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Global production: the pros and cons

As international cable networks ramp up their global footprints, they’re looking for more and more content to feed into their international pipelines. But while that may mean more opportunities to ...
December 17, 2012

As international cable networks ramp up their global footprints, they’re looking for more and more content to feed into their international pipelines. But while that may mean more opportunities to secure commissions, producers may have less opportunities to exploit the programs globally, with the networks often retaining international rights. A high-level panel at the 15th edition of the Realscreen Summit will examine the issue of feeding the appetite for global content from the prodco, network, and distributor perspectives, and also uncover the creative approaches being utilized by all partners to arrive at deals that work. Is there room for compromise and collaboration in the global content game?

Julian Bellamy

Creative Director and Head of Production and Development

Discovery Networks International

Sally Miles

Founder & CEO

Passion Distribution

MODERATOR

Jane Millichip

Managing Director

Zodiak Rights

Brent Montgomery

Founder and Owner

Leftfield Pictures

Christian Murphy
SVP, International Programming & Marketing


A+E Networks

Hamish Mykura

EVP & Head of International Content

National Geographic Channels International

 

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About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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