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  • 08:00
    Registration and continental breakfast
    ENDS 09:00

    Registration and continental breakfast

  • 09:00
    State of the Unscripted Nation (Hall 1 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 09:45

    State of the Unscripted Nation

    Leading executives outline the current shape and future direction of the global unscripted content business. What creative and commercial pressures currently impact the sector and which models will prove successful in future?

    Moderator: Mike Beale, Director International Formats, ITV Studios

    Hilary Rosen
    Deputy director of commissioningUKTV
    Mary E. Donahue
    Senior vice president, development and programmingHistory
    Lucas Green
    Head of contentBanijay Group
    Sarah Edwards
    Creative director and head of future formats teamSony Pictures Television
    Avi Armoza
    Founder and CEOArmoza Formats
    Moderator Mike Beale
    Managing director, Nordics & global creative networkITV Studios
  • 09:45
    New Models, New Formats, New Partnerships (Hall 1 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 10:30

    New Models, New Formats, New Partnerships

    As new production and finance models emerge that leverage brand relationships, this session explores how The Story Lab is partnering with indie producers in new ways to allow them to create formats and get them on-air around the world.

    Moderator: Mark Rowland, Chair, C21 Media

    Michael Iskas
    PresidentStory Lab
    David Flynn
    Co-founderYoungest Media
    Jonathan Levi
    Executive producerRenegade Pictures
  • 10:30
    Keynote Interview: Alison Kirkham, BBC (Hall 1 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 11:00

    Keynote Interview: Alison Kirkham, BBC

    Alison became controller of factual commissioning for the BBC in 2015. Since then, the factual department has garnered immense critical acclaim and many awards, including Baftas for Blue Planet II, Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum & Dad and Murdered for Being Different; RTS Programme Awards for Hospital, Exodus, Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents and World War One Remembered: Passchendale – For the Fallen; and Grierson Awards for Muslims Like Us and Forces of Nature with Brian Cox.

    Alison’s commissions include the the Bafta-winning documentary Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum & Dad, and she was the commissioning executive producer on the BBC’s coverage of the recent Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and secured their exclusive engagement interview.

    Moderator: David Glover, Founder, 72 Films

    Alison Kirkham
    Controller of factual commissioningBBC
    Moderator David Glover
    Founder72 Films
  • 11:00
    NETWORKING BREAK (Hall 1 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 11:30


  • 11:30
    Unscripted Focus: Channel 5 (Hall 1 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 12:00

    Unscripted Focus: Channel 5

    The factual and factual-entertainment commissioning team from Viacom-owned UK terrestrial Channel 5 outline their programming requirements and opportunities for 2019 and beyond.

    Moderator: Cat Lewis, CEO and Executive Producer, Nine Lives Media

    Emma Westcott
    Commissioning editor, factualChannel 5
    Daniel Pearl
    Commissioning editorChannel 5
    Moderator Cat Lewis
    CEO and Executive ProducerNine Lives Media
  • 12:00
    What Buyers Want: US (Hall 1 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 12:45

    What Buyers Want: US

    This session asks what some of the leading US factual buyers are looking for in 2019 and beyond and explores the opportunities for international partnerships.

    Moderator: Danny Fenton, CEO, Zig Zag Productions

    Winona Meringolo
    senior vice president of developmentInvestigation Discovery
    Brad Holcman
    Senior director, non-fiction and alternative programmingA+E Networks
    Dan Korn
    VP programming and head of history and crime+investigationA+E Networks UK
    Andrew O'Connell
    Vice president of development and productionDiscovery
    Moderator Danny Fenton
    CEO and executive chairmanZig Zag Productions
  • 12:45
    One-on-one: Marc Juris, WE tv (Hall 1 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 13:15

    One-on-one: Marc Juris, WE tv

    In conversation with Marc Juris. Marc is a uniquely talented creative executive with a proven track record of creating and developing brands and compelling original content for television and digital platforms across numerous networks. As president and general manager of WE tv, he oversees all aspects of the network’s creative and business functions, including original programme development and production, scheduling and acquisitions, all marketing, advertising and promotional efforts and long and short-term planning and strategy.

    Moderator: Ian Moffitt, Agent, ICM Partners

    Marc Juris
    PresidentWE tv
    Moderator Ian Moffitt
    AgentICM Partners
  • 13:15
    NETWORKING LUNCH (Hall 1 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 14:15


  • 14:15
    What Buyers Want: International (Hall 1 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 15:00

    What Buyers Want: International

    This session examines the trends at large in international unscripted commissioning and uncovers what some of the world’s leading channels are looking to develop to bolster their future schedules.

    Moderator: Lisa Perrin, CEO creative networks, Endemol Shine Group

    Carlyn Staudt
    EVP Love Nature programming and developmentLove Nature
    Julien Degroote
    Head of non-scripted commissioning and format developmentFrance TF1
    Axel Arno
    Commissioning editorSVT Documentaries
    Simon Raikes
    Commissioning executive producerNational Geographic
    Moderator Lisa Perrin
    CEOCreative Networks, Endemol Shine Group
  • 15:00
    Development Slate: Transatlantic Strategies (Hall 1 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 15:45

    Development Slate: Transatlantic Strategies

    Leading producers from the UK and the US take us inside their development slates to reveal their production pipelines and explain their strategies for future content development and international partnerships.

    Moderator: Clive Whittingham, News editor, C21 Media

    Sumi Connock
    Creative director of formatsBBC Studios
    Tara Long
    EVP, alternative programming, televisionEntertainment One
    Solange Attwood
    EVPBlue Ant International
    Moderator Clive Whittingham
    News editorC21 Media
  • 15:45
    Exploring the New Finance Frontier (Hall 1 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 16:30

    Exploring the New Finance Frontier

    There are plenty of non-traditional sources of development and production finance available to unscripted producers these days, ranging from telcos to VC funds to brands and beyond. This session explores the pros and cons, in terms of creative control, rights retention and strings attached.

    Moderator: Ben Barrett, Joint managing director, Drive

    John Nolan
    Managing director of entertainment venturesPublicis Media
    Arun Maljaars
    Director, content & channelsInsight
    Danny Fenton
    CEO and executive chairmanZig Zag Productions
    Kate Beal
    CEOWoodcut Media
    Moderator Ben Barrett
    Joint managing directorDrive
  • 16:30
    Case Study: All Together Now (Hall 1 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 17:15

    Case Study: All Together Now

    With Endemol Shine Group’s hit UK format All Together Now licensed into more than 11 territories worldwide, we meet the team behind the original BBC1 series and look at its adaptation into Europe’s largest TV market and other global territories.

    Moderator: Charles Lauder, CEO, Indie Club

    Lisa Perrin
    CEOCreative Networks, Endemol Shine Group
    James Fox
    Joint managing director Remarkable Television
    Rachel Ashdown
    Commissioning editorBBC
    Tom Sänger
    Head of entertainment, daytime and daily drama series RTL
  • 17:15
    One-on-One: Doug Ross, Evolution Media (Hall 1 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 18:00

    One-on-One: Doug Ross, Evolution Media

    In conversation with Doug Ross. Doug is the founder of the independent US production company Evolution Media (acquired by MGM in 2017), and heads up the company’s varied slate of reality programmes. Currently, he is executive producer of MTV’s reboot of The Hills, E!’s Botched and Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and its spin-off Vanderpump Rules, as well as the franchise that started it all, The Real Housewives of Orange County.

    Doug is considered an innovator in the reality television genre, having created TV’s first teen docu-drama, Disney’s Bug Juice, and is also known for challenging convention with Bravo’s controversial gay dating series Boy Meets Boy and the network’s docu-series Gay Weddings.

    Moderator: Mark Rowland, Chair, C21 Media

    Douglas Ross
    Founder & PresidentEvolution Media
  • 18:00
    Closing Cocktails
    ENDS 19:00

    Closing Cocktails