Nicolas Steil, President and CEO of The Iris Group based in Luxembourg talks about the impact soft money from Luxembourg can have in a European market where budgets are falling.
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Executives from BBC Studios and prodcos Funfar Films Oy, Finland and Iceland’s Glassriver Productions share insight into trends and opportunities in the region.
Dermot Horan, Director of Acquisitions & Coproduction, RTE and Larry Bass, CEO of prodco ShinAwiL discuss production, tax breaks and business opportunities in Ireland post-Brexit.
Belgium is a creative country and Elly Vervloet, International Drama Executive, VRT, explains how the PSB broadcaster is open to collaboration with producers from the UK and beyond.
APC Studios’ CEO Emmanuelle Guilbart and Pernel Media’s Samuel Kissous talks about trend in the French market and collaborating with UK producers.
Charles Lei, CEO of Thunder Communications International and Qin Xiaoming, Deputy Director of International Distribution & Acquisition, Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation share advice about how to break into the Chinese market.
With bases across Europe, Red Arrow Studios International, Bo Stehmeier talks about how the traditional coproduction model is evolving into co-financing in Europe.
With platforms launching SVOD services CEO, Banijay Rights Tim Mutimer talks about how increased competition in the market place is fuelling an appetite for acquisitions.
Carrie Stein, EVP Global Scripted TV Series, Kew Media talks about producing drama is adapting to the ultra-competitive TV landscape in the US.
CEO DCD Rights Nicky Davis Williams explains how the role of the distributor is changing and Clare Laycock, VP Head of Channels TLC & ID, Discovery Networks UK & Ireland talks commissioning strategy.
Head of Scripted and Acquisitions, NV Studios, Witney Tucker talks about the opportunities for production and collaboration in the market in South Africa.
Blue Ant Media is actively look for coproduction opportunities and EVP International, Solange Attwood talks about its channel business, production and distribution strategy.
British-Chinese documentary, Tales from Modern China, (pictured) produced by Lion TV and Jiangsu Broadcasting Corp was heralded as a proof of the internationalisation of the Chinese market. Anticipating our Focus on China session at this year’s Festival, we have spoken to JBC’s Qin Xaoming and Thunder Communications International’s Charles Lei. Watch their clips to find out how to capitalise on new opportunities in the territory and navigate the market’s specific requirements.
In a Post-Brexit Europe, Ireland would emerge as the only English-speaking territory in the Union (except Malta.) Both Director of Acquisitions & Coproduction, RTE, Dermot Horan and CEO of independent production company, ShinAwiL Larry Bass see this as a golden opportunity for Ireland and UK companies with an appetite to coproduce in the territory. RTE’s Canadian coproduction Acceptable Risk (pictured) is indicative of the content coming out of the territory.
Carrie Stein, EVP Global Scripted TV Series, Kew Media
Dermot Horan, Director of Acquisitions & Coproduction, RTE
JAN SALLING, Head of Nordic Productions, BBC Studios
Emmanuelle Guilbart, CEO and Co-funder APC Studios
Nicolas Steil, President & CEO, The Iris Group
Hordur Runarsson, Co-founder Glassriver Productions
Bo Stehmeier, President, Red Arrow Studios International
Charles Lei, Founder & CEO, Thunder Communications International
Nicky Davies Williams, CEO, DCD Rights
Elly Vervloet, International Drama Executive, VRT
Tim Mutimer, CEO, Banijay Rights
Larry Bass, CEO ShinAwiL
Timo Vierimaa, Founder, Funfar Films Oy
Witney Tucker, Head of Scripted and Acquisitions, NV Studios
Qin Xiaoming, Deputy Director of International Distribution & Acquisition, Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation
Solange Attwood, EVP International, Blue Ant Media
Clare Laycock, VP Head of channels TLC & ID, Discovery Networks UK & Ireland