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TBI Weekly: As WGA strike hits, don’t neglect the script in ‘unscripted’

As the long-anticipated US writers’ strike gets underway, Walking With Dinosaurs creator Tim Haines, founder and creative director at UK indie Loud Minds, reminds us that there’s still a script in ‘unscripted’ programming. After months of back and forth, the writers’ strike has finally begun in the US. I have followed press reports on the […]

TBI Weekly: All eyes on MIPTV 2023

MIPTV might have been quieter than previous years but news was in no short supply. From FAST’s increasing demands for exclusivity, to “painful” market corrections and factual tape becoming more valuable than gold dust, it was an event that saw keynotes and sessions produce genuine headlines. Here are six key takeaways from MIPTV 2023. Is […]

TBI Weekly: Making sense of an eventful Series Mania 2023

Record attendances, a juggernaut of top European and international execs, plus protestors’ running battles with police across Lille, made this year’s Series Mania Forum one to remember, writes Richard Middleton If there was any doubt before, the record crowds at Series Mania Forum this week underlined its ‘must-attend’ status in the scripted schedules of European […]

TBI Weekly: What the new budget means for UK production sector

With new tax incentives for TV and film announced in the UK government budget this week, Robin Hilton, partner at media & tech law firm Sheridans, reveals how the new legislation will help the country to flex its production muscles. There was not much about this week’s UK budget that had not already been leaked. […]

TBI Weekly: Why 2024 could look rather like 2014 as streamers hunker down

It’s almost a decade since Amazon Prime Video struck a pact with the BBC that kept Ripper Street on the air. As the SVOD rollercoaster delivers its latest banking turn, Richard Middleton explores whether we’re returning to the early days of streaming. Streaming has lost its way, that much is clear. Not, of course, if […]

TBI Weekly: Six takeaways from London TV Screenings

As buyers depart the UK capital following the biggest London TV Screenings to date, TBI picks out six key highlights from a frenetic week of activity. The London TV Screenings began as a way for UK-based distributors to make the most of international buyers who were in town for BBC Studios’ Showcase. That event now, […]

TBI Weekly: Testing the temperature of the industry at Berlinale

Berlinale is becoming a key event on the international circuit and this year’s 73rd edition of the German festival came at an opportune time. Nick Edwards tests the waters to find out what execs & creatives have made of 2023 so far. The TV wing of the Berlinale film festival marked the first major European […]

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