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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:

Sarah Aubrey
Head of original content
Sandra Dewey 
Business operations and productions
Nicole Clemens
Paramount Television
Piers Wenger
Controller of drama
Georgia Brown
Director of European Prime original series
Amazon Studios
Aparna Purohit
Head of India original
Amazon Prime Video
Courteney Monroe
National Geographic Global Television Network
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
Sally Wainwright
Writer, producer and director
Faith Penhale
Lookout Point
Nils Hartmann
Director of original productions
Sky Italia
Jill Offman
Comedy Central and Paramount Network International
Cameron Roach
Director of Drama
Sky Drama
Anna Croneman
Head of Dramafilms
SVT - Sveriges Televison
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
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
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

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.