Another kind of unscripted, if staged, reality fare went almost unnoticed at the Mip TV mart on Tuesday -- France's one-day nationwide strike against new labor laws.
A brave new world was hawked to international TV folk on the opening day of the 43rd Mip TV mart Monday, while French strikers kept the proceedings grounded in the present. A wildcat strike against…
Spain's biggest international sales operation Filmax Intl. is expanding into the sale of content that it hasn't produced itself. It's handling international rights on two series, Jesus Garay's "War…
The Intl. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will hold an Intl. Academy Day in Beijing, running Aug. 16-17, co-organized by the State Administration of Radio, Film & Television, state-owned…
Facing an analog switch-off in 2010, hesitancy about creating new content and uncertainty about ad take-up, can RTVE lead Spain's digital terrestial television revolution?
A flaxen-haired tyke, an eye-patched pirate and a bespectacled witch don't necessarily sound like shoo-ins for commercial success these days. But these Muppet-like puppets for moppets, nicknamed "Los…
Made by the Almodovars' El Deseo and Mediapro, RTVE's upcoming "Mujeres" (Women) reads like a TV drama version of Pedro Almodovar's just-released movie "Volver." In a rumbustious barrio, Irene, a…
With titles on offer including "Rollergirls" and "Penis Dementia," buyers at MipDoc over the weekend might have thought they were attending the American Film Market.
Spanish soccer club Real Madrid reckons it's on a winner -- off the field. The world's richest and best-known club is creating "Muppets"-style tots-to-tykes skein "Real Pets," its first push into TV…
D'Ocon Films Productions, one of Spain's best-known animation houses, is moving into the slate production of toon TV movies.