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Never Rewrite a Hit, Unless It’s a Super Format Sequel

canadaThe format business had a great year in 2014. The Guinness Book of World Records recognized Got Talent as “the most successful reality format” — there are currently 67 local versions around the world, and in the U.K. ITV is planning a “born again” Got Talent with Planet’s Got Talent. more»
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L.A. Screenings in Dollars and Cents.
The Event Only Makes Sense For a Few

netflixIt is well known that the L.A. Screenings are large revenue sources for all of the major U.S. studios, mini-majors and big Latin TV groups, while for some of the indies the Screenings are valuable mainly for cultivating relationships with buyers. more»
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Hall of Fame: In 1964, Max Gusberti’s Issues Were Residuals, Pricing RAI TV Programs

TCAIn the early 1960s, when Massimiliano (Max) Gusberti was hired by Italy’s state broadcaster, RAI, to run its nascent international program sales division, then called SACIS (which became RaiTrade and now Rai Com), he faced several unprecedented issues. more»
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My Two Cents

The digital possibilities are endless. It could replace print. It could replace TV trade shows. It could replace traditional program distribution. … But until that time comes, print trades will still be the favorite and most effective marketing tool at markets, and for now, I, for one, find it too time-consuming to consult digital market guides. more»
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