Edinburgh TV Festival supported by Screen Scotland

Liz Tang

Executive Director of Acquisitions, FIFTH SEASON

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As the head of the acquisitions team at Fifth Season, Liz seeks out and secures best-in-class scripted and unscripted content for the company’s global TV distribution slate, building partnerships with producers, and financing projects at all stages of production. Prior to joining Fifth Season, Liz managed series acquisition for Sky UK’s portfolio of channels, with a special focus on the US Studios. She has over a decade of experience in acquisitions and co-productions at leading international broadcasters and network groups, including the BBC, Viacom, and Warner Bros Discovery.

Shows I Oversee

All acquired programming in the Fifth Season global distribution catalogue.

Would like to meet

Producers, commissioners, writers, and showrunners who are seeking creative distribution partnerships. At this festival in particular I am focused on projects of any genre that are a bit further along i.e. a greenlight in one or more local market, where we can assist with deficit financing and ROW sales. Generally speaking though, we board projects at all stages i.e. paper pitch or newly secured IP, through to shows that need development financing, packaging, help securing a commission, and production services or a co-studio.