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Content London pioneers the future of storytelling

Leading industry visionaries in VFX and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have joined the Newform Content Innovation strand at the International Drama Summit.

The Imaginarium’s Jonathan Cavendish and Milk Visual Effects’ Jenna Powell will reveal how state of the art advances in VFX can enhance TV content like never before and Guy Gadney at Charisma.ai joins previously announced writer and director Nosa Eke to explore how AI is driving interactive storytelling.

TIER 2 tickets are about to run out.
To register now for the discounted rate of £799 CLICK HERE.
Once these tickets are gone TIER3 will be available priced £899.
The full price for a single Content London delegate pass is £1099


Latest speakers announced:

Jonathan Cavendish, co-founder, The Imaginarium
After studying Modern History at Oxford University, Cavendish began his career in advertising where he ran the marketing for the launch of Channel 4 in 1982. He released his first film as producer December Bride in 1991, winning over 30 international awards, and followed this with many other commercially successful and critically acclaimed films, including Into the West, Gangster Number 1, Ordinary Decent Criminal and Croupier. 2001 saw the release of the globally successful Bridget Jones’s Diary, followed by the equally successful Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and then the award-winning Elizabeth: The Golden Age. For television, Cavendish has produced a wide variety of successful projects including the ratings hit Irish famine series The Hanging Gale, Emmy-winning Dirty Tricks and multi-Emmy and Golden Globe nominated Bernard and Doris. In 2011, Cavendish joined forces with Andy Serkis to found The Imaginarium. He produced its first TV production Fungus the Bogeyman for Sky, closely followed by its first two movies, Breathe, directed by Serkis, and The Ritual, in 2017. In 2018, Cavendish produced Death and Nightingales, starring Jamie Dornan and Matthew Rhys, which was broadcast on BBC2, and the Andy Serkis-directed Mowgli, released worldwide on Netflix in December 2018.

Jenna Powell, senior VFX producer, Milk Visual Effects
Powell has been part of the team since the multi-award winning visual effects studio launched in 2013. Working across high profile TV and feature films. Powell’s credits include Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens (BBC/Amazon); YouTube’s sci-fi series Origin for which Milk created over 900 VFX shots; The Alienist (Paramount); Channel 4’s Phillip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams and independent feature An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn (Sundance Film Festival 2018). Powell produced the BAFTA award-winning VFX for two episodes of Doctor Who: 50th Anniversary Special Day of the Doctor (2014) and Deep Breath (2015) and the RTS nominated VFX for ITV drama Beowulf. Additional credits include the BBC’s BAFTA-winning Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell; BBC3 sci-fi series Class; Summit Entertainment’s The Divergent Series: Insurgent and director Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise. Prior to joining Milk, Powell was VFX producer at The Mill TV & Film working on VES-nominated Skellig; Alice; The Hollow Crown; VES Award winner Elizabeth I; multiple series of Doctor Who earning three BAFTA nominations and an RTS Award; and feature film 28 Weeks Later. Powell began her career at Indestructible Production Company as VFX co-ordinator on CGI TV series Captain Scarlet.

Guy Gadney, CEO, Charisma.ai
Gadney, has been working at the intersection of media and technology for over 20 years, initially as the first head of digital for Penguin Books UK, then at the BBC, Fox and the Guardian, before setting up his first games company developing massively multiplayer games. More recently, he produced the official mobile games for Sherlock, Home & Away and other TV series around the world. He is CEO of To Play For, the media technology platform behind Charisma.ai which is producing new forms of immersive stories powered by artificial intelligence. The company is working with broadcasters and studios around the world to extend TV series and films into narrative games, and is currently adapting John Wyndham's sci-fi classic The Kraken Wakes with Charisma.ai.

More speakers to be announced for these sessions.

They join other confirmed speakers:

Nicole Clemens
President
Paramount Television
Piers Wenger
Controller of drama
BBC
Georgia Brown
Director of European Prime original series
Amazon Studios
Aparna Purohit
Head of India original
Amazon Prime Video
Julian Fellowes
Writer, director and novelist
Gareth Naeme
CEO
Carnival Films
Sally Wainwright
Writer, producer and director
Faith Penhale
CEO
Lookout Point
Nils Hartmann
Director of original productions
Sky Italia
Jill Offman
EVP
Comedy Central and Paramount Network International
Ralph Lee
Director of content
BBC Studios
Tracey Pearce
President of distribution and pay
Bell Media
Jakob Mejlhede Andersen
EVP and Viaplay chief content office
Nordic Entertainment Group
Nathalie Biancolli
Director of acquisitions and international fiction
France Télévisions
Holt McCallany
Leading actor
Mindhunter
Jamie Mustard
Author
The Iconist
Piotr Kocel
Founder and CEO
Bombay Sour Films
Robert Delamere
Creative director
Storyglass
Tarun Katial
CEO
ZEE5 India
Nosa Eke
Writer and director
Anna Winger
Writer
Pascal Breton
President
Federation Entertainment
Krishnendu Majumdar
Co-founder and executive producer
Me+You Productions
Sebastian Burkhardt
Managing director, global content
Keshet International
Nathalie Morley
Chief content officer
TRACE Global
Karin Heijink
VP Pay-TV Channels
Viasat World
Jonathan Cavendish
Co-Founder
Imaginarium
Jenna Powell
Senior VFX producer
Milk Visual Effects
Guy Gadney
CEO
Charisma.ai
Marianne Furevold-Boland
Executive producer
NRK Drama
Sameer Nair
CEO
Applause Entertainment
Abhishek Rege
CEO
Endemol Shine
Elizabeth Koshy
Founder and CEO
INVAR Studios
Karen-Lise Mynster
Actor
When the Dust Settles
Ida Maria Rydén
Writer
When The Dust Settles
Dorte Høgh
Writer
When The Dust Settles
Stinna Lassen
Producer
When The Dust Settles
Milad Alami
Director
When The Dust Settles
Christian Rank
Head of drama
DR
Liisa Penttilä-Asikainen
Producer
Reindeer Mafia
Mika Kurvien
director and screenwriter
Reindeer Mafia
Pete Eklund
Producer
Reindeer Mafia
Olivier Jollet
Managing director Europe
Pluto TV
David M. Taghioff
CEO of Library Pictures International
CAA
Amanda Jenks
Co-founder
Greenacre Films
Sidharth Jain
Found and chief storyteller
The Story Ink

The multi-award winning Content London is made up of three standalone events: The International Drama Summit, The Unscripted Entertainment Forum and Kids Content Futures.

The International Drama Summit takes place on December 3/4/5, with Unscripted and Kids taking place on December 6.

The Drama Series Pitch at Content London is open for entries. For further information and how to apply CLICK HERE.


Stay at the Official Content London Hotel with discounted rates

We have taken over the entire St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel for the 2019 event, with a host of networking events taking place in the venue. You will not be able to get into the hotel without a Content London delegate badge.

We have negotiated discounted hotel rates at the hotel, which will be taken up entirely by Content London delegates. Once you have booked your delegate ticket, your unique booking code will be shared with you to enable you to book your room.


TIER 2 tickets are about to run out.
To register now for the discounted rate of £799 CLICK HERE.
Once these tickets are gone TIER3 will be available priced £899.
The full price for a single Content London delegate pass is £1099.