Articles about Channing Dungey
AMC has commissioned a sea-based thriller called The Terror, while Steven Soderbergh is making a western for Netflix. In Europe, drama producers are interested in everything from the refugee crisis to former footballers.
ABC’s early pickups show its new entertainment president is keen to keep its hit shows on top form by giving their creative teams as much time as possible to prepare for next season. Michael Pickard reports.
ABC came out top in the US freshman drama stakes thanks to a single showrunner and some clever marketing. Channing Dungey, ABC Entertainment Group executive VP of drama development, explains how the network is ‘eventizing’ its schedule.
With the explosion in digital platforms, a sharp rise in investment and more varied content than ever, it’s certainly an exciting time to be working in the drama industry. But where does drama go from here – and what challenges is the new landscape throwing up?