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US heads of drama line up for Content London

The Commissioners
National Geographic, CBS All Access, EPIX and Starz have joined the speaker line-up in The Commissioners strand at Content London’s International Drama Summit.

Through the supercharged commissioner strand, delegates will have the chance to hear from top global commissioners, as well as an opportunity for valuable face-to-face meetings with key commissioning execs in a curated speed-networking programme, reinforcing Content London as the most important development marketplace in the world.

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Through a series of intimate sessions, leading drama heads take us inside their slates and strategies for 2020 and beyond

Speakers include:

Courteney Monroe, president, National Geographic Global Television Network
Monroe oversees global programming, operations and marketing for the portfolio of National Geographic channels around the world, which includes National Geographic, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo People and Nat Geo MUNDO. Monroe is also responsible for all operations, including the development and production of branded content, of National Geographic Studios, the in-house television production unit. Collaborating with A-level creative talent, Monroe works to harness the power and reach of the National Geographic brand to position National Geographic channels as the world’s premium science, adventure and exploration networks. Since 2017, Monroe has launched four of the most viewed series in network history, including One Strange Rock from the visionary Darren Aronofsky, which was viewed by 81 million people globally, and The Hot Zone, which became Nat Geo’s most watched scripted series to date. Under her leadership, the network has garnered more critical acclaim and awards recognition than ever before. For the 2019 Emmys, National Geographic received 15 nominations, including nods for critically acclaimed documentary film Free Solo and for the unscripted series Hostile Planet and Life Below Zero – the third year in a row it has been among the top 12 outlets nominated. Currently, Monroe serves on the board of Makers, a partnership program for the advancement of female leadership in the workplace, and she has been appointed to the advisory board for the Peabody Awards.


Julie McNamara, EVP, original content, CBS All Access
In her position, McNamara oversees all current and future original series for the CBS All Access subscription service. CBS All Access first expanded into providing subscribers with exclusive original programming in 2017 with the new edition of The Good Wife, titled The Good Fight, Star Trek: Discovery and No Activity. CBS All Access also launched the period drama Strange Angel in the summer of 2018, and Kevin Williamson’s Tell Me a Story, a dark, modern twist on fairy tales, in the fall. Upcoming series include the reimagining of The Twilight Zone from Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg, Why Women Kill from Marc Cherry, true-crime series Interrogation, and a new Star Trek series based on Jean-Luc Picard, with additional programming to be announced. McNamara joined CBS All Access after spending 10 years at CBS Television Studios, most recently as executive vice president, drama development, overseeing development for all primetime drama series for broadcast television. In that role, McNamara shepherded The Good Wife, Elementary, Scorpion, Jane the Virgin, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods, Madam Secretary, Under the Dome and NCIS: Los Angeles, among others. Prior to that, she served as vice president, drama development, at ABC Network, where she developed Alias, Desperate Housewives and Grey’s Anatomy.


Nancy Cotton, EVP, head of scripted programming, EPIX
Cotton oversees development and production of all original scripted series on the network. Since joining EPIX in February 2018, she has greenlit new originals The Godfather of Harlem starring and produced by Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker and created by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein (Narcos); DC origin story Pennyworth created by Bruno Heller (Gotham, Rome) and directed by Danny Cannon; Perpetual Grace, LTD starring Sir Ben Kingsley and created by Steve Conrad and Bruce Terris (Patriot) as well as the upcoming Julian Fellowes (Downton Abby) series, Belgravia. Under her purview, EPIX’s roster includes Season 3 of critically-acclaimed Get Shorty with Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano and season 2 of spy-thriller Deep State. Before EPIX, Cotton was President, Heyday TV. Working with David Heyman (Harry Potter, Gravity), she executive produced NBC drama The In Between. From 2007-2016, Cotton was SVP, Creative Affairs at Fox 21 TV Studios. She developed and oversaw multi-awarded drama The Americans (FX), Emmy-nominated The Killing (AMC, Netflix), Queen of the South (USA) with Alice Braga, Emmy winner Lena Waithe’s The Chi (Showtime), Veena Sud’s Seven Seconds (Netflix), The Comedians (FX) with multi-award winners Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, and Oscar-winner Holly Hunter’s Emmy-nominated Saving Grace (TNT). Prior, Cotton was head of Mel Gibson’s Icon TV, ep’ing 4 series. She began as an assistant at William Morris.


Karen Bailey, senior vice president, original programming, Starz
Based in the company’s Santa Monica office, Bailey oversees creative development for a number of programs for the network including the critically-acclaimed Philippa Gregory novel adaptations of The White Queen, The White Princess and The Spanish Princess. She is also working on the new supernatural spy thriller The Rook, premiering this summer, and the fifth season of the hit series Outlander which is currently in production in Glasgow, Scotland. Bailey oversaw Howard’s End, a 4-part TV adaptation written by Academy Award® winner Kenneth Lonergan. She also served as the network executive on Golden Globe® and Emmy®-nominated limited series The Missing and its sequel, as well as the Starz original filmmaking experiment The Chair, winner of the TCA award for best unscripted series and the DGA award for best directing. Bailey joined Starz in 2006 as an executive producer, overseeing development, production and post-production for the company’s studio slate of television movies and mini-series for external networks, including SyFy, Lifetime and IFC. Bailey also served as executive producer on a number of projects for Starz’s home entertainment division, Anchor Bay films. Bailey was promoted to vice president of production in 2007, overseeing the physical production for the company’s newly launched original programming department. Bailey spent the next few years building the internal production department and focusing on the networks’ new slate of original series, including fan favorite Party Down, Crash, Boss and Starz's first international series Spartacus. During her tenure in this position, the company increased its efforts to expand production into the global community, resulting in successful partnerships with production entities in New Zealand, Canada and United Kingdom. She was promoted to senior vice president in 2012.


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
Cate Blanchett
Co-creator, executive producer and actor
Jeff Wachtel
President
NBCUniversal International Studios
Sarah Barnett
President
AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios
Michael Wright
President
EPIX
Piers Wenger
Controller of drama
BBC
Aparna Purohit
Head of India original
Amazon Prime Video
Simon Pegg
Co-founder
Stolen Picture
Nick Frost
Co-founder
Stolen Picture
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
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
Gurinder Chadha
Director, writer and producer
Bend It TV & Films
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
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 Pedersen
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
Creative director
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
Managing director and creative director
Synchronicity Films Ltd
Sarah Brown
Creative director, drama
STV Productions
Gwenllian Gravelle
Drama commissioner
S4C
Alastair McKinnon
Managing director
Matchbox Pictures
Nicola Shindler
Executive producer and CEO
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
Director
Preethi Mavahalli
Executive producer
Mammoth screen
Erik Barmack
Founder
Wild Sheep Content
Elizabeth Kilgarriff
CEO
Firebird Pictures
Katie O’Connell Marsh
Founder and chairman
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
Paul Mayeda Berges
Cheif creative officer
Bend It TV & Films
Mona Qureshi
Commissioning editor, England
BBC
Warwick Thornton
Director
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
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
Rod Henwood
Chief strategy officer
The Ink Factory
Neely Shamam
EVP of programming and development
Ficto
Eric Welbers
CEO
ndF
Deepak Segal
Head of content
Applause Entertainment
Andrea Calderwood
Producer
Potboiler
James Whitlam
VFX Executive Producer
Framestore
Sofia Kvashilava
Genral producer, Okko Ent. and CCO
Rambler Group
Lorenzo De Maio
Partner
Endeavor Content
Jane Featherstone
Co-Founder and head
Sister London
Lou Stein
Artistic director
Chickenshed Theatre
Pieter Van Huyck
Head of scripted
De Mensen
Sophie Gardiner
Managing director
Chapter One Pictures
Courtney Williams
Head of partnership
Parrot Analytics
Charles Ohayon
International distribution and executive producer
Productions casablanca
François Létourneau
Creator and writer
Jeff Norton
Executive producer and founder
Awesome Media & Entertainment
Alan Clements
Managing Director
Two Rivers Media Ltd
Tom Rasmussen
Author, screenwriter and actor
Wildcard Films
Adam Morane-Griffiths
Executive producer
Wildcard Films
Sara Curran
Founder and CEO
Tricycle Talent and Tricycle Media.
Carrie Stein
EVP, global scripted series
Kew Media
Steve Carsey
Senior director, original content (UK)
Audible
Jonathan Norman
Partner
Stella EOC
Rachel Gardner
Executive producer
See-Saw Films
Helen Bowden
Producer and MD
Lingo
Pilar Perez
Head of acquisitions
DCD Rights
Michelle Latimer
Executive producer and director
Trickster
Jennifer Kawaja
Executive producer
Sienna Films
Carl Barât
Executive producer
The Heartless
Lucie Barât
Writer
The Heartless
Zoë Rocha
Producer
The Heartless
Olga Filipuk
Chief content officer
KinoPoisk HD
Helen Jackson
Executive chair
The Media Investment Company
Hilary Bevan Jones
Founder and producer
Endor productions
David Davoli
EVP of international television
BRON Studios
Carolyn Bernstein
EVP, global scripted content and documentary films
National Geographic
Anna Burns
Development producer
Buccaneer
Claire Wilson
Writer
Jonas Allen
Producer and CEO
Miso Film
Michele Zatta
Commissioning editor, international coproductions
Rai Fiction, Italy
Paula Bird
Supervising producer
Axis Studios
Oliver Vogel
Chief Creative Officer
Bavaria Fiction
Rob Williams
Writer and producer
Christine Langan
CEO
Baby Cow Productions
Lucinda Hicks
COO
Endemol Shine UK
Gary Davey
Chief Executive Officer
Sky Studios
Larry Bass
CEO and exec producer
ShinAwiL
Toby Haynes
Director
Lachlan MacKinnon
Executive producer
Bad Wolf
Moderator Ali May
Writer, producer and creator
Moderator Ben Keen
Chairman
MediaXchange
Moderator Carrie Stein
EVP, global scripted series
Kew Media
Moderator David Jenkinson
Editor-in-chief and managing director
C21Media
Moderator Dominic Schreiber
Global drama executive
Reel One Entertainment
Moderator Enyi Omeruah
Founder
My Management Company (MMC)
Moderator Hayley McKenzie
CEO/Founder
Script Angel
Moderator Irina Ignatiew
Managing director
Boxworks Media GmbH
Moderator James Rampton
TV feature writer
The i, The Independent
Moderator Jamie Mustard
Author
The Iconist
Moderator Jeremy Gawade
Law and business affairs advisor
Moderator Mark Oliver
Chairman
Oliver & Ohlbaum Associates (O&O)
Moderator Michael Pickard
Editor, Drama Quarterly
C21Media
Moderator Miranda Sawyer
Journalist and broadcaster
Moderator Selma Turajlic
Co-founder
Little Dot Studios
Moderator Sunder Aaron
Principal
Locomotive Global Inc
Moderator Ruth Palmer
Head of event programming
C21Media
Moderator Walter Iuzzolino
Chief creative officer
Walter Presents/Global Series Network
Moderator Melissa Williamson
President
Pier 21 Films
Moderator Muki Kulhan
CIO, executive XR producer and creative tech analyst
Muki-International Ltd.
Moderator Stephen Armstrong
Freelance journalist
Moderator Steven Adams
Partner and head of management division
Buffalo 8
Moderator Emma House
International consultant
Oreham Group
Moderator Emma Smithwick
Managing director
Rockfleet Productions
Moderator Jimmy Akingbola
Actor, producer and co-founder
The TriForce Creative Network
Moderator Rola Bauer
Managing Director
STUDIOCANAL TV
Moderator Melanie Stokes
Founder and managing director
Kindle Entertainment
Moderator Bryan Elsley
Managing director and writer
Balloon Entertainment
Moderator Valerie Creighton
President and CEO
Canada Media Fund
Moderator Ade Rawcliffe
Head of diversity
ITV commissioning
  


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.