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DETAILED SESSIONS AGENDA

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AT-A-GLANCE AGENDA

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MY AGENDA

  • 16:00
    Registration and All3Media International opening night cocktail (Kings Place) (Hall 1)
    ENDS 21:00

    Registration and All3Media International opening night cocktail (Kings Place)

  • 18:00
    All3Media International present the world premiere of Black Snow, starring Travis Fimmel, with a Q&A featuring cast and crew (Hall 1)
    ENDS 19:00

    All3Media International present the world premiere of Black Snow, starring Travis Fimmel, with a Q&A featuring cast and crew

    Starring Travis Fimmel (Vikings), this elevated investigative thriller begins with the opening of a time capsule at a high school reunion. It unearths a secret that could hold the clues to solving the shocking murder 25 years earlier of teenager Isabel Baker, which rocked her Australian South Sea Islander community. Fimmel stars as cold-case Detective James Cormack, navigating the community of a tight knit country town that may prefer to keep secrets buried – and his own motivation. Goalpost’s character-driven, gripping series is intelligently told through two timelines.

    A Goalpost Television production for Stan, Australia and Sundance, USA in association with All3Media International.

  • 19:00
    FIFA World Cup 2022 at Content London (Hansom Hall - St. Pancras)
    ENDS 22:00

    FIFA World Cup 2022 at Content London

    Watch the World Cup in style each evening as we screen the 7pm matches in the historic Hansom Hall. With a fully stocked bar and 10-metre screen, you won’t miss a minute of the action!

  • 19:30
    Rose d'Or Award Ceremony (Hall 2)
    ENDS 20:30

    Rose d'Or Award Ceremony

    We celebrate this year’s winners of the Rose d’Or Awards

  • 08:00
    Registration (Kings Place only) and continental breakfast (served at both venues) (Hall 1)
    ENDS 19:00

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

    Registration will be open 8am-4pm.

    08:00
    LADIES SMOKING ROOM: Formats & Factual champagne breakfast, hosted by FRAPA (St. Pancras Hotel) (Hall 3)
    ENDS 10:00

    LADIES SMOKING ROOM: Formats & Factual champagne breakfast, hosted by FRAPA (St. Pancras Hotel)

    08:00
    Indigenous storytelling: A conversation with Gail Maurice (Hall 4)
    ENDS 09:00

    Indigenous storytelling: A conversation with Gail Maurice

    Join us for breakfast and a conversation between Valerie Creighton, CEO of the Canada Media Fund an industry leader in arts, culture, and media, and Gail Maurice, award-winning Cree/Métis filmmaker, actor, writer, and producer. Presented by the Canada Media Fund and the Indigenous Screen Office, the discussion will cover Gail’s many groundbreaking projects, including her latest comedy series Rez in the City, the impact of Indigenous-led projects and narrative sovereignty, and how audiences around the world are connecting with powerful Indigenous stories from Canada.

  • 09:00
    THE 2023 CONTENT TRENDS REPORT (Hall 1)
    ENDS 09:45

    THE 2023 CONTENT TRENDS REPORT

    A panel of leading data experts highlight the shows, trends and genres that have defined 2022 and look ahead to the key drivers for change in 2023 in this opening session that helps define the agenda for this year’s event.

    Avril Blondelot
    Head of content insightGlance – Mediametrie
    Amit Devani
    Director of insights (EMEA)Parrot Analytics
    Richard Broughton
    Executive directorAmpere Analysis
    Jack Davison
    EVP3Vision
    Moderator David Jenkinson
    Editor-in-chief and managing directorC21Media
  • 10:00
    KEYNOTE SESSION: Sky Studios (Hall 1)
    ENDS 10:45

    KEYNOTE SESSION: Sky Studios

    Cécile Frot-Coutaz is CEO of Sky Studios, Sky’s original programming arm across Europe. In addition to developing, commissioning and producing Sky original comedy and drama, Frot-Coutaz has responsibility for Sky Studios’ factual output as well as its global portfolio of production companies. In this keynote session Frot-Coutaz is joined by Nils Hartmann, EVP, Sky Studios Deutschland & Italia and Meghan Lyvers, new director of original drama, UK&I, Sky Studios to discuss the strategy driving key decisions, how the territories work together and new projects in the works.

    Cécile Frot-Coutaz
    Chief executive officerSky Studios
    Nils Hartmann
    EVPSky Studios Deutschland & Italia
    Meghan Lyvers
    Director of original drama, UK&ISky Studios
    Moderator Stephen Armstrong
    Freelance journalist
    10:00
    FUNDAMENTALS: Drama, Where’s the money (Hall 2)
    ENDS 10:45

    FUNDAMENTALS: Drama, Where’s the money

    As private equity investment in global scripted content continues to grow we hear from major players that are investing now. How are they investing, what are they looking for and how can producers, distributors and creatives access their funds?

    Tom Manwaring
    Founding partnerHelion Partners LLP
    Timo Argillander
    Managing partnerIPR.VC
    Hugo Heppell
    Senior portfolio manager - Indie Growth FundChannel 4
    Moderator Jordan Pinto
    North American editorC21 Media
    10:00
    CONTENT STRATEGIES: Netflix Formats and Factual (Hansom Hall - St. Pancras)
    ENDS 10:40

    CONTENT STRATEGIES: Netflix Formats and Factual

    Key executives overseeing Netflix’s non-fiction programming slates, the UK’s Daisy Lilley, France’s Dolores Emile and Spain’s Álvaro Díaz will discuss their content strategies for the year ahead, drilling down on key new titles across the formats and factual space.

    Daisy Lilley
    Director, unscripted series, UKNetflix
    Álvaro Díaz
    Director, non-fiction series, SpainNetflix
    Dolores Emile
    Manager, non-fiction series, FranceNetflix
    Moderator Nico Franks
    Editor of Channel21 international and senior reporterC21Media
  • 10:45
    KEYNOTE SESSION: Mike Darnell, Warner Bros Unscripted Television (Hansom Hall - St. Pancras)
    ENDS 11:30

    KEYNOTE SESSION: Mike Darnell, Warner Bros Unscripted Television

    From American Idol and Hell’s Kitchen to The Voice and The Bachelor, Mike Darnell has been part of the biggest unscripted franchises in the world and is considered one of the most influential figures in the history of reality television. Since becoming President of Warner Bros Unscripted Television, Darnell has grown the studio’s unscripted portfolio exponentially, overseeing more than 1500 original episodes annually (from primetime formats, to talk shows, to premium documentaries). Previously, as President of Alternative Entertainment at Fox, he created and oversaw hundreds of primetime series and specials during his nearly 20 years at the network. In this keynote session we hear Darnell’s unique perspective on the current state of the television business, how the industry has changed through his extraordinary career, and what he is looking for now and in the coming seasons.

    Mike Darnell
    PresidentWarner Bros. Unscripted Television
  • 10:55
    COMMISSIONING: UK drama (Hall 1)
    ENDS 11:35

    COMMISSIONING: UK drama

    UK drama heads reveal how their content strategies are evolving, opportunities for international collaboration and the must-see content coming down the line.

    Caroline Hollick
    Head of dramaChannel 4
    Diederick Santer
    CCOBritBox International
    Philippa Collie-Cousins
    Senior drama commissionerUKTV
    10:55
    DEVELOPMENT: Scripted IP (Hall 2)
    ENDS 11:40

    DEVELOPMENT: Scripted IP

    Leading execs in the global drama space discuss how the business of scripted IP is evolving. The panel will give insight on how they and the wider industry are sourcing and developing new IP, working to reversion existing IP and the challenges and opportunities of nurturing IP with new and established talent.

    Christian Vesper
    President, global dramaFremantle
    Sharon Hughff
    Creative director of scripted television, UKEntertainment One (eOne)
    Quan Phung
    SVP of Original SeriesTopic Studios
    Carrie Stein
    President, global scripted televisionDynamic Television
    Marc Helwig
    Head of Worldwide TVMiramax
    Moderator Steven Adams
    Founding partnerAlta Global Media
  • 11:00
    C21 International Drama Series Pitch (Hall 3)
    ENDS 13:00

    C21 International Drama Series Pitch

    The C21 International Drama Series Pitch showcases 10 of the most exciting development projects from the professional drama community that are looking for partners to take them to the next level. Each of the projects will present a short pitch live on stage with the winner receiving a marketing package through C21Media worth £30,000.

    Projects being pitched:

     

    1. All I Have Is Words
    Lisa Duff, EQ Media
    Sarah Barton, EQ Media

     

    2. Créme de la Créme
    Jukka Vidgren, Mutant Koala Pictures
    Pekka Ruohoranta, YLE Drama

    3. Dark House
    Rachel Lysaght, Underground Films
    Melanie Stokes, Kindle Entertainment

     

    4. Gold Train
    Oliver Damian, 27 Films Production GmbH
    Tali Barde, 27 Films Production GmbH

     

    5. Pigeon
    Angharad Elen, Triongl
    Nora Ostler Spiteri, Triongl

     

    6. SEA OF LIES
    Minna Virtanen, Vertigo
    Ali May, Vertigo

     

    7. SOUL SUCKER
    Bat Hen Sabag, DORI MEDIA STUDIO
    Aharon Keshales, DORI MEDIA STUDIO

     

    8. Sunny Hill
    Blerim Gjoci, Topic
    Ryan Chanatry, Topic

     

    9. The Island
    Arabella Page Croft, Black Camel Pictures

    10. They Drive At Night
    Craig Wallace, Black Birds Entertainment
    Sarah Timmins, Black Birds Entertainment

    Judges:

    Elly Vervloet
    International drama expert VRT & EBU
    Kelsey Balance
    SVP, scripted programmingUniversal International Studios
    Emma Ayech
    Channel directorUKTV Drama and Alibi
    Alexandre Piel
    Deputy head of dramaArte France
    Adam Fratto
    Executive producer/ scripted TV consultantChaotic Neutral Entertainment
    Moderator Chukwudi Iwuji
    Actor and founderChudor Films
  • 11:40
    COMMISSIONING: Entertainment (Hansom Hall - St. Pancras)
    ENDS 12:20

    COMMISSIONING: Entertainment

    RTI, ZDF, ITV and TV 2 talk about their entertainment content strategies, new slates and what they’re looking for to create their next big hit.

    Fabrizio Battocchio
    Head of formats and factual entertainmentRTI
    Thorsten Haas
    Deputy SVP entertainment, head of developmentZDF
    Joe Mace
    Commissioning editorITV
    Marianne Bjørn
    Format managerTV 2 Denmark
    Moderator Gün Akyuz
    Research editorC21Media
  • 11:50
    CONTENT STRATEGIES: Jana Winograde, Showtime (Hall 1)
    ENDS 12:30

    CONTENT STRATEGIES: Jana Winograde, Showtime

    Jana Winograde serves as president of entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. In this discussion, Winograde will talk about how Showtime’s domestic and international strategy is evolving at a time when parent company Paramount Global is rapidly expanding its streaming business globally.

    Jana Winograde
    President of entertainmentShowtime Networks Inc.
    Moderator Jordan Pinto
    North American editorC21 Media
    11:50
    HOT PROPERTIES: Africa (Hall 2)
    ENDS 12:30

    HOT PROPERTIES: Africa

    Shadowland, Catch me a Killer and Spinners
    This Hot Properties session shines a light on three upcoming African dramas expected to have an impact on the international market over the next 18 months. We hear how the projects were created, developed, packaged and sold from those closest to the project. This session features: Shadowland, Catch me a Killer and Spinners.

     

    Shadowland
    Shadowland is a female-driven wildlife crime thriller series set in South Africa from creator and writer Jacqui Barcos, writing team Rohan Dickson (Reyka, Desert Rose) and Yule Caise (Heroes, Tales), director Darnell Martin (American Rust, The Good Lord Bird, Cadillac Records) and executive producer Peter Elkoff (Sons of Anarchy, Chance, The Resident). Athena Pictures’ Andra Gordon and Sarena Khan and Starlings Television’s Chris Philip and Karine Martin are executive producing with Propagate Content’s Ben Silverman. A fierce and reclusive female wildlife activist reluctantly teams up with an undercover special ops veteran to expose a plot to ambush a rhino translocation caravan. Ultimately the unlikely duo is forced to confront their deepest fears in the face of an ever-expanding web of corruption. Based on real people and events, Shadowland is in the end a bittersweet love story that delves into the unspoken truths behind Africa’s dire poaching crisis.
    Speakers: Jacqui Barcos, Rohan Dickson and Yule Caise.

     

    Catch me a killer
    Catch me a Killer is a crime series set in South Africa in the 1990’s and tells the harrowing true story of psychologist Micki Pistorius – South Africa’s first serial killer profiler. Charlotte Hope ( The Spanish Princess ) stars as Micki Pistorius. In 1994, against the backdrop of a country on the brink of democracy, Micki joins a task team on the hunt for a notorious serial killer and is launched into a dangerous underworld. Micki is assigned with profiling the Station Strangler – a serial murderer who has left a trail of twenty-two dead boys in his wake in the dunes of the windswept and isolated Cape Flats. This is the first case of Micki’s career in the South African Police, and the first in an array of warped criminal minds into which Micki must dive head-first.
    Set in a uniquely South African landscape, Catch me a Killer is a brooding dramatic thriller led by a flawed, determined protagonist.
    ( Episode by episode, we’ll watch Micki deal with the looming spectre of her personal life and confront increasing darkness in her quest to entrap and understand some of South African’s most infamous serial killers – a process during which she will both find, and lose, herself.)
    Speakers: Amy Jephta, Simon Howley, Jess Ruston.

     

    Spinners
    Ethan is a 17-year-old driver working for a local gang, run with an iron fist by Damien. Trying to support his younger brother but increasingly disgusted with this life and constantly on the edge, Ethan discovers a possible way out via spinning, an intense local sport where he could put his driving skills to use and find a new family. But the looming gang war jeopardises that hope.
    Speakers: Cécile Gérardin, Benjamin Hoffman and Joachim Landau.

    Jacqui Barcos
    Creator/writerSpitfire Creative
    Rohan Dickson
    Writer and executive producer
    Yule Caise
    Writer and co-founderBehind the Billboards LLC
    Amy Jephta
    Writer/ director Nagvlug Films, South Africa
    Simon Howley
    CEOCMAK Films
    Jess Ruston
    WriterFreelance
    Cécile Gérardin
    Head of dramaCanal+ International
    Benjamin Hoffman
    ShowrunnerEmpreinte Digitale
    Joachim Landau
    ProducerEmpreinte Digitale
    Moderator Dominic Schreiber
    Executive producerColliderscope
  • 12:25
    COMMISSIONING: UK factual (Hansom Hall - St. Pancras)
    ENDS 13:00

    COMMISSIONING: UK factual

    Commissioners working across the UK factual space reveal details of their content strategies, how this is driving decision-making and what’s on their shopping lists.

    Kate Teckman
    Head of factual entertainment development and commissioningITV
    Clare Laycock
    SVP head of content, networks & streamingWarner Bros Discovery
    Adrian Padmore
    Commissioning editor, unscriptedChannel 5 & Paramount+
    Lee McMurray
    Commissioning editor, factual entertainmentChannel 4
  • 12:30
    Good Morning, Mom! Second season screening - Lux Vide screening (Hall 4)
    ENDS 14:30

    Good Morning, Mom! Second season screening - Lux Vide screening

    Here I am, my name’s Anna and I’m a special mum. Eight years ago I fell into a deep sleep and I never woke up. But how did I become the Sleeping Beauty? Let’s start from here: who and what caused Anna to go into coma?

    Buongiorno, Mamma! is a series about a unique family that faces constant challenges and obstacles as the mother lies at home in a coma.

    Marriage and families are always changing and eternal love doesn’t exist – but love that is eternally renewed does. There can be arguments but what matters is staying. And always being ready to say: Buongiorno, Mamma!

    The screening is followed by a Q&A, featuring the lead actors Raoul Bova, Maria Chiara Giannetta, and executive producer and Lux Vide CEO, Luca Bernabei; moderated by Michael Pickard, editor of Drama Quarterly.

    The screening will be followed by a networking cocktail reception lunch starting at 1:30pm.

  • 13:00
    Networking Lunch (served at Kings Place and St. Pancras Hotel) (Hall 1)
    ENDS 15:00

    Networking Lunch (served at Kings Place and St. Pancras Hotel)

  • 13:30
    SPEED NETWORKING (Battlebridge Room & Ladies Smoking Room) (Hall 1)
    ENDS 14:30

    SPEED NETWORKING (Battlebridge Room & Ladies Smoking Room)

    A number of key speakers and industry executives are taking part in this year’s enhanced speed-networking programme. The series of 10-minute meetings hosted by buyers, media lawyers, distributors and financers, will take place throughout the extended lunch breaks (1.30pm-2.30pm) in the Battlebridge Room at Kings Place for Drama, and the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel for Formats and Factual.

    All meetings are now full. To enquire about any potential last minute availability head to the venue and speak to the room manager.

    13:30
    Norwegian Drama Showcase supported by NRK and NFI (Hall 2)
    ENDS 14:30

    Norwegian Drama Showcase supported by NRK and NFI

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    13:30
    Meet the Canadian Networking event (Hall 3)
    ENDS 14:30

    Meet the Canadian Networking event

    Are you looking for a Canadian co-production partner or to acquire Canadian programming?

    We invite international Content London delegates to our ‘Meet the Canadians’ business to business meeting and networking event.

    We are looking for delegates who are interested in meeting experienced Canadian producers for potential co-production opportunities, or buyers and commissioners looking for Canadian content.

    For more information and to apply, please click here.

  • 15:00
    CONTENT STRATEGIES: Disney+ local originals EMEA (Hall 1)
    ENDS 15:45

    CONTENT STRATEGIES: Disney+ local originals EMEA

    In this Disney+ EMEA panel session, senior Disney executives from across EMEA will outline their future content strategies for local original productions. They will discuss both scripted and unscripted formats and how they are positioning themselves in local territories and internationally.

    Liam Keelan
    SVP original productions, Europe & AfricaThe Walt Disney Company
    Pauline Dauvin
    VP programming, production and acquisitionsThe Walt Disney Company, France
    Alessandro Saba
    Director original productionThe Walt Disney Company, Italy
    Benjamina Mirnik-Voges
    VP original productionThe Walt Disney Company, Germany
    Moderator Nico Franks
    Editor of Channel21 international and senior reporterC21Media
    15:00
    NEXT GENERATION PRODUCERS: Eagle Eye Drama (Hall 2)
    ENDS 15:30

    NEXT GENERATION PRODUCERS: Eagle Eye Drama

    Walter Iuzzolino and Jo McGrath discuss the evolution of indie production company Eagle Eye Drama. In this intimate and fun 30 minute conversation we delve into how Eagle Eye Drama came about, their unique business model and approach to working with IP, the upcoming slate and what’s in store next.

    Walter Iuzzolino
    CEOEagle Eye Drama
    Jo McGrath
    CCOEagle Eye Drama
    Moderator Stephen Armstrong
    Freelance journalist
    15:00
    DRAMA SERIES SCRIPT COMPETITION (Hall 3)
    ENDS 16:00

    DRAMA SERIES SCRIPT COMPETITION

    The Studio21 Drama Series Script Competition, coproduced with Content London, Script Angel and WritersRoom, is designed to find the next big thing in scripted entertainment.

     

    We’re looking for an outstanding pilot for a one-hour drama from a fresh writer who has got what it takes to create a primetime series.

     

    These six finalists have been chosen from more than 250 entries. The winner will be announced at The International Drama Awards on Thursday December 1 from 6pm.

     

    The winner will be optioned and developed by Studio21.

     

    1. Clitorati, Jess Edwards

     

    A coming-of-age story collides with a high-melodrama murder mystery, in the audacious world of Queer East London. Iconic, glamorous, empowered: queer women are never represented the way they should be. Go to any Queer clubnight – Pxssy Palace, Big Dyke Energy, Gal Pals – and you’ll see, these are some of the most extraordinary, bold, and creative people around. And yet onscreen, fabulous gay identity is a solely male domain. The Gaytriarchy’s out in full force. Queer women are boring or serious or angst ridden or yearning or lonely. Glamour? No gay girls allowed. CLITORATI will be the show that changes this. The show that is to queer women today what Queer as Folk was to gay men in the noughties. A riotous, unapologetic, genre-bending dramedy, in which four best mates navigate their wild love lives, square up to their shame, and fight together to take up the space they deserve – all while racing against time to solve a murder. The electric glamour of Pose meets the noir-ish intrigue of Search Party. It’s an explosive celebration of what it means to be Female and Queer.

     

    2. Death in the Family, Alex Mathias

     

    When five mismatched brothers discover their comatose father is not a handyman but a hitman with a price on his head, they must band together to take over the deadly family business.

     

    3. I Am Bird Gurl, Laurence Turnbull

     

    Billie, a narcoleptic 13-year-old girl, falls asleep so often she struggles to distinguish reality from dreams. And when she dreams, she dreams she is ‘Bird Gurl’, hovering above her own life on 6 foot eagle wings. So when her Dad goes missing, accused of murder, and her dreams seem to offer clues to the mystery of his disappearance, she resolves to harness the power of Bird Gurl and find him before the cops.

     

    Aimed at a YA audience, I am Bird Gurl is the genesis series to the returner – Bird Gurl; Dream Detective.

     

    4. Sacrificial Lambs, Salim Allybokus

     

    ‘Sacrificial Lambs’ is a 60-minute Horror-Drama series about a quaint English university town and its celebrated university. The more the university maintains its endless production line of success stories, the more the town thrives. But as the superstar graduates scale impossible heights and the town’s disaffected teenage residents continue to disappear, is everything as it seems? Or is there something much darker lurking within this very polite society?…

     

    5. Shadowlands, Russel McLean

     

    Shadowlands is a supernatural thriller series set in the Scottish Highlands. When a corpse is discovered in a whiskey barrel at a remote Highland distillery, a newly reassigned police sergeant finds herself drawn into what seems an impossible mystery, with roots deep in the past. As strange events start to plague the local community, she finds herself forced to confront the possibility of dangerous supernatural forces at play…

     

    6. The Truth, Tobias Hussey

     

    A Jehovah’s Witness teenager struggles with his burgeoning sexuality and the overwhelming curiosity to experience a forbidden world, at all costs.

     

    Behind the curtain peek into the mysterious world of Jehovah’s Witnesses through the eyes of Isaac. Bored of the forever-long sermons warning of the dangers of straying from the right path, the teenager dreams of a forbidden life as a ‘90s rock star. On a community round with his father, the much-respected congregation elder, Isaac has to knock on the door of the girl he has a crush on and preach to her about The Impending Armageddon. Embarrassment turns to opportunity when a bible study with benefits ensues, plunging Isaac into a double life of sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll, while also facing an imminent baptism and the prospect of excommunication. A chapter no scripture prepared him for.

    Jess Edwards
    ClitoratiDrama Series Script Competition
    Alex Mathias
    Death in the FamilyDrama Series Script Competition
    Laurence Turnbull
    I Am Bird GurlDrama Series Script Competition
    Salim Allybokus
    Sacrificial LambsDrama Series Script Competition
    Russel McLean
    ShadowlandsDrama Series Script Competition
    Tobias Hussey
    The TruthDrama Series Script Competition
    15:00
    KEYNOTE SESSION: Kate Phillips, BBC (Hansom Hall - St. Pancras)
    ENDS 15:30

    KEYNOTE SESSION: Kate Phillips, BBC

    Kate Phillips, recently confirmed in the newly created director of unscripted role, has responsibility for the overall commissioning strategy for the full range of BBC unscripted content, reporting to chief content officer Charlotte Moore. In this keynote interview, Phillips will discuss her editorial strategy, new key projects in the works and how she empowers the respective heads while ensuring the portfolio of commissions is aligned.

    Kate Phillips
    Director of unscriptedBBC
    Moderator Clive Whittingham
    News editorC21Media
  • 15:40
    DEVELOPMENT: Bad Wolf (Hall 2)
    ENDS 16:20

    DEVELOPMENT: Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf founders Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner discuss how they’re creating ambitious, imaginative and relevant drama for the global TV marketplace. The duo, joined by Dan McCulloch, Bad Wolf’s new head of content, will drill down on the synergy between Bad Wolf and Bad Wolf America and the different ways of working within each. They’ll also highlight the new areas they’re exploring to serve international audiences and how they’re committed to strengthening the creative community through wide-ranging partnerships and training initiatives.

    Jane Tranter
    Founder and CEOBad Wolf
    Julie Gardner
    Founder Bad WolfCEO Bad Wolf America
    Dan McCulloch
    Head of contentBad Wolf
    Moderator Jonathan Webdale
    EditorC21Media.net
    15:40
    DEVELOPMENT: Louis Theroux and Mindhouse Productions (Hansom Hall - St. Pancras)
    ENDS 16:20

    DEVELOPMENT: Louis Theroux and Mindhouse Productions

    Mindhouse Productions’ co-founders and creative directors Louis Theroux and Arron Fellows discuss how they’re developing new talent and documentary ideas alongside the authored programmes Theroux is known for globally.

    Louis Theroux
    Chief creative officerMindhouse Productions
    Arron Fellows
    Co-founder and creative directorMindhouse Productions
    Moderator Emma Cox
    Freelance journalist
  • 15:55
    COMMISSIONING: International drama (Hall 1)
    ENDS 16:35

    COMMISSIONING: International drama

    Drama heads from across the global landscape talk to their scripted strategies and detail what they’re looking for from the international business and who they’re keen to partner with.

    Sally Riley
    Head of drama, entertainment and indigenousABC
    Trish Williams
    Executive director, scripted contentCBC
    Karni Ziv
    Head of drama and comedyKeshet Broadcasting
    Moderator Michael Pickard
    Editor, Drama QuarterlyC21Media
  • 16:10
    Next Generation Indian Production (Hall 3)
    ENDS 16:50

    Next Generation Indian Production

    As India continues to be a territory that global channels and platforms look to for new content we hear from those at the heart of some of the most exciting new developments. From the new wave of procedural drama through to large scale international coproductions we delve into what we can expect to see coming out of India, who the majors players and partners are and what are the growing opportunities for the international business.

    Sameer Nair
    CEOApplause Entertainment
    Simon Mirren
    Co-founder and showrunnerCase Closed Entertainment
    Benjamin Anderson
    Co-founderCase Closed Entertainment
    Sunder Aaron
    PartnerLocomotive Global Inc.
    Farook Singh
    CEOTantra Worldwide
    Nick Bain
    Creator/showrunnerMetacru/Behind the Billboards
    Moderator Holly Hines
    Co-CEO & founderHappy Accidents
  • 16:30
    DEVELOPMENT: International drama producers (Hall 2)
    ENDS 17:10

    DEVELOPMENT: International drama producers

    Renowned drama producers responsible for some of the biggest global hits of the past decade discuss ways the genre is evolving, the new stories they’re keen to tell, how they’re finding and fostering new creative talent and areas they’re exploring to maintain relevance in a consistently crowded landscape.

    Bruna Papandrea
    Founder and CEOMade Up Stories
    Sue Vertue
    CEO, company director and executive producerHartswood Films
    Nicola Shindler
    Executive producer and CEOQuay Street Productions
    Patty Ishimoto
    Executive producer and managing partnerElement 8 Entertainment
    Moderator Adrian Wootton
    CEOFilm London & British Film Commission
    16:30
    CONTENT TRENDS: The rise of the documentary showrunner (Hansom Hall - St. Pancras)
    ENDS 17:10

    CONTENT TRENDS: The rise of the documentary showrunner

    Creators of high end documentary series are turning their craft into a business, even competing against big drama series for programming slots. More and more are considering themselves showrunners and being credited as such. In this session we take a look behind the scenes of this growing trend and talk to the people leading the way.

    Produced in association with Entertainment Master Class.

    Georg Tschurtschenthaler
    Chief creative officerGebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion
    Jono Bergmann
    Director & producer BABKA
    Moderator Christoph Fey
    Managing directorEntertainment Master Class
  • 16:45
    CASE STUDY: A Spy Among Friends (Hall 1)
    ENDS 17:30

    CASE STUDY: A Spy Among Friends

    Golden globe and emmy award winning actor Damian Lewis takes us inside his new series A Spy Among Friends. Based on the New York Times best-selling book written by Ben Macintyre, the six episode series dramatises the true story of Nicholas Elliott and Kim Philby, two British spies and lifelong friends. Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet double agent in history. This is a story of intimate duplicity; of loyalty, trust and treachery. Philby’s deeply personal betrayal, uncovered at the height of the Cold War, resulted in the gutting of British and American Intelligence. In this exclusive case study we hear from Lewis and the key creative team the story from concept to screen and see some clips from the up coming show.

    Damian Lewis
    Executive producer, actorA Spy Among Friends
    Alexander Cary
    Creator and executive producerA Spy Among Friends
    Ben Macintyre
    AuthorA Spy Among Friends
    Anna Maxwell Martin
    ActorA Spy Among Friends
    Lauren Stein
    EVP, drama developmentSony Pictures Television Studios
    Moderator Stephen Armstrong
    Freelance journalist
  • 17:00
    Networking Cocktail (Music Foyer - Kings Place) (Hall 1)
    ENDS 21:00

    Networking Cocktail (Music Foyer - Kings Place)

    17:00
    DRAMA QUARTERLY: Writers to watch (Hall 3)
    ENDS 17:45

    DRAMA QUARTERLY: Writers to watch

    As the demand for original, authentic and globally appealing content continues we hear from some of the most progressive writers about what they have in development, who they are working with and what stories they think international audiences really want to see on screen.

    Amy Jephta
    Writer/ director Nagvlug Films, South Africa
    NneNne Iwuji
    Head writer and directorChudor House Productions
    Peres Owino
    Writer/directorNyar Nam Productions
    Moderator Michael Pickard
    Editor, Drama QuarterlyC21Media
  • 17:20
    THE FRAPA SESSIONS: Co-developing & coproducing your formats around the world (Hansom Hall - St. Pancras)
    ENDS 17:50

    THE FRAPA SESSIONS: Co-developing & coproducing your formats around the world

    The pros and cons of collaborating with others.

    Mike Beale
    MD, Global Creative NetworkITV Studios
    Phil Gurin
    President/ CEO The Gurin CompanyCo-Chair FRAPA
  • 17:30
    Ireland For the Story Makers: A focus on upcoming Irish TV drama projects in the pipeline with Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland. (Hall 2)
    ENDS 18:15

    Ireland For the Story Makers: A focus on upcoming Irish TV drama projects in the pipeline with Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland.

    In this session, we meet the people behind the stories and look ahead to some of the most powerful and gripping TV dramas that Ireland has to offer in the coming months. Irish TV drama has gone from strength to strength in the last few years, with a diverse array of new series and talent reaching international audiences across the globe. In 2021, Ireland had its most successful year of TV drama production to-date and is positioned to further increase its output while working continually with a variety of international partners and stakeholders. Stories of deceit and scandal are coupled with emotional family-driven drama in this one-hour spotlight on Ireland and all it has to offer.

  • 18:00
    THE STANDARD: Sweeties Bar A+E Cocktails (Invitation only) (Hall 4)
    ENDS 20:00

    THE STANDARD: Sweeties Bar A+E Cocktails (Invitation only)

    A+E Cocktails featuring a special performance – Invitation only

  • 18:30
    THE GAS STATION: Asacha Media Group Cocktail (Invitation only) (Hall 2)
    ENDS 21:00

    THE GAS STATION: Asacha Media Group Cocktail (Invitation only)

    Invitation only.

    18:30
    THE LIGHTERMAN: Series Mania & Unifrance Cocktail (Invitation only) (Hall 3)
    ENDS 20:30

    THE LIGHTERMAN: Series Mania & Unifrance Cocktail (Invitation only)

     

  • 19:00
    FIFA World Cup 2022 at Content London (Hansom Hall - St. Pancras)
    ENDS 22:00

    FIFA World Cup 2022 at Content London

    Watch the World Cup in style each evening as we screen the 7pm matches in the historic Hansom Hall. With a fully stocked bar and 10-metre screen, you won’t miss a minute of the action!

  • 08:00
    Registration (Kings Place only) and continental breakfast (served at both venues) (Hall 1)
    ENDS 19:00

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

    Registration will be open 8am-4pm.

    08:00
    Sponsored Breakfast Screening: 66th North Precinct (Hall 3)
    ENDS 09:00

    Sponsored Breakfast Screening: 66th North Precinct

    Corruption, family life and boxing in the wild exotic North.
    66 North Precinct follows the trials and tribulations of this chaotic, loveable family and how they manage day-to-day life. When Maria discovers her father is drowning in debts, she finds herself thrown back into the boxing ring once again to pay off his dues. Without this win, their world will fall to pieces.

    Details
    Genre: Procedural Crime Series
    Format: 8×45′
    Created by Olli Haikka ,Timo Varpio & Olli Tola
    Directed by Teppo Airaksinen
    Produced by Yellow Films & TV
    Original Broadcaster: YLE
    Cast: Saara Kotkaniemi, Katariina Kaitues, Iina Kuustonen, Eero Saarinen, Heikki Ranta, Karim Rapatti
    Language: Finnish
    Year of production: 2021
    International Sales: Federation, in partnership with Nordisk

  • 09:30
    FUNDAMENTALS: What's it worth? Valuing the content business (Hall 1)
    ENDS 10:15

    FUNDAMENTALS: What's it worth? Valuing the content business

    As the global content business continues to boom, the world of mergers and acquisitions, both in terms of company sales and investment, catalogues and brands continues apace. Part of our FUNDAMENTALS strand, this headline session gathers together some of the most experienced players in the sector to discuss the shape of things to come. What is the current trend in M&A activity, how are investors aiming to spend their money, what are the models that make most sense, and how will the market evolve during the next year. Market makers, with unrivalled success in navigating this sector, explore the trends in content finance over the next 12 months.

    Jane Turton
    CEOAll3Media
    Thomas Dey
    Founder and CEOACF Investment Bank
    Marina Williams
    Co-founder and co-CEOAsacha Media Group
    Danny Cohen
    PresidentAccess Entertainment
    Moderator Ed Waller
    Editorial directorC21Media
    09:30
    CONTENT TRENDS: Scripted comedy (Hall 2)
    ENDS 10:10

    CONTENT TRENDS: Scripted comedy

    Leading executives working in the global scripted comedy space discuss the increased appetite for scripted comedy that travels, speaking to recent hits and misses. Plus, they’ll consider how to craft a hit that has international appeal, drilling down on coproduction, reformatting, talent and the importance of appealing to local audiences in their own upcoming projects.

    Jon Petrie
    Director of comedyBBC
    Kenton Allen
    CEOBig Talk
    Angie Stephenson
    SVP, scripted developmentBBC Studios Los Angeles
    Moderator Emma Smithwick
    Writer and producerRockfleet Productions Managing
    09:30
    HOT PROPERTIES: Drama, Ride Out, La Storia, Les Affluents (Hall 3)
    ENDS 10:15

    HOT PROPERTIES: Drama, Ride Out, La Storia, Les Affluents

    This Hot Properties session shines a light on three upcoming dramas expected to have an impact on the international market over the next 18 months.  We hear how the projects were created, developed, packaged and sold from those closest to the project.

    This session features: Ride Out, La Storia and Les Affluents.

     

    Ride Out
    Ride Out is an epic sports drama and a tragic love story, based on the real events of an amateur underdog challenging an unbeatable champion on the international MOTO GP motorbike racing circuit during its golden years in the 1970s. Supported by his girlfriend Soili, and camping out at each race to cut costs, Jarno Saarinen rides to free himself from a career working in his family’s struggling funeral home. But to succeed he must risk his life every month, in a harsh competition with his fellow riders and brothers in arms on the track.

    Speakers: Timo Vierimaa and Jarmo Lampela.

     

    La Storia
    Ida Ramundo is the widowed mother of 15-year old teenager Nino in Rome during WWII. She has a secret: Ida is of Jewish descent. But when she is assaulted by a German army soldier, things turn from bad to worse. In pain, dismay, and ashamed, Ida discovers she is pregnant, and, nine months later, secretly gives birth to another boy, who will be lovingly nicknamed Useppe. The family is further shaken by the events of the war: Nino decides to leave to the front line to fight the Fascists, leaving his mother and little Useppe in an apartment in Rome’s San Lorenzo neighborhood to cope with the Nazi occupation and roundups. In the July 1943 bombing, Ida loses everything and is forced to leave. From then on, every day becomes a struggle for her own survival and that of her child.

    Speakers: Francesca Archibugi, Roberto Sessa and Maria Pia Ammirati.

     

    Les Affluents (Tributaries)
    Sarah Deléan, a young and ambitious lawyer, wakes up one morning in a panic. Her discreet neighbour who lived in the apartment above her has been murdered. Sarah decides to conduct her own investigation and uncovers controversial mining activities in British Columbia, in Quebec’s Côte-Nord and in Mexico’s Oaxaca Valley. The young woman then steps into an interconnected world of alliances and betrayals, in which the intimidating force of the powerful is matched only by the hope of resistance. Caught in a dilemma, torn between loyalty to her professional family- which includes her fiancé – and the urgent help needed by a group of citizens, it’s up to Sarah to discover her true nature.

    Speakers: Nicola Merola and Sophie Deraspe.

    Timo Vierimaa
    ProducerFunfar Oy
    Jarmo Lampela
    Head of dramaYLE
    Francesca Archibugi
    DirectorPicomedia SRL
    Roberto Sessa
    ProducerPicomedia SRL
    Michele Zatta
    Commissioning editor, international coproductionsRai Fiction, Italy
    Nicola Merola
    President and executive producerPixcom
    Sophie Deraspe
    Writer and directorPixcom
    Moderator Michael Pickard
    Editor, Drama QuarterlyC21Media
    09:30
    COMMISSIONING: European unscripted formats (Hansom Hall - St. Pancras)
    ENDS 10:15

    COMMISSIONING: European unscripted formats

    Executives from TV4, Atresmedia, TF1 and Virgin Media Television Ireland discuss the strategy driving their unscripted formats and programming, who they’re looking to partner with and the opportunities this creates across the international format business.

    Niklas Vestberg
    Head of formats and developmentTV4
    Ana Cueto
    Head of researchAtresmedia
    Julien Degroote
    EVP, content developmentTF1 Group
    Bill Malone
    Director of contentVirgin Media Television, Ireland
  • 10:30
    KEYNOTE SESSION: Channing Dungey, Warner Bros Television Group (Hall 1)
    ENDS 11:15

    KEYNOTE SESSION: Channing Dungey, Warner Bros Television Group

    TV industry leader Channing Dungey serves as chairman, Warner Bros Television Group. In this role, she has creative responsibility for all of Warner Bros’ television production activities, including scripted and unscripted programming for streaming services, cable, and the US broadcast networks. In this keynote session Dungey sets the scene for Warner Bros Television Group’s international content strategy.

    Channing Dungey
    ChairmanWarner Bros Television Group
    Moderator David Jenkinson
    Editor-in-chief and managing directorC21Media
    10:30
    Streaming Hall 1 (Hall 2)
    ENDS 11:15

    Streaming Hall 1

    10:30
    DEVELOPMENT: Unscripted IP (Hansom Hall - St. Pancras)
    ENDS 11:15

    DEVELOPMENT: Unscripted IP

    Key executives in the unscripted space discuss the challenges and opportunities of finding the next big hit; how they are discovering and developing new IP, what sources are being explored and how they are developing IP around talent.

    Tiffany Faigus
    SVP, unscripted and alternative entertainmentABC/Walt Disney TV
    Paul Gilbert
    SVP international formatsParamount Global Content Distribution
    Sumi Connock
    Creative director of formatsBBC Studios
    James Townley
    Global head of content developmentBanijay
  • 11:30
    KEYNOTE SESSION: Fox Entertainment (Hall 1)
    ENDS 12:10

    KEYNOTE SESSION: Fox Entertainment

    Fox Entertainment’s former unscripted chief Rob Wade was recently promoted to lead the US- based media company as CEO. During his tenure he has been responsible for launching numerous hit series including The Masked Singer and Gordon Ramsay’s Next Level Chef.  Michael Thorn is president of entertainment and is responsible for all scripted programming and development as well as casting at Fox. In this keynote session we hear from Wade and Thorn about their key priorities for both unscripted and scripted programming and Wade will also discuss his new vision and content strategy for Fox Entertainment.

    Rob Wade
    Chief executive officerFox Entertainment
    Michael Thorn
    President of entertainmentFox Entertainment
    Moderator Jordan Pinto
    North American editorC21 Media
    11:30
    CONTENT STRATEGIES: Audible: The opportunity for creators: original stories and IP extension into audio (Hall 3)
    ENDS 12:10

    CONTENT STRATEGIES: Audible: The opportunity for creators: original stories and IP extension into audio

    As the appetite for new forms of entertainment content continues to grow, we discuss how audio has become the next area to explore for creators. Aurelie de Troyer, head of content, UK and Canada at Audible will set out her content strategy and vision and will be joined by commissioners and creators to explore new opportunities to diversify further into the world of audio via original IP creation, as well as extension of existing IPs.

    Aurelie de Troyer
    Head of content, UK and CanadaAudible
    Sam Bryant
    Director, original content & head of comedyAudible
    Lydia Shamah
    Director of original content, scriptedAudible UK
    Claire Broughton
    Head of podcastsHat Trick Productions
    Joe Fraser
    Producer and directorBaby Cow Productions
    Moderator Bernard P Achampong
    Founder and creative directorUnedited
    11:30
    Streaming Hall 1 (Hansom Hall - St. Pancras)
    ENDS 12:10

    Streaming Hall 1

  • 12:00
    CONTENT STRATEGIES: Susanne Simpson, Masterpiece (Hall 2)
    ENDS 12:30

    CONTENT STRATEGIES: Susanne Simpson, Masterpiece

    Susanne Simpson, executive producer, Masterpiece, WGBH/PBS discusses what’s driving her international facing content strategy and coproduction opportunities, plus she’ll talk to the key new titles to look out for during the next 12 months and beyond.

    Susanne Simpson
    Executive producer, MasterpieceWGBH/PBS
  • 12:15
    CONTENT TRENDS: Where’s the next big unscripted hit coming from? (Hansom Hall - St. Pancras)
    ENDS 13:00

    CONTENT TRENDS: Where’s the next big unscripted hit coming from?

    How do you find the next big ideas that will get commissioned, attract audiences and take your creative business to the next level.

    Geertje Hoek
    MDTalpa Concepts
    Kelly Webb-Lamb
    Founder and CEOMothership Productions
    Avi Armoza
    CEOArmoza Formats
  • 12:20
    CONTENT STRATEGIES: Lionsgate Television (Hall 1)
    ENDS 13:00

    CONTENT STRATEGIES: Lionsgate Television

    Kevin Beggs (chair of the Lionsgate Television Group and chief content integration officer, Lionsgate) and (Scott Herbst, EVP and head of scripted development, Lionsgate Television Group) talk to the diversity of the Lionsgate Television slate, drilling down on their strategy through the lens of defining shows including The Serpent Queen for Starz, Minx for HBO Max and Ghosts for CBS. Plus they’ll discuss their future content plans and how their strategy will evolve over the next 12 months and beyond.

    Kevin Beggs
    Chair of the Lionsgate Television Group and chief content integration officerLionsgate
    Scott Herbst
    EVP and head of scripted developmentLionsgate Television Group
    Moderator Roma Khanna
    Executive chair and head of scripted contentHiddenLight Productions
    12:20
    COMMISSIONING: YA platforms (Hall 3)
    ENDS 13:00

    COMMISSIONING: YA platforms

    Senior executives at youth-skewing platforms discuss their strategies for targeting and maintaining engagement in younger audiences, the new content they think will attract those much converted eyeballs and coproduction opportunities.

    Karl Warner
    Head of youth and digitalChannel 4
    Sened Dhab
    VP streaming scriptedFrance Télévisions
    Alberto Fernández
    Founder and director, PlayzRTVE Digital
    Philipp Schild
    Managing directorfunk/ ARD and ZDF
    Gave Lindo
    Head of content programming TikTok, North America
    Moderator Karolina Kaminska
    Editor of C21Kids & senior reporter
  • 12:30
    CONTENT STRATEGIES: Matt Graham, Acorn TV (Hall 2)
    ENDS 13:00

    CONTENT STRATEGIES: Matt Graham, Acorn TV

    Matt Graham, general manager, Acorn TV reveals how his content strategy is driving coproduction opportunities across the international business and talks to his new titles across the slate.

    Matt Graham
    General managerAMC Networks' Acorn TV
  • 13:00
    Networking Lunch (served at Kings Place and St. Pancras Hotel) (Hall 1)
    ENDS 15:00

    Networking Lunch (served at Kings Place and St. Pancras Hotel)

  • 13:20
    Matchmaking Lunch: Spain, the UK's path to European copros - FULLY BOOKED (Hall 3)
    ENDS 14:40

    Matchmaking Lunch: Spain, the UK's path to European copros - FULLY BOOKED

    Bilateral networking lunch between British and Spanish producers to increase the chances of making relevant connections, enrich creativity and expand business development opportunities. The most appealing scripted projects will find their perfect match in terms of copro partnerships.
    The event includes a case study on the powerful BBC drama Crossfire, one of the latest coproductions between Spain and the UK, with panellists from RTVE, Fremantle and Dancing Ledge Productions.

    INVITATION ONLY EVENT. NOW FULLY BOOKED.

  • 13:30
    SPEED NETWORKING (Battlebridge Room & Ladies Smoking Room) (Hall 1)
    ENDS 14:30

    SPEED NETWORKING (Battlebridge Room & Ladies Smoking Room)

    A number of key speakers and industry executives are taking part in this year’s enhanced speed-networking programme. The series of 10-minute meetings hosted by buyers, media lawyers, distributors and financers, will take place throughout the extended lunch breaks (1.30pm-2.30pm) in the Battlebridge Room at Kings Place for Drama, and the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel for Formats and Factual.

    All meetings are now full. To enquire about any potential last minute availability head to the venue and speak to the room manager.

    13:30
    Sponsored Screening: Before We Die (Hall 2)
    ENDS 14:30

    Sponsored Screening: Before We Die

    Before We Die, one of Channel 4’s most successful series, is back for another electrifying season.

    Two matriarchs are battling for the supremacy of their own morality: Detective Hannah Laing, a mother fighting to protect her son Christian, and Dubravka, figurehead of the Mimica crime family and mother of Christian’s lover, Bianca.

    As Hannah races to expose the Mimicas before Dubravka discovers Christian and Bianca’s whereabouts, a deadly game of cat and mouse unfolds. This time, even more is at stake – Bianca is pregnant, and they must fight with all their strength to protect the unborn child.

    With an introduction from Lesley Sharp and Carolina Giammetta before the screening.

    Lesley Sharp
    Lead actressBefore We Die S2
    Carolina Giammetta
    DirectorBefore We Die S2
  • 15:00
    CONTENT TRENDS: Global drama (Hall 1)
    ENDS 15:40

    CONTENT TRENDS: Global drama

    Senior industry leaders discuss and debate the biggest issues and opportunities, and future key trends facing the global scripted business. With testing times ahead for broadcasters and streamers, how will this impact scripted content and is the balance starting to move away from drama? How is scripted content evolving? What is the value of local content? Where and what are the new opportunities for creators, makers and funders of drama over the next 12 months?

    Dr. Markus Schäfer
    President and CEOZDF Studios
    Elisabeth d'Arvieu
    EVPMediawan Pictures
    Mark Linsey
    Managing director, scriptedBBC Studios
    Lindsey Bender
    Agent (scripted TV and film)Creative Artists Agency
    Moderator Ed Waller
    Editorial directorC21Media
    15:00
    COMMISSIONING: International platforms (Hall 2)
    ENDS 15:40

    COMMISSIONING: International platforms

    Executives leading key international platforms discuss the content strategies driving their decision making, including drilling down on areas they’re looking to partner in, ways they’re innovating in the face of sustained competition and upcoming slates.

    Filippa Wallestam
    EVP and chief content officerViaplay Group
    Henrik Pabst
    Chief content officerSeven.One Entertainment Group
    Cailah Scobie
    Chief content officerStan
    Moderator Irina Ignatiew-Lemke
    MDAll3Media Fiction Deutschland
    15:00
    CASE STUDY: Clean Sweep (Hall 3)
    ENDS 15:40

    CASE STUDY: Clean Sweep

    In the 6 part thriller drama Clean Sweep, Charlene McKenna stars in the lead role as Shelly Mohan, a housewife and mother, married to a Garda detective, Barry Ward, who kills her former partner in crime when he threatens to expose her dark past. With her unsuspecting husband hunting for the killer, Shelly must cope with pressures of the tightening noose. Inspired by true events, it is a compelling story of the price paid for long-buried sins. Clean Sweep was created by Gray Tieche and directed by Ronan Burke and Yves Christian Fournier. The series is being co-produced in Ireland by indie producers ShinAwiL, Dancing with the Stars Ireland, Miss Scarlet and the Duke and Canada’s Incendo, Be Mine Valentine, Terror Train. It is set to premiere on Sundance Now in the US and RTÉ in Ireland in 2023.  In this case study session we hear from the key creative team behind the show more about the journey and what we can expect to see on screen.

    Charlene McKenna
    Actress and EPClean Sweep
    Larry Bass
    Founder/ CEO/ EPShinAwiL
    Patty Ishimoto
    Executive producer and managing partnerElement 8 Entertainment
    Yi Qiao
    Director dramaZDF Studios
    Dermot Horan
    Director of acquisitions & co-productionsRTÉ
    Moderator Michael Pickard
    Editor, Drama QuarterlyC21Media
    15:00
    C21 Global Entertainment Formats Pitch (Hansom Hall - St. Pancras)
    ENDS 17:00

    C21 Global Entertainment Formats Pitch

    The C21 Global Entertainment Format Pitch in association with ITV Studios showcases eight projects that have been shortlisted to pitch live at Content London.

    The partnership with ITV Studios allows international format producers to present their projects through C21Media and Content London, providing a high-profile showcase to pitch new shows to the world. The Global Entertainment Format Pitch is designed to discover and develop a brand new hit format in one of the following two categories: ‘Primetime Entertainment’ or ‘Reality & Social Experiment’.

    The eight selected finalists will present a live pitch to delegates as part of the new Formats & Factual strand at Content London. The winning pitch will receive funding to progress the idea to the next stage.

     

    Projects being pitched:

     

    1. BLACK CARD
    Eric Marodon, international development, iZen
    Manuel Feijoo, entertainment team, iZen

     

    2. MIX & MASH
    Lottie Naughton-Rumbo, independent development producer

     

    3. HOUSE OF DREAMS
    Hugo Tomás, head of entertainment, Mediacrest Entertainment
    Emma García, VP sales & coordination, Mediacrest Entertainment

     

    4. TRUE – NOT TRUE!?
    Michael Dolinsek, producer, Michael Dolinsek Filmproduction
    Gareth Strachan, writer, producer and founder, Blisstopia Productions

     

    5. RE-FASHION
    María García Castrillón, chief of coproduction, Dopamine
    Camino de Valcárcel, executive international coproductions, Dopamine

     

    6. THE LOVE PITCH
    Johnson Samuyiwa, director and format creator, SELECTTVFORMATS

     

    7. SECRET SCHOOL MUSICAL
    Eric Marodon, international development, iZen
    Manuel Feijoo, entertainment team, iZen

     

    8. TRASHURE ISLAND
    Lottie Naughton-Rumbo, independent development producer

     

    Judges:

    Tiffany Faigus
    SVP, unscripted and alternative entertainmentABC/Walt Disney TV
    Julien Degroote
    EVP, content developmentTF1 Group
    Jessica Schmiedchen
    Director of development, unscripted contentCBC
    Lucy Brodie
    European manager programmingSeven Network Australia
    Moderator Mike Beale
    MD, Global Creative NetworkITV Studios
  • 15:50
    KEYNOTE SESSION: Chris Rice, Fifth Season (Hall 1)
    ENDS 16:20

    KEYNOTE SESSION: Chris Rice, Fifth Season

    In this keynote interview Chris Rice co-founder and co-CEO of Fifth Season (formerly Endeavor Content), shares his thoughts on the future of the global content business and discusses the growth of Fifth Season, his vision for the future and what we can expect to see from them over the next 12 months.

    Chris Rice
    Co-CEOFifth Season (formerly Endeavor Content)
    Moderator David Jenkinson
    Editor-in-chief and managing directorC21Media
    15:50
    COMMISSIONING: European drama (Hall 2)
    ENDS 16:30

    COMMISSIONING: European drama

    Key European drama commissioners from ZDF, RAI, Atresmedia and France Télévisions discuss the scripted content strategies influencing their wish lists and opportunities for collaboration.

    Dr. Simone Emmelius
    SVP international fiction, coproduction and acquisitionZDF
    Diego del Pozo Rosa
    Manager of fiction contentAtresmedia TV
    Manuel Alduy
    Head of cinema and international developmentFrance Télévisions
    Michele Zatta
    Commissioning editor, international coproductionsRai Fiction, Italy
    Moderator Irina Ignatiew-Lemke
    MDAll3Media Fiction Deutschland
    15:50
    HOT PROPERTIES: Drama, AGHA and Reyka (Hall 3)
    ENDS 16:30

    HOT PROPERTIES: Drama, AGHA and Reyka

    This Hot Properties session shines a light on two upcoming dramas expected to have an impact on the international market over the next 18 months. We hear how the projects were created, developed, packaged and sold from those closest to the project.
    This session features: AGHA and Reyka.

     

    AGHA
    Adapted from the book ʻLabyrinth of the Wind’ by Madhav Misra, Agha is the story of Indian expat, Ayan Pathak, who finds himself drawn into a turbulent vortex of espionage and nuclear geopolitics in a volatile Tehran on the brink of revolution. Ayan is recruited into this mission against his will after his brilliant and barely legal manoeuvring around India’s tightly regulated import laws of the time gets him noticed by its intelligence agency, R&AW. We follow Ayan on his journey as he transforms from selfish profiteer, to reluctant protagonist, to plucky hero, and finally, to suave spy. A co-production between India’s International Storytelling Company, BANG BANG, and The Big Bang Theory star, Kunal Nayyar’s Good Karma.
    Speakers: Roopak Saluja, Kunal Nayyar.

     

    Reyka
    Reyka, known in some territories as The Canefield Killings, tells the story of a criminal profiler, Reyka Gama (Kim Engelbrecht), who is struggling to come to terms with her dark past. Having been abducted as a child by farmer Angus Speelman (played by Iain Glen) Reyka uses that experience to understand the minds of serial killers. The series follows her investigation into a string of brutal murders in the sugar cane fields of Kwa-Zulu-Natal, South Africa. 20 years on from her abduction, the manipulative, charming Speelman is now up for parole and Reyka holds the key to whether he will be released or not. But Speelman still exerts a powerful hold on her, and this relationship, together with the one she is struggling to rebuild with her mother Elsa and her daughter Thuli, forms the spine of the story.
    Speakers: Nimrod Geva, Serena Cullen and Iain Glen.

    Roopak Saluja
    Founder & executive chairmanBang Bang Mediacorp
    Kunal Nayyar
    Actor/ producerGood Karma Productions
    Nimrod Geva
    Head of developmentQuizzical Pictures
    Moderator Steven Adams
    Founding partnerAlta Global Media
  • 16:30
    KEYNOTE SESSION: Superna Kalle, Starz (Hall 1)
    ENDS 17:00

    KEYNOTE SESSION: Superna Kalle, Starz

    As president, international networks, Superna Kalle has P&L responsibility for the international division and oversees all operations of Starz-branded digital and linear services and channels including programming and production of original series, distribution, operations, marketing and publicity, and has oversight of Lionsgate Play, now available throughout South and Southeast Asia. In this keynote conversation Kalle will discuss her strategy to continue to expand Lionsgate+ (formerly Starzplay) and its presence beyond Europe, Latin America and Canada, establishing it as one of the world’s leading pure-play subscription platforms.

    Superna Kalle
    President, international networksStarz
    Moderator Roma Khanna
    Executive chair and head of scripted contentHiddenLight Productions
  • 16:40
    COMMISSIONING: Nordic drama (Hall 2)
    ENDS 17:20

    COMMISSIONING: Nordic drama

    Known globally for their originality, key Nordic drama commissioners from YLE, TV4 Media, NRK and DR Drama reveal how their strategies are driving scripted innovation, who they’re looking to partner with and on what content, and the key new projects on their slates.

    Jarmo Lampela
    Head of dramaYLE
    Piodor Gustafsson
    Director of scripted contentTV4 Media
    Marianne Furevold-Boland
    Head of dramaNRK
    Moderator Gün Akyuz
    Research editorC21Media
    16:40
    CREATIVE: In conversation with Candice Carty-Williams (Hall 3)
    ENDS 17:10

    CREATIVE: In conversation with Candice Carty-Williams

    Candice Carty-Williams is best known as the writer and author of the Sunday Times bestselling novel Queenie, which has been described as ‘vital’, ‘disarmingly honest’, and ‘boldly political’, and has been shortlisted for the Waterstones, Foyles and Goodreads Book of 2019, as well as selected as the Blackwell’s Debut of the Year. Queenie also won Book of the Year at the 2020 British Book Awards. In 2023, Carty-Williams’ first major TV series Champion will air on BBC One and Netflix. The eight-part series is set to be followed by Carty-Williams’ second TV show, an adaptation of her 2019 novel Queenie, which will be available to watch on Channel4 and Disney.
    In this intimate session we talk to Candice about her move into the TV world, find out more about her upcoming show Champion, what we can expect to see on screen and the creative journey behind the show, and her future plans within the business.

    Candice Carty-Williams
    Writer and author
    Moderator Daniellé Scott-Haughton
    Development executiveBalloon Entertainment
  • 17:00
    Meet The C21 Pitch finalists at this evening’s networking cocktail (Music Foyer - Kings Place) (Hall 1)
    ENDS 21:00

    Meet The C21 Pitch finalists at this evening’s networking cocktail (Music Foyer - Kings Place)

  • 17:15
    THE FRAPA SESSIONS: Preparing to sell your formats (Hansom Hall - St. Pancras)
    ENDS 17:45

    THE FRAPA SESSIONS: Preparing to sell your formats

    What you should do to get your formats ready to pitch.

    Lisette van Diepen
    Acquisitions consultant Germany & BeneluxAll3Media Germany
    Hayley Babcock
    Founder and CEOHayley Babcock Media Consulting
  • 18:00
    THE LIGHTERMAN: Acorn TV Cocktail Event (Invitation only) (Hall 3)
    ENDS 20:00

    THE LIGHTERMAN: Acorn TV Cocktail Event (Invitation only)

    18:00
    Alta Global Media Cocktail (Invitation only) (Hall 4 & Mezzanine Level) (Hall 4)
    ENDS 20:00

    Alta Global Media Cocktail (Invitation only) (Hall 4 & Mezzanine Level)

  • 18:30
    DQ100 Cocktail Reception sponsored by Viaplay Group (Hall 2)
    ENDS 21:00

    DQ100 Cocktail Reception sponsored by Viaplay Group

    Invitation only.

  • 19:00
    FIFA World Cup 2022 at Content London (Hansom Hall - St. Pancras)
    ENDS 22:00

    FIFA World Cup 2022 at Content London

    Watch the World Cup in style each evening as we screen the 7pm matches in the historic Hansom Hall. With a fully stocked bar and 10-metre screen, you won’t miss a minute of the action!

  • 21:00
    ClubC21 comes to Content London in association with Viaplay Group (Hall 2)
    ENDS 00:00

    ClubC21 comes to Content London in association with Viaplay Group

    We are delighted to announce that ClubC21 will come to Content London this year, with a late-night party on Wednesday November 30 from 9pm onwards.

    This is a guest list event only with limited space.

    Please RSVP to [email protected] for more information, and bring your dancing shoes!

  • 08:00
    Registration (Kings Place only) and continental breakfast (served at both venues) (Hall 1)
    ENDS 19:00

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

    Registration will be open 8am-4pm.

  • 09:30
    FUNDAMENTALS: Distribution finance (Hall 1)
    ENDS 10:15

    FUNDAMENTALS: Distribution finance

    This session will look at how leading international distributors are changing up their business models, what they are looking to back, how and when they are investing and the new opportunities in the market.

    Tim Mutimer
    CEO rightsCineflix Media
    Rodolphe Buet
    CEONewen Connect
    Paul Cohen
    Group commercial directorHat Trick Productions
    Guillaume Pommier
    Co-head of distributionFederation Studios
    Moderator Hayley Babcock
    Founder and CEOHayley Babcock Media Consulting
    09:30
    CONTENT STRATEGIES: AVoD (Hall 2)
    ENDS 10:15

    CONTENT STRATEGIES: AVoD

    As AVoD continues to do big business globally, managers from leading international platforms Roku, ViX+, FilmRise and Samsung TV Plus discuss their content strategies, opportunities for collaboration and new content.

    David Eilenberg
    VP and head of Roku OriginalsRoku
    Rodrigo Mazon
    EVP, general manager - SVoDViX+ at TelevisaUnivision
    Tejas Shah
    SVP, commercial strategy & analyticsFilmRise
    Jenn Batty
    European head of content acquisitionsSamsung TV Plus
    Moderator Jonathan Webdale
    EditorC21Media.net
    09:30
    HOT PROPERTIES: Started at Content London (Hall 3)
    ENDS 10:15

    HOT PROPERTIES: Started at Content London

    In this Hot Properties session we follow the story of five shows that started their journey at Content London; Tehran, The Reindeer Mafia, Rana Naidu, Bestseller Boy and Mobile 101. We catch up with the producers behind the shows to find out more about the journeys they went on from their early stage conversations at Content London to where they are now.

    Alon Aranya
    Executive producerPaper Plane Productions
    Liisa Penttilä-Asikainen
    ProducerKaiho Republic
    Sunder Aaron
    PartnerLocomotive Global Inc.
    Minna Haapkylä
    Head of scripted contentRabbit Films
    Moderator Stephen Armstrong
    Freelance journalist
    09:30
    COMMISSIONING: International factual (Hansom Hall - St. Pancras)
    ENDS 10:15

    COMMISSIONING: International factual

    Significant global players in the unscripted space detail the strategies driving innovation in their factual content and the areas they’re looking to partner in.

    Mary Donahue
    SVP, development and programmingThe History Channel
    Jessica Schmiedchen
    Director of development, unscripted contentCBC
    Dominique Cutts
    Director of documentary & factual commissioningRed Bull Studios
    Moderator Jordan Pinto
    North American editorC21 Media
  • 10:25
    CONTENT TRENDS: Is the natural history boom about to bust? (Hansom Hall - St. Pancras)
    ENDS 11:10

    CONTENT TRENDS: Is the natural history boom about to bust?

    What’s next for the big natural history docs market? As the world faces increasing global environment issues and events, how are some of the most prolific producers creating content and stories that will resonate and impact people’s views, knowledge and behaviours. And how can they genuinely ensure that the production of these shows is sustainable and affordable.
    More speakers to be announced

    Martha Holmes
    Chief creative officer, natural history and sciencePlimsoll
    Vanessa Berlowitz
    Co-founder/ chief creative officerWildstar Films
    Sarah Peat
    Executive producerNational Geographic Wild International
    Wendy Darke
    CEO and founderTrue to Nature
    Moderator Emma Cox
    Freelance journalist
  • 10:30
    FUNDAMENTALS: New drama coproduction & finance models (Hall 1)
    ENDS 11:15

    FUNDAMENTALS: New drama coproduction & finance models

    What are some of the most innovative and effective models for coproducing and financing drama in the increasingly complex and competitive global entertainment market? We hear from leading players in the drama business about their approaches to financing and developing coproductions, the challenges and risks to overcome and the new opportunities to be had.

    David Davoli
    President, internationalAnonymous Content
    Jennifer Ebell
    SVP, EMEA salesFifth Season (Formerly Endeavor Content)
    Beatriz Campos
    SVP global sales and production financingStudiocanal
    Nick Lee
    Head of acquisitions and internationalChannel 4
    Moderator Dominic Schreiber
    Executive producerColliderscope
    10:30
    FUNDAMENTALS: New revenue streams in FAST (Hall 2)
    ENDS 11:15

    FUNDAMENTALS: New revenue streams in FAST

    FAST is evolving as the “new cable” by almost reverting back to the original TV viewing model. As the growth of FAST breathes new life into linear channels by increasing younger audiences, we explore how to maximise the opportunities this straight-to-consumer model brings. How can FAST create new and alternative revenue streams and what are the strategic issues involved in setting up FAST channels against competitors.

    Gary Woolf
    EVP of strategic developmentAll3Media International
    Solange Attwood
    EVPBlue Ant International
    Mark Garner
    EVP, content licensing and business developmentA+E Media Group
    Beth Anderson
    GM, FAST channelsBBC Studios Americas
    Bea Hegedus
    Executive managing director, distributionVice Media Group
    Moderator Jonathan Webdale
    EditorC21Media.net
    10:30
    NEXT GENERATION PRODUCERS: The Imaginarium (Hall 3)
    ENDS 11:10

    NEXT GENERATION PRODUCERS: The Imaginarium

    The Imaginarium founders Andy Serkis and Jonathan Cavendish discuss the evolution of their work and the new scripted projects, which are set to make an impact internationally.

    Andy Serkis
    FounderThe Imaginarium
    Jonathan Cavendish
    FounderThe Imaginarium
    Moderator Emma Smithwick
    Writer and producerRockfleet Productions Managing
  • 11:20
    CONTENT TRENDS: Stranger than fiction (Hansom Hall - St. Pancras)
    ENDS 12:00

    CONTENT TRENDS: Stranger than fiction

    Where has the ‘stranger than fiction’ genre evolved from and what makes it so popular with audiences and platforms. We hear from leading producers and commissioners about what is driving this trend, what they are making, what they are commissioning and what’s next for the genre.

    Dimitri Doganis
    Chief creative officer and founderRaw TV
    Ari Mark
    Co-founderAmple Entertainment
    Jodi Flynn
    PresidentThe Content Group
    Jo Clinton-Davis
    Controller of factualITV
    Moderator Clive Whittingham
    News editorC21Media
  • 11:30
    CONTENT STRATEGIES: Larry Tanz, Netflix (Hall 1)
    ENDS 12:00

    CONTENT STRATEGIES: Larry Tanz, Netflix

    Larry Tanz joined Netflix in 2014 and today is VP of content for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Based in Amsterdam, Tanz leads across scripted and unscripted series, films, coproductions and acquisitions. In this one-to-one conversation Tanz will discuss his strategy for Netflix in EMEA and look ahead at what is to come.

    Larry Tanz
    VP content, EMEANetflix
    Moderator Nico Franks
    Editor of Channel21 international and senior reporterC21Media
    11:30
    CONTENT TRENDS: Content Opportunities in the new frontier - Web3 (Hall 2)
    ENDS 12:15

    CONTENT TRENDS: Content Opportunities in the new frontier - Web3

    In this content trends panel discussion, brand leaders provide insight into the expansion of IP into Web3 and discuss how to navigate the frontier – including creative and monetisation opportunities.

    Dawn Olmstead
    CEOAnonymous Content
    Owain Walbyoff
    Chief commercial officerBanijay
    Scott Greenberg
    CEOBlockchain Creative Labs, Fox Entertainment
    Moderator Adam Cunningham
    Chief strategy officerAllied Global Marketing
  • 12:15
    CONTENT STRATEGIES: David Stapf, CBS (Hall 1)
    ENDS 12:45

    CONTENT STRATEGIES: David Stapf, CBS

    David Stapf, president, CBS Studios oversees all of the studio’s programme development, production and international coproductions for broadcast, cable and streaming platforms.  We delve deeper into his content strategy and the opportunities for wider international collaboration.

    David Stapf
    PresidentCBS Studios
    Moderator Carrie Stein
    President global scripted televisionDynamic Television
    12:15
    THE BIG PICTURE (Hall 3)
    ENDS 13:00

    THE BIG PICTURE

    The Big Picture Network is an initiative created by C21Media to help companies in the international entertainment business do better across four verticals: inclusivity & diversity, sustainability & environment, business practice & operations and content & storytelling. In this session industry leaders championing change in these verticals discuss how they’re fostering positive change through new content, storytelling and supporting talent.

    Georgia Arnold
    Senior vice president, international social responsibilityParamount
    Miura Kite
    EVP of global televisionParticipant
    Nahrein Kemp
    Creative diversity partnerITV
    Jaimie D’Cruz
    Creative directorAcme TV
    Moderator Bo Stehmeier
    CEOOff the Fence
    12:15
    FUNDAMENTALS: Unscripted - Where's the money? (Hansom Hall - St. Pancras)
    ENDS 13:00

    FUNDAMENTALS: Unscripted - Where's the money?

    Leading executives from across the global business discuss the current funding models for unscripted content and how these are evolving, how they are developing and financing new projects and how producers can access them.
    More speakers to be announced

    Paul Heaney
    Founder and CEOBossaNova
    Solange Attwood
    EVPBlue Ant International
    Camilla Cope
    Commercial directorGreenbird Media
    Ed Havard
    Senior vice president, unscripted programmingUniversal International Studios
    Polly Scates
    Senior acquisitions managerChannel 4
    Moderator J.C. Mills
    President and head of contentCineflix Productions
  • 12:30
    CONTENT STRATEGIES: Lauren Anderson, Amazon Studios (Hall 2)
    ENDS 13:00

    CONTENT STRATEGIES: Lauren Anderson, Amazon Studios

    As head of AVoD original content and programming for Amazon Studios, Lauren Anderson oversees all ad-supported programming, including creative development, strategy, production, licensing, scheduling, research and operations for Amazon Freevee, available in the US, UK and Germany, and exclusive FAST linear channels on Prime Video and Amazon Freevee. Additionally, Anderson recently assumed responsibility for the programming strategy, development and execution of all unscripted content across Amazon Studios, including SVoD, AVoD, and linear. In this one-to-one conversation, Anderson will drill down on the programming strategy for Amazon Freevee, the increasing popularity of AVoD in the industry, and discuss the future vision for the business.

    Lauren Anderson
    Head of AVoD original content and programmingAmazon Studios
    Moderator Jordan Pinto
    North American editorC21 Media
  • 13:00
    Networking Lunch (served at Kings Place and St. Pancras Hotel) (Hall 1)
    ENDS 15:00

    Networking Lunch (served at Kings Place and St. Pancras Hotel)

  • 13:30
    SPEED NETWORKING (Battlebridge Room only) (Hall 1)
    ENDS 14:30

    SPEED NETWORKING (Battlebridge Room only)

    A number of key speakers and industry executives are taking part in this year’s enhanced speed-networking programme. The series of 10-minute meetings hosted by buyers, media lawyers, distributors and financers, will take place throughout the extended lunch breaks (1.30pm-2.30pm) in the Battlebridge Room at Kings Place for Drama, and the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel for Formats and Factual.

    All meetings are now full. To enquire about any potential last minute availability head to the venue and speak to the room manager.

    13:30
    Focus on Finland lunchtime presentation (Hall 2)
    ENDS 14:30

    Focus on Finland lunchtime presentation

    Focus on Finland Showcase presents the hottest upcoming drama productions from Finnish talent. Projects will be presented to you by their writers and producers. Come and enjoy this handful of carefully selected productions that are all seeking international partners. After the presentations, we’ll enjoy a tasty lunch where you can network with Finnish talent.

    Focus on Finland promotes the visibility and international awareness of Finnish content. The partners joining Audiovisual Producers Finland – APFI are YLE, the Finnish Film Foundation, Elisa Viihde and Film in Finland.

    Productions being presented:

    1. The Paradise (season 2), Reelmedia
    2. Spiral, Welhofilmi & Poolgirl Productions
    3. Nordic Police Force (NoPoFo), Ilkkas’ Creative Studio
    4. A Good Family, Vertigo
    5.Summer of Sorrow, Rabbit Films
    6. All the Sins (season 3), MRP Matila Röhr Productions

    13:30
    Screen Scotland Lunchtime Presentation (Hall 3)
    ENDS 14:30

    Screen Scotland Lunchtime Presentation

    Join Screen Scotland and the team behind Prime Video UK Original Series THE RIG including Derek Wax (Executive Producer), Suzanne Reid (Producer), David Macpherson (Writer), and representatives from Prime Video to explore how the show came to life, including how they came to make the show in Scotland, their experience of the local talent, studio infrastructure, locations, support and incentives.
    The lunchtime panel will be chaired by Steven Little (Head of Production, Screen Scotland).

  • 15:00
    KEYNOTE SESSION: Universal Studio Group (Hall 1)
    ENDS 15:45

    KEYNOTE SESSION: Universal Studio Group

    Pearlena Igbokwe is the chairman of Universal Studio Group (USG), where she leads its four studios – Universal Television (UTV), Universal Content Productions (UCP), Universal Television Alternative Studios (UTAS) and Universal International Studios (UIS) – and oversees a slate of around 120 projects across more than 25 platforms. In this keynote, Igbokwe will be joined by studio heads Toby Gorman (UTAS), Beatrice Springborn (UCP & UIS) and Erin Underhill (UTV) to discuss the group’s content priorities, future goals and trends shaping the industry landscape.

    Pearlena Igbokwe
    ChairmanUniversal Studio Group
    Toby Gorman
    PresidentUniversal Television Alternative Studio
    Beatrice Springborn
    PresidentUniversal International Studios and UCP
    Erin Underhill
    PresidentUniversal Television
    Moderator Jordan Pinto
    North American editorC21 Media
    15:00
    DRAMA QUARTERLY: HOT PROPERTIES, The Vanishing Triangle, Dreamland and Boiling Point (Hall 2)
    ENDS 15:45

    DRAMA QUARTERLY: HOT PROPERTIES, The Vanishing Triangle, Dreamland and Boiling Point

    This Hot Properties session shines a light on three upcoming dramas that all appear in the DQ100 2022/23, Drama Quarterly’s curated selection of the most exciting and ambitious new series coming to the small screen and the actors, directors and writers involved in making them.
    We hear how the projects were created, developed, packaged and sold from those closest to the project. This session features: The Vanishing Triangle, Dreamland and Boiling Point.

     

    The Vanishing Triangle

     

    Show description to follow

     

    Speakers:
    Ivan Kavanagh, creator and executive producer
    Alon Aranya, executive producer
    AnneMarie Naughton, executive producer
    Ana Habajec, executive producer

     

    Dreamland

     

    Show description to follow

     

    Speakers:
    Clelia Mountford, co-founder, Merman
    Ellie Heydon, director
    Freema Agyeman, actress

     

    Boiling Point

     

    The hugely successful, multi award-winning feature film Boiling Point is coming to BBC One and iPlayer as a new drama series. Picking up six months on from where the film left off, Boiling Point will see Sous Chef Carly (Vinette Robinson) as Head Chef at her own restaurant, with many of the film’s original cast reprising their roles alongside her – including Stephen Graham as Andy and Hannah Walters as Emily. The series will reunite the film’s co-writer and director Philip Barantini, who will helm the first two episodes and co-writer James Cummings alongside producers Hester Ruoff and Bart Ruspoli. When it was first released as a film in 2021, Boiling Point was met with huge critical acclaim and was nominated worldwide for over 20 awards in multiple categories, including four BAFTA nominations and 11 BIFA nominations, delivering four BIFA wins, two National Film Awards and four Taormina Film Festival Awards.

    Speakers:
    Philip Barantini, co-writer/director
    Hester Ruoff, executive producer
    Bart Ruspoli, executive producers

    Ivan Kavanagh
    Writer, creatorPark Films
    Alon Aranya
    Executive producerPaper Plane Productions
    AnneMarie Naughton
    Executive producer
    Ana Habajec
    Executive producerPark Films
    Clelia Mountford
    Co-founder/ executive producerMerman
    Ellie Heydon
    Director for TV & TheatreMerman
    Philip Barantini
    Director, writer and producerMade Up Productions
    Hester Ruoff
    Actress and producerAscendant Fox
    Bart Ruspoli
    ProducerAscendant Fox
    Moderator Michael Pickard
    Editor, Drama QuarterlyC21Media
    15:00
    THE FRAPA SESSIONS: Protecting your formats (Hansom Hall - St. Pancras)
    ENDS 15:30

    THE FRAPA SESSIONS: Protecting your formats

    Five things you need to know about protecting your format

    Jan Salling
    Head of BBC Studios Nordics - formats and productionCo-chairman of FRAPA
    Nick Smith
    EVP formatsAll3Media International
  • 15:45
    COMMISSIONING: High-end documentaries (Hansom Hall - St. Pancras)
    ENDS 16:30

    COMMISSIONING: High-end documentaries

    Leaders from the international high-end doc space discuss how the format is evolving, their strategies for the year ahead and coproduction opportunities.

    Poppy Dixon
    Director, documentaries and factualSky
    Stephen Segaller   
    VP ProgrammingThe WNET Group
    Hamish Fergusson
    Commissioning editor for documentariesBBC
  • 16:00
    CASE STUDY: Accused (Hall 1)
    ENDS 16:45

    CASE STUDY: Accused

    ACCUSED is a new collection of 15 intense, topical stories of crime and punishment. Each episode is a fast-paced provocative thriller, exploring a different crime, in a different city with an entirely original cast. Every story opens in a courtroom on the defendant, with viewers knowing nothing about their crime or how circumstance led to prosecution.

    Make no mistake, this is not a procedural. There are no cops or detectives leading us through an investigation. Because each episode is told from the defendant’s point of view. In most crime shows, the ongoing question is who-done-it. Accused poses two very different questions: Who’s the victim and what’s the crime? The victim could be anyone in the defendant’s life – a friend, a family member, a co-worker, a lover, a stranger.  And the crime is often something we didn’t see coming. It’s never a straight line. Ordinary people are placed in extraordinary situations that push them to cross a line they can never step back from. Expectations are constantly subverted with red-herrings and unexpected twists that will keep our viewers guessing until the end.

    In this Content London exclusive case study Howard Gordon and the creative team take us through how the concept for the show came about, how it was creatively realised and show some exclusive clips.

    Howard Gordon
    Executive producer, showrunner
    Lauren Stein
    EVP, drama developmentSony Pictures Television Studios
    Michael Thorn
    President of entertainmentFox Entertainment
    Michael Chiklis
    Director, actorAccused
    Moderator Michael Pickard
    Editor, Drama QuarterlyC21Media
  • 18:00
    C21Media's International Drama Awards (Hall 1)
    ENDS 19:00

    C21Media's International Drama Awards

    Kings Place, Hall One
    6.00pm – 7.00pm

    (All delegates welcome)

    Featuring 12 categories and judged by over 100 of the world’s
    leading drama commissioners, C21’s International Drama Awards are
    by the business, for the business.

    In 2022 we received over 500 entries from around the globe. Now
    celebrating our tenth year, we invite drama summit delegates to
    celebrate the best in the business.

    Join us for drinks on the Conference Level after the ceremony.

    Click here to see more.

    18:00
    Networking Cocktail (Music Foyer - Kings Place) (Hall 2)
    ENDS 21:00

    Networking Cocktail (Music Foyer - Kings Place)

  • 18:30
    BATTLEBRIDGE NETWORKING LOUNGE: Closing party sponsored by Universal Studio Group (Hall 1)
    ENDS 20:30

    BATTLEBRIDGE NETWORKING LOUNGE: Closing party sponsored by Universal Studio Group

  • 19:00
    FIFA World Cup 2022 at Content London (Hansom Hall - St. Pancras)
    ENDS 22:00

    FIFA World Cup 2022 at Content London

    Watch the World Cup in style each evening as we screen the 7pm matches in the historic Hansom Hall. With a fully stocked bar and 10-metre screen, you won’t miss a minute of the action!