European Alliance Execs Debate Difficulty Of Competing With Streamers – Mia Market

European Alliance Execs Debate Difficulty Of Competing With Streamers – Mia Market
A host of heavyweight European execs have debated the difficulty of competing with US streamers on big budgets, while criticising these players for failing to nurture local talent and buying up studio space.

Many of the panellists involved in today’s Getting Your Projects Financed session at the Mia Rome Market are involved with the European Alliance, which aims to co-produce programming such as the upcoming Around The World In 80 Days adaptation between European networks France Televisions, Italy’s Rai and Germany’s Zdf.

Manuel Alduy, France Televisions Head of Cinema and International Development, cited the complexities of co-producing with streamers who “want to discuss almost everything, from your position in the room to editorial to rights to IP.”

“Finding blockbusters like Around The World In 80 Days is therefore so important,” he added.

And deep-pocketed streamers like Amazon and Netflix are keener to take local rights than ever, according
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