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Hot Properties sizzle at Content London

Reinforcing its mission to showcase the most exciting upcoming scripted series, eight new shows have been announced as part of the Hot Properties strand at Content London, with dramas from Africa, India, Finland, Italy and Quebec heating up the Drama agenda.

Joining the line up is Shadowland from creator and writer Jacqui Barcos, Catch me a Killer from CMAK Films’ Simon Howley, Spinners from showrunner Benjamin Hoffman, AGHA from Bang Bang Mediacorp’s Roopak Saluja, Reyka from Quizzical Pictures’ Nimrod Geva, Ride Out from producer Timo Vierimaa, La Storia from director Francesca Archibugi and Les Affluents from writer and director Sophie Deraspe.

In our Hot Properties strand we lift the lid on new dramas that are expected to have an impact on the international business over the next eighteen months. Those closest to the projects will discuss how they have been created, developed and packaged and opportunities for wider business engagement.

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Jacqui Barcos
Spitfire Creative
Barcos is an award-winning filmmaker specialising in developing fresh, character-driven, socially conscious content for the global market. Most recently, Barcos created the wildlife crime drama, Shadowland. Developed in association with Athena Pictures and executive produced by Starlings Television and Ben Silverman. Shadowland is an elevated crime series based on the true-life exploits of two of the world’s top wildlife crime operatives. Barcos also cocreated the historical drama TV series, The Amazons with Fred Fuchs (Godfather 3, Tudors) as executive producer. She is currently in development on several international formats including Lodestar, a series that explores the dark underbelly of investigative journalism. Barcos is also collaborating with two world-class neuroscientists on a grounded sci-fi thriller, Of Love and Neural Dust, which delves into the fascinating world of neurotech. Barcos sold her first television project, The Misfits to Graham King’s GK-TV.

Andra Gordon
Cofounder and writer/producer
Athena Pictures
Gordon is a writer/producer and cofounder of Athena Pictures with Sarena Khan, a production company dedicated to creating bold content with universal appeal – stories primarily told through the gaze of female protagonists and diverse perspectives. Athena is an affiliate company of American Entertainment Investors, financier and advisor involved in such films as The Hurt Locker, 12 Years A Slave, Sicario, The Man Who Knew Infinity and Hotel Mumbai. Gordon has several projects in development, including a series she created with Emmy-winning director Scott Winant attached. Past producing credits include Joey Klein’s acclaimed opioid crisis crime drama Castle in the Ground which premiered at TIFF 2019, starring Alex Wolff, Imogen Poots and Neve Campbell, The Other Half starring Tatiana Maslany and Tom Cullen, and surrealist noir The Blue Rose starring Olivia Scott Welch, currently in post-production.

Yule Caise
Writer and cofounder
Behind the Billboards LLC
Caise is an award-winning writer, director and producer of film, television and new media. He is cofounder of Behind the Billboards, a TV development company specialising in diverse global content. Awarded the 2021-2022 Santa Monica Artist Fellowship, he’s currently writing a play about James Baldwin and Nina Simone. Formerly a writer-producer on BET’s scripted Hip Hop anthology series Tales, Caise previously had a development deal at FX Networks, in conjunction with Fox Broadcasting Co and 20th Century Fox Television. Caise is also a Film Independent Fellow, having participated in the Screenwriters Lab with Snail Trails, his screenplay about growing up in the shadow of the Black Panther Party. A digital pioneer, Caise’s prior work and contributions to the NBC television show Heroes won an Emmy Award for Interactive Media Programming for The Heroes Digital Experience.

Catch me a Killer:

Simon Howley
CMAK Films
Howley is an award winning factual producer who moved fully in to scripted production in 2018 as an Executive Producer. He is currently in South Africa in production on Catch Me A Killer a 10 x true crime series starring Charlotte Hope, based on the book by South Africa’s first serial killer profiler Micki Pistorius. Howley started his career as a journalist in Yorkshire before as spell at the BBC working on DEF II working on Reportage and Rough Guide to the World – one of his current scripted projects is set in Marseille, a city he grew to love after spending time their on Rough Guides. His 30 year career has also seen him make films on Evel Knievel, Don Simpson and The Great Train Robbery, as well as spending time on the streets of Detroit chasing down dog fighters and drug dealers.

Amy Jephta
Nagvlug Films
Jephta is a screenwriter and director who lives and works in Cape Town. Her feature film screenwriting includes South Africa’s official 2018 Golden Globes submission, Ellen: The Ellen Pkkies Story and her directorial debut, Barakat. The latter marked a first time selection for a South African woman of colour when it became the country’s official entry for the Academy Awards. She was lead writer on Catch Me A Killer (Night Train Media/M-Net) and writer and associate producer on Devils Peak (BBC Studios/Lookout Point), both currently in production for 2023 release. Amy has previously been named one of the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Top Young South Africans, is the recipient of South Africa’s highest art accolade, the Standard Bank Young Artist Award (for Theatre). She now focuses on producing for film and television via her company, Nagvlug Films, with series and feature projects in development for Fremantle, Amazon and Netflix and collaborations with Morgan Freeman’s Revelations Entertainment, 42, and David and Jessica Oyelowo’s Yoruba Saxon Productions in the works.

Jess Ruston
Ruston is a novelist turned screenwriter whose TV credits include Harlots S3 for Hulu, Young Wallander for Netflix, and Sanctuary for Monumental/AMC. She has multiple book adaptations in development, including Why Not Say What Happened? for Little Island/Legendary, The Shelf for Monumental, To The Lions for Character 7, Endell Street for Euston Films and Frontline for Wild Mercury. She rewrote an episode for Around The World In 80 Days for Slim Film/BBC. Her original procedural crime drama Splinters is in active development with Expanded Media and was originally developed for ITV of which 2 episodes were commissioned. She is in active development with Fired Up Films/ Channel 4 on her original idea Lady Justice, 42/Sky on Killseekers, 42/Lionsgate/Channel 5 on Unfit Mother and Monumental on Fortune. She is developing her original scripted thriller podcast Preservation set in the art world for Story/vrse. She has numerous other projects in paid development (including but not limited to) with Dancing Ledge, Two Brothers and Carnival Films.


Benjamin Hoffman
Empreinte Digitale
Born in 1986, Hoffman is a documentary filmmaker and a photographer with a journalistic education and background. His essays have been published in several newspapers and his documentaries broadcast on television internationally. His books have gathered international interest including Beta Israël, the Remnant of Ethiopian Jewry, Testament Manouche, Au Bord, Farewell Cape Town and The Bay. Hoffman likes to focus on documenting issues related to cultural migrations and population displacements. He is a lecturer and gives photo and film workshops for various art schools and foundations. He is also the founder of the production company Asterias Productions dedicated to commercial and advertisement contents and the curator of the Studio Kameni project.

Cécile Gérardin
Head of drama
Canal+ International
Gérardin started her career honing her skills across the spheres of television broadcasters (WGBH Boston, TF1 Acquisitions, TF1 International, TPS Jeunesse and Gulli). She works with producers on developing drama and innovative TV series and turned to creative writing with her first detective TV series (cocreated with 2 cowriters) broadcast in France in 2015. She joined Canal+ International in 2015 as head of drama to develop and coproduce original premium TV series, launching the new label Canal+ Original with a focus on the African Continent including Invisibles, Sakho & Mangane, Agent, Oasis, L’Amour à 200m, Cacao, Manjak, Mami Wata, De plus en plus loin, Eki and soon in 2023 Spinners. Gérardin holds an MBA from Boston College Carroll School of Management, and an MBA from French Graduate Business School Sup de Co Reims (NEOMA Group).

Joachim Landau
Empreinte Digitale
Landau produces drama and documentaries feature films and series. He often works with partners such as Warner, OCS, Canal+, Groupe M6, Multichoice and France Television. Landau is very involved in the development and production of projects with strong and underrepresented human stories from African countries like South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, but also projects from the Middle East and the Caribbean.


Roopak Saluja
Founder & executive chairman
Bang Bang Mediacorp
Saluja is founder & CEO of Mumbai-Los Angeles production company, Bang Bang, also known as India’s International Storytelling Company, a global entertainment studio being built on the back of South Asia’s leading producer of commercials and branded content over the past decade and a half. With a global roster of directors and strong physical production capabilities to shoot anywhere, Bang Bang continues to deliver some of the finest advertising and short-form content out there. Saluja has executive produced five seasons of The Tara Sharma Show for Disney, Rann VJ Run for Viacom, Hungarian feature film, Overnight and 800+ commercials and music videos including for the likes of Coldplay, Google, Netflix, Instagram, Unilever, Emirates, IKEA, Unilever and tons more. Bang Bang currently has a slate of a dozen projects including scripted series, documentaries and features. Listed in Campaign Asia-Pacific’s 2014 40 Under 40’, Saluja is also founder & chairman of The 120 Media Collective, a leading communications and content group, working with some of the world’s most iconic brands. He is a fellow of The Aspen Institute, holds an MBA from INSEAD and has lived in 13 cities in 10 countries on 6 continents and he speaks 10 languages.

Kunal Nayyar
Good Karma Productions
Nayyar is best known for his work as the loveable astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali on television’s #1 comedy, The Big Bang Theory. It is the longest running multi-cam comedy ever, exceeding Cheers. He can currently be seen as the lead of the new Apple TV thriller series entitled Suspicion opposite Uma Thurman and the lead of the independent film entitled The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. He is also the guest lead in an episode of the Netflix UK series Criminal for which he was nominated for a BAFTA award. Nayyar recently filmed the Netflix feature Spaceman opposite Adam Sandler, Carey Mulligan and Paul Dano and starred in the independent film Sweetness in the Belly opposite Dakota Fanning which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2019. On stage, Nayyar was the co-lead opposite Jesse Eisenberg in The Spoils in London’s West End Trafalgar Theatre and the Pershing Square Signature Center in New York.   In addition to his acting career, Atria / Simon & Schuster released his first book, Yes, My Accent is Real, in September 2015. The book is a memoir focused on his experiences growing up in India and his journey to becoming an actor. Through his production company Good Karma, he’s focused on telling redemptive stories from underrepresented storytellers.


Nimrod Geva
Head of development
Quizzical Pictures
Geva is head of development at the Peabody Award winning production company Quizzical Pictures. He has been an executive producer of numerous hit films and shows including Savage Beauty, iNumber Number and its upcoming sequel coming to Netflix, The Girl from St Agnes, Reyka and many others. Earlier this year, he and writer Darrel Brystow-Bovey won the Series Mania Pitching Contest for Paradys, a murder mystery set in an all-white town. He is also a former co-chair of the Independent Producers Organisation in South Africa.

Serena Cullen
Cullen has worked in film, television and online for over 30 years. She worked for World Productions with Tony Garnett on series including This Life and The Cops. She spent 10 years at BBC drama, series credits include Grease Monkeys and Elmina’s Kitchen. In 2008 she created Sofia’s Diary, the first UK cross platform drama and in 2010 her feature film Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll went on general release. In 2009 Cullen launched Serena Cullen Productions Ltd and since then has made several series including Me and Mrs Jones for BBC1 and Lady Chatterley’s Lover for BBC1, with Jed Mercurio, starring Richard Madden, Holliday Granger, James Norton. In 2018 Cullen produced Four Lives for BBC1 starring Sheridan Smith and Stephen Marchant. She completed production on 2 series of the ITV drama The Larkins by Simon Nye. After 10 years of development Cullen produced 8 part South African psychological thriller Reyka starring Iain Glen and Kim Engelbrecht. The series opened the 60th Monte Carlo Film Festival in June 2021 and transmitted in South Africa in July 2020, thereafter, being distributed globally in 175 territories. Reyka has so far received 4 Safta awards, is nominated for 2 International Emmys and is long listed for the Rose D’Or 2022.

Iain Glen
Glen left the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1985, having won the prestigious Bancroft Gold Medal. He rose to prominence with an acclaimed performance as a charismatic gang leader in The Fear, followed by his multi award winning tour de force as imprisoned Scottish poet Larry Winters in the film Silent Scream. Award winning stage performances include Macbeth, Henry V (Royal Shakespeare Company), Streetcar Named Desire (National Theatre), the musical Martin Guerre and The Blue Room (West End /Broadway). More recently Glen starred in Uncle Vanya and The Crucible in London’s West End which both won a host of awards. He is well known for playing Ser Jorah in Game of Thrones. Other popular film and television credits include Downton Abbey, Titans, Jack Taylor, Reyka, Delicious, Mrs. Wilson, Tomb Raider, Resident Evil, Kidnapped, Small Engine Repair, Ripper Street, Eye in the Sky, Glasgow Kiss and Song for a Raggy Boy.

Ride Out:

Timo Vierimaa
Funfar Oy
Vierimaa is a producer at Funfar, a production company focusing on developing international drama based in Helsinki, Finland. In the past 12 years, he has worked on projects co-produced with Nordic countries, US, China, Germany, Canada, France, Italy and Belgium. Besides his own projects, he has consulted companies in the administration and financing of international co-productions. Vierimaa is also a founder of the leading Finnish production service company Film Service Finland.

Jarmo Lampela
Head of drama
Lampela has worked as the head of drama at YLE since 2015. He graduated from ELO, Finnish Film School in 1992 and has worked as director, scriptwriter and producer with numerous productions for cinema, television and theatre. 2007-2014 Lampela was working as the professor of film directing and head of the department of film, television and scenography at Aalto University, Helsinki.

La Storia:

Francesca Archibugi
Picomedia SRL
The renowned Italian writer and director Archibugi started her career as an actress, studying acting while also graduating in Film Direction from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. From 1980 to 1983, she directed short films, such as La Piccola Avventura (1981), and acted in The Fall of the Rebel Angels (1981), directed by Marco Tullio Giordana. She filmed the short Un Sogno Truffato in 1984 and played the neurotic intellectual woman in Giuseppe Bertolucci’s film Secrets Secrets (1986). Her feature film debut as a director was Mignon Has Come To Stay in 1988. The film won five David di Donatello Awards in the categories Best New Director, Best Actress (Stefania Sandrelli), Best Supporting Actor (Massimo Dapporto), Best Script, and Best Sound. She received numerous accolades for her films, including for the social dramas Shooting the Moon (1998) and Vivere (2019). The latter premiered out of competition at the 76th Venice International Film Festival, while her documentary La Strana Storia di Banda Sonora (1997) won the UNESCO award. Her ensemble drama Tomorrow competed in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes film Festival in 2001.

Roberto Sessa
Picomedia SRL
Former CEO Italy at FremantleMedia, former board member at FremantleMedia Espana, former vice president CEPI (European Coordination Independent Producers), cofounder and member of the Board of A.P.A. (Italian Association Television Producers), founder, Co-owner and CEO of Picomedia.

Maria Pia Ammirati
Head of drama
Ammirati is a TV executive, writer and journalist, now head of drama at Rai. After work experience as a journalist and militant reviewer, she entered at Rai in 1992 and from 1993 she led radio and television programs as author and presenter. In 2000 she moved from Rai educational department to Rai 1, covering various positions to eventually being appointed deputy director. From 2014 to 2020 she was head of Rai Teche while from 2016 to 2019 she was assigned responsibility for the Rai Play content. In November 2020 she was appointed head of drama. Ammirati has written a number of novels and publications and received several awards, including 2001 Strega Award Selection, 2011 Campiello Award Selection, Procida Award, Basilicata Award. She is also a member of various literary juries, including Premio Strega, Premio Viareggio, Premio Rapallo. Since 2019 Ammirati is a member of the board of directors of Rai Pubblicità; from 2017 to 2020 she was a member of the board of directors of Rai Cinema S.p.A. and from 2020 to 2021 she was president of Istituto Luce-Cinecittà.

Les Affluents (Tributaries):

Sophie Deraspe
Writer and director
Visual arts and literature led Deraspe to filmmaking. As a screenwriter, director and cinematographer, she worked on documentaries before producing, writing and directing her realism-bending first feature film, Missing Victor Pellerin (2006). After critical acclaim and multiple screenings around the world, Deraspe went on to direct a second feature film in 2009, Vital Signs that premiered at the IFF Rotterdam. In the year that followed Vital Signs won 14 prizes at some 30 international festivals. Deraspe released two films in 2015: The Wolves (FIPRESCI Prize in Torino), and The Amina Profile, a feature-length documentary that premiered at Sundance before becoming a festival darling. In 2019, Deraspe wrote and directed Antigone, a contemporary interpretation of the Sophocles tragedy. Named Best Canadian Feature Film in Toronto (TIFF) and Canada’s official selection for the Oscars, Antigone was a theatrical success in Quebec, at festivals and in international sales. Among many other honours, it took home Best Motion Picture at the Canadian Screen Awards. Deraspe also directed Bête Noire (2021), a 6-episode miniseries that was a critical and commercial success with distribution in more than a hundred countries. Deraspe is the co-author and director of Motel Paradis, which is airing in Canada this fall.

Nicola Merola
President and EP
Merola is president & executive producer of award-winning Montreal-based production company, Pixcom, where he oversees, with his business partner Charles Lafortune, all scripted and non-scripted production. Since his arrival to Pixcom in 1997, Merola has extensively developed the company’s global television business and production output, and along with Pixcom’s team, has produced over 100 scripted and factual series for dozens of networks in Canada and abroad. He was promoted to his current title of president & executive producer in 2013. Merola is an elected member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (IATAS); a member of the Quebec English Language Council; a voting member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television; and is a sought-after speaker in the global content industry.

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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
Sky Studios
Chris Rice
Fifth Season (formerly Endeavor Content)
Superna Kalle
President, international networks
Rob Wade
Chief executive officer
Fox Entertainment
Michael Thorn
President of entertainment
Fox Entertainment
Kate Phillips
Director of unscripted
Damian Lewis
Executive producer, actor
A Spy Among Friends
Louis Theroux
Chief creative officer
Mindhouse Productions
Beatrice Springborn
Universal International Studios and UCP
Toby Gorman
Universal Television Alternative Studio
Erin Underhill
Universal Television
David Stapf
CBS Studios
Jana Winograde
President of entertainment
Showtime Networks Inc.
Kevin Beggs
Chair of the Lionsgate Television Group and chief content integration officer
Lauren Anderson
Head of AVoD original content and programming
Amazon Studios
Dr. Markus Schäfer
President and CEO
ZDF Studios
Larry Tanz
VP content, EMEA
Liam Keelan
SVP original productions, Europe & Africa
The Walt Disney Company
Daisy Lilley
Director, unscripted series, UK
Álvaro Díaz
Director, non-fiction series, Spain
Dolores Emile
Manager, non-fiction series, France
Pauline Dauvin
VP programming, production and acquisitions
The Walt Disney Company, France
Benjamina Mirnik-Voges
VP original production
The Walt Disney Company, Germany
Alessandro Saba
Director original production
The Walt Disney Company, Italy
Scott Herbst
EVP and head of scripted development
Lionsgate Television Group
Tiffany Faigus
SVP, unscripted and alternative entertainment
ABC/Walt Disney TV
Meghan Lyvers
Director of original series, UK and Ireland
Sky Studios
Nils Hartmann
EVP, Sky Studios Italia
Sky Studios
Mary Donahue
SVP, development and programming
The History Channel
Bruna Papandrea
Founder and CEO
Made Up Stories
Mark Linsey
Managing director, scripted
BBC Studios
Cailah Scobie
Chief content officer
Matt Graham
General manager
AMC Networks' Acorn TV
Susanne Simpson
Executive producer, Masterpiece
Jane Turton
Thomas Dey
Founder and CEO
ACF Investment Bank
Marina Williams
Co-founder and co-CEO
Asacha Media Group
David Davoli
President, international
Anonymous Content
Jane Tranter
Founder and CEO
Bad Wolf
Julie Gardner
Founder Bad Wolf
CEO Bad Wolf America
Henrik Pabst
Chief content officer
Seven.One Entertainment Group
Filippa Wallestam
Executive VP and chief content officer
Viaplay Group
David Eilenberg
VP and head of Roku Originals
Rodrigo Mazon
EVP, general manager - SVoD
ViX+ at TelevisaUnivision
Trish Williams
Executive director, scripted content
Nicola Shindler
Executive producer and CEO
Quay Street Productions
Solange Attwood
Blue Ant International
Andy Serkis
The Imaginarium
Jonathan Cavendish
The Imaginarium
Sally Riley
Head of drama, entertainment and indigenous
Adrian Padmore
Commissioning editor, unscripted
Channel 5 & Paramount+
Christian Vesper
President, global drama
Carrie Stein
President, global scripted television
Dynamic Television
Marc Helwig
Head of Worldwide TV
Quan Phung
SVP of Original Series
Topic Studios
Sharon Hughff
Creative director of scripted television, UK
Entertainment One (eOne)
Poppy Dixon
Director, documentaries and factual
Sky UK
Mark Garner
EVP, head of global FAST
A+E Media Group
Diederick Santer
BritBox International
Dawn Olmstead
Anonymous Content
Owain Walbyoff
Chief commercial officer
Scott Greenberg
Blockchain Creative Labs, Fox Entertainment
Caroline Hollick
Head of drama
Channel 4
Alexander Cary
Creator and executive producer
A Spy Among Friends
Ben Macintyre
A Spy Among Friends
Anna Maxwell Martin
A Spy Among Friends
Lauren Stein
EVP, drama development
Sony Pictures Television Studios
Private: Maria Pia Ammirati
Head of drama
Rai (Radiotelevisione italiana)
Fabrizio Battocchio
Head of format and factual entertainment
Niklas Vestberg
Head of formats and development
Sue Vertue
CEO, company director and executive producer
Hartswood Films
Walter Iuzzolino
Eagle Eye Drama
Jo McGrath
Eagle Eye Drama
Patty Ishimoto
Executive producer and managing partner
Element 8 Entertainment
Kelly Webb-Lamb
Founder and CEO
Mothership Productions
Thorsten Haas
Head of development entertainment
Manuel Alduy
Head of cinema and international development
France Télévisions
Joe Mace
Commissioning editor
Beth Anderson
Senior VP and general manager, FAST channels
BBC Studios
Rodolphe Buet
Newen Connect
Karni Ziv
Head of drama and comedy
Keshet Broadcasting
Julien Degroote
EVP, content development and international
TF1 Group
Ana Cueto
Head of new projects
Marianne Furevold-Boland
Head of drama
Jarmo Lampela
Head of drama
Dr. Simone Emmelius
Senior VP international fiction, coproduction and acquisition
Tim Mutimer
CEO rights
Cineflix Media
Diego del Pozo Rosa
Manager of fiction content
Atresmedia TV
Piodor Gustafsson
Director of scripted content
TV4 Media
Philippa Collie-Cousins
Senior drama commissioner
Jon Petrie
Director of comedy
Geertje Hoek
Talpa Concepts
Arron Fellows
Co-founder and creative director
Mindhouse Productions
Sumi Connock
Creative director of formats
BBC Studios
James Townley
Global head of content development
Martha Holmes
Chief creative officer, natural history and science
Bill Malone
Director of content
Virgin Media Television, Ireland
Jennifer Ebell
SVP, EMEA sales
Fifth Season (Formerly Endeavor Content)
Karl Warner
Head of youth and digital
Channel 4
Dominique Cutts
Director of documentary & factual commissioning
Red Bull Studios
Beatriz Campos
SVP global sales and production financing
Sened Dhab
VP, young adult scripted
France Télévisions
Ari Mark
Ample Entertainment
Gary Woolf
EVP of strategic development
All3Media International
Bea Hegedus
Executive managing director, distribution
Vice Media Group
Paul Heaney
Founder and CEO
Phil Gurin
President/ CEO The Gurin Company
Co-Chair FRAPA
Jan Salling
Head of BBC Studios Nordics - formats and production
Co-chairman of FRAPA
Hayley Babcock
Founder and CEO
Hayley Babcock Media Consulting
Moderator Lisette van Diepen
Acquisitions consultant Germany & Benelux
All3Media Germany
Mike Beale
MD, Global Creative Network
ITV Studios
Nick Smith
EVP formats
All3Media International
Danny Cohen
Access Entertainment
Jacqui Barcos
Spitfire Creative
Yule Caise
Writer and co-founder
Behind the Billboards LLC
Simon Howley
CMAK Films
Amy Jephta
Writer/ director
Nagvlug Films, South Africa
Jess Ruston
Benjamin Hoffman
Empreinte Digitale
Cécile Gérardin
Head of drama
Canal+ International
Joachim Landau
Empreinte Digitale
Roopak Saluja
Founder & executive chairman
Bang Bang Mediacorp
Kunal Nayyar
Actor/ producer
Good Karma Productions
Nimrod Geva
Head of development
Quizzical Pictures
Serena Cullen
Iain Glen
Timo Vierimaa
Funfar Oy
Francesca Archibugi
Picomedia SRL
Roberto Sessa
Picomedia SRL
Sophie Deraspe
Writer and director
Nicola Merola
President and executive producer
Sameer Nair
Applause Entertainment
Sunder Aaron
Locomotive Global Inc.
Simon Mirren
Co-founder and showrunner
Case Closed Entertainment
Benjamin Anderson
Case Closed Entertainment
Farook Singh
Tantra Worldwide
Nick Bain
Metacru/Behind the Billboards
Candice Carty-Williams
Writer and author
NneNne Iwuji
Head writer and director
Chudor House Productions
Peres Owino
Nyar Nam Productions
Tom Manwaring
Founding partner
Helion Partners LLP
Timo Argillander
Managing partner
Hugo Heppell
Senior portfolio manager - Indie Growth Fund
Channel 4
Elly Vervloet
International drama expert
Kelsey Balance
SVP, scripted programming
Universal International Studios
Emma Ayech
Channel director
UKTV Drama and Alibi
Alexandre Piel
Deputy head of drama
Arte France
Adam Fratto
Executive producer/ scripted TV consultant
Chaotic Neutral Entertainment
Elisabeth d’Arvieu
Mediawan Pictures
Lindsey Bender
Agent (scripted TV and film)
Creative Artists Agency
Marianne Bjørn
Format manager
TV 2 Denmark
Kenton Allen
Big Talk
Angie Stephenson
SVP, scripted development
BBC Studios Los Angeles
Alberto Fernández
Founder and director, Playz
RTVE Digital
Philipp Schild
Managing director
funk/ ARD and ZDF
Charlene McKenna
Actress and EP
Clean Sweep
Larry Bass
Founder/ CEO/ EP
Yi Qiao
Director drama
ZDF Studios
Dermot Horan
Director of acquisitions & co-productions
Aurelie de Troyer
Head of regional content, Europe
Sam Bryant
Director, original content & head of comedy
Lydia Shamah
Director of original content, scripted
Audible UK
Claire Broughton
Head of podcasts
Hat Trick Productions
Paul Gilbert
SVP international formats
Paramount Global Content Distribution
Avi Armoza
Armoza Formats
Paul Cohen
Group commercial director
Hat Trick Productions
Howard Gordon
Executive producer, showrunner
Marlee Matlin
Michael Chiklis
Director, actor
Tejas Shah
SVP, commercial strategy & analytics
Alon Aranya
Executive producer
Paper Plane Productions
Minna Haapkylä
Head of scripted content
Rabbit Films
Georgia Arnold
Senior vice president, international social responsibility
Miura Kite
EVP of global television
Dimitri Doganis
Chief creative officer and founder
Raw TV
Jodi Flynn
President and chief content officer
Asylum Entertainment Group
Jo Clinton-Davis
Controller of factual
Stephen Segaller   
VP, programming
The WNET Group
Camilla Cope
Commercial director
Greenbird Media
Ed Havard
Senior vice president, unscripted programming
Universal International Studios
Ivan Kavanagh
Writer, creator
Park Films
AnneMarie Naughton
Executive producer
Ana Habajec
Executive producer
Park Films
Clelia Mountford
Co-founder/ executive producer
Philip Barantini
Director, writer and producer
Made Up Productions
Hester Ruoff
Actress and producer
Ascendant Fox
Bart Ruspoli
Ascendant Fox
Lee McMurray
Commissioning editor, factual entertainment
Channel 4
Ellie Heydon
Director for TV & Theatre
Kate Teckman
Head of factual entertainment development and commissioning
Joe Fraser
Producer and director
Baby Cow Productions
Clare Laycock
SVP head of content, networks & streaming
Warner Bros Discovery
Cat Lawson
Creative director
Remarkable Entertainment
Cosima Spender
Georg Tschurtschenthaler
Chief creative officer
Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion
Gave Lindo
Head of content programming
TikTok, North America
Avril Blondelot
Head of content insight
Glance – Mediametrie
Amit Devani
Director of insights (EMEA)
Parrot Analytics
Richard Broughton
Executive director
Ampere Analysis
Liisa Penttilä-Asikainen
Kaiho Republic
Jack Davison
Hamish Fergusson
Commissioning editor for documentaries
Sarah Peat
Executive producer
National Geographic Wild International
Jenn Batty
European head of content acquisitions
Samsung TV Plus
Jessica Schmiedchen
Director of development, unscripted content
Jono Bergmann
Director & producer
Lucy Brodie
European manager programming
Seven Network Australia
Wendy Darke
CEO and founder
True to Nature
Nick Lee
Head of acquisitions and international
Channel 4
Michelle Chappell
Alex Mathias
Death in the Family
Drama Series Script Competition
Jess Edwards
Drama Series Script Competition
Laurence Turnbull
I Am Bird Gurl
Drama Series Script Competition
Russel McLean
Drama Series Script Competition
Salim Allybokus
Sacrificial Lambs
Drama Series Script Competition
Tobias Hussey
The Truth
Drama Series Script Competition
Nahrein Kemp
Creative diversity partner
Jaimie D’Cruz
Creative director
Acme TV
Guillaume Pommier
Co-head of distribution
Federation Studios
Freema Agyeman
Rohan Dickson
Writer and executive producer
Polly Scates
Senior acquisitions manager
Channel 4
Michele Zatta
Commissioning editor, international coproductions
Rai Fiction, Italy
Vanessa Berlowitz
Co-founder/ chief creative officer
Wildstar Films
Moderator Adam Cunningham
Chief strategy officer
Allied Global Marketing
Moderator Adrian Wootton
Film London & British Film Commission
Moderator Bernard P Achampong
Founder and creative director
Moderator Bo Stehmeier
Off the Fence
Moderator Christoph Fey
Managing director
Entertainment Master Class
Moderator Chukwudi Iwuji
Actor and founder
Chudor Films
Moderator Dominic Schreiber
Executive producer
Moderator Emma Cox
Freelance journalist
Moderator Emma Smithwick
Writer and producer
Rockfleet Productions Managing
Moderator Esther Austin
TurningPoint Magazine
Moderator Holly Hines
Co-CEO & founder
Happy Accidents
Moderator Irina Ignatiew-Lemke
All3Media Fiction Deutschland
Moderator J.C. Mills
President and head of content
Cineflix Productions
Moderator Roma Khanna
Executive chair and head of scripted content
HiddenLight Productions
Moderator Steven Adams
Founding partner
Alta Global Media
Moderator Stephen Armstrong
Freelance journalist

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.

Content London 2022 will sell out. The TIER 4 rate of £1199 ends soon. Register now by CLICKING HERE

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