With budgets under further pressure, a year of strikes, changing studio landscape and demand for more global content, what does the future of the global scripted business look like? Leading executives working across the scripted space dissect the impact of the last 12 months and the latest challenges and opportunities facing an ever evolving business.
In this fireside chat session, we talk to the co-executive chairmen of Boat Rocker Media and co-chairmen of Boat Rocker Studios, Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier, about their vision and strategy for the global entertainment company and its creative engine, Boat Rocker Studios.
In a hostile environment of strikes and overall contraction in the scripted market we hear from producers across the international business about how they have continued to develop and produce shows in 2023. What has changed in the business, what are the challenges in terms of financing and selling shows now and how can producers adapt to new successful models for the future?
Top execs at BBC Studios outline their content strategy and discuss the new programming they are creating to stay relevant and engaging to global TV audiences, as well as how they are working with the wider creative community to achieve their ambitions.
ITV Studios is now the largest producer in the UK, one of the largest unscripted producers in the US and one of the top three in the majority of the remaining international markets in which it operates. It's also one of the world's largest International distribution businesses. Managing director Julian Bellamy is joined by leaders across the business to share key insights into industry trends and how they are embracing the new as the market evolves. New ways of deal making; new ways of distributing the 90,000 hour catalogue and the opportunity new technology offers in content production.
As an increasing number of actors turn their attention to behind the camera, we explore the inner-workings of actor-led production companies to find out how stars of the screen are now creating the stories they want to tell.