London TV Screenings Schedule Announced
The London TV screenings became official last year and the organizers have now announced the virtual schedule for this year’s event, which runs from March 1st to March 12th. Here is the schedule: Banijay Rights (March 3rd), All3Media International (March 4th), Fremantle (March 5th), eOne (March 9th), ITV Studios (March 10th). The screenings follow the BBC Studios Showcase, which is due to take place online from February 22nd to 24th. The annual Liverpool meeting was the springboard for the informal London television screenings, which for some time have been organized as a coordinated but distinct series of events.
Netflix becomes Europe’s second largest TV group
According to research by Ampere Analysis, Netflix became the second largest TV group in Europe by revenue last year. The analyst said Netflix has overtaken German ARD and is in second place after Comcast’s Sky. Tony Maroulis, Principal Analyst at Ampere Analysis, said, “It seems that Netflix’s meteoric rise has no limit as it impacts a larger chunk of audiovisual revenue. In 2020, Netflix alone accounted for more than 6 percent of all European TV revenue. “
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NENT Studios UK & Dopamine fund non-written shows
NENT Studios UK and Dopamine of Mexico are working together to fund non-written shows in the UK. You want to partner with producers who can deliver creative, inexpensive, and Covid-friendly programming, with an emphasis on male-offset documents and formatted shows aimed at women. Mette Kanne-Behrendsen, SVP for acquisitions at NENT Studios UK, is overseeing the project. NENT Studios UK and Dopamine previously worked together to fund scripted content, resulting in Viaplay / Channel 4’s psychological thriller Close to me, in which Connie Nielsen and Christopher Eccleston star.
Glasgow FF opens with ‘Minari’
The Glasgow Film Festival 2021, which runs from February 24th to March 7th, will host six world premieres, two European premieres and 49 UK premieres. The festival will take place online due to the ongoing pandemic. The event takes place via its own platform, Glasgow Film At Home. Lee Isaac Chung’s autobiographical drama Minari will open the festival with Suzanne Lindon’s debut feature Spring bloom Shut down. There will also be an industry program from March 1 to 6, the list of industry events will be announced on February 9.
Pact appoints vice chairman
British producer trade organization Pact has named Jane Muirhead, co-founder of Raise the Roof Productions, as vice chairman. She currently sits on the Pact Council and is co-chair of the Scottish TV Working Group. Muirhead will serve a two-year term and her appointment follows See-Saw Films’ COO, Television, Hakan Kousetta, who was elected chairman last year. Commenting on Muirhead’s appointment, Kousetta said, “Not only is she an incredibly well-respected producer, but she has also proven to be a fantastic contribution to the Pact Council’s activities.”