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AT-A-GLANCE AGENDA

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    • 12:00 - 13:00
      • Hall 1 - Kings Place
        IN CONVERSATION: Stolen Picture

        IN CONVERSATION: Stolen Picture

        In this creative in conversation session actors and writers, Pegg and Frost and industry veteran Ketley will take us inside their London based production company Stolen Picture. We hear more about their move into production, what they are working on, who they are working with, how they balance their worlds of on and off screen and film and tv and how they are looking to work with the international business.
        Moderated by: Emma Smithwick, managing director, Rockfleet Productions

        Simon Pegg
        Co-founderStolen Picture
        Nick Frost
        Co-founderStolen Picture
        Miles Ketley
        CEOStolen Picture
        Moderator Emma Smithwick
        Managing directorRockfleet Productions
      • Hall 2- Kings Place
        HOT PROPERTIES: Non English Language Drama

        HOT PROPERTIES: Non English Language Drama

        This Hot Properties strand shines a light on three upcoming non english language dramas expected to have an impact on the international market over the next 18 months. We hear the stories of created, developed, packaged and sold from those closest to the project.
        This session features new projects: Reindeer Mafia, Freud and Rurik
        Moderated by: Walter Iuzzolino, chief creative officer, Walter Presents/Global Series

        Reindeer Mafia
        Reindeer Mafia is a story about the son of a reindeer lord in northernmost Lapland. He starts an outlaw snowmobile club in order to fight back against the tyrannical power of his father who rules the fells through corruption and blackmail. At stake is not just the control of the fells, but the future of nature and Lapland.
        Speakers: Liisa Penttila-Asikainen, Pete Eklund and Mika Kurvinen

        Freud
        Freud is a German-language Netflix Original coproduction with ORF, Satel Film and Bavaria Fiction. The series is directed by award-winning filmmaker Marvin Kren (4 Blocks), who also wrote the scripts together with Stefan Brunner (Tatort), and Benjamin Hessler (4 Blocks). Heinrich Ambrosch (A Fortunate Man) at Satel Film, Moritz Polter (Das Boot) of Bavaria Fiction and Marvin Kren (4 Blocks) are executive producers. ZDF Enterprises handles international distribution.
        Blending a period setting with contemporary storytelling, Freud is a modern, mystery crime thriller series based on the life of the celebrated doctor. The extravagant Vienna of the 1890s, famous for its decadence and the dark underbelly of its high society, is the backdrop for mysterious murders and political intrigues in the eight 45-minute episodes.
        Following the world premiere on ORF, Freud will be available on Netflix in spring 2020. Freud is supported by Creative Europe Media, Filmfonds Wien, Fernsehfonds Austria and the Czech Film Fund.
        Speakers: Moritz Polter and Marvin Kren

        Rurik
        Billed as the most ambitious Russian language drama yet, Rurik is a dramatic and adventurous story of one of the greatest rulers of Ancient Rus, updated for the modern audiences and uniting the best onscreen and offscreen talent to come out of the region. Gloomy Middle Ages. Blood is being spilled everywhere. Rurik is growing up without a father in slavery and poverty, as the Vikings ravage the coast in the West, and a community of Slavic clans grows in the East, on the great trade route from Scandinavia to Greece. The clans need a leader who can unite them and make them stronger, and Rurik needs glory and power that will help him fight back against the offenders.
        Speakers: Kateryna Vyshnevska, Valeriy Fedorovich and Lily Sheroziya

        Liisa Penttilä-Asikainen
        ProducerReindeer Mafia
        Pete Eklund
        ProducerReindeer Mafia
        Mika Kurvien
        Director and screenwriterReindeer Mafia
        Marvin Kren
        Director, writer and executive producer Freud
        Moritz Polter
        Executive producer, international TV seriesBavaria Fiction
        Kateryna Vyshnevska
        Head of development, co-productions and producerFILM.UA Group
        Valeriy Fedorovich
        Director, TV-3, producer and headPREMIER Studios
        Lily Sheroziya
        Marketing directorTV-3 and PREMIER Studios
        Moderator Walter Iuzzolino
        Chief creative officerWalter Presents/Global Series Network
      • Hall 3 - Kings Place
        TERRITORIES: Coproducing with Russia

        TERRITORIES: Coproducing with Russia

        In a country that has a wealth of top talent and rich stories, and where audiences have traditionally favoured Hollywood productions, we look at the opportunity emerging with the fast growing home-grown streaming platforms. What are these local streamers looking to buy, produce and coproduce and who from? How can multi-faceted deals bring Russian and International producers together and who’s got the money?
        More speakers to follow.
        Moderated by: Ali May, writer, creator, presenter

        Olga Filipuk
        Chief content officerKinoPoisk HD
        Sofia Kvashilava
        Genral producer, Okko Ent. and CCORambler Group
        Moderator Ali May
        Writer, producer and creator
    • 13:30 - 14:30
      • Hall 1 - Kings Place
        Sponsored Screening - The Commons (Sony Pictures Television/ Playmaker)

        Sponsored Screening - The Commons (Sony Pictures Television/ Playmaker)

        In the near-future, a neuropsychologist and her family attempt to live a normal life in a world disrupted by climate change, limited resources, disparity between classes, disease, and cutting edge science/technology.

         

        Starring: Joanne Froggatt (Eadie Boulay), David Lyons (Lloyd Green), Ryan Corr (Shay Levine),
        and Rupert Penry-Jones (Dominic Boulay). 
        Executive Producers: David Taylor, David Maher, Graham Yost, Shelley Birse, Fred Golan.

        Panel: David Taylor, Playmaker MD and The Commons EP, David Maher, Playmaker MD and The Commons EP, Shelley Birse, Showrunner and Rupert Penry-Jones, Actor

        Moderator: Wayne Garvie, President, International Production, Sony Pictures Television

      • Hall 2- Kings Place
        Sponsored Screening - Society Bites (Norwegian Drama Showcase)

        Sponsored Screening - Society Bites (Norwegian Drama Showcase)

        Can drama series help us understand our Society better? In this session we will discuss a bundle of Norwegian drama series in which social awarness does not stand in the way for engaging a broad audience. Rather, these works constitute a trend in Norwegian drama that utilizes current societal themes in the making of compelling and captivating drama series.
Meet the people behind the brand new series: 22. July, Witch Hunt, Furia and Nudes and executives from NRK and NFI.

        Photo credit from the series: 22.July, Photo: NRK.


        Speakers:
        Ivar Køhn Head of Drama NRK
        Anna Bache-Wiig Creator WITCH HUNT
        Siv Rajendram Eliassen Creator WITCH HUNT
        Nina M. Barbosa Blad Producer NUDES
        Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen Creator FURIA
        Pål Sletaune Creator and Director 22. JULY
        Moderated by: Mona B. Riise Norwegian TV and Radio Host

      • Hall 3 - Kings Place
        Sponsored Screening - The Finnish 25% Cash Rebate (Audiovisual Producers Finland)

        Sponsored Screening - The Finnish 25% Cash Rebate (Audiovisual Producers Finland)

        Panel discussion: Would Finland’s incentive work for your next production? Financing and production practicalities in Finland

        Finland’s production incentive allows for more opportunities to shoot, co-produce and do post-production in Finland. Our panelists will reveal why Finland appealed to them, and what their experiences were in the fields of scripted drama and VFX. The session will also preview trailers from highly anticipated upcoming shows like SHADOW LINES and returning Netflix series DEADWIND season2 and BORDERTOWN season3.

        Come and learn about generous incentive opportunities, locations, post-production and what services Finland can offer your next production!


        Panelists:
        David Berron (SWE), Director CRYPTID
        Matti Halonen (FIN), Producer / Fisher King
        Antti Kulmala (FIN), CEO / TrollVFX
        Alan Sim (UK), Executive Producer / Elisa Viihde
        Moderator:
        Kati Royle (FIN), Independent TV and Film Script Consultant

    • 15:00 - 16:00
      • Hall 1 - Kings Place
        IN CONVERSATION: Jamie Mustard and Holt McCallany

        IN CONVERSATION: Jamie Mustard and Holt McCallany

        Jamie Mustard, author of The Iconist and Holt McCallany, lead actor, David Fincher’s Mindhunter discuss why some of the most innovative and critically acclaimed shows are getting lost and how producers and creators ensure their shows stand out and reach their audience.
        Moderated by: Melanie Stokes, MD, Kindle Entertainment

        Jamie Mustard
        AuthorThe Iconist
        Holt McCallany
        Leading actorMindhunter
        Moderator Melanie Stokes
        Founder and managing directorKindle Entertainment
      • Hall 2- Kings Place
        CASE STUDY: When The Dust Settles

        CASE STUDY: When The Dust Settles

        Writers Ida Maria Ryden and Dorte Hogh take us inside When The Dust Settles, a multi-plot drama for pubcaster DR that portrays the lives of eight Copenhagen citizens, during the days before and after a tragic terrorist attack shocks the city. As the stories of the eight characters interweave throughout the season, it becomes apparent that their lives are connected in unexpected ways. In this case study we explore the story from concept to screen with those closest to the project and see exclusive footage.
        Moderated by: Michael Pickard, editor, Drama Quarterly

        Ida Maria Rydén
        WriterWhen The Dust Settles
        Dorte Høgh
        WriterWhen The Dust Settles
        Milad Alami
        DirectorWhen The Dust Settles
        Stinna Lassen
        ProducerWhen The Dust Settles
        Christian Rank
        Head of dramaDR
        Karen-Lise Mynster
        ActorWhen the Dust Settles
        Moderator Michael Pickard
        Editor, Drama QuarterlyC21Media
      • Hall 3 - Kings Place
        CASE STUDY: Halifax Retribution

        CASE STUDY: Halifax Retribution

        From original creator and writer Roger Simpson, Jane Halifax returns to profile a killer no one can see. A sniper who leaves no trace is terrorising the city and Jane Halifax (Rebecca Gibney) is approached by the head of Task Force Stingray – inspector Tom Saracen (Anthony LaPaglia) – to help find the killer.

        It’s almost 20 years since Jane worked with the police. Her life now is what many would describe as complete. Does she really want to change all that now? When Jane receives a threatening letter she dismisses it as the work of a crank. But when someone close is shockingly murdered, she has to confront a terrible possibility that 20 years later the worst of the criminals she helped put away are finally being released. Forced to go back into the files and nightmares of her past, another possibility emerges… the murder may be linked to the shooter, or worse, to secrets from the past.
        Moderated by: Gabriel Tate, freelance journalist

        Roger Simpson
        Original creator and writer
        Rebecca Gibney
        Lead actress and executive producerHalifax Retribution
        Anthony LaPaglia
        Lead actorHalifax Retribution
        Andy Ryan
        co-head of dramaNine Network Australia
        Mikael Borglund
        Executive producer, Halifax and CEO & MD Beyond International Ltd
    • 16:00 - 17:00
      • Hall 1 - Kings Place
        TRENDS: Navigating the SVoD Landscape as it Heads Towards ‘Peak’

        TRENDS: Navigating the SVoD Landscape as it Heads Towards ‘Peak’

        Based on exclusive research from O+O on the current SVoD landscape this panel examines the current state and future prospects for the SVoD market. International executives and creatives discuss the rise of global, local and niche SVoDs/AVoDs and debate whether this is sustainable or whether this has now reached peak and saturation point. How do producers and creatives navigate their way through the landscape and ensure the best deals, maintain position on IP and ensure that their shows find the best audience and are seen?
        Further speakers to be announced.
        Moderated by: Mark Oliver, chairman, O&O

        Susan Kresnicka
        Founder and presidentKR&I
        Julien Leroux
        SVP global scripted co-productionsCineflix Media
        Louise Pedersen
        CEOAll3 Media International
        Rod Henwood
        Chief strategy officerThe Ink Factory
        Moderator Mark Oliver
        ChairmanOliver & Ohlbaum Associates (O&O)
      • Hall 2- Kings Place
        TRENDS: Mining the Drama Data for Success

        TRENDS: Mining the Drama Data for Success

        Leading international analysts from Glance and Parrot Analytics present their latest findings into the numbers behind the world’s most successful scripted shows. What is working best around the world and what can producers, financiers, distributors, platforms and broadcasters learn from the data?

        International Drama: The Global Picture
        The manner in which drama is consumed is changing, but some principles remain the same. The right content can deliver high ratings, audience success and increase platform penetration. What are the rules of the converging linear and nonlinear worlds, and how will audiences navigate this unprecedented explosion of choice? While recapping the key facts and figures about the current drama landscape, this presentation highlights the main trends to keep in mind, and identifies shows which are most likely to break through. It includes exclusive insights coming from Glance’s Scripted Series Report.

        New Insights, New Metrics for Producers: Leveraging the Power of Content Demand
        In a market filled with noise, jargon, confusion and summaries of what just happened, Parrot Analytics works with partners to deliver insights that inform and facilitate the decision-making process. In this presentation, Courtney Williams, head of partnerships, will introduce the best ways to address your most pressing questions with the world’s largest content consumption dataset. Specifically, Courtney will take you through the easy-to-understand new metrics Parrot Analytics has developed to help complement your creative talent and expertise and highlighting much sought after attributes like longevity, travelability and franchiseability.
        Moderated by: Ben Keen, analyst & advisor

        Avril Blondelot
        Head of content insightGlance
        Courtney Williams
        Head of partnershipParrot Analytics
        Moderator Ben Keen
        ChairmanMediaXchange
      • Hall 3 - Kings Place
        CASE STUDY: TEAM CHOCOLATE - Creating an International Format Success with Diversity at its Heart

        CASE STUDY: TEAM CHOCOLATE - Creating an International Format Success with Diversity at its Heart

        After proving a hit with audiences and critics in Belgium, award-winning drama series Team Chocolate (distributed internationally by Wild Bunch TV) is following in the footsteps of other successful Flemish formats, with an Italian version – Everybody Is Perfect – debuting on Rai in November and an English language remake in the works. But what makes this heartwarming series so unique is it’s groundbreaking approach to working with disabled talent. Hear from the producers of the original series, as well as the creative teams behind the Italian and UK remakes, as they discuss the secret to the show’s success as well as the wider issue of on-screen representation.
        Moderated by: Michael Pickard, editor, Drama Quarterly

        Pieter Van Huyck
        Head of scriptedDe Mensen
        Sophie Gardiner
        Managing directorChapter One Pictures
        Lou Stein
        Artistic directorChickenshed Theatre
        Michele Zatta
        Commissioning editor, international coproductionsRai Fiction, Italy
        Moderator Michael Pickard
        Editor, Drama QuarterlyC21Media
    • 17:00 - 18:00
      • Hall 1 - Kings Place
        DEVELOPMENT: Non-English Language Drama

        DEVELOPMENT: Non-English Language Drama

        As premium Non English language drama cements itself as a key priority or global platforms and international networks, we hear from the leading creators and producers making local global. What are they working on? Who are they partnering with? Who are they selling to, and how do they choose between local and global platforms?
        Moderated by: Gabriel Tate, freelance journalist

        Pascal Breton
        PresidentFederation Entertainment
        Johannes Jensen
        CEOYellow Bird
        Gjermund Erikson
        Writer and executive producerMonster Scripted
        Jonas Allen
        Producer and CEOMiso Film
      • Hall 2- Kings Place
        DEVELOPMENT: Shortform Drama

        DEVELOPMENT: Shortform Drama

        As more shortform platforms emerge we hear from leading producers about what they are making, and who they are selling to. What is the potential to reach new audiences, engage top creative talent and does the business model stack up?
        Moderated by: Selma Turajlic, co-founder/COO, Little Dot Studios

        Sebastian Burkhardt
        Managing director, global contentKeshet International
        Marianne Furevold-Boland
        Executive producerNRK Drama
        Howard Owens
        Co-founder and co-CEOPropagate Content
        Neely Shamam
        EVP of programming and developmentFicto
        Moderator Selma Turajlic
        Co-founderLittle Dot Studios
    • 08:00 - 09:00
      • Hall 1 - Kings Place
        Registration (Kings Place only) and continental breakfast (served at both venues)

        Registration (Kings Place only) and continental breakfast (served at both venues)

        Registration will be open 8am-4pm.

      • Hall 3 - Kings Place
        Sponsored Networking Breakfast: Screen Scotland

        Sponsored Networking Breakfast: Screen Scotland

        Start your Wednesday with Screen Scotland: Home to world-class talent, crew, facilities and breath-taking locations. Scotland also offers a range of financial incentives, including: the UK Tax Relief, newly enhanced Production Growth funds and a Broadcast Content Fund. Join us for breakfast at Content London 2019 to meet some of the team, and find out more about why there’s no better time to film in Scotland.

        Screen Scotland is the dedicated partnership for screen in Scotland. With funding 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.

        Breakfast provided and all delegates welcome.
        www.screen.scot
        @screenscots

    • 09:30 - 10:30
      • Hall 2 - Kings Place
        CASE STUDY: The Paradise

        CASE STUDY: The Paradise

        Murders shake the Finnish community of Fuengirola, which made this tiny corner of Málaga their own little paradise on the shores of the Mediterranean. Hilkka Mäntymäki, a veteran crime detective aged 60, is travelling from Oulu Finland to help the local police on a case that will soon claim new victims. Because escaping the cold and the dark is much easier than leaving your own past behind.

        This 8×50 minute drama is written by Matti Laine and produced for YLE. We hear from those closest to the project ahead of a sponsored screening on Thursday 5 December.
        Moderated by: Mike Pickard, editor, Drama Quarterly

        Matti Laine
        Screenwriter
        Ran Tellem
        Head of international content developmentThe Mediapro Studio
        Marko Röhr
        Producer and CEOMRP Matila Röhr Productions
        Suvi Mansnerus
        ProducerYle Drama
        Moderator Michael Pickard
        Editor, Drama QuarterlyC21Media
      • Hall 3 - Kings Place
        TERRITORY FOCUS: UK Nations and Regions

        TERRITORY FOCUS: UK Nations and Regions

        A session exploring what it takes to make high impact programming with global appeal for mainstream channels and platforms fully based out of the nations and regions. Areas up for discussion include – where is the balance of power in commissioning between network and local? Who is making content? And who is funding?
        Moderated by: Dominic Schreiber, global drama executive, Reel One International Limited

        Claire Mundell
        Managing director and creative directorSynchronicity Films Ltd
        Sarah Brown
        Creative director, dramaSTV Productions
        Gwenllian Gravelle
        Drama commissionerS4C
        Lachlan MacKinnon
        Executive producerBad Wolf
        Larry Bass
        CEO and exec producerShinAwiL
        Moderator Dominic Schreiber
        Global drama executiveReel One Entertainment
    • 11:00 - 12:00
      • Hall 1 - Kings Place
        KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: HBO Max

        KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: HBO Max

        Two of the most influential women in the business, Sarah Aubrey and Sandra Dewey take part in this keynote interview to discuss HBO Max’s strategy and approach for HBO Max originals. As the platform readies for launch Aubrey and Dewey will highlight what they are seeking in terms of original, fresh and inclusive content for the US service and how this will grow and evolve across the international business over the coming 18 months.
        Moderated by: Rola Bauer, managing director, STUDIOCANAL TV

        Sarah Aubrey
        Head of original contentHBO Max
        Sandra Dewey 
        President, business operations and productionsHBO Max
        Moderator Rola Bauer
        Managing DirectorSTUDIOCANAL TV
      • Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel
        DRAMA COMMISSIONERS: US

        DRAMA COMMISSIONERS: US

        Top US commissioners outline their development agendas and commissioning strategies. What are they looking for from the international business and how are they changing their business models to ensure that they stay ahead of the game with fresh and quality original content?

        Moderated by: Carrie Stein, EVP global scripted series, Kew Media

        Carolyn Bernstein
        EVP, global scripted content and documentary filmsNational Geographic
        Karen Bailey
        Senior vice president, original programmingStarz
        Julie McNamara
        EVP of original content CBS All Access
        Nancy Cotton
        EVP and head of scripted programmingEpix
        Moderator Carrie Stein
        EVP, global scripted seriesKew Media
    • 12:00 - 13:00
      • Hall 1 - Kings Place
        CASE STUDY: Stateless

        CASE STUDY: Stateless

        Co-created by Cate Blanchett, Tony Ayres and Elise McCredie, Stateless is a powerful and timely series about four strangers whose lives collide at an immigration detention centre in the middle of the desert. It centres on an airline hostess on the run from a dangerous cult, an Afghan refugee and his family fleeing persecution, a young father escaping a dead-end job and a bureaucrat running out of time to contain a national scandal. Each character deals with the contradictions of protection and border control from a unique perspective, offering topical insight into issues that countries are grappling with around the world.

        Commissioned by the ABC and backed by Screen Australia and the South Australian Film Corporation, the six-part limited series stars a multi award-winning cast including Yvonne Strahovski, Jai Courtney, Asher Keddie, Fayssal Bazzi, Dominic West and Cate Blanchett. It is a co-production between NBCUniversal International Studios’ Matchbox Pictures and Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton’s Dirty Films, written by Elise McCredie and Belinda Chayko.
        Moderated by: Michael Pickard, editor, Drama Quarterly

        Cate Blanchett
        Co-creator, executive producer and actor
        Jeff Wachtel
        PresidentNBCUniversal International Studios
        Alastair McKinnon
        Managing directorMatchbox Pictures
        Moderator Michael Pickard
        Editor, Drama QuarterlyC21Media
      • Hall 2 - Kings Place
        HOT PROPERTIES: Normal People, Tehran and Patria

        HOT PROPERTIES: Normal People, Tehran and Patria

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

        This session features new projects: Normal People, Tehran and Patria

        Normal People
        Normal People, the highly anticipated TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s international literary phenomenon, has been produced by award-winning production company Element Pictures (The Favourite, Room, The Lobster, Dublin Murders) as a 12-part drama for BBC Three and Hulu.
        Adapted by Sally Rooney, Alice Birch with Mark O’Rowe and directed by Oscar nominated director Lenny Abrahamson and award-winning director Hettie Macdonald, it stars Daisy Edgar Jones (War of the Worlds, Cold Feet) as Marianne and Paul Mescal as Connell. An exquisite and compulsive modern love story filmed in Dublin, it tracks the tender but complicated relationship of Marianne and Connell from the end of their school days in small-town west of Ireland to their undergraduate years at Trinity College.
        Further speakers to be announced.
        Speakers: Ed Guiney, Emma Norton Lenny Abrahamson

        Tehran
        Tehran is the story of Tamar Rabinyan, a Mossad computer hacker-agent undertaking her very first mission in the heart of a hostile and menacing city, which also happens to be the place of her birth. Tasked with disabling an Iranian nuclear reactor, her mission has implications not just for the Middle East, but for the entire world order. When the Mossad mission fails, Tamar goes rogue in Tehran as she rediscovers her Iranian roots and becomes romantically entwined with a pro-democracy activist. Tamar’s soul-searching leads her to become even more conflicted about her mission, while the tension mounts as Iranian authorities tighten the net in their desperate search to locate her and her Mossad colleagues.
        Tehran is created by Moshe Zonder, Dana Eden and Maor Kohn. The series is written by Zonder and Omri Shenhar. The Gordin Cell and Stockholm director Daniel Syrkin directs the series, which is exec produced by Alon Aranya, Eden and Shula Spiegel. Tehran is produced by Donna Productions and Shula Spiegel Productions in association with Paper Plane Productions
        Speakers: Alon Aranya and Moshe Zonder

        Patria
        Patria tells a story – over three decades – of the Spanish Basque Country threatened by the separatist terrorism of ETA, through the eyes of two families divided by the violent conflict. The lives of Bittori and her family implode the day ETA kills her husband, Txato, on his doorstep. The relationship with her close friend Miren, whose son belongs to an ETA command, also comes to an end. Both families must deal with grief and moral contradictions while life goes on. Will they be able to someday forgive, put aside their differences, and move forward?
        Speakers: Aitor Gabilondo, Miguel Salvat, and Iñaki Gonzalez
        Moderated by: Gabriel Tate, freelance journalist

        Ed Guiney
        Company director and executive producerElement Pictures
        Emma Norton
        ProducerElement Pictures
        Alon Aranya
        Producer and writerPaper Plane Productions
        Moshe Zonder
        WriterMoshe Zonder Productions
        Aitor Gabilondo
        ShowrunnerPatria
        Miguel Salvat
        Commissioning editor of original programming, SpainHBO Europe.
        Iñaki González Esparza
        Development directorAlea Media
      • Hall 3 - Kings Place
        TERRITORIES: Nigerian Stories

        TERRITORIES: Nigerian Stories

        As the demand continues for new and original stories with international reach and appeal, broadcasters, streamers and producers are turning their sights to Nigeria to find and develop talent. We hear from some of the hottest nigerian writers about the stories they have to tell and the opportunity to engage and work with the wealth of talent Nigeria has to offer. Also joining the panel will be leading international producers to discuss how they are sourcing and developing projects with Nigerian writers.
        Further speakers to be announced.
        Moderated by: Enyi Omeruah, founder, My Management Company (MMC)

        Kris Thykier
        FounderArchery Pictures
        Moderator Enyi Omeruah
        FounderMy Management Company (MMC)
      • Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel
        CASE STUDY: Traces

        CASE STUDY: Traces

        UKTV Original Traces is a suspense-filled crime thriller based on an original idea by best-selling crime writer Val McDermid (Wire In The Blood, A Place Of Execution) and set in the world of forensic science in Dundee, Scotland. The series explores the world of SIFA, the Scottish Institute of Forensic Science and Anatomy and introduces us to three compelling and very different female characters – Emma Hedges (Molly Windsor), Prof. Sarah Gordon (Laura Fraser) and Prof. Kathy Torrance (Jennifer Spence) – who together will use the rigors of forensics to uncover the truth about an unsolved murder case.

        When 23-year-old Emma (Windsor) returns to Scotland to take up a new position as a lab assistant at SIFA, she signs up to a MOOC – Massive Open Online Course – which teaches the principles of forensic science. But she soon discovers that the fictitious case study has a strikingly similar and shocking link to her past. As Emma’s sleuthing takes her into darker corners and unpicks more and more secrets, it becomes clear that she should trust no-one. It will be Sarah and Kathy’s exacting minds that reward Emma’s faith in the science that has fuelled her imagination and who will ultimately bring a killer to justice.

        Running alongside Emma’s central story, other cases and different forensic disciplines will shine a spotlight on science’s contribution to solving the mysteries of human existence.
        Writer Amelia Bullmore and executive producer Nicola Shindler lead this case study to explain the story from concept through to screen.
        Further speakers to be confirmed.
        Moderated by: Emma Cox, journalist

        Nicola Shindler
        Executive producer and CEORed Production Company
        Amelia Bullmore
        Writer and executive producer
        Philippa Collie-Cousins
        Commissioning editor, dramaUKTV
    • 13:30 - 14:30
      • Hall 2 - Kings Place
        Sponsored Screening - Top Dog (ZDF Enterprises)

        Sponsored Screening - Top Dog (ZDF Enterprises)

        The TV series Top Dog is based on the trilogy by best-selling Swedish author Jens Lapidus. A mysterious disappearance brings together two completely different worlds – ambitious business lawyer Emily Jansson (Josefin Asplund) and the local mafia’s number-one crook, Teddy Maksumic (Alexej Manvelov). She wants to move up; he wants to leave his old life behind. The pair end up in a tricky situation where the past catches up.

        Additional information:
         
        Top Dog is produced by Anna Wallmark, Olof Spaak and Teresa Alldén at Filmlance, a part of Endemol Shine Group, for C More and TV4 in co-production with ZDF and Film Capital Stockholm Fund, and is distributed internationally by ZDF Enterprises.

        The series premieres in 2020.

        Internationally acclaimed leading actors Josefin Asplund (Sanctuary, Vikings) and Alexej Manvelov (Sthlm Requiem, Chernobyl, Before We Die) are the main cast.

        Based on the series of books by best-selling Swedish author Jens Lapidus, “VIP-rummet”, “Stockholm Delete” and “Top Dogg”.

        The cast also includes Gustav Lindh, Peter Gardiner, Christian Hillborg, Joel Spira, Kardo Razzazi, Mahmut Suvakci, Bekzod Kuliev, Amanda Ooms, Lina Englund and Felice Jankell.  

        The script for Top Dog has been written by lead screenwriter Veronica Zacco together with Josefin Johansson, Amanda Högberg, Linnea Möller Lindh, Dunja Vujovic, Lovisa Milles, Gunnar A.K. Järvstad and Alexis Almström. Molly Hartleb (Vår tid är nu, Hinsehäxan) and Alexis Almström (Pink Cloud Syndrome) directed, with Molly providing conceptual direction.

      • Hall 3 - Kings Place
        Sponsored Presentation: Canadian Media Producers Association

        Sponsored Presentation: Canadian Media Producers Association

        Diversity and Inclusion in Canadian Screen Content
        The presentation will focus on diversity and inclusion in the Canadian screen based content industry. The panel discussion will explore the steps our industry has taken to champion equal representation both in front and behind the camera and how those efforts have enriched creative storytelling.
        Panelists include:
        Valerie Creighton, President & CEO, Canada Media Fund, Amy Cameron, Executive Producer, Cameron Pictures (Mary Kills People, Little Dog); Floyd Kane, Producer/Showrunner, Freddie Films (Diggstown) Julia Langlois, Producer, Trio Orange (Do You Hear Me?) Moderated by Prem Gill, CEO, Creative BC.

      • Hall 4 - Kings Place
        Sponsored Screening: The Sommerdahl Murders (Dynamic Television)

        Sponsored Screening: The Sommerdahl Murders (Dynamic Television)

        Please join us for a Dynamic Television the premiere of The Sommerdahl Murders. We will be screening the full first episode
        The Sommerdahl Murders
        Commissioned by TV2 Denmark and co-produced by ZDF, The Sommerdahl Murders (8 x ’45) is a blue-sky crime procedural based on the best-selling novels from Anna Grue. Set in Helsingor, the picturesque and famous town from Hamlet, the series is a unique combination of mystery and suspense, emotion and relationship, and levity and humor, making it accessible for a global audience. Premieres in March 2020.Lunch will be provided.

    • 15:00 - 15:45
      • Hall 1 - Kings Place
        KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: Paramount Television

        KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: Paramount Television

        As President of Paramount Television, Clemens oversees a robust slate of more than 27 shows on the air and in production. In this keynote interview, we find out more about what we can expect to see from Paramount Television over the next 18 months, who they are working with, and the opportunities to engage with the wider international business going forward. Clemens has an interesting perspective on the current television landscape, given her varied career trajectory as both a TV and film agent, head of development at FX, a manager at Anonymous Content and now the head of one of the major studios. This session gives a unique insight into Clemens’s vision and strategy to ensure continued growth and success within the ever changing, consolidated and evolving landscape.
        Nicole has an interesting perspective on the current television landscape, given her varied career trajectory as both a TV and film agent, a buyer at FX, a Producer/Manager at Anonymous Content and now the head of one of the major studios.
        Moderated by: Carrie Stein,EVP global scripted series, Kew Media

        Nicole Clemens
        PresidentParamount Television
        Moderator Carrie Stein
        EVP, global scripted seriesKew Media
      • Hall 3 - Kings Place
        TERRITORIES: Indian Platforms

        TERRITORIES: Indian Platforms

        As India opens up to the international market we hear from leading players about the evolution of the platform market and opportunities for partnership.
        Further speakers to be announced.
        Moderated by: Melanie Stokes, MD, Kindle Entertainment

        Tarun Katial
        CEOZEE5 India
        Rohit Jain
        Managing directorLionsgate South Asia
        Kilian Kerwin
        Head of production (South Asia & Latin America)SK Global Entertainment
        Moderator Melanie Stokes
        Founder and managing directorKindle Entertainment
      • Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel
        DEVELOPMENT: Wattpad and Partners

        DEVELOPMENT: Wattpad and Partners

        Wattpad, Bavaria Fiction, and the CBC discuss the explosion of innovation and technology in entertainment. Looking at how technology and data are helping the industry discover new voices and stories, the panel will cover innovative approaches to finding and develop IP with data and audience insights. The panelists will also discuss how how Bavaria and CBC have worked with Wattpad to leverage the company’s unique data-backed approach.
        Moderayed by: Emma House, international consultant

        Aron Levitz
        Head of Wattpad Studios
        Christina Henne
        ProducerBavaria Fiction
        Oliver Vogel
        Chief Creative OfficerBavaria Fiction
        Gave Lindo
        Executive director of OTT programmingCanadian Broadcasting Corporation
        Moderator Emma House
        International consultantOreham Group
    • 15:45 - 16:45
      • Hall 1 - Kings Place
        CASE STUDY: Sex Education

        CASE STUDY: Sex Education

        Writer Laurie Nunn and director Ben Taylor take us inside critcially acclaimed teen comedy-drama Sex Education for an exclusive case study at Content London. Otis Milburn – an inexperienced, socially awkward high school student, who lives alone with his mother, a sex therapist. Having grown up surrounded by manuals, videos and tediously open conversations about sex, Otis is unwittingly an expert on the subject. Set on keeping this secret from everyone except his nerdy best friend Eric, Otis is horrified when the class bully finds out and tells the entire school during the first week of 6th year. Otis thinks his life is over until brainy bad-girl Maeve discovers he is an untapped goldmine of sexual wisdom and sets up an underground sex therapy service in an abandoned restroom on campus where Otis can dispense advice to students. In the process of helping their peers, Otis and his friends will undergo their own transformations – both sexual and emotional.

        We hear how the show came about, learn more about the focus on finding and developing new talent both on and off screen, understand how the production dealt with sensitive and delicate subject issues and find out what’s in store for season two.
        Moderated by: Emma Smithwick, managing director, Rockfleet Productions

        Laurie Nunn
        Creator and showrunnerSex Education
        Ben Taylor
        Director
        Alex Sapot
        Director of original seriesNetflix
        Jamie Campbell
        Executive producerEleven
        Moderator Emma Smithwick
        Managing directorRockfleet Productions
      • Hall 3 - Kings Place
        TERRITORIES: Producing in and with India

        TERRITORIES: Producing in and with India

        A world of new opportunity beckons. Find out how you can be part of it.
        Moderated by: Sunder Aaron, co-owner and partner, Locomotive Films

        Abhishek Rege
        CEOEndemol Shine
        Deepak Segal
        Head of contentApplause Entertainment
        David M. Taghioff
        CEOLibrary Pictures International
        Amanda Jenks
        Co-founderGreenacre Films
        Elizabeth Koshy
        Founder and CEOINVAR Studios
        Sunder Aaron
        PrincipalLocomotive Global Inc
      • Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel
        DEVELOPMENT: Books to Screen

        DEVELOPMENT: Books to Screen

        As the appetite from audiences, broadcasters and global platforms for new content continues to rise, an increasing amount of this content is being taken from existing IP. In this revealing conversation, leading global producers working across the books and comics to screen space discuss how the world of literary IP for screen is evolving. Topics up for scrutiny include rights, working with agents, sourcing new authors and developing relationships with creative talent, plus ways to seek out and harness new sources of IP and how this varies in different geographies.
        Moderayed by: Emma House, international consultant

        Sidharth Jain
        Founder and chief storytellerThe Story Ink
        Jon Kramer
        CEOAfterShock Comics and Rive Gauche Television
        Roye Okupe
        Writer, director and founderYouNeek Studios
        Anna Burns
        Development producerBuccaneer
        Christine Langan
        CEOBaby Cow Productions
        Moderator Emma House
        International consultantOreham Group
    • 16:45 - 17:30
      • Hall 1 - Kings Place
        CASE STUDY: Noughts + Crosses

        CASE STUDY: Noughts + Crosses

        Adapted from the first book in Malorie Blackman’s bestselling series, the much-anticipated Noughts + Crosses is a gripping story of first love set in a dangerous, alternate world where racism divides society. Separated by their colour but united by forbidden love and burning injustice, Sephy Hadley (Masali Baduza) and Callum McGregor (Jack Rowan) are fighting for more than simply the right to be together. Sephy is a ‘Cross’, a member of the black ruling class and daughter of a prominent politician. Callum is a ‘Nought’, a white member of the underclass. The two have been friends since childhood, but, under the strict laws of the state, that’s as far as it can go. Their relationship grows ever more complicated as they come of age and against a backdrop of prejudice, distrust and rebellion, the passionate romance that builds between them will lead them both into terrible danger. An iconic love story of two families separated by power and prejudice but forever entwined by fate,Noughts + Crosses features an exceptional cast including Paterson Joseph, Bonnie Mbuli, Kike Brimah, Helen Baxendale, Ian Hart, Josh Dylan, Shaun Dingwall and guest appearance by Stormzy.
        Moderated by: Jimmy Akingbola, actor and co-founder, TriForce Creative Network

        Koby Adom
        Director
        Preethi Mavahalli
        Executive producerMammoth screen
        Miura Kite
        SVP, global televisionParticipant
        Ben Irving
        Commissioning editorBBC Drama
        Moderator Jimmy Akingbola
        Actor, producer and co-founderThe TriForce Creative Network
      • Hall 2 - Kings Place
        DEVELOPMENT: The Podcast Report

        DEVELOPMENT: The Podcast Report

        Podcasts are increasingly being used to test and launch drama franchises. We hear from some of the most progressive players about how they are making best use of the audio experience.
        Moderated by: Steven Adams, partner and head of management division, Buffalo 8

        Robert Delamere
        Creative directorStoryglass
        Sophia Gibber
        Development producerUgly Duckling Films
        King Kaufman
        Senior audio producerSan Francisco Chronicle
        Steve Carsey
        Senior director, original content (UK) Audible
        Holly Hines
        Scripted leadSpotify Studios
        Moderator Steven Adams
        Partner and head of management divisionBuffalo 8
      • Hall 3 - Kings Place
        TRENDS: European Broadcasters Unite to Fight Back

        TRENDS: European Broadcasters Unite to Fight Back

        France Televisions, Rai Fiction and ZDF discuss their ongoing partnership through The Alliance and take us inside their upcoming slate of new original content. How is The Alliance establishing itself against the growing competition from the FANGS and what can other Broadcasters learn about working more closely together.
        Moderated by: Ben Keen, analyst and advisor

        Nathalie Biancolli
        Director of acquisitions and international fictionFrance Télévisions
        Eleonora Andreatta
        Head of dramaRAI
        Dr Simone Emmelius
        SVP international fiction - coproduction & acquisitionsZDF
        Moderator Ben Keen
        ChairmanMediaXchange
      • Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel
        DRAMA COMMISSIONERS: BRITBOX

        DRAMA COMMISSIONERS: BRITBOX

        In this intimate session, heads of BritBox US and UK discuss operational strategy across the platform, provide clarity on the windowing strategies between the UK and US and define their content plan for the two services and opportunities for originals and coproductions.
        Moderated by: Stephen Armstrong, freelance journalist

        Soumya Sriraman
        PresidentBritBox
        Reemah Sakaan
        Group launch directorBritBox UK and Senior vice president, creative and editorial, BritBox US
        Moderator Stephen Armstrong
        Freelance journalist
    • 09:00 - 10:00
      • Hall 1 - Kings Place
        FINANCE: How to Finance and Sell Production Companies – The Different Types of Deals

        FINANCE: How to Finance and Sell Production Companies – The Different Types of Deals

        This session will explore how to raise start-up investment capital for a production company – the different types of deals and the nature of the ongoing relationship with the Investor, and how and when to sell production companies.
        Moderated by: Jeremy Gawade, law and business affairs advisor, Lee & Thompson

        Andrea Calderwood
        ProducerPotboiler
        Jonathan Norman
        PartnerStella EOC
        Helen Jackson
        Executive chairThe Media Investment Company
        Hilary Bevan Jones
        Founder and producerEndor productions
        Lucinda Hicks
        COOEndemol Shine UK
        Moderator Jeremy Gawade
        PartnerLee and Thompson
      • Hall 2 - Kings Place
        HOT PROPERTIES: INDIA

        HOT PROPERTIES: INDIA

        In this Hot Properties session we focus on content from India. Starting with a look at Delhi Crime, we hear from the creators behind the show and understand how this helped to put India on the international drama map. We then delve into two new projects expected to have similar global success in 2020 and beyond and hear from those closest to the projects to find out more.
        This session features Delhi Crime, The God Man and A Suitable Boy.

        Delhi Crime
        When the bloodied—but breathing—bodies of a young woman and man are found naked in a ditch by the road, an emotionally fraught investigation begins its race against the clock. At the forefront is a no-nonsense female police commissioner who begins to uncover the horrifying details of the victim’s gang rape. The inquiry becomes a serpentine quest for clarity amongst corruption and pervasive cultural misogyny. In a country with a history of denial and victim blaming, is due process possible?
        Based on real events from 2012, in which the fatal assault of a young woman on a bus exposed the role the Indian government and police played in crimes against women, Delhi Crime Story takes on the American tradition of ripped-from-the-headlines crime dramas. Indo-Canadian director Richie Mehta presents a compassionate look at law and order in a developing world, highlighting a heartbreaking crime with a sense of realism and an eye toward justice.
        Speakers: Richie Mehta, Pooja Kohli Taneja, and Kilian Kerwin

        The God Man
        The God Man is a ten episodes, English/Hindi original international drama series about the inception, rise and fall of Swami Sadhak, a Indian Holy Man who is the magnetic spiritual leader at the head of a growing religious community in India.
        The series features intertwining stories of people closest to the God Man and those outside the ashram who come into his orbit, including politicians, celebrities, journalists, foreign devotees, skeptics aiming to topple him, and other God Men (and God Women). Through multiple seasons, we will be witness to how a man whose sole starting possession was his Spirit, is eventually distorted by the very World he creates.
        Let there be no mistake, ashrams and religious communities in India are not only spiritual havens, but they are big businesses too, which outwardly appear to operate with transparency and a public mission, but actually are more shadowy and complex. We will watch as the Ashram grows from a small and dedicated group, into a community of gathering power and prominence. Eventually, Sadhak’s organization will become a multinational EMPIRE.
        Worldwide interest in Eastern mysticism and spirituality stretches back from the Beatles with their Mahareshi Mahesh Yogi, and culminating recently with the popularity of the Netflix documentary, Wild, Wild Country. So far, we have only scratched the surface when it comes to stories, characters and conflicts about this unique, racy and strangely surprising world!
        Speakers: Gurinder Chadha, Sunder Aaron, and Paul Mayeda Berges

        A Suitable Boy
        Written by Andrew Davies (War & Peace, Les Misérables) and directed by internationally acclaimed director Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding, The Namesake), this is the first ever screen adaptation of Vikram Seth’s bestselling novel.
        The cast of the six-part BBC One drama is led by Bollywood leading man Ishaan Khatter and Indian screen legend Tabu alongside rising star Tanya Maniktala in the central role of Lata. It is being produced by Lookout Point (Gentleman Jack) and shot entirely on location in India.
        A Suitable Boy tells the story of spirited university student Lata coming of age in North India in 1951 at the same time as the country is carving out its own identity as an independent nation and is about to go to the polls for its first democratic general election. It is a vast, panoramic tale charting the fortunes of four large families and exploring India and its rich and varied culture at a crucial point in its history.
        Lata’s mother is determined to find her a husband – a suitable boy – but Lata, torn between family duty and the excitement of romance, embarks on her own, epic journey of love and self-discovery.
        Speakers: Faith Penhale and Mona Qureshi

        Richie Mehta
        Writer and director
        Pooja Kohli Taneja
        Managing Partner and producerGolden Karavan
        Kilian Kerwin
        Head of production (South Asia & Latin America)SK Global Entertainment
        Gurinder Chadha
        Director, writer and producerBend It TV & Films
        Paul Mayeda Berges
        Cheif creative officerBend It TV & Films
        Sunder Aaron
        PrincipalLocomotive Global Inc
        Faith Penhale
        CEOLookout Point
        Mona Qureshi
        Commissioning editor, EnglandBBC
        Moderator Michael Pickard
        Editor, Drama QuarterlyC21Media
      • Hall 3 - Kings Place
        GENRES: Maximising Advances in VFX to Create Groundbreaking TV Drama

        GENRES: Maximising Advances in VFX to Create Groundbreaking TV Drama

        As the lines between film and TV continue to blur raising the expectation of special effects in TV drama, leading VFX pioneers discuss with showrunner Bryan Elsley how collaboration is key when bringing cutting-edge visual spectacle to the small screen. With a focus on practical, take-away tips including how to utilise time and budget, this session explores how to maximise the advances in VFX to bring stories to life as never before.
        Moderated by: Bryan Elsley, managing director and writer, Balloon Entertainment

        Jenna Powell
        Senior VFX producerMilk Visual Effects
        Jonathan Cavendish
        Co-FounderImaginarium
        Gaurav Gupta
        Founder and CEOFutureWorks Media
        James Whitlam
        VFX Executive ProducerFramestore
        Paula Bird
        Supervising producerAxis Studios
        Moderator Bryan Elsley
        Managing director and writerBalloon Entertainment
    • 10:00 - 11:00
      • Hall 1 - Kings Place
        New Platforms, New Opportunities: Local Heroes

        New Platforms, New Opportunities: Local Heroes

        A data-led overview of the state of the international SVoD market, exploring the emerging trends within a landscape of consolidation and focus of originals from the global SVOD players from 3Vision. Key local players who are making waves in their territories and holding their own against the FAANG’s will then discuss their unique business models, content strategies, upcoming slates and opportunities for collaboration across the international business.
        Moderated by: Irina Ignatiew, MD, Boxworks Media GmbH

        Jack Davison
        Executive vice president3vision
        Jakob Mejlhede Andersen
        CEONENT Studios UK
        Tracey Pearce
        President of distribution and payBell Media
        Thomas Münzner
        Director content acquisitionJoyn
        Piotr Kocel
        Founder and CEOBombay Sour Films
        Moderator Irina Ignatiew
        Managing directorBoxworks Media GmbH
      • Hall 2 - Kings Place
        TRENDS: Changing the Narrative

        TRENDS: Changing the Narrative

        With the increasing challenges facing today’s world we explore the role that scripted content can play in helping to inspire and compel social change with leading innovators in this space. How can drama and scripted comedy help to alter perceptions and change behaviours in areas such as the environment, mental health, inclusion and human rights and why is it important to do so?
        Moderated by: Jamie Mustard, author, The Iconist

        Miura Kite
        SVP, global televisionParticipant
        Nicole Starr
        Vice president of social impactParticipant
        Morgane Baudin
        Sustainable production specialist Pixetik
        Hilary Bevan Jones
        Founder and producerEndor productions
        Moderator Jamie Mustard
        AuthorThe Iconist
      • Hall 3 - Kings Place
        GENRES: New Opportunities in Immersive Drama

        GENRES: New Opportunities in Immersive Drama

        Following the success of Blackmirror’s Bandersnatch this session explores how advances in artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality are creating new opportunities for drama writers and producers in interactive storytelling. Gamechangers in this space reveal the skills needed to create ground-breaking, immersive content in an exciting new landscape where the boundaries between scripted and unscripted, TV, film, gaming and theatre merge.
        Moderated by: Muki Kulhan, managing director, Muki International Ltd

        Guy Gadney
        CEOCharisma.ai
        Nosa Eke
        Writer and director
        Kim-Leigh Pontin
        Creative interaction directorSky VR Studios
        David Brady
        CEOCream Productions
        Moderator Muki Kulhan
        CIO, executive XR producer and creative tech analystMuki-International Ltd.
      • Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel
        INTERNATIONAL DRAMA COMMISSIONERS

        INTERNATIONAL DRAMA COMMISSIONERS

        Leading international commissioners outline their development agendas and commissioning strategies for 2020. How are they changing their business models to stay ahead, what are their key priorities and what are they looking for from the international business?
        Moderated by: James Rampton, TV feature writer, The i, The Independent

        Philipp Steffens
        Head of fictionRTL Television
        Superna Kalle
        Executive vice president, international digital networksStarz
        Trish Williams
        Executive director, scripted contentCBC
        Jill Offman
        EVP, Comedy Central and Paramount Network International, and managing directorViacom International Studios UK
        Moderator James Rampton
        TV feature writerThe i, The Independent
    • 11:00 - 12:00
      • Hall 1 - Kings Place
        New Platforms New Opportunities: The Niche Trailblazers

        New Platforms New Opportunities: The Niche Trailblazers

        Leading niche and themed platforms discuss their acquisition and original content strategies, how they’re designing business models which are disrupting the disruptors, and reveal opportunities for coproduction with international partners to drive audiences and maintain their unique market position.
        Moderated by: Ben Keen, chairman, MediaXchange

        Nathalie Morley
        Chief content officerTRACE Global
        Olivier Jollet
        Managing director EuropePluto TV
        Karin Heijink
        VP pay-TV channelsViasat World
        Gena Konstantinakos
        Vice president, development and video programmingTopic
        Moderator Ben Keen
        ChairmanMediaXchange
      • Hall 2 - Kings Place
        CASE STUDY: Aruanas

        CASE STUDY: Aruanas

        Environmental thriller Aruanas from Globo and Maria Farinha Films is now available worldwide in more than 150 countries. The 10-part series has a very clear goal: to warn against the global environmental crisis and promote the appreciation and protection of the extraordinary work of activists.

        Three idealistic friends – Nathalie (Débora Falabella), Luiza (Leandra Leal) and Veronica (Taís Araújo) – set up Aruana, an ENGO that investigates the activities of a mining company operating in the Amazon rainforest. It is a place of harsh reality where strange events occur: an anonymous cry for help, people mysteriously falling ill, assassination and threats to indigenous people. The activists, each one following their own investigative leads, have discovered evidence of a renowned national mining company running an illegal project. While these women unravel a dangerous web of environmental crime and secrets, they also must deal with their own ghosts and personal dramas. The fictional story has been informed by real world experiences and research, in partnership with over 20 global NGOs.
        Moderated by: Ade Rawcliffe, head of diversity, ITV Commissioning

        Monica Albuquerque
        Head of developmentGlobo
        Estela Renner
        Director, writer and co-founderMaria Farinha Filmes
        Guadalupe Marengo
        Head of global human rights defenders programmeAmnesty International
        Niamh Brannigan
        Head of communications for environmental governanceUN Environment
        Moderator Ade Rawcliffe
        Head of diversityITV commissioning
      • Hall 3 - Kings Place
        GENRES: Making Comedy Drama - The Good, The Bad and The Funny.

        GENRES: Making Comedy Drama - The Good, The Bad and The Funny.

        With shows like Succession, Fleabag, Sex Education and Killing Eve blurring the line between the genres, this session asks how creators, producers and buyers are responding to the ever-increasing audience demand for shows that deliver on the funny as much as the pathos.
        Moderated by: Emma Smithwick, managing director, Rockfleet Productions

        O.T. Fagbenle
        Actor, writer and director
        Lydia Hampson
        Head of UK scriptedAmazon Studios
        Sofie Palage
        ProducerWarner Bros ITVP Sweden
        Krishnendu Majumdar
        Co-founder and executive producerMe+You Productions
        Moderator Emma Smithwick
        Managing directorRockfleet Productions
    • 12:00 - 13:00
      • Hall 1 - Kings Place
        DEVELOPMENT: The Majors

        DEVELOPMENT: The Majors

        What are the leading studios developing and producing? How are their finance models changing? who are they selling to, how are they working between local and global?
        Moderated by: James Rampton , TV feature writer, The i, The Independent

        Ralph Lee
        Director of contentBBC Studios
        Scott Herbst
        Head of scripted developmentLionsgate Television Group
        Kelly Miller
        VP of International StrategyEndeavor Content
        Moderator James Rampton
        TV feature writerThe i, The Independent
      • Hall 2 - Kings Place
        THE CRAFT: Managing the Creative Challenge

        THE CRAFT: Managing the Creative Challenge

        Leading international writers and directors discuss their approaches to creating, writing, producing and directing international TV drama. In the session we will explore different styles and approaches, different showrunning models, moving between film and TV, working for different platforms and territories, how you ensure your shows reach their audience and explore the opportunities ahead for new ideas and new talent.
        Further speakers to be announced.
        Moderated by: Hayley McKenzie, founder and CEO, Script Angel

        Gurinder Chadha
        Director, writer and producerBend It TV & Films
        Rob Williams
        Writer and producer
        Toby Haynes
        Director
        Moderator Hayley McKenzie
        CEO/FounderScript Angel
      • Hall 3 - Kings Place
        CASE STUDY: The End

        CASE STUDY: The End

        A coproduction between Sky and Australia’s Foxtel airing on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV next year, The End is about three generations of a family with separate but intersecting obsessions – trying to figure out how to die with dignity, live with none and make it count.

        O’Connor plays Dr Kate Brennan, an Australian-based specialist in palliative care. Euthanasia is a hot-button topic in Kate’s field of work and she is passionate in her opposition. On the other side of the world, Kate’s mother Edie Henley (Walter) feels just as strongly about her right to die. Kate has little choice but to ship Edie out from England and deposit her in a nearby retirement village in the Gold Coast – Edie’s worst nightmare. While Kate struggles with her own problems, her children are trying to work out who they are, and who they want to be. What follows is a story about parents and children, ethics and emotion, and mostly how it’s never too late to start again.
        Moderated by: Jimmy Akingbola, actor and co-founder, TriForce Creative Network

        Samantha Strauss
        CreatorThe End
        Rachel Gardner
        Executive producerSee-Saw Films
        Patrick Walters
        Head of developmentSee-Saw Films
        Ross Crowley
        Director of contentFoxtel
        Liz Lewin
        Commissioning editorSky
        Moderator Jimmy Akingbola
        Actor, producer and co-founderThe TriForce Creative Network
      • Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel
        CASE STUDY : The Watch

        CASE STUDY : The Watch

        BBC AMERICA’s new original scripted series, The Watch, is coproduced by Narrativia and BBC Studios. Set in the fictional city of Ankh-Morpork, where crime has been legalised, The Watch is a uniquely anarchic drama. The series centers on a group of misfit cops as they rise up from decades of helplessness to save their corrupt city from catastrophe. The Watch is an inclusive genre-bending series inspired by Sir Terry Pratchett’s bestselling “Discworld” novels and its many iconic characters.

        The Watch, comprised of eight episodes, began filming in Cape Town, South Africa on September 30th and is part of BBC AMERICA’s 2020 slate that includes the Emmy® Award-winning Killing Eve, Jodie Whittaker’s second season of Doctor Who and Seven Worlds, One Planet, presented by Sir David Attenborough.

        The show’s lead writer is Simon Allen (The Musketeers), joined by Joy Wilkinson (Doctor Who), Catherine Tregenna (Torchwood), Amrou Al-Kadhi (Little America) and Ed Hime (Skins), as writers on the series. Craig Viveiros (The War of the Worlds) is set to direct.
        Moderated by: Michael Pickard, editor, Drama Quarterly

        Sarah Barnett
        PresidentAMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios
        Simon Allen
        Lead writer and executive producer, The Watch
        Rob Wilkins
        Executive producerNarrativia
        Richard Stokes
        Executive producer
        Moderator Michael Pickard
        Editor, Drama QuarterlyC21Media
    • 13:30 - 14:30
      • Hall 2 - Kings Place
        Sponsored Screening - Love Me (Warner Bros International Television)

        Sponsored Screening - Love Me (Warner Bros International Television)

        Love Me is a six part romantic drama series about love and relationships at three distinct times of life. How do people experience love and passion across different generations? A warm and humorous series about love, sex, fear and pain. A series about life, from start to finish.

        Love Me premiered on Nordic streaming service Viaplay in October this year, and will be broadcasted on SVT in the spring. A second season is currently in production and a US pilot is in development with ABC. The series was written and directed by Josephine Bornebusch, who also plays the lead role in the show.

      • Hall 3 - Kings Place
        Sponsored Screening - The Paradise (MRP Matila Röhr Production, THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO and Yle)

        Sponsored Screening - The Paradise (MRP Matila Röhr Production, THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO and Yle)

        Two murders shake the Finnish community of Fuengirola, a group that made this tiny corner of Málaga their own little Finnish paradise on the shores of the Mediterranean. Hilkka Mäntymäki, a veteran crime detective aged 60, is traveling from Helsinki to help the local police on a case that will soon claim new victims. Please join us for a networking lunch.
        Speakers include: Marja Pyykkö (director), Matti Laine (writer), Ran Telem (Mediapro), Fran Perea (actor), Marko Rohr (producer), Suvi Mansnerus (YLE producer).

    • 15:00 - 16:00
      • Hall 1 - Kings Place
        KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: NETFLIX

        KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: NETFLIX

        How has the way we consume entertainment changed? As Netflix broadens the scope of popular entertainment and increases production across Europe, Middle East and Africa, David Jenkinson talks to Kelly Luegenbiehl, Netflix’s Head of International Originals and asks what does the future hold and is local authentic storytelling the secret to success?
        Moderated by: David Jenkinson, editor in chief and MD, C21 Media

        Kelly Luegenbiehl
        VP of international originalsNetflix
        Moderator David Jenkinson
        Editor-in-chief and managing directorC21Media
      • Hansom Hall - St Pancras Hotel
        CASE STUDY: Gangs of London

        CASE STUDY: Gangs of London

        Complex, contemporary and visually stunning, Gangs of London produced by Pulse Films & Sister Pictures, is set in one of the world’s most dynamic, multicultural cities – one which is torn by the turbulent power struggles of the international gangs that control it. When the head of a criminal organisation is assassinated, the sudden power vacuum his death creates threatens the fragile peace between the intricate web of gangs operating on the streets of the city.
        Further speakers to be announced.
        Moderated by: Mike Pickard, editor, Drama Quarterly

        Thomas Benski
        CEO and co-founder Pulse Films
        Lucas Ochoa
        Chief creative officer of scripted film and televisionPulse Films
        Gabriel Silver
        Commissioning editorSky
        Jane Featherstone
        Co-Founder and headSister London
        Corin Hardy
        Director
        Moderator Michael Pickard
        Editor, Drama QuarterlyC21Media