About

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

From interviews with showrunners, writers, directors and on-screen talent to in-depth analysis of commissioning trends and on-set 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. Our Facebook page also has the latest drama news and commissions from around the world.

The DQ print and iPad editions publish four times a year.
You can subscribe to DQ for iPad by clicking here.

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 – September 2019

Published: September 5, 2019

  • Go east – DQ shines a spotlight on some of the new dramas coming out of central and eastern Europe to find out how creatives in the region are bringing their stories to the screen.
  • Rise of the Vikings – Behind-the-scenes on upcoming HBO Europe’s Norwegian original drama Beforeigners, in which people from three past time periods — the stone age, Viking age and late 1800s — suddenly reap-pear in the modern world, leading one Viking to team up with a police officer and investigate a mur-der.
  • And much more…

Drama Quarterly – Fall 2019

Published: October 14, 2019

  • Building character – The best dramas are based on compelling characters who viewers will fall in love with or root for their demise. DQ speaks to writers to find out how they do it.
  • New worlds – At a time when television drama is embracing increasingly fantastical worlds, DQ looks at the role of production designers and find out how they bring their extraordinary visions to life.
  • In the dock – DQ visits the set of upcoming BBC drama The Trial of Christine Keeler, a dramatisation of the real life events surrounding the Profumo affair, in which a British politician had an affair with a young model, and the fallout from the 1960s scandal.
  • And much more…

 

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

Advertising with DQ

DQ online

DQ carousel
The DQ home page carousel mixes carousel advertising with home page light box takeover once the campaign is clicked.

This sponsorship also features a banner on the DQ weekly newsletter.

There is the opportunity to promote up to six different dramas at one time.

Option 1:

    • Your jpg holding image at 1940 pixels wide x 794 pixels high to run the full width of the home page of the website
    • Your 3 minute trailer at either 1280 x 720 pixels OR 1920 x 1080 pixels
      (16:9 ratio), pro res or H.264 in .mov (max file size 500mb)
    • Also a static jpg reflecting the headline image of the drama, at 200 pixels wide x 112 pixels high for the DQ website

Option 2:

  • Your 55 words of descriptive copy and a headline holding image at 1390 pixels wide x 794 pixels high
  • Your 3 minute trailer at either 1280 x 720 pixels OR 1920 x 1080 pixels
    (16:9 ratio), pro res or H.264 in .mov (max file size 500mb)
  • Also a static jpg reflecting the headline image of the drama, at 200 pixels wide x 112 pixels high for the DQ website

DQ weekly hotspot
A static jpg at 170 pixels wide x 170 pixels high with a click-through link

DQ homepage campaign
This includes two side skyscrapers and a large middle banner ad on the DQ homepage.

Specs:
Main middle banner: a static jpeg at 1114 pixels wide by 160 pixels high with a click-through link
2 x side skyscrapers: static jpegs at 120 pixels wide by 645 pixels high with a click-though link
Mobile banner: a static jpeg at 345 pixels high by 345 pixels wide with a click-through link

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.

Mechanical Specifications
Full page trim: 240mm wide by 320mm high
Full page with bleed: 246mm wide by 326mm high

Front cover trim: 240mm wide by 238mm high
Front cover with bleed: 246mm wide by 251mm high (cover bleeds behind the masthead)

DPS trim: 480mm wide by 320mm high
DPS with bleed: 486mm wide by 326mm high

Half page horizontal type area only: 215mm wide by 145mm high

Please contact [email protected] with any queries or for any measurements not already mentioned