Claire Tavernier to speak at Reykjavik Global Forum

We are delighted that our co-founder Claire Tavernier is taking part in the Reykjavik Global Forum this week in Iceland as a panelist discussing the impact of television and popular culture on social norm change. Claire is a member of the Reykjavik Global Forum’s Action Advisory Board.

The Evolution of Sitcoms: The Trade-Off Between Authenticity and Comedy

As we mourn the premature passing of Matthew Perry, it seems a good time to reflect on what made him such a comedic genius in Friends – the audience – and what we lost (and also gained) when we transitioned away from studio audiences to the single-camera style we are all familiar with today. In […]

The Intent Podcast – Tracy Jean

In this episode, we are joined by Tracy Jean, or TJ, a seasoned executive in the field of development and acquisitions. In a full and frank discussion, TJ shared a treasure trove of insights into the dynamic world of ideation, development, and acquisitions in the television industry. With a wealth of experience spanning decades and continents (three and counting!), she delved into the importance of collaboration, the intricacies of crafting new show concepts, and the challenges of acquiring content.

Everything I know about management I learnt from 30 Rock

There is a general rule that TV shows about TV don’t work. They get made because both the writers and the commissioners are familiar with the topic, but whether they are excellent (Lisa Kudrow’s The Comeback) or… not (Aaron Sorkin’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip), the received wisdom is that they tend to be […]


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