According to Hollywood Reporter, the premier global content market MIPTV (12 to 16 April, Cannes, France) is counting on the continuing supply of American, globally appealing content to spark big business deals at the market. Think back to recent global hits like Lost, 24, Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, etc.
New US shows to debut at MIPTV 2010 include Chase, Undercover, The Gates, Good Guys and Terriers.
Warner Bros. International TV president Jeffrey Schlesinger told Hollywood Reporter that his company, which offers dramas from producers like Jerry Bruckheimer (CSI franchise) and David E Kelley (Boston Legal) had really not felt a lot of the effects of the recession. "We’ve closed very robust deals over the past year,’ he said.
It seems that hour-long shows which involve sex, violence, vampires and forensics seem to be the ones in demand globally.