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Highlights from 2022 Global TV Demand Awards: Virtual Festival

Hear from the talent, creators, and executives behind the world's most popular TV shows!

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Attack on Titan’s Worldwide Takeover

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Japanese anime series “Attack on Titan” captured global attention in 2021 when it was named the most in-demand TV show of the year.  The fourth and final season’s director Yuichiro Hayashi and Global Connects founder and CEO Douglas Montgomery discuss the success of the show and the shocking differences between anime budgets and the typical Hollywood spend for a show of this caliber.




Mare of Easttown

In this Q&A, Mark Roybal, Executive Producer of the award-winning HBO limited series and wiip production “Mare of Easttown,” shares his experience about how it was “kind of a dream” to work with Kate Winslet and what happens when a “great script, great concept, and great talent” come together.

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Only Murders in the Building

Steve Martin, Martin Short, and…Selena Gomez? Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building” brings together three unlikely characters in a true-crime parody that Hulu Originals president Craig Erwich says is the platform’s “most watched comedy of all time.”

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“YOU” co-creator and showrunner, Sera Gamble, on how to make “bingeable” content in today’s world where everyone is competing for viewer time. Adapted from the book series by Caroline Kepnes and originally created for Lifetime, “YOU” was given a second life when Netflix picked up its second and future seasons.

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As the global gaming market continues to gain market share in the attention economy, one industry leader is going beyond the digital world to maintain their competitive advantage. In November 2021, Ubisoft, the video game company headquartered in France, announced their plans to build the world’s first “playable” theme park slated to open in 2025. Mathilde Bresson, the location-based entertainment manager behind the project, paints a picture of the gamified experience visitors can expect; one that brings to life gaming IP such as Assassin’s Creed, the Tom Clancy universe, and Just Dance in a way that engages gamers and non-gamers alike.

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La Casa de Papel (Money Heist)

Enrique Arce, better known to millions around the world as the antagonistic Arturo Román in Netflix’s Money Heist, reveals the “powerful combination” of genres that make up the award-winning Spanish series.

“Money Heist” was the most in-demand TV show coming out of Europe in 2021 and a top-five finalist for Most In-Demand Drama Series in the World for the 2022 Global TV Demand Awards.

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Cobra Kai

Sit down and have a cigar with Martin Kove, known to many as “John Kreese” in Netflix‘s Cobra Kai and the original Karate Kid franchise. Martin discusses the skills required to evolve a character like John Kreese from a typical 80’s villain to a modern-day nemesis with nuance. Season 4 of the YouTube-turned-Netflix series topped global charts upon its debut, proving the inherent value of stories about redemption, mercy and nostalgia.

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The Voice

“The Voice” host and producer Carson Daly, alongside executive producer Audrey Morrissey, highlight what makes the NBC competition show a consistent fan-favorite year after year as the series celebrates its 21st season. One example: A unique approach to coaching. With a focus on mentorship over judging, four celebrity coaches bring experience, warmth, and fun in what former coaches have described as “the best job they’ve ever had.” 

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Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir

ZAG Entertainment’s CEO and Founder Jeremy Zag on the inspiration behind global children’s hit Miraculous: Ladybug and the future of children’s entertainment. With a Parisian setting and Japanese manga-like illustration style, Miraculous appeals to global audiences far beyond France. The series was the first TV property to join the Roblox metaverse, a first step in Jeremy’s goal to expand the Miraculous IP beyond traditional storytelling methods.

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Q: Into the Storm

Documentary filmmaker Cullen Hoback opens up about his process of unlocking the mystery of who was operating behind the scenes of conspiracy collective QAnon, the subject of his docuseries for HBO, Q: Into the Storm.

Cullen discusses his role as an investigator, storyteller and editor over several years of research in order to create an in-depth series about a global organization whose existence helped perpetuate political and social turmoil over the last few years.

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Allen v. Farrow

Amy Ziering, creator and director of HBO documentary series “Allen v. Farrow,” on how the true-crime genre often provides a completed snapshot of a case to viewers which can lead to an “illusion of justice.” In 2021, Amy and her team of investigative journalists and filmmakers told the story of Dylan Farrow, adopted daughter of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, and the allegations of sexual abuse against Allen involving Dylan. The series has sparked many conversations in and outside of Hollywood against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement.

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New Amsterdam

With demand for medical dramas soaring in 2021, NBC’s “New Amsterdam” stands out by taking a critical eye of the social issues that bring people into the American medical system. Actor Ryan Eggold and Executive Producer David Schulner on their distinct approaches to creating a realistic medical drama in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ryff provides a 21st century solution to a form of advertising that is almost 100 years old: Product Placement. With AI-driven technology that can instantly scan content and determine viable media space, the company provides advertisers new options in today’s increasingly virtual world.

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