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Market Nostalgia, Mip London Scepticism, Premium Telenovelas and Event Non-Fiction: 10 Takeaways from MipTV and Canneseries

“How do we learn how much we love what we have? We can learn that by saying we’re going to lose it,” said Thomas Vinterberg, director of “Families Like Ours,” one...

The Mediapro Studio Doubles Down on Formats, From Extreme Survival ‘El Conquistador’ to the Sacrificial ‘Crush’ and Touching ’400’

CANNES — Powering up another growth axis, as anticipated by CEO Laura Fernández Espeso, international scripted powerhouse The Mediapro Studio is doubling down on formats in the non-fiction space,  Underscoring this...

Stars of Canneseries Highlight ’Máxima’ Discuss Following in the Footsteps of ‘The Crown’ 

Germany’s Beta Film is bringing the love story between a Dutch prince and a beautiful Argentinian financier to the Croisette. The world premiere of “Máxima” screens out-of-competition at Canneseries on April...

‘Borgen’s’ Birgitte Hjort Sørensen and Sara Isabella Jønsson, Star and Creator of Canneseries ‘Dark Horse,’ Talk Drugs, Toxic Mother-Daughter Relations

“I am a mother of young kids but, boy, I hope I’m a very different kind of mother than Eva,” says Danish star Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (“Borgen,” “Pitch Perfect 2”) about...

Canneseries’ ‘The Zweiflers’ Is Not About Being Jewish but About Love, Legacy, Finding Your Own Identity: ‘I Wanted to Do A Jewish ‘Sopranos’!’

Picked by Variety as one of the hottest shows at MipTV, ZDF Studios’ comedy drama “The ‘Zweiflers” about a colourful, dysfunctional yet loving Jewish family in contemporary Germany, had a rapturous reception April...

Onza Distribution Sells Hit Portuguese Telenovela ‘Cacao’ to Mediaset in Spain (EXCLUSIVE) 

In a move that could suggest the start of a promising future for Portuguese telenovelas in Spain, sales house Onza Distribution has sold primetime hit soap “Cacau” (“Cacao”) to Mediaset España,...

3CAT Brings ’Aitana,’ a Doc Film-Miniseries to Market: ‘She’s the Greatest Woman Soccer Player in the World,’ Says Pep Guardiola (EXCLUSIVE)

CANNES — 3CAT, the newly reset Barcelona-based Catalan public broadcaster, and one of the driving forces behind Canneseries highlight “This Is Not Sweden,” is bringing onto the market a new docuseries...

Punching Ratings Highs in Spain, Premium Telenovela ‘Dreams of Freedom’ from Atresmedia and Banijay’s Diagonal TV, Hits Cannes MipTV Market

The ambitious Begoña Montes is locked in a toxic marriage to a magnate in the thrilling telenovela period drama “Dreams of Freedom” (“Sueños de Libertad”), produced for Antena 3 by Banijay’s...

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