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Can This Crime Drama Be Japan‘s ’Squid Game’?

Japan is still waiting for its Squid Game. Despite having more than twice the population, and boasting a much larger economy than Asian neighbor South Korea, the Japanese TV industry has yet to produce a high-end TV drama that travels far beyond its borders. While Japanese cinema continues to be admired — see the Oscar […]

MIPCOM: Studios “Open for Business” at International TV Market as Consolidation and Disruption Rule

The return of MIPCOM, which wrapped up its 2022 edition Thursday, was an unqualified success. The studios were back in force — the massive beachside stands for Disney, Paramount, Lionsgate and Warner Bros. Discovery were buzzing with business — and international production giants including Fremantle, Banijay, and All3Media were upbeat about their prospects and the […]

MIPCOM: 2022 Diversify TV Award Winners Revealed

Canadian dramas were the big winners at the 2022 Diversify TV Awards, which honors excellence in diversity and inclusion in scripted and reality TV programming worldwide. The awards, billed as the television industry’s only awards “to celebrate, champion and promote diversity and inclusion through exemplary representation in television series and entertainment programs internationally,” were handed out […]

MIPCOM: ‘Beforeigners’ Producer Rubicon Enters the Spy Game with ‘E14’

Rubicon TV, the Norwegian production house behind such cross-over drama successes as Lilyhammer, and Beforeigners, is getting into the spy business with its new series E14 Unit for Special Intel. The show, which Rubicon is presenting to potential co-production partners at the international TV market MIPCOM in Cannes this week, looks at the untold story […]

MIPCOM: Spring Market MIPTV to Focus on Non-Scripted Content, Documentaries

After the successful relaunch of its flagship television market MIPCOM, which wraps up Thursday, events organizer RX France on Wednesday unveiled details for its reboot of sister market MIPTV, which runs April 17-19. The spring market will be shifting its focus to put non-scripted and documentary programming at its heart. “Documentary and factual programming will […]

AFM: Constantin Film Bosses on Disruption, Streamer Strategies and the Future of ‘Resident Evil’

The term “mini-major” gets bandied around a lot in the world of international film and television, but if the label applies to anyone, it applies to German group Constantin Film. The producer-driven powerhouse is one of Germany’s, and thus Europe’s, leading independent producers of big- and small-screen content, with a deep slate that runs, on […]

MIPCOM: Cara Delevingne on the One Scene She Would Not Do in Hulu Series ‘Planet Sex’

Cara Delevingne says she used to think of herself as “a pretty hip, young, cool, down-with-anything kind of girl.” But the British model and actor found that even her own sexuality has its limits while filming for her new Hulu docuseries, Planet Sex. “I went into [a] masturbation seminar thinking it was going to be […]

MIPCOM: How Fremantle Plans to Hit $3B in Revenue Through Deals, Work With Angelina Jolie, Cara Delevingne

For a company still best-known for shiny-floor entertainment shows like American Idol, global production powerhouse Fremantle has come a long way. When Fremantle Group CEO Jennifer Mullin and Group COO and CEO, Continental Europe Andrea Scrosati took the stage at international TV confab MIPCOM on Tuesday, it was as one of the biggest independent film […]

MIPCOM: ‘That’s My Jam’ Heading to Europe (and Mongolia)

NBCUniversal Formats’ hit entertainment show That’s My Jam is learning to speak Italian — and Spanish, and Portuguese. The format, inspired by musical segments on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, sees celebrity guests compete in dance and trivia-based games based on popular songs. The U.S. original version is produced by Universal Television Alternative […]

MIPCOM: Paramount+ Sets Launch Dates for France, Germany

Paramount+ has revealed when it will launch in Germany and France, Europe’s two largest territories. The Paramount streaming platform will bow in France on Dec. 1 and in Germany, as well as Austria and Switzerland, on Dec. 8. The launches, announced at international television market MIPCOM on Tuesday, will greatly expand Paramount+’s European footprint. Currently, […]

MIPCOM: Alyssa Milano Looks Back on Life of Activism, Urges Women to Stand Together

To overload on the pop TV metaphors, Alyssa Milano has led a charmed life, but, 40 years after becoming a household name as Tony Danza’s sitcom daughter, she’s still the boss. An actor, producer, writer and activist, Milano has not only had a successful, enduring onscreen career, with credits ranging from ’90s touchstones Melrose Place […]

MIPCOM: Vivica A. Fox to Host True-Crime Show ‘The Interrogation Room’

Kill Bill and Independence Day star Vivica A. Fox has signed up to host The Interrogation Room, a new true-crime show from the U.K.’s Zig Zag Productions (The World’s Deadliest Gangs, The Real Football Factories) and New York-based streaming group FilmRise. Fox will take viewers behind the scenes of criminal interrogations, speaking to real-life homicide […]