London, 15th July 2024

The London TV Screenings Expands 2025 Edition

  • UK’s flagship independent industry event to commence Sunday 23 February
  • Free-to attend, collaborative event on track to grow and attract more than 30 distributors and studios
  • Founding companies unveil their events in extended run

The London TV Screenings today announces an expanded 2025 edition, with the UK’s premier annual distribution event set to run Sunday February 23, to Friday February 28, 2025.

Kicking off The London TV Screenings 2025 is European producer and distributor STUDIOCANAL, with an early Sunday evening showcase at the Ham Yard Hotel. The week will close on Friday afternoon with events held by the four founding distributors, All3Media International, Banijay Entertainment, Fremantle and ITV Studios throughout. All events will span locations across Leicester Square, Soho and Covent Garden.

Along with the four founding distributors, the fifth annual London TV Screenings will see 30+ other companies, collaborate to run free-to-attend, independent events that are expertly curated to give the best experience to buyers worldwide. Attendees will have the opportunity to get exclusive first-looks and ‘deep dives’ into some of the most eagerly-awaited scripted and non-scripted content, including formats, as well as the chance to connect with world-class on- and off-screen talent.

As previously announced, the third annual London TV Screenings will include Abacus Media Rights, About Premium Content, Blue Ant Media, Bossanova Media, Cineflix Rights, DCD Rights, FIFTH SEASON, Hat Trick International, Keshet International, NBCUniversalFormats, Paramount Global Content Distribution, Passion Distribution, Red Arrow Studios International, STUDIOCANAL, TVF International, Warner Bros. International Television Production; alongside the founding distributors, All3Media International, Banijay Rights, Entertainment One (eOne), Fremantle and ITV Studios.

The details of the founding companies’ events are announced today for the first time. Banijay Entertainment will be at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly on Wednesday 26th February with scripted and non-scripted in the morning followed by formats in the afternoon. The subsequent three distributor events will run at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square - ITV Studios Festivals throughout the day on Wednesday 26th February (Formats, Non-Scripted, Drama Festivals), All3Media International on Thursday afternoon, 27th February, and Fremantle (Scripted, Non-Scripted and Formats) on Friday morning, 28th February.

A London TV Screenings spokesperson said: “The London TV Screenings has firmly cemented itself as the leading distribution event in the UK, with last year’s edition seeing a surge in attendance across the capital. To ensure nothing is missed, and to accommodate an ever-expanding schedule, we’re delighted to begin the 2025 Screenings a day earlier, meaning we continue to deliver a high-quality, unmissable and free-to-attend event to the international content community.”

The 2024 Screenings enjoyed a 50% uplift in buyer attendance, some 750+ in total, as well as attracting 29 participating distributors/studios, an increase on the previous year.

The full line-up for London TV Screenings 2025 will be announced in the coming weeks.

London, 15 November 2023

THE LONDON TV SCREENINGS ANNOUNCES INITIAL LINE UP OF 29 DISTRIBUTORS

London’s Spotlight Moment in the Annual Distribution Calendar Gathers More International Interest as the Event Matures, Grows in Prestige and Delivers Results

The London TV Screenings today announces that 29 distributors will take part in its 2024 schedule from Monday 26 February to Friday 1 March. The figure is already an increase on the total number of participating distributors in 2023, with a rise in the number of internationally-headquartered companies heading to London to showcase content to buyers.

The four founding distributors, All3Media International, Banijay, Fremantle and ITV Studios, will be joined by: Abacus Media Rights, Beta Film GmbH, Blue Ant Media, BossaNova Media, Cineflix Rights, DCD Rights, Dogwoof, Eccho Rights, Federation Studios, FIFTH SEASON, Fox Entertainment Global, Hat Trick International, Keshet International, Lionsgate, NBCUniversal Formats, Newen Connect, Off the Fence, Paramount Global Content Distribution, Passion Distribution, Red Arrow Studios International, Sony Pictures Television, STUDIOCANAL, TVF International, Viaplay Content Distribution and Warner Bros. International Television Production, with each set to deliver a compelling mix of scripted, non-scripted and format buyers events.

A London TV Screenings spokesperson said: “The London TV Screenings 2024 is set to be even bigger than the 2023 event, which is no mean feat in these challenging times. Having been a ‘must-attend’ for London-headquartered distributors for many years, the event is now warmly welcoming more participants from overseas, so it is really becoming a pivotal moment in the calendar that will continue to grow and evolve from one year to the next.”

The third annual event in 2023 attracted 28 studios/distributors, an 87% increase on the 2022 edition, and more than 500 international buyers. The fourth annual Screenings will again see the group of leading distributors working together to offer expertly curated sessions, exclusive first looks and “deep dives” into some of the most hotly-anticipated formats, scripted and non-scripted content - as well as the chance to connect with world-class on and off-screen talent.

London, 16 May 2023

DATES ANNOUNCED FOR THE FOURTH ANNUAL LONDON TV SCREENINGS

Bumper 2023 Edition Sees 28 Studios and Distributors Participating with More Growth Expected in 2024

London, 16 May 2023 - The organisers of the annual London TV Screenings have today announced it will return from Monday 26 February to Friday 1 March 2024.

The third annual event in 2023 attracted 28 studios/distributors, an 87% increase on the 2022 edition, and more than 500 international buyers. It comprised a full schedule of events, each conveniently taking place in landmark West End locations to enhance the buyer experience.

ITV Studios and All3Media International held their events at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square, Fremantle and Banijay Rights at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, and eOne at Picturehouse Central in Piccadilly. Other participating companies included Abacus Media Rights, About Premium Content, Blue Ant Media, Bossanova Media, Cineflix Rights, DCD Rights, Dogwoof, Eccho Rights, FIFTH SEASON, Fox Entertainment Global, Hattrick International, Keshet International, Lionsgate, NBCUniversal Global Distribution, Newen Connect, Paramount Global Content Distribution, Passion Distribution, Red Arrow Studios International, Sony Pictures Televison, STUDIOCANAL, TVF International, Viaplay Content Distribution and Warner Bros. International Television Production.

The fourth annual Screenings will again see the group of leading distributors working together to offer expertly curated sessions, exclusive first looks and “deep dives” into some of the most hotly-anticipated formats, scripted and non-scripted content - as well as the chance to connect with world-class on and off-screen talent.

A London TV Screenings spokesperson said: “The third annual London TV Screenings proved that the event is firmly embedded in the annual buying calendar, packing out the largest and most prestigious screening venues London has to offer. We’re delighted to continue to deliver this premium and unmissable experience for buyers in 2024.”

Clients from all major markets, including the US, Europe, Australia, China, Africa and the Middle East, attended the 2023 Screenings. The London TV Screenings was founded by five leading London-based distributors: All3Media International, Banijay Rights, eOne, Fremantle and ITV Studios.

London, 20 December 2022

THIRD ANNUAL LONDON TV SCREENINGS GATHERS PACE AS NEW DISTRIBUTORS JOIN LINEUP AND PACKED SCHEDULE TAKES SHAPE

See the current schedule - graphic attached

London, 20 December 2022 - The London TV Screenings has today announced the full lineup of distributors taking part in its packed schedule from Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March 2023.

In addition to the partners announced in September, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures Television, Eccho Rights, Newen Connect and Viaplay Content Distribution have joined the week’s lineup. The new additions take the total number of host companies to 26, each set to deliver a compelling mix of scripted, non-scripted and format buyers events.

As previously announced, the third annual London TV Screenings will include Abacus Media Rights, About Premium Content, Blue Ant Media, Bossanova Media, Cineflix Rights, DCD Rights, FIFTH SEASON, Hat Trick International, Keshet International, NBCUniversalFormats, Paramount Global Content Distribution, Passion Distribution, Red Arrow Studios International, STUDIOCANAL, TVF International, Warner Bros. International Television Production; alongside the founding distributors, All3Media International, Banijay Rights, Entertainment One (eOne), Fremantle and ITV Studios.

A London TV Screenings spokesperson said: “For the 2023 edition of The London TV Screenings, our biggest yet, the group has come together like never before to curate all of the content and buyer events across the week. We’ve worked hard to minimise clashes and maximise the experience for clients, many of whom are sending multiple buyers, to make it a truly must-attend event in the annual calendar.”

The first in-person London TV Screenings was held in February this year and was attended by more than 500 international buyers. Each event featured expertly curated sessions including exclusive content and the opportunity to connect with world-class on and off-screen talent.

London, 8 September 2022

2023 DATES AND 20+ PARTICIPANTS ANNOUNCED FOR THIRD ANNUAL LONDON TV SCREENINGS

Resounding Success of the 2022 In-Person Event Paves Way for Third Annual Global Gathering of Creative Talent, Commissioners and Buyers.

The organisers of the annual London TV Screenings have today announced it will return from Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March 2023.

Following the huge success of the first in-person event earlier this year, attended by more than 500 international buyers, the third annual Screenings will see the founding distributors of the annual event - All3Media International, Banijay Rights, Entertainment One (eOne), Fremantle and ITV Studios - joined by a further 16 partners signed up to take part to date. These include: Abacus Media Rights, About Premium Content, Beyond Rights, Blue Ant Media, Bossanova Media, Cineflix Rights, DCD Rights, Endeavor Content, Hat Trick International, Keshet International, NBCUniversalFormats, Paramount Global Content Distribution, Passion Distribution, Red Arrow Studios International, STUDIOCANAL, Warner Brothers International TV Production.

The participating distributors will once again work together to offer expertly curated sessions featuring exclusive content and the opportunity to connect with world-class on and off-screen talent.

A London TV Screenings spokesperson said: “In 2022, The London TV Screenings cemented its position as a key, in-person destination for the global content community. Attendees are now guaranteed a completely London-based schedule packed full of sessions in which they will see and hear everything they need to know to make the right investments in programming for the year ahead.”

Clients from all major markets, including the US, Europe, Australia, China, Africa and the Middle East, attended the 2022 Screenings. More than 15 live events were held offering exclusive first looks and “deep dives” into some of the most hotly-anticipated formats, scripted and non-scripted content. World-class talent such as Aidan Turner (Poldark, The Suspect) and comedian/presenter Michael McIntyre were in attendance, as well as writer George Kay (Lupin, Killing Eve); executives Dan Baldwin Managing Director, Hungry Bear, Jake Lushington EP, World Productions, Patrick Spence, ITV Studios and Martin Haines & Karen Wilson, co-MDs of Kudos, part of Banijay UK.

London, 9 December 2021

MORE DISTRIBUTORS UNITE FOR THE LONDON TV SCREENINGS 2022

Beyond Rights, Blue Ant International, Cineflix Rights, DCD Rights, Hat Trick International, Passion Distribution, and STUDIOCANAL today announced that they are joining together with All3Media International, Banijay Rights, eOne, Fremantle, and ITV Studios for The London TV Screenings 2022.

The distributors are all working together to coordinate a series of screenings, meetings and events taking place in-person in London from Monday 28th February to Friday, 4th March 2022.

Each company will host individual events across The London TV Screenings week packed with exclusive content, bespoke sessions, and chances to connect with world-class programme-makers.

Full details of individual plans, dates, and times will be sent from the companies to their partners in the coming weeks. All events will be held in line with Covid guidelines and protocols as advised at the time by the UK Government.

A London TV Screenings spokesperson comments, “The London TV Screenings has now become a real focus for international buyers who we know are eager to engage with as many distributors as possible during their Spring visit to the UK. The addition of these seven distributors to the schedule makes the London week even more compelling. With all our customers in mind, we are working together as a group and in consultation with each other, to co-ordinate a curated programme which will avoid timing conflicts and ensure all our clients have the opportunity to see the very best new content and meet with our teams in central London.”

Further distributors are expected to join in the coming weeks. For scheduling details, visit the London TV Screenings website: www.londonscreenings.tv

About Beyond Rights Limited

Beyond Rights is committed to bringing a refreshing new approach to the international content marketplace. What sets us apart is our ability to secure long and rewarding partnerships with international broadcasters and producers, driven by collaboration, transparency, investment, and fast decision-making.

Proudly independent, and with an experienced, enthusiastic and creative team, our business successfully combines scale and stability with innovation and flexibility. We are known for our enviable and rapidly growing catalogue which includes key titles such as global hit lifestyle format Love It or List It, Emmy-nominated MythBusters, Abandoned Engineering, Underground Worlds and Border Patrol as well as popular scripted titles such as Halifax Retribution and kids’ programming such as Netflix Originals, Beat Bugs & Motown Magic.

While predominantly based in the UK, we are the distribution arm of Beyond International Limited, one of Australia’s leading production, distribution and digital companies, with more than 30 years’ experience in creating and delivering quality programming that is seen all over the world.

About Blue Ant International

Blue Ant International is a leading worldwide distributor of high-quality, creative content that engages audiences worldwide and across multiple platforms. The company offers a full-service approach to production partners with sales operations in London, Toronto and Los Angeles. Blue Ant International has a growing slate of over 4,000 hours of premium content, including distinctive series and formats in five key genres including factual entertainment, specialist factual, high-impact documentaries, kids and family, and scripted. Blue Ant International also has one of the world’s largest offerings of 4K natural history content. Blue Ant International is a division of Blue Ant Media.

About Cineflix Rights

Cineflix Rights is the UK’s largest independent TV content distributor, providing premium programming from leading international producers to more than 500 broadcasters and platforms worldwide. Our diverse catalogue spans the full range of factual genres, as well as scripted series and formats. Established in 2002, Cineflix Rights is based in London and part of the Cineflix Media group of companies.

AAbout DCD Rights

DCD Rights is one of the UK’s leading independent television programming distributors representing 3,500 hours of content across a wide range of genres, including drama, factual entertainment, lifestyle, music, documentary programming and formats. DCD Rights’ catalogue contains shows from top international producers/directors and independent producers and also features classic and cutting-edge concerts. An independent for more than 30 years, the company formerly named NBDtv became part of production and distribution group DCD Media plc in 2006. Find out more on www.dcdrights.com.

About Hat Trick International

Hat Trick International (HTI) was established in 1998 to internationally distribute the award winning formats and finished shows created by Hat Trick Productions. Since then, HTI has gone from strength to strength; representing programming from both Hat Trick Productions and 27 other independent producers, including HTM Television, KeoFilms, Plum Pictures and Outline Productions and now boasts a portfolio of 2500 hours of content. HTI’s hit shows form cornerstones in schedules throughout the globe, including Have I Got News for You, Episodes and Derry Girls, plus factual titles such as George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, Killer Women with Piers Morgan, Hugh’s War on Waste and the multi award winning Exodus: Our Journey to Europe.

About Passion Distribution

Passion Distribution is a leading international distributor specialising in stand-out unscripted content across all platforms, ranging from award winning, thought-provoking current affairs to long running, unmissable entertainment franchises. International hit shows include RuPaul’s Drag Race, Dynamo: Magician Impossible, Dr Christian Will See You Now and dramas Churchill’s Secret, The Politician’s Husband and Pen Taller. Passion Distribution was set up in 2008 and in 2012 became part of the Tinopolis Group, integrating in its catalogue iconic brands including Robot Wars, Worst Driver, An Idiot Abroad, Big Fat Gypsy Weddings and Paradise Hotel. Passion Distribution is a source of exceptional content from the most talented producers in the world, including many across the Tinopolis portfolio of production companies, including Firecracker Films, Mentorn Media, Magical Elves, A. Smith & Co. Productions, Pioneer Productions and Daybreak Pictures. The Passion team is active in pre-selling, finding co-production partners and deficit funding third party content. With their expertise in Format sales, the Passion team successfully roll out programmes around the world, in their original versions and as local adaptations. The Passion team also commissions original content in the premium factual genre, such as the series Secrets of the Superfactories, Planes Gone Viral and the recent #Trump: How Social Media Changed the Presidency.

About STUDIOCANAL (a CANAL+ Company)

STUDIOCANAL, a 100% affiliate of CANAL+ Group held by Vivendi, is Europe’s leader in production, distribution and international sales of feature films and TV series, operating directly in all four major European markets - France, United Kingdom, Germany, and Spain - as well as in Australia and New Zealand.

STUDIOCANAL finances and produces around 25 films per year, partnering with talent to make films in English, French, German, Spanish and other European languages. It distributes around 50 films per year and owns one of the largest film libraries in the world, boasting nearly 6,000 titles from 60 countries. Spanning 100 years of film history, this vast and unique catalogue includes among others the iconic Terminator 2, Rambo, Breathless, Mulholland Drive, The Pianist and Belle de jour.

STUDIOCANAL also produces more than 200 hours of TV series each year and operates at an international level, by globally distributing its scripted productions and CANAL+ Création Originale (1,000 hours of current and library content in distribution).

STUDIOCANAL has developed a network of award-winning European production companies, including TANDEM Productions (Shadowplay) and LAILAPS FILMS (Wild Republic) in Germany, the UK’s RED Production Company (Finding Alice, Years and Years) and URBAN MYTH FILMS (War of the Worlds, Extinction), Spain’s BAMBÚ PRODUCCIONES (Two Lives, On Death Row) and France’s STUDIOCANAL ORIGINAL (Nine Women, Narvalo, Mouche). STUDIOCANAL is also an associate of Benedict Cumberbatch’s production company SUNNYMARCH TV (Patrick Melrose) and Danish-based SAM Productions founded by Søren Sveistrup and Adam Price (Ride Upon The Storm).

STUDIOCANAL and the CANAL+ Group, being aware of their responsibility as a media company, producer and distributor of content, share Vivendi’s eagerness to promote ambitious and inclusive creations, which also address the urgency of climate change

London, 10 November 2021

INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTORS COMBINE FORCES TO BRING BACK THE LONDON TV SCREENINGS FOR 2022 IN-PERSON EVENT

A leading group of London-based international distributors - namely All3Media International, Banijay Rights, eOne, Fremantle and ITV Studios - today announced they are working together again to bring back the highly-successful London TV Screenings from 28 February - 4 March 2022.

Following an inaugural virtual event earlier this year, the major distributors will band together for a second year in a row to offer partners a series of in-person events from the individual companies in Spring 2022, packed with exclusive content, bespoke sessions and chances to connect with world-class programme-makers.

A London TV Screenings spokesperson said: “The London TV Screenings are back having already carved out a significant reputation as a key destination for buyers worldwide.”

“It makes perfect sense that we can work collaboratively to curate quality shows and avoid in-person screening conflicts to showcase all the latest scripted, non-scripted and formats programmes.”

“We very much expect more distributors to join too and look forward to coming together to present the very best these distributors have to offer at a number of venues, in the heart of the capital, and to a wider digital audience. We’ve no doubt this evolving London TV Screenings week will provide an unforgettable experience for buyers across the globe.”

For more information, please visit our website: www.londonscreenings.tv

About all3media international

All3Media International is one of the UK’s leading distribution companies. All3Media International is the distribution arm of the All3media group. We promote and license a catalogue of award-winning TV programmes and formats to broadcasters and media platforms across the globe. Over 1,000 broadcast, DVD and digital platform clients from over 200 countries entertain their audiences with the content we supply.

Our rich catalogue contains over 11,000 hours of content across all genres, with a focus on drama, comedy, factual, entertainment and formats. We are proud to work with the best programme makers in the world, including our own production studios based in the UK, Europe, USA and Australasia

We represent the best in compelling drama such as Informer, Cheat, The Missing and Liar, as well as Midsomer Murders, Britain’s top drama export, and leading detective drama brands such as The Brokenwood Mysteries and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, alongside ground-breaking comedies including Fleabag and The Bisexual. Our factual entertainment slate includes Gogglebox and Celebrity Undercover as well as shows featuring Gordon Ramsay, Guy Martin and Grayson Perry, and our entertainment brands include The Circle, Flirty Dancing and Beat the Internet.

About Banijay Rights

Leading independent global distributor, Banijay Rights, represents a world-class, multi-genre portfolio of over 110,000 hours of standout programming. Leading distribution for the largest international creator and producer, Banijay, the division handles the exploitation of some of the planet’s best scripted and non-scripted brands.

Representing quality, excellence and experience in the business of linear and non-linear television and ancillary activity across all platforms, Banijay Rights’ catalogue encompasses a host of top titles from Banijay’s 120+ in-house labels, and a number of third-party producers, spanning drama, comedy, entertainment, factual, reality, family, formats and theatrical.

Delivering high-quality IP, which was born locally and travels globally, the distributor offers the best stories told the best way. Its landmark brands include Survivor, Big Brother, MasterChef, Temptation Island, Grantchester, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Deal or No Deal, Versailles, Biggest Loser, Home and Away, Money Drop, Mr Bean and Black Mirror.

Built on independence, creative freedom, entrepreneurialism and commercial acumen, Banijay Rights operates under the direction of Chief Executive Officer, Cathy Payne.

About Entertainment One

Entertainment One Ltd. (eOne) is a talent-driven independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. As part of global play and entertainment company Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS), eOne's expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales; family programming, merchandising and licensing; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its extensive reach and scale, and a deep commitment to high-quality entertainment, eOne unlocks the power and value of creativity.

eOne brings to market both original and existing content, sourcing IP from Hasbro’s portfolio of 1500+ brands, and through a diversified network of creative partners and eOne companies.

About Fremantle

Fremantle is one of the largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world. From Too Hot To Handle to Mosquito Coast, Game of Talents to Shtisel, Farmer Wants A Wife to ‘Got Talent’ and Family Feud to My Brilliant Friend, we’re behind some of the most-loved, most-watched and most-challenging shows, reaching an international audience across multiple platforms.

We have an outstanding international network of production teams, companies and labels in 26 territories - our Fremantle family includes UFA (Germany), Wildside (Italy), Abot Hameiri (Israel), Miso Film (Denmark, Sweden and Norway), Blue Circle (Netherlands), Original Productions (USA) and Easy Tiger (Australia) to name a few.

We produce in excess of 12,700 hours of original programming, roll out more than 70 formats and air over 450 shows a year worldwide. We also distribute over 30,000 hours of content in over 180 territories.

We are also a world leader in digital and branded entertainment with more than 480 million fans across 1,600 social channels and over 40 billion views per year across all platforms.

For more information, visit www.fremantle.com, or follow us @FremantleHQ and visit our LinkedIn and Facebook pages.

About ITV Studios

ITV Studios is a creator, producer and distributor of world-leading programmes that people can’t get enough of. We connect millions of people every day and shape and reflect the world they live in, we are More Than TV.

ITV Studios is home to some of the best creative minds, crafting over 8,400 hours of original programming across 60 production labels. Our global footprint spans 13 countries including the UK, US, Australia, France, Germany, The Nordics, Italy and the Netherlands and our global distribution business sells our catalogue of 46,000+ hours to broadcasters and platforms around the world.

ITV Studios is part of ITV PLC, which includes the UK’s largest commercial broadcaster.

London, 13 January 2021

OVERVIEW SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR THE LONDON TV SCREENINGS 2021, COORDINATED BY LEADING UK DISTRIBUTORS

The leading group of London-based international distributors which recently announced their partnership to formally establish The London TV Screenings as an annual event, have today confirmed an overall schedule for the up-coming virtual edition in March 2021.

Taking place over 2 weeks from 1st to 12th March, All3Media International, Banijay Rights, eOne, Fremantle and ITV Studios will collaborate to showcase their new 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 brand new programming from its 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.

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. Following the 2021 virtual edition, the screenings will be held as a live, physical event from 2022.

London, 24 November 2020

London-Based International
Distributors Collaborate to establish
the London Screenings from March 2021

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.