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Tuesday December 1 2015
Wednesday December 2 2015
Thursday December 3 2015




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

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.



  Content Media10.30 - 11.30

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


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

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
Entertainment Master Class
Kiho Park
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
Klaus Zimmermann
General Manager
Dynamic Television

FilmUA12.00 - 13.00

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

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:

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
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

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

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.



Opening cocktail sponsored by ITV Studios


Opening cocktail sponsored by ITV Studios