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THIS PAGE RELATES TO OUR 2015 EVENT. TO VIEW THE INTERNATIONAL DRAMA SUMMIT 2016, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

INTERNATIONAL DRAMA SCREENINGS • COPRODUCTION MARKETPLACE • DEVELOPMENT FINANCE • TWO DAY DRAMA SUMMIT • DRAMA AWARDS • DIGITAL ORIGINALS • CRAFT WORKSHOPS • DRAMA SERIES CASE STUDIES • BROADCASTER BRIEFINGS • SHOWRUNNERS • STUDIOS • PRODUCERS • WRITERS • PACKAGERS • PROJECT FUNDING • DRAMA ACQUISITIONS

Be part of the story: Join us at the World’s leading international drama convention


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Tuesday December 1

 

Tuesday December 1


Registration opens from 8.00 in the delegates lounge, coffee and tea available until 10.00


 Registration opens from 8.00 in the delegates lounge, coffee and tea available until 10.00


10.00
C21 International Drama Summit opening remarks

David Jenkinson
Editor-in-chief & managing director
C21 Media

 


Drama Series10.05

C21 International Drama Series Script Competition FINAL PITCH
More than 200 scripts were entered in the C21 International Drama Series Script Competition, produced in association with leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) and Creative England through their recently launched venture, designed to find the next big thing in international drama. In this opening session eight finalists pitch their projects to a panel of leading drama commissioners, producers and buyers. Share the drama, hear the debate, judge for yourself (and read the scripts, which will be available to all attending the session), in this dynamic, interactive start to the three-day event.
FINAL JUDGING PANEL TO BE ANNOUNCED.


 

 


  Content Media10.30 - 11.30

DRAMA SCREENING: Content Media
Content Television, one of the industry’s leading independent distribution companies, invites you to an exclusive preview screening showcasing its latest drama series and upcoming new releases. The screening will include a Q&A with members of the Content Television team, as they share their insight on business model financing, creative development, rights management, global distribution and marketing, drawing on their experience of successfully launching hit primetime dramas such as LINE OF DUTY, CLEAN BREAK, HALO and SLASHER to the international market.


 11.00 - 11.30

TRENDSPOTTING:

European series, latest creative trends and new accessibility modes
Analysis of the expansion of European series on the international market, new trends in original creations, local remakes or international co-productions. Eurodata TV Worldwide will look into the most dynamic markets, consumer trends and the current digital revolution, multi-screen viewing and catch-up TV, the most iconic works, the newcomers and their effect on the market.
Moderator: David Jenkinson

Avril Blondelot
International research manager
Eurodata TV Worldwide

 


Content Media 11.30 - 12.30

DRAMA SCREENING: Newen
BEYOND THE WALLS (3x52’) directed by Hervé Hadmar, creator and showrunner of WITNESSES which recently aired on Channel 4 and on RTL in Germany : BEYOND THE WALLS is a stylistic and thrilling story about a young woman trapped within the walls of a mysterious house. Lisa is a young speech therapist who moves into a townhouse she has mysteriously inherited. She discovers hallways and rooms that suddenly appear then disappear, filling her with terror.  Her ever-shifting house is also manipulating other occupants, interweaving space-time continuums that lead Lisa on an initiatory journey into the deepest recesses of her psyche.
 


11.30 - 12.00

Scripted formats and international drama development
Producers and packagers discuss their approach to acquiring and developing drama series across borders.
Moderator: Richard Harris, Screen Australia


Richard Harris
Screen Australia
Jo Porter
Director of drama
FremantleMedia Australia
Christoph Fey
Attorney
Entertainment Master Class
Kiho Park
Producer
KBS, Korea

 

 

 


12.30 - 13.00
Drama case study: Trapped
As a ferry carrying 300 passengers from Denmark pulls into an Icelandic town’s small port, heavy snow begins to fall. The ferry can’t leave until the storm passes and the main road into town is impassable.  A mutilated and dismembered body washes on the shore, an unidentifiable man murdered only hours ago. The local police chief, Andri Olafssun, whose personal life is in shatters, realizes a killer has descended into his town.  As word spreads, order disintegrates into chaos as the ferry’s passengers and the town’s residents realize they are all possible suspects and that a killer is trapped among them. Inside the copro from co-production with ZDF, SVT, RUV, YLE, DR1, DRK & France Télévisions.
Moderator: Christophe Fey

Clive Bradley
Screenwriter
Klaus Zimmermann
General Manager
Dynamic Television

FilmUA12.00 - 13.00

DRAMA SCREENING: Film UA
FILM.UA Group is the leading Ukrainian TV and film production powerhouse. It's output comprises 3000 hours of scripted drama, theatrical features and animation. Building on the success of it's acclaimed scripted drama The Sniffer about a detective with an exceptional sense of smell, that is being adapted in France and Japan, FILM.UA welcomes you to our screening and presentation. We will showcase a selection of our recent and upcoming projects, that includes Red Queen (the story of the first Soviet supermodel), Rurik: The Origins (epic saga about the origins of the Slavic world) and Palermo Protocol (human trafficking drama).


13.00 - 14.00 Lunch:

(There is no lunch served at Content London but there are several cafes, restaurants and bars within and around the BFi)


13.00 - 14.00 Lunch:

(There is no lunch served at Content London but there are several cafes, restaurants and bars within and around the BFi)


NBC 14.00 - 15.00

DRAMA SCREENING: NBC Universal
Rai Fiction, Cattleya and NBCUniversal International Studios proudly present the opening episode of Tutto Può Succedere (Anything Could Happen) ahead of its debut broadcast on Rai 1 on 27 December 2015. Tutto Può Succedere is Rai’s first ever adaptation of an American scripted series, being an Italian remake of the long-running US family drama Parenthood which ran to more than one hundred episodes on NBC from 2010 to 2015. The Italian version, set within a contemporary multi-generational family, achieves the perfect blend of humour and heartbreak.  Filmed in and around Rome, the first season order is 26x50’.


Kocca 14.00 - 15.00:

DRAMA SCREENING: Kocca
Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) is a semi-government agency under the umbrella of the South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. We provide continuous support and encouragement to organisations in the Korean content industry in areas of animation, music, games, fashion and broadcasting ensuring they have a strong competitive edge in the creative landscape. Korean dramas are becoming more popular across the global market. We are delighted to showcase a selection of excellent Korean dramas with unique story lines. It will be a very exciting opportunity for the audience to discover some brand new Korean dramas through major broadcasters including KBS, MBC, SBS and CJ E&M.

 


15.00 - 16.00

DRAMA CASE STUDY: Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None  
Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None is the best selling crime novel of all time, with 100 million copies sold worldwide, and now for the first time the book has been adapted into a major new television series for BBC One. With an illustrious cast in place, Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Productions have filmed a three-part adaptation by Sarah Phelps (The Casual Vacancy, Great Expectations). This panel will discuss the process of taking Christie’s classic thriller to the screen.
Moderator: Michael Pickard

Karen Thrussell
Executive producer
Mammoth Screen
Hilary Strong
CEO
Agatha Christie Limited
Joel Denton
Managing director, international content sales and partnerships
A E Networks
Sarah Phelps
Writer and executive producer

Lionsgate15.00 - 16.00

DRAMA SCREENING: Lionsgate
From Creator Zander Lehmann and Executive Producer Jason Reitman, Casual is a wonderfully endearing, quirky comedy about a pair of siblings collectively facing the challenges of dating, love and family drama. Alex, a young internet entrepreneur, has vowed to help his sister Valerie, a recently divorced therapist, embrace her new life and the craziness of reentering the dating pool.  Although Alex has only the best of intentions, living under the same roof for the first time in years with his sister and her daughter, they all discover that while life can be both heartbreaking and hilarious, it’s anything but casual.


16.00: Networking break, refreshments available in the delegates lounge and main foyer


16.00: Networking break, refreshments available in the delegates lounge and main foyer


ITV16.30 - 17.30

DRAMA SCREENING: ITV Studios
ITV Studios, the UK’s leading production and distribution company is making it big on the world stage. We are proud to work alongside the very best home-grown and international production partners to bring our great stories to life for our worldwide audiences. Be a part of our exciting 2016 story as we invite our on and off screen talent to share exclusive previews from our incredible new drama slate, including major new drama series Victoria and visually-striking drama epic; Jericho.

 


ITV17.45

Opening cocktail sponsored by ITV Studios


ITV17.45

Opening cocktail sponsored by ITV Studios



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Wednesday December 2

 

Wednesday December 2


Registration opens from 8.00 in the delegates lounge, coffee and tea available until 9.00


Registration opens from 8.00 in the delegates lounge, coffee and tea available until 9.00


 9.00: Opening remarks

David Jenkinson
Editor-in-chief & managing director
C21 Media

 


9.05
TRENDSPOTTING: State of the Drama Nation
Leading drama executives define the current state of international drama and outline the creative and commercial opportunity for the international production, finance and broadcast community.
Moderator: David Jenkinson

Liam Keelan
Director of scripted content
BBC Worldwide
Carrie Stein
EVP of global productions
Entertainment One Television
Chris Bird
Director content strategy
Amazon Instant Video EU
Rola Bauer
CEO / Partner, TANDEM Productions &
Managing Director, STUDIOCANAL TV
Romain Bessi
COO & CFO
STUDIOCANAL

 


9.50
KEYNOTE INTERVIEW:
Kary Antholis, President, HBO miniseries and Cinemax programming
The man responsible for overseeing the development and production of HBO miniseries and Cinemax original programming, including all international copros and acquisitions, outlines his strategy for development and how partnerships are playing an ever-increasing role in the original programming remit at HBO.
Moderator: Jane Tranter

Kary Antholis
President
HBO miniseries and Cinemax programming

10.30: Networking break, refreshments available in the delegates lounge and main foyer


 

 

11.00
ONE-ON-ONE:
Arturo Interian is Sr. Vice President, Scripted Programming for HISTORY
With landmark series Roots in production, and Vikings prepping season four,Interian will outline his priorities to create more historical drama including Knightfall, being developed by A E Studios in association with Jeremy Renner and Don Handfield’s production company, The Combine and Midnight Radio.
Moderator: Clive Whittingham

Arturo Interian
Sr. vice president, scripted programming

10.50
THE DRAMA CONTROLLERS
With drama commissions coming thick and fast some of Europe’s most progressive commissioners outline their current scripted slate and future development plans.
Moderator: Ed Waller

Dermot Horan
Director of production and acquisitions
RTE
Christian Wikander
Head of drama
SVT
Eleonora Andreatta
Director
Rai Fiction
Karni Ziv
Head of drama and comedy
Keshet Media Group

11.30
ONE-ON-ONE:
Sarah Barnett, President and general manager BBC America
Barnett is responsible for the day-to-day operations of BBC America, including the channel’s overall creative and brand strategy, production and development, digital strategy and marketing.  She has helped the network achieve breakthrough ratings and secure an Emmy Award nomination. She is also known for her leadership at SundanceTV, where she launched the network’s highly acclaimed scripted programming, including ‘Top of the Lake,’ a Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner, as well as the Peabody award winning 'Rectify', and Golden Globe winner 'The Honorable Woman.'  What is in her sights for 2016/17 and beyond?
Moderator: David Jenkinson

Sarah Barnett
President and general manager
BBC America

11.30
DRAMA ACQUISITIONS & COPRODUCTION FOCUS
Some of Europe’s leading buyers and coproducers discuss their latest deals and the future of a collaborative approach to drama across borders.
Moderator: Ed Waller

Fredrik Luihn
Head of acquisitions
NRK
Alexandre Piel
Deputy Head of Drama / International Acquisitions and Coproductions
Arte France
Médéric Albouy
Head of drama co-productions
France Télévisions
Aline Marrache-Tesseraud
SVP, international acquisitions
Canal International, Canal OTT
Jan Mojto
CEO
Betafilm

12.00
ONE-ON-ONE: Rebecca Eaton, Executive producer, Masterpiece
One of the most prolific names in international drama Rebecca Eaton takes us inside the Masterpiece brands and shares her thoughts on the future development of the business.
Moderator: David Jenkinson

Rebecca Eaton
Executive producer
Masterpiece

 





12.30
DRAMA CASE STUDY: THE COLLECTION
The inside story on how this groundbreaking multi-platform, international commission came about, and how it defines new models in drama coproduction. We hear from the producers, packagers and broadcasters.
Moderator: Michael Pickard

Anne Thomopoulos
Executive Producer
Kate Croft
Executive Producer
Artis Pictures
Simon Vaughan
CEO
Lookout point

12.15
DEVELOPMENT SLATE:
Upcoming drama from the world’s leading producers
What’s on the development agenda for the world’s most progressive producers, what are they pitching, and how do they see the future of drama production in a fast-changing landscape?
Moderator: Ed Waller

 

Astrid Quentell
Managing director and senior vice president, production, Germany
Sony Pictures Television
Margery Bone
Managing Director
Bonafide Films
Todd Lituchy
CEO
New Media Vision
Tracey Robertson
Executive Producer
Hoodlum
Henrik Pabst
Managing director
Red Arrow International

13.00: Lunch break

(There is no lunch served at Content London but there are several cafes, restaurants and bars within and around the BFi)


13.00: Lunch break

(There is no lunch served at Content London but there are several cafes, restaurants and bars within and around the BFI)


14.00
CREATIVE KEYNOTE: Stephen Poliakoff, Writer and director
Currently shooting Close to the Enemy, his latest six part drama for the BBC2 set just after the Second World War, prolific Writer and director, Stephen Poliakoff talks about his new project and his experience of creating compelling entertainment over the past 40 years.
Moderator: Stephen Armstrong

Stephen Poliakoff
Writer and director

14.00
FINANCE & COPRODUCTION: Next year’s models

What are the world's leading drama financiers backing and why? In this session we examine current investment strategies and trends in the global coproduction marketplace.
Moderator: Peter McInerney, Partner, Sheridans

Zygi Kamasa
CEO
Lionsgate UK/Europe
Louise Pedersen
Managing director
Playground Television UK
Neil Zeiger
Producer and co-founder
Nevision
Ben Donald
EP international drama, BBC Worldwide
and Founder, Cosmopolitan Pictures
Sarah Doole
Director of global drama
FremantleMedia

 14.30
ONE-ON-ONE:
Andy Harries, Chief executive & founder, Left Bank Pictures
Left Bank Pictures chief executive and co-founder, and exec producer of upcoming Netflix original The Crown (written by Peter Morgan and directed by Stephen Daldry), discusses his approach to scripted television and how to make compelling drama in an increasingly competitive market.
Moderator: Adrian Wootton, Chief executive, Film London
PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH FILM LONDON

Andy Harries
Chief executive and co-founder
Left Bank Pictures

 

 

 


14.45
WHERE’S THE MONEY
Global drama investment and copro strategy
International drama developers, distributors and financiers showcase their latest projects and discuss how they intend to develop their businesses in the year to come.
Moderator: Victoria Powell

Alan Gasmer
Producer, founder
Alan Gasmer & Friends / Veritas Entertainment
Greg Phillips
President
Content Television and Digital
Caroline Torrance
Head of scripted
Zodiak Rights
James Baker
Managing director
Red Arrow UK and Global Scripted Strategy
Justin Thomson- Glover
Founding director
Far Moor

15.00
DRAMA CASE STUDY: DICKENSIAN
Up close and personal on this 20-part series, written by former EastEnders scriptwriter to reimagine Dickens for the digital generation.
The show will see Caroline Quentin star as Oliver Twist’s Mrs Bumble, Bafta-winner Stephen Rea as Bleak House’s Inspector Bucket, and Pauline Collins OBE as Mrs Gamp from Martin Chuzzlewitz. We get inside story.
Moderator: Michael Pickard

Alex Jones
Head of production and business
Red Planet Pictures
Tony Jordan
Managing director
Red Planet Pictures
Belinda Campbell
Head of drama
Red Planet Pictures

 


15.30: Networking break, refreshments available in the delegates lounge and main foyer


15.30: Networking break, refreshments available in the delegates lounge and main foyer


16.00
THE CRAFT KEYNOTE PANEL:
Writing for the golden age of TV drama
Top writers discuss their latest projects, inspirations and their thoughts on the Golden Age of TV drama, with previews of some of their upcoming work.
Moderator: Dominic Schreiber

Anna Winger
Writer
Paula Milne
Screenwriter
Endgame
David Farr
Playwright, screenwriter and director
Hans Rosenfeld
Screenwriter
The Bridge

16.00
Nordic Noir: hot drama from a cold climate
Five Nordic producers talk about the ongoing popularity of high end drama from this region and how producers are moving the genre forward.
Moderator: Adrian Wootton, Chief executive, Film London
PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH FILM LONDON

Christian Fredrik
Producer
Friland Film AS
Snorri Thorisson
Producer
Pegasus Picture
Helena Danielsson
Executive Producer
Brain Academy
Janni Helleskov
Producer
Eyeworks Scandi Fiction

 

 

 


16.45
FINANCE & COPRODUCTION: Drama investment trends and opportunities
Leading players discuss global trends, investment strategies, their latest projects and the changing nature of the international drama coproduction and finance market.
Moderator: David Jenkinson

Kristin Jones
SVP, international programming, development, acquisitions and co-productions
AMC
Jens Richter
CEO
FremantleMedia International
Elizabeth Dreyer
Head of European co-productions
Gaumont Television
Dan Issacs
Joint CEO
Kudos
Stuart Baxter
President
Entertainment One Television International

16.30
DRAMA CASE STUDY: BEOWULF
Inside the latest mythical-fantastical drama from ITV, an epic re-imagining of Beowulf, one of the earliest works of English Literature. The 13-part drama, produced by ITV Studios (ITVS), is set in the mythical Shieldlands, a dangerous place populated by humans and fantastical creatures. The series is created by James Dormer, ITVS’ creative director of drama Tim Haines and ITVS’ exec producer of drama Katie Newman. All three will exec produce with Dormer writing.
Moderator: Michael Pickard

James Dormer
Executive producer
Katie Newman
Executive producer
ITV Studios
Tim Haines
Creative Director, Drama
ITV Studios
Ruth Clarke
EVP, global content strategy and investment
ITV Studios Global Entertainment

 


17.30
Keynote interview: Morgan Wandell, Head of drama series, Amazon Studios
Morgan will discuss his current slate and future plans. How is Amazon originals changing the landscape, what is on its development agenda, and how can the global drama business engage with the company?
Moderator: David Jenkinson

Morgan Wandell
Head of drama series
Amazon Studios

 

17.00
DRAMA CASE STUDY: Capital
Produced by Kudos, Capital is based on the critically-acclaimed bestselling novel by John Lanchester. Adapted by BAFTA award winning writer Peter Bowker for BBC 1, the three part series features an all-star cast including Toby Jones, Rachael Stirling, Gemma Jones, Adeel Akhtar and Lesley Sharp.
Moderator: Michael Pickard

John Lanchester
Author of Capital
Matt Strevens
Producer
Derek Wax
Executive Producer

18.00: Conference close


17.30: Conference close


18.00 - 19.00: C21 International Drama Awards reception


19.00 - 20.00: C21 International Drama Awards


20.00 - 22.00: C21 International Drama Awards Afterparty


 



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Thursday December 3

 

Thursday December 3


Registration opens from 8am in the delegates lounge, coffee and tea available until 9am


Registration opens from 8am in the delegates lounge, coffee and tea available until 9am

 


 9.30
THE DRAMA CONTROLLERS:
Drama Production Strategies
How do different drama production strategies reflect the differences (or similarities) between audiences around the world? What shows are leading ratings growth, and how are the development agendas of drama-focused channels defining global production? We hear from five prolific heads of drama about their current and future scripted plans and view some of their most compelling work.
Moderator: David Jenkinson

Corrie Coe
SVP, independent production
Bell Media
Faith Penhale
Head of drama
BBC Cymru Wales
Gwawr Martha Lloyd
Drama commissioner
S4C
Carole Sklan
Head of ABC TV Fiction
Christian Vesper
SVP international programming, development, acquisitions and co-productions
SundanceTV

9.15
THE CRAFT SESSIONS: How to create a hit drama
The relationship between writer, producer and broadcaster is changing fast as the dramatic world flattens. How does process differ across markets and how do you get the most out of a team to ensure the highest quality production is achieved. Looking at specific projects, from The Fall to Versailles, we examine the mechanisms and relationships that spawn success.
Moderator: Jesse Cleverly, creative director, Wildseed Studios


Peter Nadermann
CEO
NADCON
Gub Neal
Creative director
Artists Studio
Anand Tucker
Director
Seven Stories
Simon Mirren
showrunner
Versailles/Criminal Minds

 

 

10.30
THE DRAMA CONTROLLERS: SKY
Sky’s drama output has taken off in the past few years with major commissions helping to boost audiences. Sky’s drama output includes the critically acclaimed Critical starring Lennie James, Fortitude starring Michael Gambon, Stanley Tucci and Sophie Grabol as well as the recent hit drama The Enfield Haunting starring Timothy Spall. Upcoming Sky Dramas include The Last Panthers (Samantha Morton, John Hurt and Tahir Rahim) and The Tunnel 2 (both coproductions with Canal ). But what do the people in charge want to do next?
Moderator: Michael Pickard

Anne Mensah
Head of drama
Sky
Cameron Roach
Commissioning editor
Sky Drama

10.00
THE CRAFT SESSIONS KEYNOTE:
Chip Johannessen, executive producer, Homeland
Chip Johannessen’s writer-producer credits include Beverly Hills 90210, The X-Files and 24.  He also served as showrunner for Millennium, Moonlight and “Dexter.
At Homeland he’s shared in an Emmy and two Golden Globes. He sits on the board of the Writers Guild of America. In this CRAFT KEYNOTE he shares his thoughts on how to produce award winning drama and offers tips and tricks on how to showrun an effective production.
Moderator: Jesse Cleverly, creative director, Wildseed Studios


Chip Johannessen
Executive producer
Homeland

10.45
THE CRAFT SESSIONS: Matt Charman, screenwriter & playwright

British screenwriter and award-winning playwright, Matt Charman discusses the art of writing for the big and small screen, and how the two worlds increasingly collide. After the success of his first feature film, the Steven Spielberg directed Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies, Charman has emerged as one of the UK’s most sought after screenwriters. Recent TV credits include BBC One mini-series Our Zoo and ITV police drama Black Work, while current projects include Patriot’s Day, directed by Peter Berg with Mark Wahlberg attached to star; a feature film adaptation of his 2013 play, The Machine; and Rush of Blood, a three-part adaptation of Mark Billingham’s best selling novel for BBC One.
Moderator: Sebastian Born, associate director, The National Theatre

Matt Charman
British playwright and screenwriter

11.00: Networking break, refreshments available in the delegates lounge and main foyer


11.15: Networking break, refreshments available in the delegates lounge and main foyer


11.30
THE DRAMA CONTROLLERS: BBC
Polly Hill was appointed controller of BBC dama commissioning in May 2015. Prior to that she was head of Independent drama responsible for an eclectic slate and a range of BAFTA-nominated dramas including The Missing, The Honourable Woman, The Shadow Line, Accused, Ripper Street, The Village, Death In Paradise, Poldark and Wolf Hall. In this session we take a look at the BBC drama development slate and discuss how things will change under her watch.
Moderator: David Jenkinson

Polly Hill
Controller, BBC drama commissioning
BBC

 


12.00
THE DRAMA CONTROLLERS: ITV
ITV’s drama has gone from strength to strength over the past three years under the watchful eye of Steve November. In this session he showcases the latest commissions and outlines the future direction of drama on the UK’s leading commercial network, including what he aims to do to replace the juggernaut that is Downton!
Moderator: Michael Pickard

Steve November
Director of drama
ITV

12.30
THE DRAMA CONTROLLERS: C4
C4 is pushing hard to encourage new and established talent to bring their most original work to the channel, whether that is in the form of historical drama like Indian Summers, which has a new perspective on a pivotal moment in 20th Century history, a radical take on the police procedural as in the case of Paul Abbott’s No Offence, or by shining a bright new light on the LGBT community as Russell T Davies did in his triptych of shows Cucumber, Banana and Tofu. In terms of C4 and E4, its output encompasses a huge range of work across these two platforms. Each year on C4, this work comprises of a continuing series (Hollyoaks), brand new series, returning series (e.g. Fresh Meat), mini-series (e.g. This Is England) and single dramas (e.g. Coalition). On E4, it aims to commission three original series a year like My Mad Fat Diary and our new E4 series from the makers of Misfits, Aliens. Head of drama, Piers Wenger will outline his future plans here.
Moderator: Ed Waller

Piers Wenger
Head of drama
C4

 


13.00: Lunch break

(There is no lunch served at Content London but there are several cafes, restaurants and bars within & around the BFI)


13.00: Lunch break

(There is no lunch served at Content London but there are several cafes, restaurants and bars within & around the BFI)


14.00
ONE-ON-ONE:
Piv Bernth, Head of drama, DR
Probably the most influential channel of the past decade, Denmark’s DR is responsible for hits including The Killing, Borgen and The Bridge. It’s iconic head of drama Piv Bernth is one of the most respected executives in the world. In this 90-minute session we look under the hood of what makes DR a drama powerhouse and examining the creative strategy that underpins its slate of hits. Following a one-on-one with Bernth we get inside its two most recent shows, with the creative teams behind The Legacy and Follow The Money to better understand the magic ingredients that continue to deliver hit after hit for DR Fiktion.
Moderator: David Jenkinson

Piv Bernth
Head of drama
DR

14.00
DRAMA CASE STUDY: THE FIVE
International best-selling author Harlan Coben (Gone for Good, Tell No One) on The Five,  his first original story for television, commissioned by Sky. The Five is a roller-coaster thriller that follows a group of friends who are united by a terrible incident. Haunted by the disappearance of one of their younger brothers some years earlier, while he was in their care, the group is forced to revisit the past when the missing boy's DNA turns up at the scene of a murder. BAFTA Award-winner Danny Brocklehurst (Shameless, Clocking Off) will be working alongside Harlan as lead writer on the series.
Moderator: Dominic Schreiber

Nicola Shindler
Executive producer
RED Production Company
Harlan Coben
Executive producer
The Five
Danny Brocklehurst
Executive producer

14.30
DR Case study: The Legacy
Moderator: David Jenkinson

Maja Ilsøe
Creator and writer
Karoline Leth
Producer
Mia Stensgaard
Production designer

 


14.40
DRAMA CASE STUDY: HBO Europe
Two of the most prolific creators working within Central and Eastern Europe talk about how HBO is adapting dramas, including Mammon, for a global audience.
Moderator: Ed Waller

Antony Root
EVP of original programming and production
HBO Europe
Johnathan Young
Executive producer, original series
HBO Europe

15.05
DR case study: Follow The Money
Moderator: David Jenkinson

Jeppe Gjervig Gram
Creator and writer
Anders Toft Andersen
Producer

 


15.10
DRAMA CASE STUDY: JEKYLL AND HYDE
Up close on ITV’s controversial 10-part drama, which was pitched as an action-adventure in the style of Harry Potter meets Doctor Who. The first episode featured an assortment of gruesome monsters and violence, but the creators are bullish about the tone and appeal of the show. We find out more in this compelling session.
Moderator: Michael Pickard

Ruth Clarke
EVP, global content strategy and investment
ITV Studios Global Entertainment
Charlie Higson
Writer and executive producer
Frances Hopkinson
Executive producer
Foz Allan
Series producer

15.40: Networking break, refreshments available in the delegates lounge and main foyer


15.40: Networking break, refreshments available in the delegates lounge and main foyer


16.00
SHOWRUNNER KEYNOTE: FRANK SPOTNITZ
Award-winning American writer and producer Frank Spotnitz is chief executive of Big Light Productions. Big Light creates and oversees a diverse slate of international television series, including drama, comedy and documentaries, and has become one of the fastest-growing independent production companies in Europe. In this session he talks about his new Amazon original The Man In The High Castle and reflects on how drama has changed since his days on X-Files, Night Stalker, Strike Back, Crossing Lines and many more hit shows.
Moderator: David Jenkinson

Frank Spotnitz
Chief executive
Big Light Productions

 Sessions continue in NFT1 until close


 


16.40
DRAMA FUTURES CLOSING SESSION:
The shape of things to come
The current state and future development of international drama.
Leading players set the scene for the next stage of evolution in the global scripted market, showcasing recent development and outlining trends and opportunities.
Moderator: David Jenkinson

Rebecca Eaton
Executive producer
Masterpiece
Gareth Neame
MD
Carnival Films
Chris Rice
Agent
WME
Jonathan Cavendish
Producer
The Imaginarium Studios
Greg Brenman
Co-Founder
Drama Republic

17.30: Conference closes


 

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CHANNING DUNGEY"The C21 Drama Summit was a fantastic experience. Getting to hear directly from my counterparts around the globe about the challenges and opportunities that exist in our business was truly invaluable, as well as incredibly fun!"
Channing Dungey EVP, drama development, movies & miniseries, ABC Entertainment Group

Lincia Daniel"The event was fantastic. In just two years C21’s Drama Summit has established itself as THE TV drama business event that can’t be missed. I’m looking forward to the next one."
Lincia Daniel Producer, B19 Media Ltd

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Ulrich Krüger Senior commissioning executive international coproduction & documentaries, ProSiebenSat.1.

w_Stephen_Mowbray"I went back to Sweden inspired and energised by C21’s Drama Summit. We work in a fantastic business and events like this reaffirm how lucky we are and how much creativity we all have to share."
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Content London 2014 included more than 150 speakers at one of the most progressive content events of the year. To review the 2014 speaker line-up CLICK HERE.

The 2014 International Drama Summit saw an unrivalled line-up of speakers and sessions across two days. To review the 2014 event agenda CLICK HERE.




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