MediaXchange, Resonant provide Insight
Resonant TV and media specialists MediaXchange are partnering on a joint-venture called Insight, designed to give international TV channels and producers access to US writers and showrunners, with credits including Will & Grace, 24 and CSI, to explore the US creative process.
MediaXchange and Capgemini present forum on "The Future of TV Drama"
International media consultancy MediaXchange has teamed up with Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, to present “Participation Drama – Beyond the Water Cooler Exchange,” a speaker session and reception on the inspiration of new ideas, new technology and new revenue streams in the international arena of television drama. The collaboration was jointly established by MediaXchange CEO, Katrina Wood, and Theodore Garcia, Capgemini strategy and transformation leader, for media and entertainment in North America.
MediaXchange appoints creative director
NEWS BRIEF: International media consultancy MediaXchange has named industry production and development exec John Barber as its creative director, effective immediately.
Swedes take a bite of The Big Apple
The Swedish television production community is bidding to outshine other European territories as 'the coproduction partner of choice' at next week's New York Television Festival (NYTVF), with a dozen top players leading a Nordic onslaught on the US market.
Fox hunts for international remakes
MEDIAXCHANGE DRAMA SUMMIT INTERVIEW: Fox TV Studios VP of programming and coproduction Daniel Hetzer tells David Jenkinson about how he plans to find projects overseas and remake them for the US.
"We're looking for a new production model that allows us to finance high quality primetime drama in a new way," says Fox Studios VP of programming and coproduction Daniel Hetzer.
C21TV: Tim Kring interview
In this C21TV Content Lab Interview we talk to Heroes creator Tim Kring about how he created one of the most immersive 360 degree programming experiences to date for the hit NBC show.
We find out where the idea for Heroes came form, how it has been extended into a multitude of platforms and how Kring is now focused on creating more lateral content to meet the needs of the digital universe.
DRAMA SUMMIT INTERVIEW: In the first of a series of profile interviews from last week's MediaXchange Drama Summit in Los Angeles, Fox Studios president Emiliano Calemzuk talks to David Jenkinson about a potentially game-changing strategy to produce drama in local markets worldwide and then sell the finished series back into the US.
In the first half of 2008, Hollywood's Fox Studios has greenlit three 13-part English-language drama series, each created within the US but to be produced abroad with international broadcast partners – bypassing the traditional American network pick-up and paving the way to a new global model.
Each of the series is penned by US writers, staffed by American crews but designed to be rolled out internationally, and, significantly, pitched back into US network television once completed.
Producers try new creative and financial models
As a creator, Joss Whedon's mind is traversing the dark corners of the world in which the dolls live. That's his job as showrunner on his new series, the high-profile, darkly fantastical "Dollhouse."
The Fox series, from 20th TV and set for midseason, revolves around a group of characters imprinted with the personalities and abilities they need to carry out specific missions. Afterwards, their memories are erased, and they live together in the "dollhouse," a dorm and lab combined.
UK needs 'industrial' drama writing
UK television drama has to "grasp the nettle" and alter the writing process if it is to compete with long-running high-concept US drama, according to a panel of high-profile US showrunners and UK drama executives.