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FOX, STARZ, BBC join Content London keynote line-up

Content London has announced FOX Entertainment’s Rob Wade and Michael Thorn, STARZ’ Superna Kalle and BBC’s Kate Phillips will join the keynote line-up for Content London 2022.

With Content London set to run a full three-day Formats & Factual strand alongside drama, between November 28 – December 1, the biggest names in the international content business are lining up to ensure this year’s event will be most significant to date.

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Speaking at Content London:

Rob Wade, president alternative entertainment and specials, FOX Entertainment
Wade joined FOX Entertainment as president, alternative entertainment and specials in 2017. He oversees FOX’s unscripted programming, specials and alternative development slate, and its in-house studio, FOX Alternative Entertainment (FAE).

Under Wade, FOX has launched numerous hit series, including The Masked Singer, which is produced by FAE. Along with Studio Ramsay Global, FAE produces Gordon Ramsay’s cooking competition, Next Level Chef, this season’s #1 new entertainment programme. Other FAE programmes include Fall 2021’s #1 new unscripted series, Alter Ego; last season’s #1 new unscripted programme, I Can See Your Voice; Domino Masters; Name That Tune; Crime Scene Kitchen, Summer 2021’s #1 new series (with Fly on the Wall Entertainment); Lego Masters; and Beat Shazam.

Wade also is responsible for overseeing TMZ, including its hit programmes, TMZ and TMZ LIVE. Moreover, he is responsible for all series produced by Studio Ramsay Global, the production entity launched by Gordon Ramsay and FOX Entertainment.

Michael Thorn, president of entertainment, FOX Entertainment
As president of entertainment for FOX Entertainment, Thorn is responsible for all scripted programming and development, as well as casting, at FOX, and oversees original scripted live-action and animated content for FOX Entertainment’s streaming AVOD service, Tubi.

FOX series Thorn oversees are the hit dramas 9-1-1 and 9-1-1: Lone Star; The Cleaning Lady, FOX’s most-watched drama premiere in two years; The Resident; and highly-anticipated dramas Monarch, starring Susan Sarandon, Trace Adkins and Anna Friel, which is fully owned by FOX Entertainment; and Accused, from Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa and David Shore. FOX comedies under Thorn’s purview include Call Me Kat, the 2020-21 season’s #1 new comedy; Pivoting; and Welcome To Flatch, from Jenny Bicks and Paul Feig.

Thorn also is responsible for overseeing FOX’s slate of iconic animated hits, including The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, Duncanville, The Great North, Housebroken and upcoming Krapopolis, from Dan Harmon; and Grimsburg, starring and executive-produced by Jon Hamm. Both Krapopolis and Grimsburg are 100% owned by FOX Entertainment.

Superna Kalle, president international networks, STARZ
Kalle reports directly to STARZ president and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch and is based in the company’s Santa Monica office. Kalle previously served as executive vice president for international digital networks at STARZ where she joined in 2018 to lead the international expansion of STARZPLAY, now available in more than 55 countries globally.

Kalle has P&L responsibility for the international division and oversees all operations of STARZPLAY including programming and production of original series, distribution, operations, marketing and publicity, and has oversight of Lionsgate Play, now available throughout South and Southeast Asia. During her time at STARZ, Kalle has solidified STARZPLAY’s presence in Europe, Latin America and Canada, and continues to expand the footprint making STARZ one of the world’s leading pure-play subscription platforms.

Kate Phillips, director of unscripted, BBC
Phillips has recently been announced in the newly created director of unscripted role. She will be responsible for the overall commissioning strategy for the full range of unscripted content, harnessing her brilliant relationships with talent and suppliers to ensure the most distinctive and impactful programmes for audiences across the UK.

Phillips will report to chief content officer Charlotte Moore and will be accountable for the overall performance and editorial strategy, empowering the respective heads whilst ensuring the portfolio of commissions align to the agreed audience and supply objectives.

They join other confirmed speakers:

Channing Dungey
Warner Bros. Television Group
Mike Darnell
Warner Bros. Unscripted Television.
Cécile Frot-Coutaz
Chief executive officer
Sky Studios
Chris Rice
Endeavor Content
Superna Kalle
President, international networks
Rob Wade
President, alternative entertainment and specials
FOX Entertainment
Michael Thorn
President, entertainment
FOX Entertainment
Kate Phillips
Director of unscripted
Filippa Wallestam
EVP and chief content officer
Viaplay Group
Trish Williams
Executive director, scripted content
Sally Riley
Head of Scripted Production
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
Head of content development
TF1 Group France
Ana Cueto
Head of research

More speakers will be announced soon.

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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