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    Commissioners working across the UK factual space reveal details of their content strategies, how this is driving decision-making and what’s on their shopping lists.


    This Hot Properties session shines a light on three upcoming African dramas expected to have an impact on the international market over the next 18 months. We hear how the projects were created, developed, packaged and sold from those closest to the project. This session features: Shadowland, Catch me a Killer and Spinners.

  • KEYNOTE SESSION: Kate Phillips, BBC
    KEYNOTE SESSION: Kate Phillips, BBC

    Kate Phillips, recently confirmed in the newly created director of unscripted role, has responsibility for the overall commissioning strategy for the full range of BBC unscripted content, reporting to chief content officer Charlotte Moore. In this keynote interview, Phillips will discuss her editorial strategy, new key projects in the works and how she empowers the respective heads while ensuring the portfolio of commissions is aligned.

  • C21 International Drama Series Pitch
    C21 International Drama Series Pitch

    The C21 International Drama Series Pitch showcases ten of the most exciting development projects from the professional community that are looking for partners to take them to the next level. Each of the projects will present a short pitch live on stage with the winner receiving a marketing package through C21Media worth £30,000.


    The Studio21 Drama Series Script Competition, coproduced with Content London, Script Angel and WritersRoom, is designed to find the next big thing in scripted entertainment. We’re looking for an outstanding pilot for a one-hour drama from a fresh writer who has got what it takes to create a primetime series. These six finalists have been chosen from more than 250 entries. The winner will be announced at The International Drama Awards on Thursday December 1 from 6pm. The winner will be optioned and developed by Studio21.

  • DRAMA QUARTERLY: Writers to watch
    DRAMA QUARTERLY: Writers to watch

    As the demand for original, authentic and globally appealing content continues we hear from some of the most progressive writers about what they have in development, who they are working with and what stories they think international audiences really want to see on screen.

  • NEXT GENERATION Indian Production
    NEXT GENERATION Indian Production

    As India continues to be a territory that global channels and platforms look to for new content we hear from those at the heart of some of the most exciting new developments. From the new wave of procedural drama through to large scale international coproductions we delve into what we can expect to see coming out of India, who the majors players and partners are and what are the growing opportunities for the international business.

  • DEVELOPMENT: International drama producers
    DEVELOPMENT: International drama producers

    Renowned drama producers responsible for some of the biggest global hits of the past decade discuss ways the genre is evolving, the new stories they’re keen to tell, how they’re finding and fostering new creative talent and areas they’re exploring to maintain relevance in a consistently crowded landscape.

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