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“Ten years ago, when a writer came to you with something, you could take it to a handful of places. Now you can literally go to 35 places — and new ones are popping up all the time.” 

- Marc Korman, partner at WME Entertainment praises golden times for creators during the INTV panel “Lost In Translation”

“It used to be that everyone wanted mostly the same thing, the same kind of series. Now everyone wants something different.”

- Carrie Stein, executive vp global production for eOne in the INTV Session “Found in Translation” – confirming the earlier remarks from AMC’s Joel Stillerman to unearth niche and underserved markets. “We take shows that appeal to a small and passionate audience, ‘not something for everybody.’”

International co-productions are on the up with ideas being sourced and produced globally. One such example: ‘Welcome to Sweden’, eOne’s comedy co-produced by Amy Poehler which was commissioned by NBC and Swedish channel TV4. The show is based Amy Poehler’s brother’s real life experience of moving to Sweden for love – and the comical local encounters that unfolded. Stein added that producers are increasingly looking at the global market for fresh ideas and talents “You never know where the next great idea is going to come from.” A thought AMC’s Stillerman echoed earlier “There’s so much good content coming from the rest of the world, frankly, we want to be part of that.”

Another trend in the international entertainment business – acquisitions and consolidation. But how to the large global production companies keep their newly acquired outfits creatively idle yet streamlined? Andrea Wong, Sony Pictures Television Production Chief responds: “Our job is to make our productions companies’ lives easier…to let creative be creative. Our production companies should be light-footed and able to retain company cultures.”

- Carrie Stein, executive vp global production for eOne in the INTV Session “Found in Translation” – confirming the earlier remarks from AMC’s Joel Stillerman to unearth niche and underserved markets. “We take shows that appeal to a small and passionate audience, ‘not something for everybody.’”

International co-productions are on the up with ideas being sourced and produced globally. One such example: ‘Welcome to Sweden’, eOne’s comedy co-produced by Amy Poehler which was commissioned by NBC and Swedish channel TV4. The show is based Amy Poehler’s brother’s real life experience of moving to Sweden for love – and the comical local encounters that unfolded. Stein added that producers are increasingly looking at the global market for fresh ideas and talents “You never know where the next great idea is going to come from.” A thought AMC’s Stillerman echoed earlier “There’s so much good content coming from the rest of the world, frankly, we want to be part of that.”

Another trend in the international entertainment business – acquisitions and consolidation. But how to the large global production companies keep their newly acquired outfits creatively idle yet streamlined? Andrea Wong, Sony Pictures Television Production Chief responds: “Our job is to make our productions companies’ lives easier…to let creative be creative. Our production companies should be light-footed and able to retain company cultures.”

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