This week, Alice Redman and Heather Fallon discuss the latest commissioning news, including BBC new hires and Channel 4 privatisation. Later, Alice is joined by Commissioner Index subscriber Nevision's scripted creative director, Neil Zeiger. All that, plus Alice and Heather dish on their greenlight of the week.
Alice and Heather are joined by independent production company South Shore's joint CEOs Melanie Leach and Andrew Mackenzie to discuss the factual entertainment genre.
This week Alice and Heather delve into the world of factual television, speaking with Sky's director of documentaries, Poppy Dixon, as well as Commissioner Index subscribers First Look TV about what they're up to, how they use CI, and the true crime genre. All that, plus Alice and Heather discuss their greenlight of the week.
This week Alice and Heather discuss the US upfronts, factual commissioning at the PSBs and, of course, their greenlight of the week. Tune in to find out what's set to hit US screens and laptops this year, and what's working in factual.
This week, Alice Redman and Elizabeth McDonald discuss the recent Commissioner Index True Crime event, featuring a panel of true crime commissioners including Channel 5's Dan Louw, Discovery's Winona Meringolo and A+E Networks UK's Diana Carter. They unpack the commissioners' remits and more, and also discuss their Greenlight of the Week.
This week Alice and Heather unpack the addition of brand new international commissioner profiles to the Commissioner Index. They discuss their findings during months of research, and why producers should start looking around the world for co-production opportunities. Later, they speak with Blue Ant Media Canada's Alison Barrat, SVP, Production and Development, and Sam Linton, VP, Head of Original Content about their opportunities for producers.
This week's episode features special guests Zia Bales, Senior Manager of Acquisitions and Co-productions, Kids EMEA for WarnerMedia, and award-winning production company and Commissioner Index subscriber, Icon Films. Icon's Head of Development Gemma Greene speaks to Heather Fallon about the last year and what's coming up for them in 2021, while Lizzie McDonald spoke to Zia Bales about her shopping list for Cartoon Network & Boomerang, plus her view on reboots. Alice Redman and Lizzie discuss their greenlights of the week, and give an exciting Commissioner Index update.
This week we'll be taking a look at what's been happening in the world of commissioning, including BBC3's return to linear. Alice Redman speaks with Channel 5's Sebastian Cardwell about his wider remit. And, of course, we discuss our greenlights of the week.
In this week's episode, the third member of the Commissioner Index research team, Lizzie, joins Alice and Heather to unpack the latest commissioning news.
Lizzie delivers the inside scoop on the Discovery Network's Magnolia channel, described by Discovery as "a warm cup of milk," which is now arriving in streaming form before it launches as a linear channel. Heather discusses YouTube's move towards diverse, unscripted original content, and why UK producers should be looking to YouTube for exciting opportunities.
Alice brings Disney+ updates, including a move away from their reliance on existing IP for their new European slate. Alice also explains how the streamer's series Wandavision has been her gateway into the world of Marvel. All that, plus our 'Greenlight of the Week' segment is back.