October 23, 2017

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Digital Edition, Screening Rooms for AFM & DISCOP Johannesburg

The digital edition of World Screen's November issue for AFM and DISCOP Johannesburg is now available, and you can watch clips and access detailed information on new shows for both events by visiting our video portal’s dedicated Screening Rooms.

***Global Agency***

Netflix Looks to Raise $1.6 Billion to Help Fund Content Acquisitions

Netflix is planning to offer $1.6 billion worth of senior notes as it looks to expand its content budget.

***Global Agency***

Apple Hires Amazon Alum Morgan Wandell

TVUSA Morgan Wandell, who most recently served as Amazon’s head of international series, has joined Apple as part of the company's video push.


MIPCOM: The Week in Formats

TVFORMATS World Screen Newsflash takes a look at the format highlights to come out of this year’s MIPCOM.


Star Trek: Discovery Renewed

TVDRAMA CBS All Access has renewed its original series Star Trek: Discovery for a second season.

***Inter Medya***

Hasbro’s Revenues Up 7 Percent in Q3 2017

TVKIDS Hasbro's third-quarter revenues increased by 7 percent to $1.79 billion, as compared to $1.68 billion in the same period last year.

Red Arrow Realigns Scandi Production Business

TVEUROPE Red Arrow Entertainment Group is planning to centralize its Scandinavian production activities into Snowman Productions Denmark.

Canal+ Forms JV with Telecom Italia

TVEUROPE France's Canal+ has created a joint venture with Telecom Italia focused on acquiring rights and producing films and TV series.

Robert & Michelle King Join Peter Moffat for Showtime Legal Thriller

TVDRAMA Robert and Michelle King (The Good Wife) are on board to executive produce the new Showtime legal thriller Your Honor alongside Peter Moffat.

Saturday Night Live Set for Polish Treatment

TVFORMATS NBCUniversal International Formats has entered into a partnership with the SVOD service Showmax to produce a local version of Saturday Night Live in Poland, marking the NBC flagship comedy-entertainment show's first remake in Central and Eastern Europe.

Alfred Haber to Rep Grammys 60th Anniversary Special

TVUSA Alfred Haber, Inc. has snapped up the exclusive international distribution rights for Grammy's Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special, which is due to debut next month.

Doctor Who Reveals Cast for New Season

TVDRAMA Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill are joining the new season of Doctor Who as Jodie Whittaker takes over as the Thirteenth Doctor on the global hit show next year.

FMI Sends Lost in Time to the Middle East

TVFORMATS FremantleMedia International (FMI) has inked a deal with Dubai TV that marks the first global commission of the Interactive Mixed Reality (IMR) format Lost in Time.

Inter Medya Sells Mrs. Fazilet & More at MIPCOM

Inter Medya presented a number of highlights in Cannes last week, including Avsar Film's new drama series Mrs. Fazilet and Her Daughters, which piqued the interest of global buyers.

DISCOP Johannesburg Spotlight: Record TV

TVLATINA Record TV is headed to DISCOP Johannesburg with a slate of titles rooted in biblical tales.

Electus Ties Up with Dark Net Author Jamie Bartlett

Electus has inked an exclusive development deal with author, investigative journalist and social media/cyber culture expert Jamie Bartlett (The Dark Net) for a number of projects.

DISCOP Johannesburg Spotlight: Inter Medya

TVEUROPE The Turkish drama Mrs. Fazilet and Her Daughters is among the key titles that Inter Medya believes will strike a chord with buyers at DISCOP Johannesburg.

Austrian Crime Movies See Global Sales

ORF-Enterprise has landed a number of deals from its catalog of Austrian crime titles, including selling a package to Discovery Italia for the free-to-air channel Giallo.

DISCOP Johannesburg Spotlight: GMA Worldwide

TVDRAMA GMA Worldwide returns to DISCOP Johannesburg this year with a slate of dramas that includes Until We Meet Again, Someone to Watch Over Me and The Other Mrs. Real.

ABS-CBN Shows to Air on Africa’s StarTimes

TVMEA The Philippines' ABS-CBN Corporation has secured a volume deal with StarTimes to air a number of dramas across Sub-Saharan Africa.


DISCOP Johannesburg Spotlight: Caracol Internacional

TVLATINA The telenovela The Goddess, which Caracol Internacional will be presenting to buyers at DISCOP Johannesburg, tells the story of Patricia Teherán, a singer who conquered a world of men with her talent and love.

Big Bad Boo to Develop Digital CBC Kids’ Show

TVKIDS Vancouver-based Big Bad Boo Studios is developing Judge Jodhi, a new digital original series, with CBC Kids.


DISCOP Johannesburg Spotlight: GRB Entertainment

TVUSA GRB Entertainment will be back in Johannesburg, showcasing a mix of scripted and factual fare.

ITV Commissions Al Murray’s Make Christmas Great Again

TVEUROPE ITV has ordered the holiday special Al Murray’s Make Christmas Great Again from Avalon (Taskmaster, Not Going Out, Catastrophe).


BabyTV Expands LatAm Footprint

TVKIDS BabyTV, FOX Networks Group’s global TV channel for babies, toddlers and their parents, has expanded its reach in Latin America by launching on Claro TV’s service in Brazil.

MP & Silva Names New President & CEO

MP & Silva has appointed Seamus O’Brien as president and group chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2018, while former CEO Jochen Lösch transitions to a senior consultant at the company.

***TV Latina at MIPCANCUN***

FilmRise Adds Rubén Imaz’s Tormentero to Catalog

FilmRise has acquired Tormentero, a mystical film starring Jose Carlos Ruiz and directed by Rubén Imaz (Familia Tortuga, Epitafio).

Jennifer Zaldivar-Clark to Head Up Talent for Viacom’s Paramount Network

TVUSA Viacom has named Jennifer Zaldivar-Clark to the post of senior VP of talent for Paramount Network.

***World Screen - The ATF Editions***

New From WorldScreenings


Inter Medya - Hayat—Aşk Laftan Anlamaz

***Video***(Dramedy, 102x45 min.) Murat, the handsome perfectionist who took over the responsibility of a big company at a young age, meets Hayat, a clumsy, joyful, beautiful young girl who knows how to enjoy life.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com

Caracol Internacional - The Challenge

***Video***(Format) Participants must survive, live together and compete in four different stages for a cash prize.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com

GMA Worldwide - Another Chance

***Video***(Drama, 42x45 min.) Lyra begins to question if Billy, the adopted son of her lover Bernard, is in fact her best friend Rebecca's missing child.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com

Artist View Entertainment - Mistrust

***Video***(Drama) How does someone who would rather feel nothing handle herself when love sneaks into her heart?
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com

Digital Edition
for AFM & DISCOP Johannesburg

***Digital Edition
for AFM & DISCOP Johannesburg***

World Screen Weekly

Star Struck
Elizabeth Guider investigates how platforms and producers are attracting top-end talent in an era of peak TV.

TV Drama Weekly

Crime Wave
Mansha Daswani hears from leading distributors about how to make an impact in the ultra-crowded crime-drama landscape.

TV Formats Weekly

Next Big Thing?
Jo Stephens speaks with several leading buyers about the types of formats they’re on the lookout for.

TV Real Weekly

Better Together
Andy Fry checks in with factual producers and distributors to understand the secret sauce behind successful co-pro partnerships.

TV Kids Weekly

Kids Get Real
From wildlife to game shows, there are numerous live-action factual series available for young audiences.

World Screen
Media Kit 2018


TV Kids Guide &
TV Drama Guide
Now Available

***TV Kids & TV Drama Guides***

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