Nordic Independents come out of the cold

NORDIC creativity has never been cooler From chilling crime series — the ‘Nordic Noir’ phenomena of Millennium, The Killing and Wallander — to fun, quirky, thoughtful formats, such as The Blind Chef, Warzone Cooking, My Life’s Greatest Gift, The Wall, Blobo, Shop Amok, Comedy Combat and Babes on the Bus, there’s no question that the…

China Format Day Signals New Era In East-West Trade

WITH executives from 26 international companies, 21 keynote speakers and 300-plus attendees, including representatives from 28 local Chinese stations, the inaugural China Format Day at last month’s Sichuan TV Festival proved “that formats are now a huge and permanent feature of the Chinese TV landscape”, according to co-organiser Georges Leclere, CEO of LGMA. Leclere’s claim…

New Member Profile: Enlight Media

ENLIGHT MEDIA — the largest independent production company in China — is used to blazing a trail. It was the first Chinese producer to recognise the potential of The X Factor, which it reversioned for Liaoning TV to the sort of telephone-number success that can only happen in a country of 1.34 billion people. It…