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  • 08:00
    Registration and Continental Breakfast (Kings Place)
    ENDS 00:00

    Registration and Continental Breakfast

    Breakfast will be served 8am-9am.

  • 09:00
    The Future of Unscripted (Hall 2 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 10:00

    The Future of Unscripted

    Leading unscripted executives set the scene for a focused day of debate around the biggest topical issues and opportunities facing the global unscripted business. How are business models evolving? Who’s buying what? What are the threats, opportunities? In a world of constant change what does the next five years look like for the global uscripted business, and what happens next?
    Moderated by: Clive Whittingham, news editor, C21Media

    Jane Root
    Founder and CEONutopia
    Natalka Znak
    PresidentZnack & Co
    Elaine Frontain Bryant
    Executive vice president and head of programmingA&E Network
    Matt Pritchard
    Executive vice president, unscripted programming, televisioneOne
    Moderator Clive Whittingham
    News editorC21Media
  • 10:00
    KEYNOTE: Luke Hyams - YouTube (Hall 2 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 10:30

    KEYNOTE: Luke Hyams - YouTube

    In this keynote interview, Hyams will outline YouTube’s EMEA unscripted originals content strategy, new slate and the raft of collaboration opportunities available to producers.
    Moderated by: Kat Hebden, managing director, Shotglass Media

    Luke Hyams
    Head of originalsYouTube in EMEA
    Moderator Kat Hebden
    Managing directorShotglass
  • 10:30
    KEYNOTE: Courteney Monroe, National Geographic (Hall 2 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 11:00

    KEYNOTE: Courteney Monroe, National Geographic

    In this keynote interview, Monroe will take to the stage to outline her National Geographic unscripted content and feature documentary strategy, new slate and collaboration opportunities for the global business.
    Moderated by: James Rampton, TV feature writer, The i, The Independent

    Courteney Monroe
    PresidentNational Geographic Global Television Network
    Moderator James Rampton
    TV feature writerThe i, The Independent
  • 11:00
    Coffee Break (Kings Place)
    ENDS 11:30

    Coffee Break

  • 11:30
    TRENDS: Shortform Content Opportunity (Hall 2 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 12:15

    TRENDS: Shortform Content Opportunity

    With the rise of new platforms commissioning shortform content, the big budgets in play have peaked the interest of even the most sceptical producer. In this session, innovators in the shortform space discuss why it’s finally being taken seriously as a content form in its own right, the huge opportunities available and how you can reach audiences to create a commercial hit.
    Moderated by: Danny Fenton, CEO and executive chairman, Zig Zag Productions

    Jonathan Pascoe
    Head of digital videoMTV International
    Joe Caporoso
    Adesua Okosun
    director and producerBlack Verse Studios
    Neely Shamam
    EVP of programming and developmentFicto
    Moderator Danny Fenton
    CEO and executive chairmanZig Zag Productions
  • 12:15
    OPPORTUNITY: Building Audiences Through Social with Facebook (Hall 2 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 13:00

    OPPORTUNITY: Building Audiences Through Social with Facebook

    In this fireside chat Dan Biddle, strategic partner manager, entertainment, Facebook and Sam Barcroft, CEO, Barcroft Studios will discuss partnering with Facebook to build audiences and commercial models, maximising the tools available to producers and the wider opportunities available across the platform.
    Moderated by: Kate Bulkley, journalist and media commentator

    Dan Biddle
    Strategic partner manager, entertainmentFacebook
    Sam Barcroft
    CEOBarcroft Studios
    Moderator Kate Bulkley
    Journalist and media commentator
  • 13:00
    Networking Lunch (Kings Place)
    ENDS 14:00

    Networking Lunch

  • 14:00
    OPPORTUNITY: How to Develop Funding Partnerships with Brands - a focus on Starbucks (Hall 2 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 14:45

    OPPORTUNITY: How to Develop Funding Partnerships with Brands - a focus on Starbucks

    As the SVoD space continues to grow and open up opportunities for global unscripted content how do producers find new ways of financing shows and what are the new brand partnership potentials? This is Football, 6 part docu series for Amazon Prime was produced by UK Indie October Films in collaboration with Spanish production company Brutal Media and global coffee brand Starbucks. In this session we hear more about how the partnership between the producers and Starbucks came about and worked in practice and we find out more about the Starbucks strategy for future investment in TV content.
    Moderated by: Ed Waller, editorial director, C21Media

    Haley Drage
    Vice president corporate affairs, EMEAStarbucks
    Raimon Masllorens
    Managing director and ownerBrutal Media
    Jos Cushing
    Head of factual U.KOctober films
    Moderator Ed Waller
    Editorial directorC21Media
  • 14:45
    KEYNOTE: Amazon Studios Europe (Hall 2 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 15:30

    KEYNOTE: Amazon Studios Europe

    In this Amazon Studios focused session, European unscripted heads for the UK, Italy, France, Germany and Spain will set out their local and collaborative original content strategies. They’ll also discuss how Amazon Studios is positioning itself across the European unscripted landscape and reveal opportunities for international collaboration.
    Moderated by: Emma Cox, journalist

    Dan Grabiner
    Head of unscripted, UKAmazon Studios
    Nicole Morganti
    Head of unscripted Italian originalsAmazon Studios
    Thomas Dubois
    Head of unscripted originalsAmazon Studios France
    Philip Pratt
    Head of German originalsAmazon Studios
    Oscar Prol
    Senior development executiveAmazon Studios
  • 15:30
    TRENDS: Untapping the Potential of Podcasts (Hall 2 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 16:15

    TRENDS: Untapping the Potential of Podcasts

    A panel of innovators in the audio space will explore how podcasts have emerged as a key source of original IP and an inexpensive way to test out new ideas whilst shedding traditional creative restraints. They’ll also reveal how TV and audio entertainment can collaborate to tap into, grow and engage wider audiences and build your brand.
    Further speakers to be announced
    Moderated by: James Purnell, director radio and education, BBC

    James Cator
    Head of podcast partnerships EMEASpotify
    Tim Hammond
    Executive directorListen Entertainment
    James Cooper
    Co-creator and co-hostMy Dad Wrote A Porno
    Kirsty Hunter
    Managing director and founderStoryHunter
    Moderator James Purnell
    Director radio and educationBBC
  • 16:15
    OPPORTUNITY: The New Niche Platforms (Hall 2 - Kings Place)
    ENDS 17:00

    OPPORTUNITY: The New Niche Platforms

    Leading and new niche players discuss their acquisition and original content strategies, how they’re designing business models which are disrupting the disruptors, and reveal opportunities for coproduction with international partners to drive audiences and maintain their unique market position.
    Moderated by: Kate Bulkley, journalist and media commentator

    Gregor Angus
    Founder and CEOTrueRoyalty TV
    Ellen Windemuth
    Founder and CEOThe WaterBear Network
    Arun Maljaars
    Director content and channelsInsight TV
    Philip Webb
    Moderator Kate Bulkley
    Journalist and media commentator
  • 17:00
    Closing Cocktail (Music Foyer - Kings Place)
    ENDS 19:00

    Closing Cocktail