London, 13 January
The leading group of London-based international distributors behind new annual event, The London TV Screenings, have today confirmed an overall schedule for the upcoming virtual edition, taking place between 1st and 12th March 2021.
Over two weeks, All3Media International, Banijay Rights, eOne, Fremantle and ITV Studios will showcase their Spring slates to international buyers across a series of coordinated presentations.
Confirmed dates and brief presentation details for each company are below – each will communicate directly with buyers to secure attendance to their own virtual event.
Wednesday 3rd March: Banijay Rights highlights programming from its newly combined 88,000 hour multi-genre catalogue.
Thursday 4th March: All3Media International presents its Scripted Upfront, Formats Upfront and Factual Upfront.
Friday 5th March: Fremantle Presents will showcase new titles from Fremantle’s scripted, factual, entertainment and lifestyle portfolio.
Monday 8th March: Keshet International presents a selection of new offerings from its scripted, non-scripted and format portfolios.
Tuesday 9th March: eOne introduces an all-new line-up of scripted & unscripted programming at the eOne Preview event.
Wednesday 10th March: ITV Studios Festivals will run throughout the day virtually, including Drama, Formats and Non-Scripted. Each session will feature special guests and an exclusive look at the current and upcoming content slate.
From 2021, The London TV Screenings will be scheduled to take place annually following the BBC Studios Showcase, bringing buyers a comprehensive curated presentation of each distributor’s upcoming content. From 2022, following the 2021 virtual edition, the screenings will be held as a live, physical event.
London, 24 November
A leading group of London-based international distributors - namely all3media International, Banijay Rights, eOne, Fremantle, and ITV Studios - which has long been working together to coordinate their spring screening events, today announced the establishment of The London Screenings.
While the screenings have been taking place for several years around the time of BBC Studios Showcase, from March 2021 The London Screenings will be officially named as such and will take place as an annual event led by the group. The London Screenings will launch on 1 March 2021 following on from the BBC Studios Showcase, which is scheduled to take place from 22-24 February 2021.
The event will be held virtually next year – with a view to a return to live physical events from 2022.
A spokesperson said; “Over previous years, the week in London post BBC Studios Showcase has become a destination for key buyers around the world. This has been down to the calibre of the events and presentations arranged by the key London-based distributors.
Having listened to our buyers, the logical evolution is for those companies to bring buyers a fully curated series of quality showcases across two weeks, each planned to avoid screening conflicts and all under the official banner of The London Screenings".
The extended timeframe allows for the demands on buyers’ time in virtual world.