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  • 17:00
    Registration and all3media international opening night cocktail (Kings Place)
    ENDS 18:30

    Registration and all3media international opening night cocktail (Kings Place)

  • 18:30
    SPONSORED SCREENING: Mrs Wilson, opening night premiere (all3media international) (Hall 1 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 19:30

    SPONSORED SCREENING: Mrs Wilson, opening night premiere (all3media international)

    How well do you know the one you love?

    Golden Globe®-winning actress Ruth Wilson stars in this powerful three-part drama inspired by the memoir of her grandmother about her family’s history.

    Set in London in the 1940s and 1960s, and in India in the 1930s, the series follows Alison Wilson, who thinks she is happily married until her husband, Alec, dies and a woman turns up on the doorstep claiming that she is the real Mrs Wilson. Alison is determined to prove the validity of her own marriage – and Alec’s love for her – but is instead led into a world of disturbing secrets.

    Starring Ruth Wilson,  Iain Glen, Keeley Hawes and  Fiona Shaw

    Ruth Wilson
    Executive producerMrs Wilson
    Ruth Kenley-Letts
    Executive producerMrs Wilson
  • 19:30
    International Reception & Party (St Pancras Hotel)
    ENDS 22:00

    International Reception & Party (St Pancras Hotel)

    Kick things off in style at The international Reception & Party between 7.30pm and 10pm. There will be food, wine and fine company, and you can get to check out our new St Pancras Hotel venue.

  • 08:00
    Registration (Kings Place only) and continental breakfast
    ENDS 09:00

    Registration (Kings Place only) and continental breakfast

  • 09:00
    Drama Series Script Competition Final (Hall 1 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 10:00

    Drama Series Script Competition Final

    The annual Drama Series Script Competition, coproduced between C21, Script Angel and C21 WritersRoom attracted hundred of entries this year. The chosen finalists pitch their projects to a panel of international drama executives to win the $10,000 prize and a development deal with C21 WritersRoom.

    Moderator: David Jenkinson, Editor in chief and managing director, C21 Media

     

    Judges:

    Hayley McKenzie, founder and CEO, Script Angel
    Will Johnston, head of development, Lookout Point
    Paula Cuddy,
    creative director, Eleventh Hour Films
    Adam Fratto, SVP, series, Reel One Entertainment
    David Wolstencroft, writer & producer

     

    Finalists:

    Samuel Garza Bernstein
    WriterThe Secret World of Danny Rizik
    Alice Burden
    WriterOn Solstice Hill
    Carolyn Kras
    WriterThe Second City
    Phil Mulryne
    WriterSwitches
    Jan Smith
    WriterParasomnia
  • 10:00
    DRAMA COMMISSIONERS: Movistar+ (Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel)
    ENDS 10:30

    DRAMA COMMISSIONERS: Movistar+

    In conversation with Ismael Calleja, head of production & business affairs, Moviestar +

    Moderator: Stephen Armstrong, freelance journalist

    Ismael Calleja
    Head of production and business affairsMovistar+
    Moderator Stephen Armstrong
    Freelance journalist
    10:00
    Streaming Hall 1 Session (Hall 2 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 11:30

    Streaming Hall 1 Session

  • 10:30
    DRAMA COMMISSIONERS: DR (Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel)
    ENDS 11:00

    DRAMA COMMISSIONERS: DR

    In conversation with Christian Rank, head of drama DR, Danish Broadcasting Cooperation.

    Moderator: Stephen Armstrong, freelance journalist

    Christian Rank
    Head of drama DR – Danish Broadcasting Cooperation
    Moderator Stephen Armstrong
    Freelance journalist
  • 11:00
    NETWORKING BREAK (Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel)
    ENDS 11:30

    NETWORKING BREAK

  • 11:30
    DEVELOPMENT: HBO Europe (Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel)
    ENDS 12:15

    DEVELOPMENT: HBO Europe

    HBO Europe has been producing local original drama in Central Europe since 2010, in 2016 expanding its production activities to Scandinavia and Spain, and in 2017 to the Adria region. With a history of embedding themselves in the local industry and discovering and working with the best local talent, the company has a track record of producing shows that are audience hits in their country of origin, which also resonate internationally – from topical border guard drama The Pack (Poland) to Agnieszka Holland’s international award-winner Burning Bush (Czech Republic).  Antony Root and his team give their unique insights into producing drama across territories with very different industrimoderatroes and talent pools, the importance of striving for ‘localness’, and what defines an HBO show.

    Moderator: Stephen Armstrong, freelance journalist

    Antony Root
    EVP original programming and productionHBO Europe
    Hanne Palmquist
    Commissioning editor and VP, original programmingHBO Nordic
    Miguel Salvat
    Commissioning editor of original programmingHBO España
    Izabela Łopuch
    Head of original productionHBO Poland
    Moderator Stephen Armstrong
    Freelance journalist
    11:30
    Streaming Hall 1 Session (Hall 2 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 13:00

    Streaming Hall 1 Session

  • 12:15
    CASE STUDY: Success (Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel)
    ENDS 13:00

    CASE STUDY: Success

    Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Danis Tanović (No Man’s Land), Success follows the intertwining stories of four strangers who are bound together irrevocably by a violent event. As the consequences of their actions threaten to catch up with them, these four ordinary people, from diverse backgrounds, decide to regain control of their lives​. We get inside this first original series from the ‘Adria’ region for HBO Europe.

    Moderator: Stephen Armstrong, freelance journalist

    Marjan Alčevski
    WriterSuccess
    Steve Matthews
    VP and executive producer, drama development HBO Europe
    Ana Balentovic
    Development executiveHBO Adria
    Nebojša Taraba
    Producer and partnerDrugi Plan
    Moderator Stephen Armstrong
    Freelance journalist
  • 13:00
    NETWORKING LUNCH (Across both venues)
    ENDS 15:00

    NETWORKING LUNCH (Across both venues)

  • 13:30
    SPONSORED PRESENTATION: Screen Scotland (Kings Place - St. Pancras Room)
    ENDS 14:30

    SPONSORED PRESENTATION: Screen Scotland (Kings Place - St. Pancras Room)

    Home to world-class talent, crews, facilities and breath-taking locations, Scotland also offers a range of financial incentives, including UK Tax Relief, newly enhanced Production Growth funds and a brand new Broadcast Content Fund. Join us at Content London 2018 and find out why there’s no better time to film in Scotland.

    Screen Scotland is the dedicated partnership for screen in Scotland.  With £20 million from Scottish Government and the National Lottery, Screen Scotland is driving the cultural, social and economic development of all aspects of the sector in Scotland, through enhanced funding, services and support.

    Lunch provided and all delegates welcome.

    www.screen.scot
    @screenscots

     

     

     

  • 15:00
    ONE-ON-ONE: Karen Hall​ (Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel)
    ENDS 15:30

    ONE-ON-ONE: Karen Hall​

    In conversation with Karen Hall.  Karen started her TV career with a freelance assignment on “M*A*S*H.” This led to her being brought on staff, as the first and only female writer, for “M*A*S*H,” which the Writers Guild of America has ranked as the fifth best-written TV series ever and which TV Guide has ranked it as the eighth greatest television show of all time.  She also wrote the final episode (“Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen”) which to this day remains the most watched television show in American history, both in ratings and share. Among her many credits as a screenwriter, producer and “showrunner” are M*A*S*H, Hill Street Blues, Moonlighting, Northern Exposure, Quantum Leap, I’ll Fly Away, Roseanne, Grace Under Fire, Judging Amy, The Glades, The Brotherhood, and The Good Wife along with such movies as Toughlove, The Betty Ford Story and The Women of Brewster Place. She has received 6 Emmy nominations, 7 Writer’s Guild of America Awards nominations and has won the Writer’s Guild of America Award for her work on Hill Street Blues, as well as the Women in Film Luminas Award, the Humanitas Award, and the Scott Newman Award. She has also written a novel.

    Moderator: Adrian Wootton, chief executive, Film London

    Karen Hall
    Writer, producerNew Voyage Productions
    Moderator Adrian Wootton
    Chief executiveFilm London
    15:00
    DEVELOPMENT: Film to TV (Hall 1 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 16:00

    DEVELOPMENT: Film to TV

    Leading producers from film and tv companies take us inside their development slates to unveil new productions and new partnerships. They discuss how the film and tv business are getting ever closer and explain their strategies for further scripted development.

    Moderator: Steven Adams, partner and head of management division, Buffalo 8 Productions

    Hilary Bevan Jones
    Founder, producerEndor Productions
    James Richardson
    Co-founderVertigo Films
    Faye Ward
    Creative directorFable Pictures
    Claire Mundell
    Founder and creative directorSynchronicity Films
    Kevin Comer
    Co-founderPsychonaut
    Moderator Steven Adams
    Partner and head of management divisionBuffalo 8 Productions
    15:00
    Drama Series Pitch (Hall 2 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 16:30

    Drama Series Pitch

    The Drama Series Pitch is back for a 2nd year at Content London. From approaching 100 submissions, eight projects have been selected to pitch for the first time to the international drama business.

    Moderator: David Jenkinson, Editor in chief and managing director, C21 Media

     

    Judges:

    Philipp Steffens,  head of fiction, RTL
    Yolisa Phahle, CEO, general entertainment, Multichoice
    Christian Rank, head of drama, DR
    Anne Pivcevic, executive producer, BBC Drama
    Atar Dekel, VP Global Drama, KI

     

    The eight shows selected to pitch are:

     

    After Life

    NL Film

    In an attempt to defy death, an elderly female billionaire sets up an experiment to implant her memories into the stolen body of a thirty-year-old woman. When the young woman’s husband joins the experiment to try to rekindle his wife’s memories of him, a battle for the young woman’s mind ensues.
    After Life is a high concept futuristic drama series by NL FILM, the creators of TV and Film hits such as Penoza and The Resistance Banker. The Netherland’s rising star, Shariff Korver (Fenix, Infiltrant) will direct this sophisticated, complex science fiction series fuelled by mystery and suspense. The series is set in the Netherlands in the 1950s and 2040 and explores human behavior and relationships, our universal fear of death and the relationship between body and soul. How far will you go to win back the love of your life? If your mind could live forever by changing bodies, would you do that? And are you still ‘you’ if your memories live on in another body?

    Speakers:  Boudewijn Rosenmuller, Creative Producer NL Film & TV BV

    Kaja Wolffers, Producer NL Film & TV BV

     

    Bad Apples
    Fire Monkey

    Paranoia, pyromania or prostitution – we will find a method for your madness.

    Bad Apples takes place in a fictional mental asylum in the Helsinki archipelago. In 1973, a young, driven student activist is sent to the institute against her will. The authorities – and even her husband – paint Onerva as an aggressive troublemaker; Onerva sees herself as an idealist fighting for justice. Who’s in the right? While trying to maintain her sanity, Onerva investigates the reality behind the controversial treatment practices. Will she find out the truth before the institute’s mind-bending treatment breaks her?

    Bad Apples creates an uneasy alternative history not far from the truth. The story is inspired by the Finnish island of Seili, which was used as a mental asylum for women until 1962. The series is driven by a core question: Were these women sent to the island to be silenced, or are they actually mentally ill? Are they rotten apples who need to be prevented from infecting healthy fruit?

    Welcome to the madhouse.

    Speakers: Roope Lehtinen, Executive Producer

    Mia Ylönen, Head Writer

     

    Blackout 

    LagardèreStudios, jonnydepony
    A nuclear plant gets sabotaged during winter, and causes a nationwide blackout. Not for a few hours, but for a few days.

    The belgian power grid is down and the nation relies on prime minister, annemie hillebrand, the first female prime minister in belgium, to handle this crisis.

    What nobody knows, but we do know, is that moments before the blackout she received footage of her daughter elke who appears to be held captive. The video comes with a message: “if the lights turn back on, your daughter dies.”

    Annemie hesitates. She is trapped between her sense of duty and the love for her daughter. But can she risk the life of her daughter in favour of the country?

    Annemie decides to prolong the blackout and let one person in on her secret. A man she can trust. A man she had an affair with: michael dendoncker, who is in charge of the counter terrorism unit and investigating the sabotage of the nuclear plant. His police inquiry will take place in a special world, a world where 11 million people are stuck in the cold dark winter without electricity, light or heating.

    Speakers: Helen Perquy, Executive producer & owner at jonnydepony

    Emmanuelle Bouilhaguet, Managing Director at Lagardère Studios Distribution

     

    Happy Hour of the Wolf
    Warner Bros. International TV Production Finland

    Happy Hour of the Wolf is a quirky comedy drama about divorce, bizarre therapy methods and one woman’s a hunt for a missing husband. Can we ever truly understand our partners?

    Couples counsellor Heta believes in love and relationship. Divorce counsellor Tony, Heta’s ex, believes in life after separation and that no one can truly know their significant other. It is an illusion and a major cause of divorces and consequent heartbreak, and Tony has the battle scars to prove it. One day Heta’s husband Janne suddenly disappears. The police won’t do anything, they tell a distraught Heta that no crime has been committed and an adult is allowed to disappear! In her search for her husband, Heta finds a single and disturbing clue, Janne had attended a radical divorce therapy group for men, led by her ex, Tony. Why would Janne have gone to divorce counselling and why would he disappear all of sudden? Heta’s only option is to join Tony’s all-male “Happy Hour of the Wolf” therapy group to find out for herself. What Heta finds will change her and other group member’s lives forever.

    Speakers: Seija-Liisa Eskola, Producer

    Laura Immonen, Writer

     

    Pot Luck
    Kindle Entertainment

    Brothers Adrian and Matty Collins are close to rock bottom: sick of the sight of each other and barely scraping a living from the only job they have ever known: crab fishing off the south coast. Every day is a depressing repeat of the one that has gone before – until a discovery in a remote spot of the English Channel changes everything. It could be the best thing that has ever happened to them – or the worst? Set in the fishing community of Weymouth, Pot Luck is a thriller with sinister twists and a raggedy mob of opportunists and bottom-feeders, drowning in an ocean of bad blood.

    Speakers: Melanie Stokes, Joint Managing Director

     

    Snow Angels
    Happy Ending Film

    Snow angels is a character driven crime drama mini series, that centers around the disappearance of Lukas, a five-week-old infant, and the investigation that follows when he is found frozen to death in his stroller at the

    cemetery. Who left him there? And why? The story is set in Stockholm during a cold and snowy winter and it primarily focuses on the 3 female characters, that are all involved in or connected to the death of Lukas. The series will be told both backwards and forwards with the disappearance of Lukas as a starting point, the discovery of his dead body at the end of episode 4 and the revelation of the killer in episode 5. This unique structure allows us to give the characters a past, a present and a future – and explore the guilt, shifting morality and darkness in all of them.

    Speakers: Mie Andreasen, Producer

    Mette Heeno, Screenwriter

     

    The Emerald Eye 

    Clipper Media
    Emerald Eye is a serialized thriller based on the international best-selling Pekkala book series by Sam Eastland. The story is told through the eyes of the enigmatic Arno Pekkala, once the most trusted enforcer and loyal confidant of the Tsar, as he navigates an extraordinary moment in history that shook the world and birthed the bloodiest of centuries: the collapse of Tsarist Russia and the rise of the Soviet regime.

    The story unfolds in dual timeframes. In 1916, we follow Pekkala as he goes undercover in a terrorist cell in an attempt to subvert the growing revolution from within. Moving from the unimaginable luxury of the Winter Palace to dark, fervent streets humming with talk of revolution, Pekkala is forced to confront the inequities and suffering of a world divided.

    Seven years later, we see Pekkala’s emaciated form emerge from the Gulag as he is dispatched by the new regime to hunt down the last Romanov. In an epic journey across Russia, Pekkala grapples with his own true loyalties and the shattered ethics of a shifting landscape. Soon our audience will come to the realization that Pekkala’s world is terrifyingly similar to our own.

    Speakers: John David Coles, Producer, Talking Wall Pictures

    Michael Nakan, Founding Partner, Clipper Media Capital

     

    Unarmed

    Both Worlds

    When terrorists pull off an audacious heist at one of the world’s largest stores of highly enriched uranium, and a representative of the International Atomic Energy Agency is brutally murdered, the world’s eyes are turned to Southern Africa and the threat of a dirty bomb. Mike Ndlovu, an ex ANC secret operative, turned jazz teacher, and Emma Fischer, a scientist working for an international disarmament NGO, are the best hope for solving the murder, and recovering the stolen uranium – and a forgotten nuclear warhead.
    Unarmed reveals what happens when South Africa finally agrees to hand over its weapon-grade uranium stores, a legacy from the atomic bombs the apartheid regime made in defiance of UN sanctions, and thirty years of secrets get revealed.

    Speaker: Thierry Cassuto, Producer

     

     

     

    Boudewijn Rosenmuller
    Creative ProducerNL Film & TV BV
    Kaja Wolffers
    Producer NL Film & TV BV
    Roope Lehtinen
    Executive ProducerFire Monkey
    Mia Ylönen
    Head Writer Fire Monkey
    Helen Perquy
    Executive producerjonnydepony
    Emmanuelle Bouilhaguet
    Managing DirectorLagardère Studios Distribution
    Melanie Stokes
    Managing directorKindle Entertainment
    Mette Heeno
    Creator and scriptwriter Happy Ending Film
    Mie Andreasen
    Producer
    John David Coles
    ProducerTalking Wall Pictures
    Michael Nakan
    Founding partner Clipper Media Capital
    Thierry Cassuto
    Founder & executive producer Both Worlds
  • 15:30
    ONE-ON-ONE: Kathy Ciric (Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel)
    ENDS 16:00

    ONE-ON-ONE: Kathy Ciric

    In conversation with Kathy Ciric.  Kathy is a New York based freelance television producer whose credits include projects for Showtime (Happyish), USA Network (Royal Pains) and most recently, Z: The Beginning of Everything for Amazon Studios. She just completed Matthew Weiner’s globe spanning anthology series The Romanoffs also for Amazon Studios. The Romanoffs was a unique challenge as a limited series as each of the 8 episodes was filmed in a different country using local production crews. The episodes feature completely different casts and range through diverse story genres. We find out more about the complexities of producing a global show across multiple filming locations.

    Moderator: Adrian Wootton, chief executive, Film London

    Kathy Ciric
    Producer
    Moderator Adrian Wootton
    Chief executiveFilm London
  • 16:00
    CASE STUDY: Hanna (Hall 1 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 16:45

    CASE STUDY: Hanna

    Writer David Farr takes us inside Hanna for an exclusive case study at Content London.  Written by Farr, who co-wrote the original film and directed by lead director Sarah Adina Smith, Hanna is a pan-European, high-concept thriller and coming of age drama for Amazon Studios. It follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl, as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is.

    Moderator: Stephen Armstrong, freelance journalist

    David Farr
    WriterHanna
    Sarah Adina-Smith
    DirectorHanna
    Andrew Woodhead
    MD, Working Title TelevisionExecutive producer, Hanna
    Tom Coan
    Executive producerNBCU
    Moderator Stephen Armstrong
    Freelance journalist
    16:00
    CASE STUDY: Shadowplay (Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel)
    ENDS 17:00

    CASE STUDY: Shadowplay

    From the co-creator of The Bridge, Måns Mårlind brings his latest show, Shadowplay to Content London. A character-driven thriller set in Berlin, Shadowplay centres on the story of Max McLaughlin, an American cop who arrives in the city in the summer of 1946 to help create a police force in the chaotic aftermath of the war. Max’s goal is to take down Englemacher Gladow, the Capone of post-war Berlin. At the same time, Max undertakes a secret crusade to find his missing brother, who is killing ex-Nazis in hiding. However, Max is completely unaware that he is being used as a pawn in what is the very beginning of the Cold War. In this case study we hear how the show came about and how it has been developed and packaged for the international business from those closest to the project.

    Moderator: Jimmy Akingbola, actor and co-founder, The Triforce Creative Network

    Måns Mårlind
    Creator, writer, directorShadowplay
    Rola Bauer
    Managing directorStudioCanal TV
    David Davoli
    Senior vice presidentBron Studios
    Dr Simone Emmelius
    Senior vice presidentZDF Feature Films
    Fredrik Ljungberg
    Program director Viaplay & Viasat nordicViaplay
    Moderator Jimmy Akingbola
    Actor and co-founderTriforce Creative Network
  • 16:45
    KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: EbonyLife Media (Hall 1 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 17:30

    KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: EbonyLife Media

    One of the most prolific producers in Africa, Mo Abudu launched Nigerian broadcaster and producer EbonyLife Media in 2013, producing over 1000 hours of original programming each year including projects; The Governor, Fifty, Sons of the Caliphate and Castle & Castle. In March 2018 Sony Pictures Television (SPT) announced a three project deal with EbonyLifeTV, the first of its kind between SPT and a Nigerian television company, which will include coproduction of a TV series inspired by the Dahomey Warriors. Abudu will outline her current and future scripted strategy for EbonyLifeTV and provide delegates with an insight into one of Africa’s prime drama creators.

    Moderator: Stephen Armstrong, freelance journalist

    Mo Abudu
    CEOEbonyLife Media
    Moderator Stephen Armstrong
    Freelance journalist
    16:45
    TERRITORIES: Belgium Drama Focus (Hall 2 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 17:45

    TERRITORIES: Belgium Drama Focus

    From the darkly comic crime drama Clan to supernatural hit Hotel Beau Sejour and psychological thriller Tabula Rasa, Belgian drama productions are enjoying increasing international success, thanks to their innovative storytelling and an anarchic approach to blending genres.  So how did this small corner of Europe become such a creative powerhouse? And what new series can audiences look forward to seeing in 2019?  Walter Iuzzolino, the founder of Walter Presents, is joined by a line-up of leading creative talent and senior TV execs, to shine the spotlight on Belgian creativity and find out what makes Belgian drama so bloody brilliant!

    Producer: Dominic Schrieber, global drama executive, Reel One International
    Moderator: Walter Iuzzolino, chief creative officer, Walter Presents

    Malin-Sarah Gozin
    CreatorTabula Rasa
    Indra Siera
    DirectorProfessor T
    Ricus Jansegers
    TV programming directorMedialaan
    Elly Vervloet
    International drama executive VRT
    Marike Muselaers
    Co-CEOLumiere
    Moderator Walter Iuzzolino
    Co-founder and curatorWalter Presents
  • 17:00
    CASE STUDY: WORLD ON FIRE (Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel)
    ENDS 17:45

    CASE STUDY: WORLD ON FIRE

    World On Fire is a heart-stopping, multi-stranded drama telling the story of World War Two through the lives of ordinary people from all sides of this global conflict. The first series of seven episodes tells the story of the first year of the war, starting with the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 and ending with the Battle of Britain.

    Moderator: Jimmy Akingbola, actor and co-founder, The Triforce Creative Network

    Damien Timmer
    Executive producerMammoth Screen
    Peter Bowker
    WriterWorld on Fire
    Helen Ziegler
    Executive producerMammoth Screen
    Bea Hegedus
    VP global content, scriptedITV Studios Global Entertainment
    Moderator Jimmy Akingbola
    Actor and co-founderTriforce Creative Network
  • 17:30
    SPONSORED SCREENING: Sky Vision Screening & Q&A: The Flatey Enigma (Hall 1 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 18:30

    SPONSORED SCREENING: Sky Vision Screening & Q&A: The Flatey Enigma

    Based on Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson’s bestselling novel, The Flatey Enigma is an evocative mystery set in 1971, which follows a strong-willed university professor, Johanna, who returns home to Iceland from Paris for her father’s funeral.   Johanna seizes a chance to conclude her father’s work by solving the riddle buried deep in an ancient manuscript ‘The Book of Flatey’, even moving to the isolated island of Flatey itself to immerse herself in her work.  However soon after her arrival, events take a murderous turn, and Johanna finds herself having to delve into darkness and heartache to solve the riddle, and clear her name.

    Kjartan Thor Thordarson
    Executive producer The Flatey Enigma
  • 18:30
    NETWORKING COCKTAIL (Music Foyer - Kings Place)
    ENDS 19:30

    NETWORKING COCKTAIL (Music Foyer - Kings Place)

  • 20:00
    WriterSlam Final (Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel)
    ENDS 23:00

    WriterSlam Final

    WriterSlam is a competition, organised by TriForce Creative Network designed to help TV prodcos and broadcasters access new and established writers from diverse backgrounds. It provides routes of access to writers from all backgrounds, across the UK, solving many of the obstacles that diverse or emerging talent face. Open to all and with a focus on tangible outcomes (direct commissions, development, mentoring with execs) the competition receives thousands of entries, from a plethora of young talent and an incredibly broad spread across ethnicity, gender and class.

    In this WriterSlam final, five selected finalists will have extracts of their work performed by actors and the winner will be selected by a panel of judges from C21 WritersRoom. The winner will receive a paid development option through C21’s WritersRoom programme. All finalists will also come to Content London to meet and network with the global drama business.

    Moderator: Jimmy Akingbola, actor and co-founder, The Triforce Creative Network

     

    Entry is free to Content London delegates, but space is limited so please RSVP to [email protected] if you’d like to join us.

     

    Yule Caise
    Writer, director and producer
    Simon Mirren
    Executive producer & screenwriter
    Elizabeth Kilgarriff
    Senior commissioning editorBBC Drama
    Katie O'Connell Marsh
    CEOPlatform One Media
    Kelly Edwards
    SVP talent developmentHBO
  • 08:00
    Continental breakfast (Across both venues)
    ENDS 09:00

    Continental breakfast (Across both venues)

  • 09:00
    DRAMA COMMISSIONERS (Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel)
    ENDS 10:00

    DRAMA COMMISSIONERS

    Leading drama commissioners outline their development agendas and strategies for 2019. This session will uncover the latest development news and explore opportunities for coproduction partnerships.

    Moderator: Carrie Stein, EVP, global scripted series, Kew Media

    Pete Thornton
    Head of scriptedUKTV
    Karni Ziv
    Head of drama and comedyKeshet
    Sened Dhab
    Head of digital dramaFranceTV
    Moderator Carrie Stein
    EVP, global scripted seriesKew Media
  • 10:00
    DRAMA COMMISSIONERS: BBC (Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel)
    ENDS 10:30

    DRAMA COMMISSIONERS: BBC

    In conversation with Piers Wenger, controller of drama, BBC.

    Moderator: Stephen Armstrong, freelance journalist

    Piers Wenger
    Controller of dramaBBC
    Moderator Stephen Armstrong
    Freelance journalist
    10:00
    CASE STUDY: Watership Down (Hall 2 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 11:00

    CASE STUDY: Watership Down

    This new and innovative interpretation of Richard Adams’s classic novel, Watership Down, is the first animated drama mini-series ever made for television, and was the first major co-production between the BBC and Netflix. The story features a group of plucky rabbits who, after a foreboding premonition, abandon their warren in search of a new home.  It features an all star cast, including James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Sir Ben Kingsley, OIivia Colman, Gemma Arterton, Daniel Kaluuya and Rosamund Pike, amongst others. This four hour series explores the characters and themes in the book, bringing the story to a new generation of families to enjoy.

    Moderator: Michael Pickard, Drama Quarterly editor, C21 Media

    Noam Murro
    DirectorWatership Down
    Rory Aitkin
    Co-founder42
    Tom Bidwell
    WriterWatership Down
    Larry Tanz
    Vice president, global televisionNetflix
    Moderator Michael Pickard
    EditorDrama Quarterly
  • 10:30
    DRAMA COMMISSIONERS: Starz (Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel)
    ENDS 11:00

    DRAMA COMMISSIONERS: Starz

    In conversation with Superna Kalle, EVP International Digital Networks, Starz.

    Moderator: Stephen Armstrong, freelance journalist

    Superna Kalle
    Executive vice president, international digital networksStarz
    Moderator Stephen Armstrong
    Freelance journalist
  • 11:00
    NETWORKING BREAK (Across both venues)
    ENDS 11:30

    NETWORKING BREAK (Across both venues)

  • 11:30
    ONE-ON-ONE: Natalie Dormer (Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel)
    ENDS 12:00

    ONE-ON-ONE: Natalie Dormer

    Natalie Dormer starred in HBO’s multi award winning Games of Thrones and most recently has been seen in Amazon’s critically acclaimed Picnic At Hanging Rock. Next on the cards we will see her opposite Mel Gibson and Sean Penn in The Professor and The Madman and recently announced she will play the title role and exec produce a series based on Vivien Leigh, with FremantleMedia and Mainstreet Pictures.

    In this in-conversation session Dormer will discuss why and how she is taking more control behind the camera.

    Moderator: Stephen Armstrong, freelance journalist

    11:30
    GENRES: Visual Spectacle in High End Television Drama (Hall 2 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 12:15

    GENRES: Visual Spectacle in High End Television Drama

    How the challenges of visual storytelling for today’s demanding TV audiences are being met through a combination of evolving development strategies, designing visuals early, on-set technology and advances in visual effects. We discuss how time lines are changing, new partnerships are developing, un pick how producers keep up and how writers are adapting and of course look at how to make the money work.

    PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH AXIS STUDIOS

    Producer: Paul Schleicher, executive producer, Axis Studios
    Moderator: Anna Allgrove, creative PR and marketing consultant, Pole Star PR

    Louise Hussey 
    Executive producerIndustrial Light and Magic
    Richard Scott
    CEO, co-founderAxis Studios
    Dan May
    Co-founderPainting Practice
    Michelle Martin
    Head of televisionFramestore
    Moderator Anna Allgrove
    Creative PR and marketing consultantPole Star PR
  • 12:00
    CASE STUDY: Honour (Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel)
    ENDS 13:00

    CASE STUDY: Honour

    The law firm Heder (named for the Swedish word for Honour) is run by four hungry, talented female lawyers, fighting on the behalf of those who need it most: the weak, the abused, those ignored by the rest of the society. However, in addition to dealing with the usual macho, sexist abuse that successful women in the public eye can expect to suffer, the women of Heder have a much greater, graver fight on their hands, as a dark secret held since their days in law school is about to be exposed… Honour is a thrilling, even frightening, drama, coming at a crucial time for a changing society, created and executive produced by four of Sweden’s most renowned actresses, Sofia Helin, Alexandra Rapaport, Julia Dufvenius and Anja Lundqvist. It is produced by Bigster for Viaplay.

    Moderator: Michael Pickard, Drama Quarterly editor, C21 Media

    Sofia Helin
    Executive producerHonour
    Nicola Söderlund
    Managing partnerEccho Rights
    Fredrik Ljungberg
    Program director Viaplay & Viasat nordicViaplay
    Alexandra Rapaport
    Executive producerHonour
    Julia Dufvenius
    Executive producer, co-creator and actorHonour
    Anja Lundqvist
    Executive producer, co-creator and actorHonour
    Eva Röse
    ActorHonour
    Moderator Michael Pickard
    EditorDrama Quarterly
  • 12:15
    GENRES: The Future of Science Fiction (Hall 2 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 13:00

    GENRES: The Future of Science Fiction

    As we move even further into the era of “Peak Television” Science Fiction has matured and found it’s footing on the global stage in a way few could have predicted, gaining deep credibility, critical acclaim and world audiences for a previously undervalued broadcast genre. We will explore that evolution, current trends and predictions for the future.

    Moderator: Steven Adams, partner and head of management division, Buffalo 8 Productions

    Susan Hogg
    Head of dramaStudio Lambert
    Marc Zicree
    Showrunner
    Brian Minchin
    Executive producerHartswood West
    John Giwa-Amu
    ProducerRed and Black Films
    Nick Betts
    Director scripted productionBBC Studios
    Moderator Steven Adams
    Partner and head of management divisionBuffalo 8 Productions
  • 13:00
    NETWORKING LUNCH (Across both venues)
    ENDS 15:30

    NETWORKING LUNCH (Across both venues)

  • 13:30
    SPONSORED SCREENING: Sony, Into the Dark (Gallery Room - Kings Place)
    ENDS 15:30

    SPONSORED SCREENING: Sony, Into the Dark (Gallery Room - Kings Place)

    Into The Dark is a horror event series from prolific, award-winning producer, Jason Blum’s independent TV studio, Blumhouse Television. The series includes 12 super-sized episodes, with a new instalment released each month inspired by a holiday and will feature Blumhouse’s signature genre/thriller spin on the story.

     

  • 15:00
    DEVELOPMENT: Next Year’s Models (Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel)
    ENDS 15:50

    DEVELOPMENT: Next Year’s Models

    How are some of the world’s most progressive drama players adapting to a changing market and how does their development agenda reflect changes in audience appetite and demand and the fast moving global marketplace?

    Moderator: Michael Pickard, Drama Quarterly editor, C21 Media

    Bryan Elsley
    Managing director & writerBalloon Entertainment
    Steve November
    Creative director, UK televisionLionsgate
    Jude Troy
    DirectorWooden Horse Pty Ltd
    Tony Ayres
    ShowrunnerTony Ayres Productions
    Moderator Michael Pickard
    EditorDrama Quarterly
  • 15:50
    HOT PROPERTIES: Years and Years, Pennyworth and Atlantic Crossing (Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel)
    ENDS 16:50

    HOT PROPERTIES: Years and Years, Pennyworth and Atlantic Crossing

    In our Hot Properties strand Content London shines a light on upcoming dramas expected to have an impact on the international business in the coming year and meets those responsible for developing them to find out more. Hear how they were created, developed, packaged and sold from those closest to the project, and see clips from the shows.

    Moderator: Jimmy Akingbola, actor and co-founder, The Triforce Creative Network

    This session currently features new projects: Years and Years, Pennyworth and Atlantic Crossing.

     

    Years and Years

    As Britain is rocked by unstable political, economic and technological advances, we follow the Lyons family as their complex lives converge on one crucial night in 2019. Then, over the next 15 years, the twists and turns of everyday life are explored as we find out if this ordinary family could ever change the world.

    Years and Years is written by Russell T Davies, and is a RED Production Company production, in co-production with BBC One, HBO and CANAL+, and stars Emma Thompson, Jessica Hynes, Rory Kinnear, Ruth Madeley, T’Nia Miller, Anne Reid and Russell Tovey.

    Speakers: Nicola Shindler and Russell T Davies

     

    Pennyworth

    Pennyworth, the new Epix original series from warner horizon television and based on dc characters created by bob Kane with bill finger, will premiere in 2019. The 10-episode, one-hour drama follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British SAS soldier in his 20’s, who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), who’s not yet Bruce’s father, in 1960s London.  Pennyworth also stars Paloma Faith as villainess bet Sykes and Jason Flemyng as Lord Harwood.  Pennyworth is from executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (Gotham, the mentalist, Rome) and executive producer/director Danny cannon (Gotham, CSI series).

    Speakers: Bruno Heller and Michael Wright

     

    Atlantic Crossing
    Inspired by a true story, Atlantic Crossing is the incredible adventure of the Norwegian crown princess Märtha, who fights to save her country – and her marriage – during the Second World War – a unique and never before seen perspective on the tragic events of World War II. Märtha is a heroine who rose from her obligations of a caring princess and a loving mother to an influential figure in world politics, a popular icon as well as an important influence on President Roosevelt’s decision to enter World War II, which would ultimately lead to its end.

    Speakers: Silje Hopland Eik and Justus Riesenkampff

     

    Nicola Shindler
    Chief executive RED Production Company
    Russell T Davies
    WriterYears and Years
    Michael Wright
    PresidentEPIX
    Bruno Heller
    ShowrunnerPennyworth
    Kyle MacLachlan
    ActorAtlantic Crossing
    Silje Hopland Eik
    FounderCinenord
    Justus Riesenkampff
    Sales & acquisitions nordics & beneluxBeta Film
    Alexander Eik
    directorAtlantic Crossing
    Moderator Jimmy Akingbola
    Actor and co-founderTriforce Creative Network
  • 16:50
    Streaming Hall 1 Session (Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel)
    ENDS 17:40

    Streaming Hall 1 Session

  • 17:30
    C21Media's International Drama Awards Cocktails - invitation only (Grand Staircase - St Pancras Hotel)
    ENDS 19:00

    C21Media's International Drama Awards Cocktails - invitation only (Grand Staircase - St Pancras Hotel)

  • 18:00
    SPONSORED SCREENING: London Kills, ZDF Enterprises (Hall 1 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 19:00

    SPONSORED SCREENING: London Kills, ZDF Enterprises

    The world’s most exciting city is the backdrop for a series of killings – all investigated by an elite murder squad. This specialist group is headed by hugely experienced Detective Inspector David Bradford, who has just returned from compassionate leave, following the disappearance of his wife three months ago.

    As the detectives solve each murder case – the staged suicide of an MP’s son, the mysterious death of a man on his stag night, a killing on a house-boat, a woman’s body washed up by the Thames, and the stabbing of one of the detectives – the one case David can’t crack is the one most personal to him; what has happened to his wife?

    London Kills is a gripping, stylish new detective series filmed in iconic London locations. Written by Paul Marquess (Suspects), Sarah-Louise Hawkins (The Bill), Jake Riddell (Suspects), Sally Tatchell (Casualty) and Claire Fryer (Crime Stories). Starring Hugo Speer (Britannia) and Sharon Small (Trust Me).

     

  • 19:00
    ZDF Enterprises Cocktail Reception (Music Foyer - Kings Place)
    ENDS 20:00

    ZDF Enterprises Cocktail Reception (Music Foyer - Kings Place)

  • 19:30
    C21Media's International Drama Awards (Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel)
    ENDS 20:30

    C21Media's International Drama Awards (Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel)

  • 21:00
    Federation Party, invitation only (Ladies Smoking Room - St Pancras Hotel)
    ENDS 23:00

    Federation Party, invitation only (Ladies Smoking Room - St Pancras Hotel)

  • 08:00
    Continental breakfast (Across both venues)
    ENDS 09:00

    Continental breakfast (Across both venues)

  • 09:00
    CREATIVE: International Showrunning Models (Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel)
    ENDS 10:00

    CREATIVE: International Showrunning Models

    A mainstay of US television production, the role of showrunner has now integrated itself in the European industry, in various forms. In this panel, leading showrunners from both sides of the Atlantic discuss their approaches to creating, writing and producing international TV drama. This session will explore different models and styles of showrunning for different platforms and territories and provide context for how the space is opening up opportunities for entrepreneurial writers.

    Moderator: Stephen Armstrong, freelance journalist

    Alexi Hawley
    Creator, ShowrunnerThe Rookie
    Adi Hasak
    Showrunner
    Mika Watkins

    Creator, writer, EPOrigin
    Moderator Stephen Armstrong
    Freelance journalist
  • 10:00
    CREATIVE: Inside HBO Talent Development (Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel)
    ENDS 11:00

    CREATIVE: Inside HBO Talent Development

    Kelly Edwards oversees all above and below the line program initiatives for series, films, Cinemax and miniseries at HBO. Edwards brought an innovative new approach to HBO when developing their writing and directing fellowships that has become an industry best practice. By marrying the two programs, material created by the writers is shot by the directors with a fully inclusive crew for air on the HBO digital platforms. The presentations have garnered festival awards, and will have a home on HBOGo, HBONow, and On Demand. In this one-on-one session we get inside the HBO talent development strategy and learn how they are leading the way.

    Moderator: Stephen Armstrong, freelance journalist

    Kelly Edwards
    SVP talent developmentHBO
    Moderator Stephen Armstrong
    Freelance journalist
  • 11:00
    NETWORKING BREAK (Across both venues)
    ENDS 11:30

    NETWORKING BREAK (Across both venues)

  • 11:30
    FINANCE: Drama Distribution, Where's the Money? (Hall 1 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 12:15

    FINANCE: Drama Distribution, Where's the Money?

    With the ever changing landscape we lift the lid on some of the latest innovative ideas for global drama financing and hear more about opportunities to access new money.

    Moderator: Melanie Stokes, managing director, Kindle Entertainment

    Dan Cohen
    President, worldwide television licensingParamount Pictures Corporation
    Peter Emerson
    PresidentCineflix Media
    Sebastian Burkhardt
    Managing director, global contentKeshet International
    Prentiss Fraser
    EVP and MD content distributionFox Networks Group
    Moderator Melanie Stokes
    Managing directorKindle Entertainment
    11:30
    CREATIVE: Next Generation Writers and Producers (Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel)
    ENDS 12:30

    CREATIVE: Next Generation Writers and Producers

    How are some of the most progressive producers and writers breaking through.  What do they have in development, who are they working with and how are they breaking into the international drama market.  We hear from leading players about how they are developing the next generation of talent and international drama and examine the strategies they are employing to ensure success.

    Moderator: Holly A Hines, senior vice president of content, Dynamic Television

    Sydney Gallonde
    CEO and executive producerMake It Happen Studio
    Jaimie D'Cruz
    Creative directorAcme Films
    Sebastian Thiel
    Director, writer, producer
    Moderator Holly Hines
    SVP of contentDynamic Television
    11:30
    TRENDS: Non English Language Drama (Hall 2 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 13:00

    TRENDS: Non English Language Drama

    As premium non-English language shows gain traction from international networks and streamers, we hear from some of the key creators, producers and distributors responsible for recent successes. Why now, and what’s the key to making regional drama work on a global scale?

    Moderator: Carrie Stein, EVP, global scripted series, Kew Media

    Lars Blomgren
    Executive producer and head of scripted EMEAEndemol Shine Group
    Eleonora Andreatta
    DirectorRai Fiction
    Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein
    Founder and head of internationalADD Content
    Jörg Winger
    Executive producerUFA
    Moritz von Kruedener
    Managing directorBeta Film
    Caroline Torrance
    Head of scriptedBanijay Rights
    Moritz Polter
    Executive producer international television seriesBavaria Fiction
    Emmanuelle Guilbart
    Joint-CEO and founderAbout Premium Content
    Moderator Carrie Stein
    EVP, global scripted seriesKew Media
  • 12:15
    One-on-one: in conversation with eOne’s Peter Micelli (Hall 1 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 13:00

    One-on-one: in conversation with eOne’s Peter Micelli

    In a momentous move that caught the industry’s attention this year, leading television agent Micelli joined Entertainment One from CAA to lead the studio’s film and television content strategy, joining forces with his longtime client producer-extraordinaire Mark Gordon. What Micelli saw was an opportunity to further optimize the deep offering of the global independent, that is today focused on being talent-driven above all else. In his first nine months, Micelli has made it clear that eOne is serious about being a beacon for talent, striking true partnerships and leading the pack in innovative deal-making. This session gives a unique insight into the super-agent turned studio executive and the opportunities for producers and buyers in a new content universe.

    Moderator: Stephen Armstrong, freelance journalist

    Peter Micelli
    Chief strategy officer, film & televisioneOne
    Moderator Stephen Armstrong
    Freelance journalist
  • 12:30
    CASE STUDY: The ABC Murders (Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel)
    ENDS 13:30

    CASE STUDY: The ABC Murders

    It’s 1933 and a killer travels the length and breadth of Britain via the ominous rumble of the train tracks. They strike in a methodical pattern, leaving a copy of the ABC railway guide at the scene of each of murder. As Poirot attempts to investigate he is thwarted on every front. If he is to match his most cunning nemesis, everything about him will be called into question; his authority, his integrity, his past, his identity. Writer Sarah Phelps and Agatha Christie Chairman James Pritchard lead this case study to uncover the story behind the the latest Agatha Christie TV adaptation.

    Moderator: Michael Pickard, Drama Quarterly editor

    James Prichard
    CEOAgatha Christie Ltd
    Sarah Phelps
    Writer and EPThe ABC Murders
    Damien Timmer
    Executive producerMammoth Screen
    Elizabeth Kilgarriff
    Senior commissioning editorBBC Drama
    Moderator Michael Pickard
    EditorDrama Quarterly
  • 13:00
    NETWORKING LUNCH (Across both venues)
    ENDS 15:00

    NETWORKING LUNCH (Across both venues)

  • 13:30
    SPONSORED SCREENING: AMC Studios Unspeakable Screening, Lunch and Q&A with Robert C. Cooper and Sarah Wayne Callies (Hall 2 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 14:30

    SPONSORED SCREENING: AMC Studios Unspeakable Screening, Lunch and Q&A with Robert C. Cooper and Sarah Wayne Callies

    Unspeakable is a powerful and riveting drama based on true events that follows the story of two families impacted by the 1980s tainted blood scandal and is a passion project for creator Robert C. Cooper — who himself was a victim, having contracted Hepatitis C from tainted blood. Join AMC Studios for the first look at this unmissable ripped from the headlines story followed by a short Q&A with Robert C. Cooper and Sarah Wayne Callies. (all attendees will be provided with lunch).

    Check out this video for a sneak peek of Unspeakable.

  • 15:00
    CASE STUDY: Little Coincidences (Hall 2 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 15:50

    CASE STUDY: Little Coincidences

    Little Coincidences is an atypical romantic comedy which follows the relationship between a woman in her late 30s who is reluctant to settle down with a partner and a 40-year-old bachelor who enjoys his hedonistic life as a food critic. Suddenly a little 8-year-old girl starts appearing in his life as a manifestation of his unconscious, revealing his repressed feelings of becoming a parent.  The show marks one of the first commissions for Atresmedia Studios, which has been on the look-out for international projects and partnerships since launching in January. A coproduction with MedioLimón and Onza Entertainment, the series will premiere on Amazon Prime Video internationally before airing on Atresmedia Televisión in Spain. In this case study we explore the story from concept through to screen.

    Moderator: Irene Jiménez, Spanish correspondant, C21 Media

    Ricardo Carbonero
    Head of content acquisitionAmazon Prime Video Spain
    Gonzalo Sagardía
    CEOOnza Entertainment
    Nacho Manubens
    Head of contentsAtresmedia Studios
    Cristina Pons
    Screenwriter Little Coincidences
    Moderator Irene Jiménez
    Spanish correspondentC21 Media
  • 15:50
    Streaming Hall 1 Session (Hall 2 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 16:40

    Streaming Hall 1 Session

  • 16:40
    ONE-ON-ONE: EPIX (Hall 1 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 17:25

    ONE-ON-ONE: EPIX

    Michael Wright is responsible for overseeing all facets of the rapidly growing premium network including expanding its slate of original programming, growing distribution and leading creative and marketing efforts. In his first six months, Wright worked with the team to increase the network’s overall distribution by nearly 50% and tripled the amount of original programming available to EPIX subscribers. Under his leadership, EPIX announced new original series The Godfather of Harlem starring and produced by Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker, DC origin story Pennyworth from Warner Horizon Scripted Television, spy-thriller Deep State and a new version of the seminal competition series The Contender from EP Mark Burnett, along with Season 2 of critically-acclaimed dark comedy Get Shorty and Season 3 of renowned CIA drama Berlin Station.

    Moderator: Stephen Armstrong, freelance journalist

    Michael Wright
    PresidentEPIX
    Moderator Stephen Armstrong
    Freelance journalist
    16:40
    Streaming Hall 1 Session (Hall 2 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 17:30

    Streaming Hall 1 Session

  • 17:25
    International Drama Summit Wrap (Hall 1 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 17:30

    International Drama Summit Wrap

  • 17:30
    Drama Summit Closing Cocktail (Battlebridge Room - Kings Place) Sponsored by Series Mania
    ENDS 20:00

    Drama Summit Closing Cocktail (Battlebridge Room - Kings Place) Sponsored by Series Mania