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Factual & formats commissioners join Content London line-up

CBC, RTI, TV4, Red Bull Studios, TF1 and Atresmedia are the first channels to join the Formats & Factual commissioners strand at Content London.

This year Content London will run a full three-day Formats & Factual strand alongside Drama, enhancing its offering as the most important development marketplace in the world, where international formats and factual commissioners come to share their strategies and meet with potential partners.

Speed meetings will also return to Content London making this the number one place to access and network with the global commissioning network in both scripted and unscripted.

Registered delegates gain access to all Development Marketplace meeting areas, sessions, pitch competitions, complimentary breakfast, lunch and networking cocktail parties. They also join the My Content London digital community to connect with 3000 other delegates, and receive C21’s annual Content Trends Report – the most comprehensive analysis of the global content business (worth £1250). Content London delivers the best ROI you’ll make this year. Be part of the story and support this creative, cost-effective event:

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Joining the Content London speaker line-up:

Jennifer Dettman, executive director, unscripted content, CBC
Dettman is an award-winning television executive with 15+ years of experience leading innovative television and digital content creation. She is one of the top female executives in the country and an internationally respected voice in the industry. Dettman has had a leading role in a digital transformation to define new paths forward to fit the changing media landscape and she is dedicated to creating best-in-class Canadian content that competes global on all platforms. At the CBC, Jennifer is the head of the unscripted department and is the chair of the documentary channel.

Fabrizio Battocchio, head of format and factual entertainment, RTI
Battocchio has been running the format department since 1999 and was appointed head of factual entertainment and documentaries in 2013. He is a lecturer at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milano, where he teaches Languages and Creativity in Media and Television formats. He is also a writer of essays on communication pragmatics, television production, formats and genres.

Niklas Vestberg, head of formats and development, TV4
Vestberg heads up the department of formats and development at TV4, commissioning the non-scripted titles for the channel and its platforms – from documentaries and talk shows to international format successes such as The Masked Singer, Survivor and Masterchef. After studies in media, communications and journalism Vestberg joined TV4 in 2006, starting out as executive producer for Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and Come Dine With Me, among other formats. In 2010 he added responsibility for both production and acquisitions of kids content at TV4, before taking the role as format manager, acquiring international formats for the channel.

Bernadette McDaid, global head, Red Bull Studios
McDaid is global head of Red Bull Studios, a premium content label which develops, commissions, finances and distributes award-worthy content worldwide.
Based in Salzburg, Austria, with offices in LA and in London, Red Bull Studios partners with best-in-class filmmakers, broadcasters, and streamers, to tell globally relevant stories of inspiration and aspiration through premium documentary film and series.
A multi award-winning filmmaker and commissioning executive, previously, McDaid was acting head of development and programming for National Geographic, London, and prior, head of content for Discovery Science in Washington DC. McDaid is the recipient of a Cine Award for Excellence and four Emmy nominations for Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman. She has also been nominated for an Outstanding Science and Technology Programming Emmy for Creating Synthetic Life and secured two Emmy wins with Stephen Spielberg for Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero.

Julien Degroote, head of content development, TF1 Group France
Degroote is responsible for commissioning, developing or creating and overseeing the new shows for the three national TF1 Group channels: TF1, TMC and TFX. His credits include: The Masked Singer, Ninja warrior, District z, The wall, Tattoo Fixers.
Degroote is also in charge of spotting the best ideas and trends around the world as head of scouting (scripted and alternative).
Prior to joining TF1 in 2014, Degroote has been a TV producer for 12 years. As head of programs in the French independent TV production company Coyote, he managed 200 hours of TV shows produced each year and multi-million budget for TF1 in different genres: Family Feud, Four In A Bed, People’s Quiz, 30+ live entertainment prime time shows.
Previously, Degroote served as creative senior executive of Endemol France working on Big Brother, Star Academy and overseeing the adaptation of The Celebrities Farm.

Ana Cueto, head of research, Atresmedia
Cueto has been working in the audiovisual industry for more than 20 years and is a passionate fan of trends in television and media since her beginnings in pay TV. In Canal Satélite Digital, she was in charge of programming and acquisitions of various channels, such as Viajar and the pioneer Channel C:
Later, she joined NBC Universal for the set up and launch of the group’s channels in Spain, Calle 13 and Studio Universal, where she was responsible for programming and acquisition (films, series and documentaries). From 2005 to 2014, she worked at the production company Plural as head of R&D, both buying and developing all kinds of formats for national and regional networks. She joined Atresmedia in February 2014 as head of research and new projects in the programs area, where she screens markets and trends in search for the best formats for Atresmedia (both linear and digital).

Other confirmed Content London 2022 speakers include:

Channing Dungey
Warner Bros. Television Group
Pearlena Igbokwe
Universal Studio Group
Mike Darnell
Warner Bros. Unscripted Television.
Cécile Frot-Coutaz
Chief executive officer
Sky Studios
Chris Rice
Endeavor Content
Superna Kalle
President, international networks
Michael Thorn
President, entertainment
FOX Entertainment
Rob Wade
President, alternative entertainment and specials
FOX Entertainment
Kate Phillips
Director of unscripted
Beatrice Springborn
Universal International Studios
Toby Gorman
Universal Television Alternative Studio
Erin Underhill
Universal Television
Jane Turton
Thomas Dey
Founder and CEO
ACF Investment Bank
Marina Williams
Co-founder and co-CEO
Asacha Media Group
Danny Cohen
Access Entertainment
Filippa Wallestam
EVP and chief content officer
Viaplay Group
Trish Williams
Executive director, scripted content
Sally Riley
Head of drama, entertainment and indigenous
ABC Australia
Maria Pia Ammirati
Head of drama
Jennifer Dettman
Executive director, unscripted content
Fabrizio Battocchio
Head of formats and factual
Niklas Vestberg
Head of formats and development
Bernadette McDaid
Global head
Red Bull Studios
Julien Degroote
EVP, content development
TF1 Group France
Ana Cueto
Head of research
Marianne Furevold-Boland
Executive producer
Jarmo Lampela
Head of drama
Dr. Simone Emmelius
SVP international fiction, coproduction and acquisition
Diego del Pozo Rosa
Manager of fiction content
Atresmedia TV
Piodor Gustafsson
Director of scripted content
TV4 Media

More speakers will be announced soon for the commissioners strand across both Drama and Formats & Factual.

Content London is the world’s leading development marketplace and conference. It runs across three days with two concurrent strands in Drama, Formats & Factual and spans across four venues.

All delegates receive access to the My Content London digital network, which allows them to connect with each other.

Alongside the most progressive conference programme in the business, there are screenings, premieres and complimentary networking cocktails across the three days.

This year ClubC21 will also be part of Content London, connecting delegates late into the night.

The Content London Development Marketplace has also been extended this year to provide meeting tables and private space for meetings.

Contact C21 for more details.

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