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More drama commissioners join Content London

NRK, YLE, ZDF, Atresmedia and TV4 are the latest broadcasters to join the drama commissioners strand at Content London, the world’s leading development marketplace and conference.

This year’s Content London is set to host the global drama community, and also launch a three-day Formats & Factual strand alongside the scripted sessions.

Register now for the Earlybird Rate of £899 by CLICKING HERE.

Joining the Content London speaker line-up:

Marianne Furevold-Boland, head of drama, NRK
Furevold-Boland has for the last four years worked as an executive producer at NRK Drama overseeing series such as Exit, State of Happiness, For life and I am Earth. Furevold-Boland was the producer of the web-drama series Skam and oversaw the various Skam re-makes being produced in more than eight countries around the world.
Furevold-Boland has worked in NRK for many years and has been working on various projects as a producer, script doctor, writer, journalist, and presenter, both in television and radio.
She also gives workshops in insight work as a tool for developing scripts, and the production method on shortforms. Furevold-Boland is educated as an actor from LIPA, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in UK.

Jarmo Lampela, head of drama, YLE
Lampela has been 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. Lampela worked as the professor of Film Directing and head of the department of Film, Television and Scenography at Aalto University, Helsinki (2007-2014).

Dr. Simone Emmelius, SVP international fiction, coproduction and acquisition, ZDF
Emmelius is responsible for the ZDF company with its entities ZDF main channel, ZDFneo (entertainment channel for a younger target audience 25-50 years), 3sat (cultural channel, target audience German speaking territories), arte (cultural channel, target audience Germany and France), and funk (nonlinear program offer, target audience 14-29 years). Until May 2018, she was SVP ZDFneo, responsible for one of the top 10 channels in Germany, basically focused on drama, crime, and comedy series, feature films and entertainment programs (e.g. neoMagazin Royale / Jan Böhmermann). From 1987 to 2009, Emmelius was in charge in various functions for the strategic development of the upcoming digital market activities of ZDF, setting up digital channels and initial interactive programs. After her studies of literature, economy and film in Mainz and Konstanz (degrees: M.A. and Dr. phil.) accompanied by several freelance contracts for ZDF, SWR, Südkurier and FAZ, she started her career in ZDF as a trainee, and later on as an editor in the social affairs department.

Diego Del Pozo Rosa, manager of fiction content, Atresmedia Televisión
Since 2011 Del Pozo Rosa has been working at Atresmedia Televisión, where he currently holds the position of manager of fiction content, overseeing the search, launch and development of the original fictions of Series Atresmedia, mainly for ATRESplayer Premium, the group’s SVOD platform. In addition, he has also developed a teaching work being a professor of several master’s degrees and programs in different universities and audiovisual business schools. He holds a Degree in Business Administration and Management (UC3M, 2011), Master’s Degree in Direction of the Audiovisual Company (UC3M, 2011) and Master’s Degree in Management of the Audiovisual Company (EAE, 2015).

Piodor Gustafsson, director of scripted content, TV4 Media
Gustafsson has more than thirty years’ experience within the film, TV and advertising industry. Since September 2020, he has been working at TV4 Media as director of scripted content for the Nordic territory. Gustafsson has also been running Black Spark Film & TV since March 2016, a film and television company mainly focusing on development and production of local originals. He has recently produced Tigers by Ronnie Sandahl and Lamb featuring Noomi Rapace. Previously Gustafsson produced STHLM Requiem, Moscow Noir, The Wife and The Snowman among other series and films. Before this, he used to work for the Swedish national broadcaster SVT as head of programming and commissioning editor for drama series, culture, feature films and documentaries and was also member of SVT’s board of directors. Examples of programmes commissioned by Piodor are: The Bridge, Real Humans, Anno 1790, The Condemned, Death of a Pilgrim and many more. Previous to SVT Gustafsson was for four years a commissioning feature film consultant at the Swedish Film Institute. He was involved in the films Let The Right One in, The King of Ping Pong, Metropia, In a Better World, The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo, Burrowing, Beyond etc. Recent releases at C More/ TV4 include The Congregation, Likea, Blinded and Hamilton.

Content London is where the world’s drama commissioners come to discuss their content strategies and co-pro opportunities, cementing the event as the most important development marketplace in the world.

Speed meetings will also return to Content London this year as well as a full three-day Formats & Factual strand alongside Drama making this the number one place to access and network with the global commissioning network.

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:

Register now for the Earlybird Rate of £899 by CLICKING HERE.

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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