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Rai Fiction Looks to Conquer International Audiences

Italy’s leading broadcaster Rai, which invests nearly 200 million euros in roughly 400 hours of content every year, is aiming to become a key player on the international drama scene. The Frank Spotnitz and Nicholas Meyer-created “Medici: Masters of Florence,” whose second season stars Daniel Sharman as young Lorenzo, known as the Magnificent, in 15th century Florence, underscores Rai’s ambition ...

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UFA Entertains German Audiences With Talent and Game Shows

Focusing on the development and production of entertainment formats, from talent and game shows to dating skeins, comedy sketch programs and docutainment, UFA Show & Factual provides content to all of Germany’s leading broadcasters, including RTL, ARD, ZDF and ProSieben. From its headquarters in Cologne and offices in Berlin, Hamburg and Baden-Baden, UFA Show & Factual produces shows that attracts ...

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Nielsen Says It Will Measure Audiences for TV Episodes That Stream Via Netflix

Nielsen said it would extend it measurement of TV-show audiences to select subscription video on demand services, a new push by the backer of the media industry’s main yardstick to gauge interest in new video-watching behaviors. The company will make available widely audience data for content that streams on select SVOD players. A&E Networks, Disney ABC Television Group, Lionsgate, NBCUniversal, ...

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Korean Audiences Line Up for More Political Docs

While the Busan festival is still feeling the political repercussions of its decision to screen “The Truth Shall Not Sink With the Sewol,” the controversial documentary about the capsizing of Sewol ferry in 2014 that was critical of the government, the general political climate and the impact on artistic freedom, however, has slowly changed. South Korea has been battered with political ...

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He fooled Penn & Teller, now Siegfried Tieber is amazing L.A. audiences with his up-close magic show

Magician Siegfried Tieber is a study in contrasts. Tall and lithe, the 30-year-old Ecuador-raised sleight-of-hand artist is dressed in the magician’s requisite formal vest and white shirt, sleeves rolled to the elbow, cheekily accented with a micro-printed floral tie, a rose pin on his lapel. At once mysterious and open, his honey-colored eyes glow with genuine affection as he literally ...

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Tony Shalhoub Promises ‘The Band’s Visit’ Will Startle Audiences in Unexpected Ways (Exclusive)

“One thing I love about this show, obviously, is the music,” Tony-nominated composer David Yazbek says of his fourth Broadway show, which featuers a book by Itamar Moses. Yazbek also wrote the music for The Full Monty and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, also based on movies.  “It’s an amazing blend — amazing. I sound like [President Donald] Trump. It’s an amazing ...

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One Major Flatliners Plot Point That Had To Be Adjusted For Modern Audiences

For those unfamiliar with the plot of Flatliners, the story centers on a group of medical students (Ellen Page, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Diego Luna, and Kiersey Clemons) who begin to partake in dangerous medical experiments in the hopes of learning what it is that really happens after death. After purposefully being killed and then revived, they each begin to ...

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