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Universal Studio Group to outline global content strategy at Content London

Pearlena Igbokwe, chairman, Universal Studio Group, has joined the Content London line-up alongside the presidents of its divisions, UCP and Universal International Studios’ Beatrice Springborn, Universal Television Alternative Studio’s, Toby Gorman and Universal Television’s Erin Underhill.

In this keynote session the studio chiefs will outline their content strategies and priorities across the group.

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Joining the Content London speaker line-up:

Pearlena Igbokwe, chairman, Universal Studio Group
As chairman Universal Studio Group, Igbokwe leads four powerhouse studios: Universal Television, UCP, Universal Television Alternative Studio and Universal International Studios that produce over 3,000 hours of programming currently airing or streaming around the globe. Igbokwe reports directly to Jeff Shell, CEO, NBCUniversal. In her capacity as chairman, Igbokwe and her team support a slate of ambitious storytellers, including Jordan Peele, Sam Esmail, Nahnatchka Khan, Tina Fey, Seth MacFarlane, Julie Plec, Amy Poehler, Tanya Saracho, Michael Schur, Alan Yang, David Heyman, Selwyn Hinds, Tarell McCraney, Lorne Michaels, Gareth Neame, Tony Ayres, Debra Martin Chase, Nick Antosca, John Legend and Dick Wolf, among numerous others

Beatrice Springborn, president, UCP and Universal International Studios
Springborn is president of UCP and Universal International Studios, divisions of Universal Studio Group. She reports to Pearlena Igbokwe. Springborn oversees all aspects of UCP and Universal International Studios’ award-winning slate with a primary focus on growing the studios’ global production output. UCP is responsible for critically acclaimed scripted and unscripted docuseries programming, including The Act, Chucky, Dr. Death, Homecoming, Mr. Robot, The Umbrella Academy, and limited series Gaslit, starring Julia Roberts and Sean Penn. Universal International Studios’ productions include hit series Everything I Know About Love, The Undeclared War, Clickbait, acclaimed music comedy We Are Lady Parts, BAFTA-winning reality show Made in Chelsea, Emmy Award-nominated series Hanna, the worldwide TV phenomenon Downton Abbey and Dodger for the BBC.

Toby Gorman, president, Universal Television Alternative Studio
Gorman is president of Universal Television Alternative Studio, a division of Universal Studio Group. The studio, which is a leading supplier of premium unscripted content and format, creates, develops, and produces a diverse slate of original game shows, competition programmes and documentary series for a variety of platforms. Gorman reports to Pearlena Igbokwe and has oversight over all aspects of the studio, including development, production, business and creative affairs. Notable projects under Gorman’s purview include hit comedy variety series That’s My Jam, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, which has been adapted in France, Italy and soon in the UK fronted by BAFTA-winning comedian Mo Gilligan; Making It, starring three-time-Emmy®-nominated hosts Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman; the Emmy-nominated music event series American Song Contest, hosted by Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson; and Hollywood Game Night,for which Jane Lynch has won two Emmy Awards as host.

Erin Underhill, president, Universal Television
Underhill is president of Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. She reports to Pearlena Igbokwe and oversees creative affairs, casting and production for one of the largest and most successful studios in the world. With Underhill at the helm, Universal Television currently produces more than 50 primetime comedies and dramas as well as late-night programmes for a variety of network, cable and digital platforms. Acclaimed series produced by Universal Television include Dick Wolf’s enormously successful Law & Order, Chicago and FBI-branded series, Russian Doll, New Amsterdam, Little America, Never Have I Ever, Mr. Mayor, The Equalizer, Young Rock, Rutherford Falls, Girls5eva, Hacks, Schmigadoon!, La Brea, Harlem and Bel-Air.

Content London is the number one place to hear from the biggest names in the global content business. In a series of smart keynote interviews and content strategy sessions we will challenge those leading the drama, formats and factual business to set the pace for change.

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:

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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
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.

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.

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