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Viacom, Sky Italia, Federation, Keshet join Drama Summit line-up

Key executives from Viacom, Sky Italia, Federation, Keshet, and writer Nosa Eke have joined the Drama Summit line-up at Content London, adding their weight to the New Platforms, New Opportunities, The Commissioners, Global Drama Trends and Newform Content Innovation strands.

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New Platforms, New Opportunities
Viacom’s Jill Offman joins the conversation around the huge opportunities that now exist with the continued rise and dominance of the SVoDs. She’ll discuss the Paramount+ platform and her wider Viacom remit, including her role with Viacom International Studios UK.

Jill Offman, EVP, Comedy Central and Paramount Network International
Offman is EVP Comedy Central and Paramount Network International, MD of Paramount Network, MTV and Comedy Central UK, and MD of Viacom International Studios UK (VIS UK). As Viacom expands its international production footprint to the UK, Offman was recently appointed to lead VIS UK. As EVP of Comedy Central International, Offman is responsible for overseeing content and brand strategy for channels in nearly 150 countries outside the US. Since 2017, Offman has overseen Paramount Network International, Viacom’s fastest growing international flagship brand, growing distribution +26%. By focusing on quality programming across all platforms, Paramount’s umbrella has expanded to include the SVoD service Paramount+.


The Commissioners
Joining the enhanced commissioner strand, which this year will include the opportunity for meet-and-greet networking opportunities for delegates is Sky Italia’s Nils Hartnann.

Nils Hartnann, senior director of original productions, Sky Italia
Hartmann started as promo producer at Orbit Network Rome. He launched the movie channel Studio Universal as creative manager. In 2003 he launched Sky Italia in the role of creative director. He then moved into the position of director of original productions and produced successful international TV series such as Romanzo Criminale, Gomorra, 1992, The Young Pope with Oscar winner Paolo Sorrentino and Miracolo directed and created by bestselling writer Niccolò Ammaniti. Currently in postproduction with ZeroZeroZero by the showrunner and director of Gomorra, Stefano Sollima, Diavoli, directed by Nick Hurran and starring Patrick Dempsey, the sequel, The New Pope with Jude Law and John Malkovich and in production with Romulus, an epic tale of the origin of Rome.


Global Drama Trends
Pascal Breton of Federation Entertainment who’s had huge success in the non-English language drama space joins us to explore how the trend for local language is evolving, with even greater opportunity from the growing number of local platforms.

Pascal Breton, president, Federation Entertainment
Breton is president of Federation Entertainment, the top independent production and distribution studio he founded in 2013, with offices in Paris, Los Angeles, Rome and Madrid. Federation Entertainment is behind productions such as Canal +’s highly acclaimed series, The Bureau, and the Netflix original series Marseille. Federation’s rich portfolio includes a range of successful international series, as well as an impressive slate of ambitious US and international co-productions. Prior to creating Federation, Breton directed one of the largest and most successful French production companies, Marathon, which he founded in 1990 and directed for 18 years.



Newform Content Innovation
Joining the conversation about growing trends for newform and innovation in content, writer/director Nosa Eke explores how new developments in tech including AI are enabling a greater breadth in storytelling from interactivity to voice enabled content. Plus Sebastian Burkhardt from Keshnet joins us to discuss the successes and opportunities around short form content.

Nosa Eke, writer/director
Eke is a platform agnostic writer/director working in traditional and interactive storytelling. She was chosen for the Soho Theatre Writers Lab and then attended the National Film and Television school, receiving a scholarship from the Royal Television Society and Sky. Nosa has written episodic series on the Amazon Alexa for the BBC as well as worked on other experiences for BBC Voice and AI. She was chosen as a 2019 Trailblazer by Accenture and TCOLondon for her work in the cross-section between technology and storytelling. She is currently working on her debut interactive feature film in development with the British Film Institute, produced by Marshmallow Laser Feast. Nosa is also an Artist In Residence at Blast Theory developing the AR technology for the feature film. She is in post production on her short film, Something In The Closet, funded by the BFI and Film London.

Sebastian Burkhardt, MD, global content, Keshet International
Burkhardt serves as MD of Global Content for Keshet International (KI), the international production and distribution arm of Keshet Media Group, Israel’s biggest and most successful media company. In his role, Burkhardt oversees the creative development, production, funding and acquisition of premium high-end dramas aimed at the global market. Tasked with growing KI’s scripted IP catalogue, Burkhardt is tapping into new financing models and revenue streams through creative and commercial partnerships. Additionally, Burkhardt and his team actively work with third-party producers on innovative funding models through investments drawn from the KI Content Fund, which KI launched in 2018 with several of Israel’s largest holding and asset management companies. Under Burkhardt’s guidance, KI launched Keshet Digital Studios, which developed and co-produced arguably Snap’s most successful and first Webby-nominated original scripted series, Dead Girls Detective Agency.

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, writer and producer
Paul Mayeda Berges
Cheif creative officer
Bend It Networks
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
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
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
  

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.

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