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Drama Quarterly is for and about the international business of drama.

From interviews with showrunners, writers, directors and on-screen talent to in-depth analysis of commissioning trends, project financing, digital strategy, market and sector reports – if you are interested in drama, DQ is for you.

DQ online provides regular summaries of what’s happening around the drama world, while @DQDaily on Twitter stays abreast of the latest buzz.

The DQ print and iPad editions publish four times a year.
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There has never been a more exciting time in drama, for creators, financiers, broadcasters and, most importantly, viewers. DQ brings perspective and further understanding to this renaissance business.

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Upcoming issues

Drama Quarterly – Summer 2017 issue

Published: August 23, 2017

Special features this issue:

Light touch
Following the success of US drama This Is Us, DQ explores the demand and desire for lighter dramas after a wave of dark and murderous series on screen. How are new police dramas putting character in the spotlight, rather than the crimes they are committing or solving, and what’s the thinking behind family dramas such as UK series The Durrells, Danish hit The Legacy and Australia’s long-running Offspring?

Sink or swim
One of the most critically acclaimed premieres at this year’s Cannes Film Festival wasn’t a film at all, but a TV series. DQ reports from the set of Top of the Lake: China Girl, the hugely anticipated follow-up to 2013 miniseries Top of the Lake, created by director Jane Campion and starring Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, The Handmaid’s Tale).

And much more…

 

Drama Quarterly – Fall 2017 issue

Published: October 16, 2017

Special features this issue:

Inside Fox
Set across 50 acres beneath the towering Fox Plaza building, which doubled for the infamous Nakatomi Plaza in action classic Die Hard, 20th Century Fox Studios has been home to television dramas including Homeland, Bones, American Horror Story and Feud. DQ gets a rare glimpse behind the scenes.

Korean showcase
With two new US dramas based on Korean formats, DQ takes a look at some of the newest series coming out of the country.

Deep impact
Pre-apocalyptic crime drama Hard Sun follows detectives Elaine Renko (played by Agyness Deyn) and Robert Hicks (Jim Sturgess) as they struggle with their personal and professional lives in the knowledge the world will end in five years. DQ goes on set with the cast and crew of this six-part drama from writer Neil Cross, the creator of Luther.

And much more…

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