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More Hot Properties heat up Content London

Reinforcing its mission to showcase the most exciting upcoming scripted series, six new shows have been added to the Hot Properties strand at Content London, with dramas from Australia, Canada and the UK stepping into the spotlight.

Joining the line up is The Secrets She Keeps from author Michael Robotham, Trickster, from creator Michelle Latimer, The Heartless from Lucie and Carl Barât, I Love You Just The Way You Are from creator François Létourneau, The Small Hand: A Ghost Story from Awesome Media and Two Rivers Media and Diary of a Drag Queen from author Tom Rasmussen.

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In our Hot Properties strand we lift the lid on new dramas and comedy dramas that are expected to have an impact on the international business over the next 18 months. Those closest to the projects will discuss how they have been created, developed and packaged and opportunities for wider business engagement.

SPEAKERS IN THESE SESSIONS INCLUDE:

The Secrets She Keeps:

Michael Robotham, author
Robotham’s psychological thrillers have been translated into 25 languages and sold more than six million copies around the world. Born in country NSW, he began his working career as a journalist and went on to write for newspapers and magazines in Australia, Britain and America. In 1993 he quit journalism to become a ghostwriter, collaborating with politicians, pop stars, psychologists, adventurers and showbusiness personalities to pen their autobiographies. Twelve of these non-fiction titles were Sunday Times bestsellers in the UK.

Helen Bowden, producer and MD, Lingo Pictures
Bowden is one of Austrailia’s most prolific and highly awarded television drama producers. She is currently in production on The Secrets She Keeps starring Laura Carmichael, Jessica de Gouw and Michael Dorman. Other credits include On the Ropes for SBS, starring Keisha Castle Hughes and Nicole Chamoun; Wake in Fright for Network Ten, which screened in Official Competition at FIPA in 2018; Devil’s Playground for Foxtel, which won the 2015 AACTA and Logie for best miniseries; Underground also for Ten, was about the young Julian Assange; and The Slap for the ABA which won five AFIs, a Logie and was BAFTA, and Emmy nominated in 2011.

Pilar Perez, head of acquisitions, DCD Rights
Perez is currently responsible for all acquisitions, across factual and drama. She works with producers and partners to find, develop and invest in programming that has international appeal. Recent dramas are The Hunting; My Life is murder; Jack Irish, On the Ropes, Striking Out. She is currently spearheading an exciting new slate of projects at various stages of development, finance and production.



Trickster:

Michelle Latimer, co-creator and co-showrunner, Trickster
Streel Films’ Latimer is the showrunner, director and writer of the Viceland breakout series RISE, which premiered at the Sundance Festival and won Best Documentary Program at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards. A Toronto based filmmaker, showrunner, producer, actor and activist, her films have screened at festivals internationally including Sundance, TIFF, Berlin, Rotterdam and Cannes. Her recent film Nuuca, was executive produced by Lara Poitras for Field of Vision. Nuuca premiered at Tiff 2018, as well as Sundance Film Festival and Berlinale Festival. Latimer is currently working on the dramatic feature Forgotten, adapting the bestselling novel Inconvenient Indian (TMN/BELL/ NFB), and show running the series Red Nation Rising, in development with Sienna.

Jennifer Kawaja, executive producer, Sienna Films
Kawaja produces with Julia Sereny under their Sienna Films banner. Their series Cardinal for Bell Media, starring Billy Campbell and Karine Vanasse, is entering its fourth season on global platforms including Hulu, BBC4, Canal+ and NBC Universal. Recently completed is Ransom, a 3 season x 13 episode co-production between Canada and Hungary with eONE for CBS and Global Television. Previous television includes Can-UK co-pro Afghanistan-set limited series Combat Hospital (Global/ABC/Sony Int’l) starring Elias Koteas (The Killing, Zodiac) and Michelle Borth (Hawaii 5-0); Lookout Point mini-series Titanic (ITV/Global/ABC) written by Julian Fellowes; and mini-series Diamonds (CBC/ABC/Antennae) starring Derek Jacobi, James Purefoy, Nicholas Pinnock and Judy Davis.

The Heartless:

Lucie Barât, writer, The Heartless
As a professional actress, Barât appeared in numerous film, TV and theatre productions; including the feature film Troy, and was co-founder of Tenth Planet Productions, a theatre and film production company, securing patronage from Dame Judi Dench. In 2009, Barât founded the award-winning independent press and production company, Little Episodes, under the mentorship of Little, Brown Book Group. Together, they published five anthologies and staged numerous plays and events, including contributions and performances from such established artists as Adam Ant, Sadie Frost and Melvin Burgess, all for various charitable causes.

Carl Barât, executive producer, The Heartless
Barât is a multitalented artist. A gifted musician and songwriter, he also has an impressive acting CV and several directorial credits to his name. Best known for founding the hugely successful indie band, The Libertine’s with Pete Doherty, the band have gone on to write three albums (with a fourth in the pipeline) and sell millions of records worldwide. Barât has also had success with his other bands, Dirty Pretty Things and The Jackals, as well his acclaimed self-titled solo album. Barât has also demonstrated a gifted ability with words outside of his famously erudite and poetic lyrics, having penned his biography and worked on his own short film scripts as well as lent his talent songwriting and producing for a plethora of pop stars and bands.

Zoe Rocha, producer, The Heartless
Rocha is the founder and creative director of television production company RubyRock Pictures. Established in February, the company is currently in development on a number of projects and is working with companies such as A+E Network and Sky.

Prior to setting up RubyRock, Rocha spent five years as creative director at LittleRock Pictures. Whilst there she oversaw the development and production of shows such as Ch5 and Netflix’s hit series Borderline and the International Emmy Award nominated Sky/Showtime original series Urban Myths. Rocha’s production credits also include five years as COO of Stephen Fry’s company, Sprout Pictures, acting as executive producer on all of Sprout’s projects. Notable examples are the Playhouse Presents series, starring Emma Thompson and Idris Elba. Her greatest success at Sprout came developing Moone Boy, which won an International Emmy.

I Love You Just The Way You Are:

François Létourneau, creator and writer
Létourneau is an actor, playwright and screenwriter. His first television series which he co-wrote with Jean-François Rivard, Les Invincibles, has won many awards during its three seasons and has become a cult favorite in Quebec. Série noire, his second series, also won many awards, including the Gemini Award for Best Writing. Létourneau just finished writing and shooting a new series, C’est comme ça que je t’aime, which will air next year on CBC/Radio-Canada. Létourneau stars in all of his tv shows. He won the Gemini Award for Best Actor for his performance in Série noire.


Charles Ohayon, international distribution and executive producer, Productions Casablanca
Ohayon has worked in the television, advertising and film industries since 1979. From 1994 to 1998, he was program director at Radio-Canada, where he was responsible for all programming sectors with the exception of news and current affairs. He then provided consulting services in film and television production, in addition to handling distribution and sales at Productions Casablanca.
He was chairman of the APFTQ (Producers Association), sat on the board of directors of the Canadian Television Fund, was the chair of the Quebec board of directors of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television from 2006 to 2012 and for the last 11 years till 2018 chairman of the board of directors of the Independent Production Fund.

The Small Hand: A Ghost Story:

Jeff Norton, executive producer and founder, Awesome Media & Entertainment
Norton is an award-winning author, writer-producer, and the founder of Awesome, a UK based IP and production company backed by Kew Media Group and Tricycle Media.
Norton’s debut novel, MetaWars: Fight For The Future (Hachette), is a high-tech thriller about the fight for the internet that has spurred three sequels. His next novel is Looking Glass, a Victorian-era revenge thriller about the search for a kidnapped girl in London’s seedy underworld. Norton optioned the rights to Susan Hill’s The Small Hand: A Ghost Story and is presently serving as executive producer, in a co-production between Awesome and Two Rivers Media for Channel 5 and Kew Media. Awesome is also co-developing family drama Eternal with Fiction Factory Films and the four-quadrant fantasy Knights of Panterra with OmniFilm / The Jim Henson Company, based on Norton’s latest novel.

Alan Clements, managing director, Two Rivers Media Ltd
Clements has had a successful career as a dynamic, creative leader in award winning television production and business management. He set up Two Rivers Media in Late 2018 backed by international production and distribution business Kew Media, merchant bankers Noble Grossart and the C4 Growth Fund. He has successfully recruited a senior leadership team all based in Glasgow. These include Mirella Breda, formerly Commissioning Editor at the BBC, Lizi Wootton, formerly Acting Head of Features at Channel 4, Mick McAvoy, formerly Head of Factual at STV and Lucy Bacon, formerly Development Executive at Wall to Wall.


Diary of a Drag Queen:

Tom Rasmussen, author
Rasmussen is a northerner living in South East London. After a pit-stop via New York illegally pulling in cash beneath any table available, they came back to London with dreams of being a writer. And, after picking up an editor of a notable online blogging platform while selling spiced cider on an East London stall, they published their first piece of online writing and officially became a ‘writer’. Rasmussen is now a freelance journalist, contributing features editor at i-D, contributing editor at LOVE Magazine, columnist at Refinery29 and co-founder and editor of Cause & Effect Magazine. Their journalistic work focuses on queerness, class and community. Rasmussen is also a singer in drag band Denim, and forms half of the queer performance duo ACM. The Diary of a Drag Queen was published in the UK by Ebury in February 2019, and by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in North America in early 2020. Rasmussen is adapting their memoir for television with Wildcard Films.

Sara Curran, founder & CEO, Tricycle Talent and Tricycle Media
Tricycle Talent is a talent management collective. The collective currently comprises the following talent management boutiques: Voicebank London & Dublin, Rachel Mills Literary, River Talent Management, Kudos Sports Management and Peach Pictures. Tricycle Media is an early stage investor/incubator for content companies and recently announced that it had taken a minority stake in Wildcard Films. Tricycle Media currently has positions in 8 production companies.
Over the course of her career Curran has participated in the development and/or production of numerous hits from About a Boy and Bridget Jones to The Night Manager and The Favourite.

Adam Morane-Griffiths, executive producer, Wildcard Films
Wildcard Films is a production company Morane-Griffiths co-founded with Joe Hill and Adam Wimpenny. Morane-Griffiths has produced film, TV and theatre. He began his film career as a script- reader for Intermedia Films in 2000, and then spent several years in production and development at Working Title and DNA Films, where he worked with Eric Fellner, Lindsay Doran, Duncan Kenworthy and Emma Thompson; and on the feature films Wimbledon, Nanny McPhee and the Oscar-winning Iris.



They join other confirmed speakers:

Kevin Reilly
Chief content officer, HBO Max and president
TBS, TNT and truTV
Sarah Aubrey
Head of original content
HBO Max
Sandra Dewey 
President, business operations and productions
HBO Max
Nicole Clemens
President
Paramount Television
Kelly Luegenbiehl
VP of international originals
Netflix
Georgia Brown
Director of European Prime original series
Amazon Studios
Courteney Monroe
President
National Geographic Global Television Network
Sarah Barnett
President
AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios
Michael Wright
President
EPIX
Piers Wenger
Controller of drama
BBC
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
Epix
Karen Bailey
Senior vice president, original programming
Starz
Julian Fellowes
Writer, director and novelist
Gareth Neame
CEO
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
CEO
Lookout Point
Cameron Roach
Director of Drama
Sky Drama
Jill Offman
EVP, Comedy Central and Paramount Network International, and managing director
Viacom International Studios UK
Anna Croneman
Head of dramafilms
SVT - Sveriges Televison
Nils Hartmann
Director of original productions
Sky Italia
Nick Forward
Chief content officer
Stan
Philipp Steffens
Head of fiction
RTL Television
Superna Kalle
Executive vice president, international digital networks
Starz
Trish Williams
Executive director, scripted content
CBC
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
President
BritBox
Jakob Mejlhede Andersen
CEO
NENT Studios UK
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 India
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
Leye Adenle
Author
Kemi Adesoye
Writer
Kris Thykier
Founder
Archery Pictures
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
Library Pictures International
Amanda Jenks
Co-founder
Greenacre Films
Sidharth Jain
Founder and chief storyteller
The Story Ink
Estela Renner
Director, writer and co-founder
Maria Farinha Filmes
Monica Albuquerque
Head of development
Globo
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
Participant
Nicole Starr
Vice president of social impact
Participant
Morgane Baudin
Sustainable production specialist
Pixetik
Genevieve Barr
Actress
Sebastien Raybaud
Founder and CEO
Anton
Marvin Kren
Director, writer and executive producer
Freud
Moritz Polter
Executive producer, international TV series
Bavaria Fiction
Kateryna Vyshnevska
Head of development, co-productions and producer
FILM.UA Group
Valeriy Fedorovich
Director, TV-3, producer and head
PREMIER Studios
Lily Sheroziya
Marketing director
TV-3 and PREMIER Studios
Eleonora Andreatta
Head of drama
RAI
Dr Simone Emmelius
SVP international fiction - coproduction & acquisitions
ZDF
Mark Oliver
Chairman
Oliver & Ohlbaum Associates (O&O)
Susan Kresnicka
Founder and president
KR&I
Julien Leroux
SVP global scripted co-productions
Cineflix Media
Louise Pederson
CEO
All3 Media International
Johannes Jensen
CEO
Yellow Bird
Gjermund Erikson
Writer and executive producer
Monster Scripted
Howard Owens
Co-founder and co-CEO
Propagate Content
Roger Simpson
Original creator and writer
Rebecca Gibney
Lead actress and executive producer
Halifax Retribution
Anthony LaPaglia
Lead actor
Halifax Retribution
Andy Ryan
co-head of drama
Nine Network Australia
Mikael Borglund
Executive producer, Halifax and CEO & MD
Beyond International Ltd
Frank Doelger
Head
Intaglio Films
Peter Berry
Writer
Mike Walden
Writer
Jamie Brown
CEO
Grand River Productions
Cheryl Lynch
EVP international production, business affairs and scripted formats
Sony Pictures Television
Marja Pyykkö
Director
Matti Laine
Screenwriter
Ran Tellem
Head of international content development
The Mediapro Studio
Marko Röhr
Producer and CEO
MRP Matila Röhr Productions
Suvi Mansnerus
Producer
Yle Drama
Fran Perea
Actor
Ed Guiney
Company director and executive producer
Element Pictures
Emma Norton
Producer
Element Pictures
Lenny Abrahamson
Director
Alon Aranya
Producer and writer
Paper Plane Productions
Moshe Zonder
Writer
Moshe Zonder Productions
Aitor Gabilondo
Showrunner
Patria
Miguel Salvat
Commissioning editor of original programming, Spain
HBO Europe.
Iñaki González Esparza
Development director
Alea Media
Claire Mundell
Executive producer
Synchronicity Films Ltd
Sarah Brown
Creative director, drama
STV Productions
Gwenllian Gravelle
Drama commissioner
S4C
Nicola Shindler
Chief executive
Red Production Company
Amelia Bullmore
Writer and executive producer
Philippa Collie-Cousins
Commissioning editor, drama
UKTV
Laurie Nunn
Creator and showrunner
Sex Education
Ben Taylor
Director
Alex Sapot
Director of original series
Netflix
Jamie Campbell
Executive producer
Eleven
Koby Adom
Writer and director
Preethi Mavahalli
Executive producer
Mammoth screen
Erik Barmack
Founder
Wild Sheep Content
Elizabeth Kilgarriff
CEO
Firebird Pictures
Katie O’Connell Marsh
CEO
Platform One Media
Belinda Campbell
Joint managing director
Red Planet Pictures
Sophia Gibber
Development producer
Ugly Duckling Films
King Kaufman
Senior audio producer
San Francisco Chronicle
Aron Levitz
Head of
Wattpad Studios
Christina Henne
Producer
Bavaria Fiction
Gave Lindo
Executive director of OTT programming
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Jon Kramer
CEO
AfterShock Comics and Rive Gauche Television
Roye Okupe
Writer, director and founder
YouNeek Studios
Jack Davison
Executive vice president
3vision
Thomas Münzner
Director content acquisition
Joyn
Gena Konstantinakos
Vice president, development and video programming
Topic
Richie Mehta
Writer and director
Pooja Kohli Taneja
Managing Partner and producer
Golden Karavan
Kilian Kerwin
Head of production (South Asia & Latin America)
SK Global Entertainment
Gurinder Chadha
Director
Paul Mayeda Berges
Writer and director
Mona Qureshi
Commissioning editor, England
BBC
Warwick Thornton
Director
Michelle Martin
Head of television
Framestore
Kim-Leigh Pontin
Creative interaction director
Sky VR Studios
David Brady
CEO
Cream Productions
O.T. Fagbenle
Actor, writer and director
Sofie Palage
Producer
Warner Bros ITVP Sweden
Samantha Strauss
Creator
The End
Patrick Walters
Head of development
See-Saw Films
Ross Crowley
Director of content
Foxtel
Liz Lewin
Commissioning editor
Sky
Simon Allen
Lead writer and executive producer, The Watch
Rob Wilkins
Executive producer
Narrativia
Richard Stokes
Executive producer
Thomas Benski
CEO and co-founder
Pulse Films
Lucas Ochoa
Chief creative officer of scripted film and television
Pulse Films
Gabriel Silver
Commissioning editor
Sky
Sunder Aaron
Principal
Locomotive Global Inc
Corin Hardy
Director
Ben Irving
Commissioning editor
BBC Drama
Simon Pegg
Co-founder
Stolen Picture
Nick Frost
Co-founder
Stolen Picture
Miles Ketley
CEO
Stolen Picture
Holly Hines
Scripted lead
Spotify Studios
Rohit Jain
Managing director
Lionsgate South Asia
Gaurav Gupta
Founder and CEO
FutureWorks Media
Avril Blondelot
Head of content insight
Glance
Kate Harwood
Managing director
Euston Films
Lydia Hampson
Head of UK scripted
Amazon Studios
  


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 4 tickets are available at £999 + VAT
This is the final discount TIER saving £100 on the full ticket price of £1099
To book your place at this price CLICK HERE.