Angie Stephenson & Dan McDermott

SVP Scripted Development, BBC Studios LA & Head Scripted Programming for BBC Studios & Lionsgate TV Partnership BBC Studios LA & Lionsgate TV
  • Genre: Comedy; Drama;
  • Location: United States
  • Budget: Varies by project
  • Specialism: Production & Distribution;
 

Nathaniel Grouille

Director, Non-fiction Series Netflix
  • Genre: Factual;
  • Location: United States
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Sean Hancock

Director, Non-fiction Series Netflix
  • Genre: Factual;
  • Location: United States
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Jodi Flynn

President The Content Group
  • Genre: Unscripted;
  • Location: United States
  • Specialism: Producers;
 

Mansi Darbar

Head – Acquisitions & Operations Applause Entertainment, a Content & IP Creation Studio
  • Genre: Comedy; Drama; Crime; Horror;
  • Location: India
  • Budget: Depends on the genre and concept
  • Specialism: Producers;
 

Simon Raikes

Commissioning Editor National Geographic
  • Genre: Factual; Specialist Factual; TBC;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Budget: Plenty big enough to tempt.
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Bilaal Hoosein

Director of Programmes Al Jazeera English
  • Genre: Factual; Politics; Documentaries; Non-scripted;
  • Location:
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Abdulla Al Najjar

Executive Director, Global Brand & Communications Al Jazeera Media Network
  • Genre: News & Current Affairs; Science; Culture; Economy; Technology; Humanity;
  • Location: Qatar
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Laura Luckenbaugh

Manager, International Programming and Development AMC / Sundance TV / BBC America
  • Genre: Drama; Dramedy;
  • Location: United States
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Alex Maldini

Vice President Sales & Acquisitions Blue Ant Media

Video interview

  • Genre: Factual; Non-scripted;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Commissioners; Distributors; Producers; Production & Distribution;
 

Tyler Massey

Global Co-Production & Development Producer Storyworld Entertainment
  • Genre: Comedy; Drama; Scripted;
  • Location: United States
  • Budget: varies by project
  • Specialism: Production & Distribution;
 

Fei Han

CEO CHS Media
  • Genre: Scripted; Feature Film;
  • Location: China
  • Specialism: Producers;
 

Crystine Zhang

Managing Director Shandong Film & TV Media International
  • Genre: Scripted;
  • Location: United States
  • Specialism: Production & Distribution;
 

Huiming Chen

CEO Beijing Zhongkai Guanghui Cultural Development Co., Ltd
  • Genre: Scripted; Feature Film;
  • Location: China
  • Specialism: Production & Distribution;
 

Fozia Khan

Commissioning Editor, Documentaries Channel 4
  • Genre: Documentaries;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Dr Simone Emmelius

SVP International Fiction – Coproduction & Acquisition ZDF
  • Genre: Drama; Feature Film;
  • Location: Germany
  • Budget: 80-100 Mio €
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Ben Powell-Jones

Head of Programming LADbible Group
  • Genre: Other; Lifestyle Entertainment;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Commissioners; Online; Producers;
 

Steve Carson

Senior Head of Multi-Platform Commissioning, Scotland Commissioning BBC
  • Genre: All; Cross-genre;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Budget: £55 million
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Denise Seneviratne

Commissioning Editor Channel 5
  • Genre: Factual; Formats; Documentaries;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Yonni Usiskin

Creative Director VICE Studios
  • Genre: Entertainment; Factual; Factual Entertainment;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Producers;
 

Phil Bernie

Head of TV Sport BBC
  • Genre: Sport;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Marvyn Benoit

Commissioning Editor Sky
  • Genre: Entertainment; Factual Entertainment;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Jo Smith

Executive Editor, BBC THREE BBC
  • Genre: TBC;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Adam Black

Senior Factual Acquisitions Executive Banijay Rights
  • Genre: Factual; Factual Entertainment; Reality; Crime; Non-scripted; Lifestyle Entertainment; History;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Distributors; Production & Distribution;
 

Aisling O’Connor

Head of TV Commissioning, BBC England BBC
  • Genre: Factual Entertainment; News & Current Affairs; Documentaries; Short form; Talent-led;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Adam Barker

Channel Executive, BBC TWO BBC
  • Genre: All;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Jocelyn Hamilton

President – Canada, Television Entertainment One
  • Genre: Non-scripted; Scripted; All;
  • Location: Canada
  • Budget: $2 million per episode - $10 million per episode
  • Specialism: Producers;
 

Luci Sanan

SVP Acquisitions & Business Development The Story Lab
  • Genre: Drama; Entertainment; Formats; Scripted;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Budget: Depends on project
  • Specialism: Production & Distribution;
 

Kate Morey

Commissioning Editor Channel 5
  • Genre: Factual; Factual Entertainment; TBC;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Tom Beck

Head of Live Events and Commissioning Editor, Entertainment Channel 4
  • Genre: Entertainment;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Budget: All levels
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Daniel Louw

Commissioning Editor Channel 5
  • Genre: All except Scripted;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Budget: Variable, but around 100k is normally our starting position. More if it’s ambitious.
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Leo Becker

International Acquisitions & Coproductions Manager Federation Entertainment
  • Genre: Drama; Documentaries;
  • Location: France
  • Specialism: Production & Distribution;
 

Roald Schigt

Head of Content Acquisitions Talpa TV
  • Genre: Entertainment; Factual; Factual Entertainment; Reality; Game & Quiz shows; Travel; Lifestyle; Documentaries; Scripted Formats; Scripted;
  • Location: The Netherlands
  • Specialism: Distributors;
 

Laura Crowson

Senior Director of Development Discovery Channel US & Science Channel US
  • Genre: Factual; Factual Entertainment; Specialist Factual; Documentaries;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Budget: 250K – 600K USD
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Shelly Tatro

SVP Development & Programming A+E Network
  • Genre: Reality; TBC; Non-fiction; Alternative;
  • Location: United States
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Mary Donahue

SVP, Development & Programming, History A+E Networks
  • Genre: Factual; TBC;
  • Location: United States
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Gemma Boswell

Head of Development, Drama Channel 4
  • Genre: Drama; Scripted;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Hassan Rumani

Head of Content Funding UKTV
  • Genre: Comedy; Drama; Entertainment; Factual Entertainment; Cross-genre; Ob-docs;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Paul Hembury & Helen O’Donnell

Director of Talent & Head of Development TalentWorks, BBC Studios
  • Genre: All; Cross-genre;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Talent Managers;
 

Laura Sheeter & Ruth Barnes

Co-founder / Director CHALK & BLADE
  • Genre: All; Audio; Cross-genre;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Budget: Project dependent
  • Specialism: Producers; Podcast Production;
 

Niamh Hargan

Entertainment Attorney SmithDehn LLP
  • Genre: All; Legal & Business Affairs;
  • Location: United States
  • Specialism: Lawyers;
 

Clare Laycock

SVP Head of Lifestyle & Entertainment Brands Discovery UK

Video interview

  • Genre: Lifestyle; Unscripted; Non-scripted; Lifestyle Entertainment;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Rebecca Fenton

Head of Development – Scripted (Primetime and Young Adult) Lime Pictures
  • Genre: Comedy; Drama; Scripted Comedy; Scripted Formats; Scripted; Young Adult Drama;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Producers;
 

David Brindley

Head of Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment Commissioning BBC
  • Genre: Entertainment; Factual; Factual Entertainment; Formats; Popular Factual;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Budget: £40m+
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Dominique Cutts

Content Development Executive Red Bull Media House
  • Genre: Factual; Factual Entertainment; Formats;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Allan Niblo

Co-Owner & Executive Producer Vertigo Films
  • Genre: Drama;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Budget: 250K – 4M per hour
  • Specialism: Producers;
 

PHILIP MCCREERY

Commissioning Executive, Factual and Factual Entertainment UKTV
  • Genre: Factual; Factual Entertainment; Ob-docs;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Kirsty Hanson

Commissioning Editor, Factual and Factual Entertainment UKTV
  • Genre: Factual; Factual Entertainment;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Budget: Endless
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Dan Grabiner

Head of Unscripted, UK Amazon Studios
  • Genre: Unscripted;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Budget: As suits the project.
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Winona Meringolo

SVP Development Investigation Discovery Discovery Inc.
  • Genre: Crime;
  • Location: United States
  • Budget: Range of budgets depending on commission, co-pro and/or acquisition
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Edward Kindred

Programmer Television New Zealand (TVNZ) 2 & DUKE
  • Genre: Comedy; Drama; Factual; Reality; Formats; Special Factual; Lifestyle; Arts; Scripted Formats; Non-scripted; All;
  • Location: New Zealand
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Amanda Rees

Creative Content Director S4C
  • Genre: Comedy; Drama; Entertainment; Factual; Factual Entertainment; Reality; Formats; All; TBC;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Budget: £65 million annual content spend
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Toby Russell

CEO 3 Vision
  • Genre: Drama; All;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Consultancy Services;
 

Dermot Horan

Director of Acquisitions & Co-Productions RTE

Video interview

  • Genre: Drama; Entertainment; Factual Entertainment; Unscripted; Non-scripted; Scripted;
  • Location: Ireland
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Jean Dong

Chairman Zespa Media
  • Genre: Drama; Entertainment; Factual; Factual Entertainment; Formats; Unscripted; Scripted Formats; Non-scripted; Scripted;
  • Location: China
  • Budget: Between $20,000 to $1m
  • Specialism: Production & Distribution;
 

John Godfrey

Head of Unscripted SBS
  • Genre: Entertainment; Factual; Factual Entertainment; Documentaries;
  • Location: Australia
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Gilly Greenslade

Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment Channel 4
  • Genre: Factual Entertainment;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Emmanuelle Guilbart

Joint CEO and Founder About Premium Content

Video interview

  • Genre: Drama; Factual; Children's; Documentaries; Scripted Formats; Scripted; Animation;
  • Location: France
  • Specialism: Distributors; Producers; Production & Distribution;
 

Carlo Dusi

EVP Commercial Strategy, Scripted Red Arrow Studios International

Video interview

  • Genre: Comedy; Drama; Children's; Scripted Comedy; Scripted;
  • Location: Europe
  • Specialism: Distributors; Producers; Production & Distribution;
 

Fleur Wheatley

Sales and Acquisitions Manager Blue Ant International

Video interview

  • Genre: Factual Entertainment; Children's; Specialist Factual; Documentaries; Scripted; Natural History;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Distributors; Producers; Production & Distribution;
 

Hannah Demidowicz

Commissioning Editor TCB Media Rights
  • Genre: Factual; Reality; Crime; Specialist Factual; Lifestyle; Documentaries; Non-scripted; Features; Popular Factual; Lifestyle Entertainment; History; Science; True Crime;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Budget: Variable
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Larry Bass

Executive Producer/CEO ShinAwiL

Video interview

  • Genre: Drama; Entertainment; Factual; Factual Entertainment;
  • Location: Ireland
  • Budget: Various depending on the genre
  • Specialism: Producers;
 

Luke Hyams

Head of Originals YouTube EMEA
  • Genre: Factual Entertainment; Young skewing non-scripted entertainment; Events; Unscripted; Non-scripted;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Lee McMurray

Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment Channel 4
  • Genre: Factual Entertainment; Formats;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Sara Kozak

Group SVP Investigation Discovery & American Heroes Channel Discovery Inc
  • Genre: Factual; Crime;
  • Location: United States
  • Budget: No specific details
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Sarah Lazarides

Partner Harbottle & Lewis LLP
  • Genre: Comedy; Drama; Entertainment; Factual; Reality; Formats; Other; News & Current Affairs;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Lawyers;
 

Simon Nelson

Development Executive, BBC Writersroom BBC
  • Genre: Comedy; Drama; Children's; Scripted Comedy; Scripted; Virtual Reality; Young Adult Drama;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Louise Thornton

Commissioning Executive BBC Scotland
  • Genre: Comedy; Drama; Entertainment; Factual; Formats; Other; Innovation;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Gaynor Holmes

Commissioning Executive, Drama BBC Scotland
  • Genre: Drama;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Justin Binding

Commissioning Executive BBC Northern Ireland
  • Genre: Comedy; Drama; Entertainment; Factual; Reality; Formats;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Budget: Modest but for discussion
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Samuel Kissous

President Pernel Media

Video interview

  • Genre: Comedy; Drama; Entertainment; Factual; Reality; Formats;
  • Location: France
  • Budget: Depends on the project. Copros & prebuys can make the money go further, whether it’s a “smart” moderate cost or a very high budget. Formats can be low cost or high range.
  • Specialism: Producers;
 

Stephen Johnstone

Managing Director Mediapro Contenidos UK

Video interview

  • Genre: Drama; Entertainment; Factual; Reality; Children's; Formats; Other; Specialist Factual; Documentaries;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Budget: Not applicable
  • Specialism: Producers;
 

Petter Wallace

Head of Commissioning – Independents NRK - Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Genre: Comedy; Drama; Entertainment; Factual; Reality; Children's; Formats; True Crime; Digital;
  • Location: Norway
  • Budget: Approx £33 mill independent productions
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Shaminder Nahal

Commissioning Editor, specialist factual Channel 4
  • Genre: Specialist Factual;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Budget: Variable
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Rick Kalowski

Head of Comedy ABC Television, Australia
  • Genre: Comedy; Scripted Comedy; Scripted; Short form; Podcast;
  • Location: Australia
  • Budget: Varies – for TV half hour – from $A300,000 (low budget) - $1,000,000 (high end int’l co-production) per episode
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Nick Andrews

Head of Commissioning BBC Wales
  • Genre: Comedy; Drama; Entertainment; Factual; Factual Entertainment; Reality; Children's; Formats; Special Factual; Crime; Specialist Factual; Game & Quiz shows; Scripted Comedy; News & Current Affairs; Politics; Travel; Lifestyle; Technology Intelligence; Sport; Arts; Documentaries; Constructed Reality; Daytime; Popular Factual; All;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Budget: £35m
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Sean Doyle

Deputy Head of Features & Formats Channel 4
  • Genre: Formats; Features;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Iain Coyle

Head of Comedy Entertainment UKTV
  • Genre: Comedy; Entertainment; Factual; Factual Entertainment; Formats;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Marianne Bjørn

Head of Content and Acquisitions Banijay Nordic
  • Genre: Factual; Factual Entertainment; Reality; Formats; Game & Quiz shows; Travel; Lifestyle; Unscripted; Non-scripted; TBC;
  • Location: Denmark
  • Budget: Not applicable
  • Specialism: Distributors; Producers; Production & Distribution;
 

Louisa Compton

Commissioning Editor, Dispatches Channel 4
  • Genre: News & Current Affairs;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Budget: Not applicable
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Carolyn Payne

Commissioning Editor National Geographic

Video interview

  • Genre: Factual; Special Factual;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Budget: Various and healthy
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Jane Beacon

Head of Daytime ITV

Video interview

  • Genre: Factual Entertainment; Other; Game & Quiz shows; Daytime;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Budget: Not applicable.
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Yvonne Jacob

Senior Commissioning Editor BBC Books / Penguin Random House

Video interview

  • Genre: Comedy; Drama; Entertainment; Factual; Factual Entertainment; Reality; Children's; Formats; Crime; Specialist Factual; Game & Quiz shows; Scripted Comedy; Politics; Travel; Lifestyle; Technology Intelligence; Sport; Arts; Documentaries;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Budget: Not specified
  • Specialism: Commissioners; Publishing;
 

Alan Sim

Commissioner & Executive Producer Elisa

Video interview

  • Genre: Drama;
  • Location: Finland
  • Budget: €350,000-€700,000 per episode
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Craig Orr

VP Commissioning & Development MTV International
  • Genre: Reality; Formats;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Dorothy Byrne

Head of News & Current Affairs Channel 4

Video interview

  • Genre: News & Current Affairs;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Budget: No specific details
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Tilusha Ghelani

Commissioning Editor Sky Television

Video interview

  • Genre: Comedy; Scripted Comedy;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Budget: No specific details
  • Specialism: Commissioners;
 

Daniel Korn

VP Programming A+E Television Networks

Video interview

  • Genre: Factual Entertainment; Crime; Specialist Factual;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Specialism: Commissioners;

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