingdom have evolved, and what purpose they serve.
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KM+BM Media Group – My She Shed

***Video***(Lifestyle/home-reno., 13x30 min.) Thirteen passionate entrepreneurs and philanthropists who desperately need a workspace work with expert design duo Dario and Natasha to turn forgotten spaces into creative havens.
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World Screen Weekly

Making It
Mansha Daswani hears from leading producers about how they are navigating this era of peak TV.

TV Kids Weekly

International Emmy Kids Awards Winners
A look at the winning titles hailing from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Norway, the Netherlands and the U.K.

TV Formats Weekly

Viacom International Studios Targets Social Issues, Diversity & Inclusion
Laura Burrell, head of formats at Viacom International Studios, shares how global hits such as 16 and Pregnant, Teen Mom and Ex on the Beach are topical and inclusive.

TV Drama Weekly

Miss Fisher Film Returns the Timeless Detective to the Screen
Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger, co-creators of the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries series and executive producers on the new movie, discuss expanding the world of their heroine in Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears.

TV Real Weekly

ID Investigates Infamous West Memphis Three Saga
Harrison Land, executive producer for The West Memphis Three: An ID Murder Mystery from Jupiter Entertainment, talks about the special that delves deep inside the notorious case.

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