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International drama chiefs line up for Content London

Sky, STV, Stan, RTL, Starz, and CBC are the latest broadcasters and platforms to join The Commissioners strand at The International Drama Summit, which this year will also feature face-to-face speed networking with delegates.

In a series of one-on-one and intimate panel sessions leading world drama heads will discuss their future slates, strategies and opportunities for collaboration with the international business.

Many of the top global commissioning execs will take part in the Content London Speed Meets initiative designed to connect delegates with speakers during the event.

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Speakers include:

Cameron Roach, director of drama, Sky
In 2013, Roach joined Sky Drama as commissioning editor and was appointed director of drama in early 2019. Roach worked with Anne Mensah over the past six years to establish an internationally acclaimed slate for Sky’s original drama across Sky One and Sky Atlantic. Key recent titles include Chernobyl, Britannia, A Discovery of Witches, Bulletproof, Tin Star, Riviera and Curfew; forthcoming shows include Catherine the Great, Temple and Gangs of London. Roach began his career in script and series editing on long-running drama series such as Casualty, before landing his first producing job on series 6 of the hit prison drama Bad Girls for Shed Productions. He went on to produce two series of Footballers' Wives. In 2007 Roach moved to Kudos Productions to produce the International EMMY award-winning second series of Life on Mars, and in 2009 produced BBC2's critically acclaimed Moses Jones. Other BBC credits include Silk and Young James Herriot. In 2011 Roach was asked to oversee the move of Waterloo Road from Rochdale to Glasgow; as EP he worked on fifty episodes of the show. Roach has worked in development for Tiger Aspect Productions, Shed Productions and for BBC Productions.

Anna Croneman, head of drama, SVT
Croneman, producer of TV-Drama and feature films, has over 30 productions to her production credit. Croneman has also held various industry positions such as vice chairman of the Swedish Film Institute and president of the Swedish Film & TV Producers Association (Film Section). She is currently head of drama at SVT - Sveriges Televison.

Nick Forward, chief content officer, Stan
Forward joined Stan as employee number three in late 2013, establishing the content strategy for the service. Forward oversees all aspects of original production, content acquisition and programming. Forward left his hometown of Melbourne to spend over a decade working in media/entertainment in London prior to joining Stan. He spent five years at Virgin Media in a variety of roles, including editor in chief for the business’s suite of content products, and, as director of TV product, managing the UK’s second largest pay TV platform. Previously Forward worked in the entertainment and marketing divisions at BSkyB.

Philipp Steffens, head of fiction, RTL Television
Steffens has been head of fiction at RTL Television since March 2014 and is responsible for productions including Starfighter, Der Lehrer, Duell der Brüder and the series Deutschland 83, which won a Grimme Award in 2016. Immediately following his graduation from the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in 2006, Steffens started his own production company (greenskyFILMS) with several fellow students, with which he also produced the international co-production 8 with renowned directors such as Gus Van Sant, Jane Campion, Wim Wenders and many others. The film won the Cinema for Peace Award in 2009 and was shown at festivals around the world. This was followed by the successful television series Der letzte Bulle (The last cop), which won both the Bavarian Television Award in 2011 and the German Television Award in 2012, and was successfully adapted in France, Russia and Japan. Steffens then started another company (Twenty Four 9 Films) and produced international cinema co-productions and series including the TNT production Weinberg, for which he received a Grimme Award in 2016.

Superna Kalle, executive vice president, international digital networks, Starz
Kalle reports directly to Starz chief operating officer Jeffrey Hirsch and is based in the company’s Santa Monica office. Kalle leads the international expansion of Starz-branded digital and linear services and channels, overseeing strategy and operations. Most recently, Kalle was a senior advisor to several media companies guiding them on international SVOD strategy, digital operations, restructuring and global business development. Major clients included Starz, Lionsgate and CBS/Showtime. Kalle spent 16 years at Sony Pictures Television (SPT) where she served as senior vice president and GM, networks. Based out of SPT’s headquarters in Culver City, Calif., Kalle oversaw the company’s television networks portfolio and equity investments in the U.S. and Canada. For the U.S., she launched and served as general manager of the wholly-owned Sony networks, Sony Movie Channel, SPT’s first multi-platform television network; Cine Sony Television, SPT’s Spanish language movie network; and getTV, the Company’s first digital subchannel dedicated to classic programming. Kalle also served on the board of other popular cable and digital channels, including GSN (Game Show Network, LLC) and fearNET (a joint venture with Lionsgate and Comcast). In Canada, Kalle oversaw SPT’s partnership with Hollywood Suite, which carried the Sony Movie Channel brand. Prior to her domestic role at Sony, she was promoted to senior vice president, international networks in 2008 and held multiple board positions at SPT’s television networks business in India, Japan and pan-Asia. Prior to her promotion, she was SPT’s vice president, international networks since 2005. She joined SPT from parent company Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), where she had served as vice president, corporate development since 2004. She joined SPE as manager, corporate development in 1999.

Trish Williams, executive director, scripted content, CBC
Williams oversees the public broadcaster’s drama, comedy and film teams across all broadcast and streaming original long-form programming. Williams most recently served as vice president, Temple Street, where she oversaw the creative execution of series for production as well as the sourcing and development of IP and new original series for primetime cable, pay, conventional and OTT platforms. She also served as co-executive producer of ongoing drama series Killjoys. Prior to joining Temple Street, Williams was director, drama, at Bell Media. There she lead a team of executives handling all development and production of original drama series and movies across CTV, Space, Bravo, TMN/HBO Canada, and MUCH, a highlight being creative oversight of several new series such as Orphan Black, Saving Hope, Motive, Sensitive Skin, and The LA Complex. She learned the ropes as a production executive on the international hit series Flashpoint and Degrassi. Williams has an MA from the Joint Programme in Communication and Culture from York and Ryerson universities.

They join other confirmed speakers:

Kevin Reilly
Chief content officer, HBO Max and president
TBS, TNT and truTV
Sarah Aubrey
Head of original content
Sandra Dewey 
Business operations and productions
Nicole Clemens
Paramount Television
Kelly Luegenbiehl
VP of international originals
Georgia Brown
Director of European Prime original series
Amazon Studios
Courteney Monroe
National Geographic Global Television Network
Sarah Barnett
AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios
Michael Wright
Piers Wenger
Controller of drama
Monika Shergill
Director of international originals
Netflix India
Aparna Purohit
Head of India original
Amazon Prime Video
Julie McNamara
EVP of Original Content
CBS All Access
Nancy Cotton
EVP and head of scripted programming
Karen Bailey
Senior vice president, original programming
Julian Fellowes
Writer, director and novelist
Gareth Naeme
Carnival Films
Nina Lederman
Executive vice president, global scripted development
Sony Pictures Television
Scott Herbst
Head of scripted development
Lionsgate Television Group
Gina Marcheschi
Head of scripted TV
VICE Studios
Sally Wainwright
Writer, producer and director
Faith Penhale
Lookout Point
Cameron Roach
Director of Drama
Sky Drama
Jill Offman
Comedy Central and Paramount Network International
Anna Croneman
Head of Dramafilms
SVT - Sveriges Televison
Nils Hartmann
Director of original productions
Sky Italia
Nick Forward
Chief content officer
Philipp Steffens
Head of fiction
RTL Television
Superna Kalle
Executive vice president, international digital networks
Trish Williams
Executive director, scripted content
Ralph Lee
Director of content
BBC Studios
Tracey Pearce
President of distribution and pay
Bell Media
Reemah Sakaan
Group launch director
BritBox UK and Senior Vice President, creative and editorial, BritBox US
Soumya Sriraman
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
Jamie Mustard
The Iconist
Piotr Kocel
Founder and CEO
Bombay Sour Films
Robert Delamere
Creative director
Tarun Katial
ZEE5 India
Nosa Eke
Writer and director
Anna Winger
Pascal Breton
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
Jenna Powell
Senior VFX producer
Milk Visual Effects
Guy Gadney
Marianne Furevold-Boland
Executive producer
NRK Drama
Sameer Nair
Applause Entertainment
Abhishek Rege
Endemol Shine
Elizabeth Koshy
Founder and CEO
INVAR Studios
Karen-Lise Mynster
When the Dust Settles
Ida Maria Rydén
When The Dust Settles
Dorte Høgh
When The Dust Settles
Stinna Lassen
When The Dust Settles
Milad Alami
When The Dust Settles
Christian Rank
Head of drama
Leye Adenle
Kemi Adesoye
Kris Thykier
Archery Pictures
Liisa Penttilä-Asikainen
Reindeer Mafia
Mika Kurvien
director and screenwriter
Reindeer Mafia
Pete Eklund
Reindeer Mafia
Olivier Jollet
Managing director Europe
Pluto TV
David M. Taghioff
Library Pictures International
Amanda Jenks
Greenacre Films
Sidharth Jain
Found and chief storyteller
The Story Ink
Estela Renner
director, writer and co-founder
Maria Farinha Filmes
Monica Albuquerque
Head of development
Guadalupe Marengo
Head of global human rights defenders programme
Amnesty International
Niamh Brannigan
Head of communications for environmental governance
UN Environment
Miura Kite
SVP, global television
Nicole Starr
Vice president of social impact
Morgane Baudin
Sustainable production specialist
Genevieve Barr

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

The International Drama Summit takes place on December 3/4/5, with Unscripted, Kids and Screenomi 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 3 tickets at £899 + VAT are now on sale
This is a £200 saving on the final ticket price of £1099.
To register your place at this price CLICK HERE.