PREMIUM, September 19: Homeland showrunner Alex Gansa takes us behind the scenes for a look at the inside workings of the series’ writers’ room.
BRUSSELS, September 19: Today marks the launch of Netflix in Belgium and Luxembourg, capping off a week that saw the service introduced in France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
LOS ANGELES, September 19: FX has ordered a 13-episode second season of the drama Tyrant, executive produced by Howard Gordon.
LOS ANGELES, September 19: TVGN (TV Guide Network) is being rebranded as POP, which is being positioned as a destination dedicated to "celebrating the fun of being a fan."
BURBANK, September 19: ABC has given a direct-to-series order to the event game show 500 Questions (working title), to be executive produced by Emmy-winner Mark Burnett.
DUBLIN, September 19: RTÉ Global has appointed Janet Frawley as its new head of formats, tasked with increasing the format portfolio and directing and developing the division's Format Farm initiative.
NEW YORK, September 19: Andy Heyward, the CEO of Genius Brands International (GBI), is leading the company as it navigates new-media platforms, age compression and the complexities, and rewards, of catering to kids in a multiplatform media world.
NEW YORK, September 19: After a decade in the marketplace, Cyber Group Studios has found its niche in providing children’s shows that have “great stories and stunning visuals,” according to Pierre Sissmann, the company's chairman and CEO.
TORONTO, September 19: Corus Entertainment has invested in the U.S. digital lifestyle outfit KIN, with the partnership intended to bring the offerings to Canada.
LONDON, September 19: Zodiak Rights has seen the hit entertainment format The Best Singers get recommissioned by six broadcasters across Europe.
LONDON, September 19: Oxford Scientific Films, part of the Twofour group, has been commissioned by BBC One to make a follow-up to the successful Animal Odd Couples series, this one tentatively titled Animals in Love.
SEATTLE, September 19: Amazon has released Fire HD Kids Edition, a tablet for children that includes a two-year guarantee allowing it to be replaced with no questions asked.
NEW YORK, September 19: Digital video destination DramaFever has announced its fall programming slate, which includes four exclusive premieres and a range of Asian dramas.
LONDON, September 19: At this year's market, Power is set to offer international buyers a selection of new and returning wildlife titles produced by NHU Africa, including The Cheetah Diaries.
LONDON, September 19: ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has tapped Merchantwise to manage the development of the L&M program around the upcoming action-adventure series Thunderbirds Are Go for the Australian market.
SHERMAN OAKS, September 19: This MIPCOM, GRB Entertainment is slated to showcase a number of new factual series from its catalogue, which contains more than 2,000 hours of programming.
LOS ANGELES, September 19: Bennett Productions and BoPaul Media Worldwide have formed a joint venture to bring back the series Bikini Destinations, which will be shot in the South Pacific and Australia for a late 2014 or early 2015 release.
LOS ANGELES, September 19: Next month in Cannes, American Cinema International (ACI) plans to present several new Mission Pictures International films spanning such genres as family, drama and comedy.
ROME, September 19: Italian distribution company Blue Box is heading to MIPCOM with a slate of formats and co-productions.
MANCHESTER, September 19: RED Production Company has elevated two members of its creative team, Caroline Hollick and Richard Fee.
PAWTUCKET, September 19: Starting today and running through the end of the month, Hasbro will present customized, 3D-printed action figures of popular Marvel superheroes in select Walmart and Sam’s Club locations.
PREMIUM, September 18: Anke Schäferkordt, co-CEO of RTL Group, outlines the ways the company is serving advertisers and viewers in today’s multichannel, multiscreen world.
PARIS, September 18: The Indian actor/director/producer Aamir Khan is heading to MIPCOM to take part in the first-ever MIP MegaSession, entitled The Future of Factual.
ATLANTA, September 18: TNT has nabbed the network-TV rights for five of Marvel Studios’ upcoming theatrical releases, including next summer’s highly anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron.
NEW YORK, September 18: Simon Thomas, executive VP of global sports and content sales at FIC, tells World Screen Newsflash about the launch of the new unit and its positioning in the crowded distribution business.
LONDON, September 18: Channel 4 has commissioned a new drama-doc, Cyber Bully (working title), which stars Maisie Williams of Game of Thrones fame.
MEXICO CITY, September 18: FOX Sports Latin America has signed a five-year agreement to make WWE programming available on various FOX Sports and FOX Premium platforms across the region.
PREMIUM, September 18: Edward Catchpole, the senior VP and general manager of HIT Entertainment, talks digital deals, enduring characters and the importance of toys.
TEL AVIV/QUEBEC/PARIS, September 18: Following the successful first season of The Killer Inside on SVOD platform Videotron and specialty channel Addik-TV, French Canadian broadcaster TVA Group has commissioned a second season of the crime thriller.
LONDON, September 18: France's TF1 has ordered a local version of the prime-time survival competition format Dropped from ALP, a Zodiak Media company.