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Studio cuts create new deal dynamic

It's just a question of how heated the bidding by foreign TV program buyers will get for the U.S. shows they really want -- and how they will react to the down-shifted economics of the U.S. TV industry.

Buyers positive on U.S. TV offerings

Key program buyers are, in a word, full of "Glee" about the shows on offer at the L.A. Screenings. Uplift and escape are in and medical shows are out -- at least according to public comments from a clutch of buyers who are spending the week traipsing from one Hollywood studio to another to assess the new primetime series.

Aliens, transplants trendy

Seductively insidious visitors from another planet and seductively intense vampires wowed the 400 foreign program buyers who trekked to the Warner Bros. lot Monday morning for a first look at the studio's upcoming slate of fall shows.

WB, CBS roll out wares

Seductively insidious visitors from another planet and seductively intense vampires wowed the 400 foreign program buyers who trekked to the Warner Bros. lot Monday morning for a first-look at that studio's upcoming fall slate of shows.

Special Report: L.A. Screenings

Pricing will be the tricky part as foreign buyers flock to the L.A. Screenings.

Commentary: Heavyweight Irish lawyer picks fight with pending U.S. libel legislation

It might be that a soft-spoken and unassuming lawyer from Northern Ireland's current course of action could save celebrities their money and dignity one day, writes STEVE BRENNAN.

SPT and RelativityREAL join forces

Sony Pictures Television and RelativityREAL have inked an international distribution deal for programming produced by Relativity.

Comcast closes raft of E! series deals

Comcast International Media Group is raising its flag at MIPTV this year with an impressive slate of deals already inked for such E! titles as “Girls of the Playboy Mansion,” “Denise Richards: It’s Complicated” and “Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood,” according to Comcast senior vp Duccio Donati. Comcast owns E! Entertainment.

Nicky Wood promoted at WBITD

Nicky Wood has been upped to senior vp sales for Russia, Central and Eastern Europe and Sub Saharan Africa at Warner Bros. International Television Distribution.

Shine execs singing for their MIP supper

Desperate times in the international TV business sometimes call for desperate action, and that's what has three Shine Group executives singing, dancing and playing make-believe TV hosts around Europe to sell their latest project.

Shine Group execs singing for ‘Fame’

Desperate times in the international TV business sometimes call for desperate action -- and that's what's had three Shine Group executives singing, dancing and playing make-believe TV hosts around Europe to sell their latest project.

Holding Pattern

MIPTV report: While the Euros cut back, Hollywood takes the wait-and-see approach.