About

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 – Spring 2017 issue

Artwork deadline: 10th March
Published: 24th March

Special features this issue:

On location with Babylon Berlin
DQ goes on location with Babylon Berlin, the new police drama from showrunner Tom Twyker based on Volker Kutcher’s thrillers and set in 1920s Berlin.

The Handmaid’s Tale
Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale is being brought to the small screen by Hulu and MGM. DQ speaks to showrunner Bruce Miller about the challenges of adapting the novel and why the 1985 story is still relevant today.

Stuck on sci-fi
With the revival of Star Trek and the return of Stranger Things to come in 2017, DQ delves into the global trend for science-fiction to find out how the genre hit the mainstream.

Highlighting Harlots
Some of the cast and creative team behind ITV/Hulu coproduction Harlots reveal the secrets behind this story of rival brothel owners in 18th century London.

The cult of Twin Peaks
As Kyle MacLachlan returns for another damn fine cup of coffee, DQ looks at what made the series such a cult hit and how it has influenced other television series.

And much more…

Drama Quarterly – Summer 2017 issue

More details to come…

Editorial contact: Michael Pickard
Advertising contacts: Odiri Iwuji, Peter Treacher

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DQ in print

The DQ print and iPad editions publish four times a year and enjoy broad distribution at all relevant festivals and events and also on the newsstands in major entertainment cities including London, New York, Paris, Toronto and Los Angeles.

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Full page with bleed: 246mm wide by 326mm high

Front cover trim: 240mm wide by 238mm high
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