Industry Report: Market trends
18/07/2012 - Articles, interviews, news, analysis on market trends.
Co-creating duo Jane Campion and Gerard Lee descended on Cannes to discuss new mini-series Top of the Lake. Produced by See-Saw Films, the show is backed by Screen Australia, Screen NSW and Fulcrum Media Finance for BBC, UKTV, the Sundance Channel and BBC Worldwide.
It's a titans' fight like Hollywood loves to stage for a century : The Dark Knight Rises versus The Amazing Spider-Man. An ordinary war of summer blockbusters ? That's what we would have said few years ago. The rentals DVD company which has the same name, Blockbuster, was thriving then. Nowadays it is at the edge of bankruptcy. The crumbling video market and the entire industry are uncertain.
The 2011 world television content market MIPCOM in Cannes closed on 6 October in an upbeat mood as deals abounded across countries and platforms and messages of hope and reconciliation were ushered by keynote speakers.
Google plans to create 20 special channels on its YouTube site, and will spend $100 million to create original programming to populate them, according to sources who talked with the Wall Street Journal.
Helen Davis Jayalath presented Screen Digest's study on the evolution of video consumption, trying to understand whether Blu-ray could compensate the decline of DVD sales. The answer is negative but, according to Screen Digest, the European online movie spending will reach almost 400M€ in 2013 and two third of this will be from the big 5 territories in Europe (Germany, France, UK, Spain and Italy).