Hot Properties Sizzle at Content London
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Reinforcing its mission to showcase the most exciting upcoming scripted series, eight new shows have been announced as part of the Hot Properties strand at Content London, with dramas from Africa, India, Finland, Italy and Quebec heating up the Drama agenda.
Joining the line up is Shadowland from creator and writer Jacqui Barcos, Catch me a Killer from CMAK Films’ Simon Howley, Spinners from showrunner Benjamin Hoffman, AGHA from Bang Bang Mediacorp’s Roopak Saluja, Reyka from Quizzical Pictures’ Nimrod Geva, Ride Out from producer Timo Vierimaa, La Storia from director Francesca Archibugi and Les Affluents from writer and director Sophie Deraspe.
In our Hot Properties strand, we lift the lid on new dramas that are expected to have an impact on the international business over the next eighteen months. Those closest to the projects will discuss how they have been created, developed and packaged and opportunities for wider business engagement.
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Jacqui Barcos Creator/writer Spitfire Creative Barcos is an award-winning filmmaker specialising in developing fresh, character-driven, socially conscious content for the global market. Most recently, Barcos created the wildlife crime drama, Shadowland. Developed in association with Athena Pictures and executive produced by Starlings Television and Ben Silverman. Shadowland is an elevated crime series based on the true-life exploits of two of the world’s top wildlife crime operatives. Barcos also co-created the historical drama TV series, The Amazons with Fred Fuchs (Godfather 3, Tudors) as executive producer. She is currently in development on several international formats including Lodestar, a series that explores the dark underbelly of investigative journalism. Barcos is also collaborating with two world-class neuroscientists on a grounded sci-fi thriller, Of Love and Neural Dust, which delves into the fascinating world of neurotech. Barcos sold her first television project, The Misfits to Graham King’s GK-TV.
Andra Gordon Cofounder and writer/producer Athena Pictures Gordon is a writer/producer and cofounder of Athena Pictures with Sarena Khan, a production company dedicated to creating bold content with universal appeal – stories primarily told through the gaze of female protagonists and diverse perspectives. Athena is an affiliate company of American Entertainment Investors, financier and advisor involved in such films as The Hurt Locker, 12 Years A Slave, Sicario, The Man Who Knew Infinity and Hotel Mumbai. Gordon has several projects in development, including a series she created with Emmy-winning director Scott Winant attached. Past producing credits include Joey Klein’s acclaimed opioid crisis crime drama Castle in the Ground which premiered at TIFF 2019, starring Alex Wolff, Imogen Poots and Neve Campbell, The Other Half starring Tatiana Maslany and Tom Cullen, and surrealist noir The Blue Rose starring Olivia Scott Welch, currently in post-production.
Yule Caise Writer and cofounder Behind the Billboards LLC Caise is an award-winning writer, director and producer of film, television and new media. He is cofounder of Behind the Billboards, a TV development company specialising in diverse global content. Awarded the 2021-2022 Santa Monica Artist Fellowship, he’s currently writing a play about James Baldwin and Nina Simone. Formerly a writer-producer on BET’s scripted Hip Hop anthology series Tales, Caise previously had a development deal at FX Networks, in conjunction with Fox Broadcasting Co and 20th Century Fox Television. Caise is also a Film Independent Fellow, having participated in the Screenwriters Lab with Snail Trails, his screenplay about growing up in the shadow of the Black Panther Party. A digital pioneer, Caise’s prior work and contributions to the NBC television show Heroes won an Emmy Award for Interactive Media Programming for The Heroes Digital Experience.
Catch me a Killer:
Simon Howley CEO CMAK Films Howley is an award winning factual producer who moved fully in to scripted production in 2018 as an Executive Producer. He is currently in South Africa in production on Catch Me A Killer a 10 x true crime series starring Charlotte Hope, based on the book by South Africa’s first serial killer profiler Micki Pistorius. Howley started his career as a journalist in Yorkshire before as spell at the BBC working on DEF II working on Reportage and Rough Guide to the World – one of his current scripted projects is set in Marseille, a city he grew to love after spending time their on Rough Guides. His 30 year career has also seen him make films on Evel Knievel, Don Simpson and The Great Train Robbery, as well as spending time on the streets of Detroit chasing down dog fighters and drug dealers.
Amy Jephta Writer/director Nagvlug Films Jephta is a screenwriter and director who lives and works in Cape Town. Her feature film screenwriting includes South Africa’s official 2018 Golden Globes submission, Ellen: The Ellen Pkkies Story and her directorial debut, Barakat. The latter marked a first time selection for a South African woman of colour when it became the country’s official entry for the Academy Awards. She was lead writer on Catch Me A Killer (Night Train Media/M-Net) and writer and associate producer on Devils Peak (BBC Studios/Lookout Point), both currently in production for 2023 release. Amy has previously been named one of the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Top Young South Africans, is the recipient of South Africa’s highest art accolade, the Standard Bank Young Artist Award (for Theatre). She now focuses on producing for film and television via her company, Nagvlug Films, with series and feature projects in development for Fremantle, Amazon and Netflix and collaborations with Morgan Freeman’s Revelations Entertainment, 42, and David and Jessica Oyelowo’s Yoruba Saxon Productions in the works.
Jess Ruston Writer Ruston is a novelist turned screenwriter whose TV credits include Harlots S3 for Hulu, Young Wallander for Netflix, and Sanctuary for Monumental/AMC. She has multiple book adaptations in development, including Why Not Say What Happened? for Little Island/Legendary, The Shelf for Monumental, To The Lions for Character 7, Endell Street for Euston Films and Frontline for Wild Mercury. She rewrote an episode for Around The World In 80 Days for Slim Film/BBC. Her original procedural crime drama Splinters is in active development with Expanded Media and was originally developed for ITV of which 2 episodes were commissioned. She is in active development with Fired Up Films/ Channel 4 on her original idea Lady Justice, 42/Sky on Killseekers, 42/Lionsgate/Channel 5 on Unfit Mother and Monumental on Fortune. She is developing her original scripted thriller podcast Preservation set in the art world for Story/vrse. She has numerous other projects in paid development (including but not limited to) with Dancing Ledge, Two Brothers and Carnival Films.
Benjamin Hoffman Showrunner Empreinte Digitale Born in 1986, Hoffman is a documentary filmmaker and a photographer with a journalistic education and background. His essays have been published in several newspapers and his documentaries broadcast on television internationally. His books have gathered international interest including Beta Israël, the Remnant of Ethiopian Jewry, Testament Manouche, Au Bord, Farewell Cape Town and The Bay. Hoffman likes to focus on documenting issues related to cultural migrations and population displacements. He is a lecturer and gives photo and film workshops for various art schools and foundations. He is also the founder of the production company Asterias Productions dedicated to commercial and advertisement contents and the curator of the Studio Kameni project.
Cécile Gérardin Head of drama Canal+ International Gérardin started her career honing her skills across the spheres of television broadcasters (WGBH Boston, TF1 Acquisitions, TF1 International, TPS Jeunesse and Gulli). She works with producers on developing drama and innovative TV series and turned to creative writing with her first detective TV series (cocreated with 2 cowriters) broadcast in France in 2015. She joined Canal+ International in 2015 as head of drama to develop and coproduce original premium TV series, launching the new label Canal+ Original with a focus on the African Continent including Invisibles, Sakho & Mangane, Agent, Oasis, L’Amour à 200m, Cacao, Manjak, Mami Wata, De plus en plus loin, Eki and soon in 2023 Spinners. Gérardin holds an MBA from Boston College Carroll School of Management, and an MBA from French Graduate Business School Sup de Co Reims (NEOMA Group).
Joachim Landau Producer Empreinte Digitale Landau produces drama and documentaries feature films and series. He often works with partners such as Warner, OCS, Canal+, Groupe M6, Multichoice and France Television. Landau is very involved in the development and production of projects with strong and underrepresented human stories from African countries like South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, but also projects from the Middle East and the Caribbean.
Roopak Saluja Founder & executive chairman Bang Bang Mediacorp Saluja is founder & CEO of Mumbai-Los Angeles production company, Bang Bang, also known as India’s International Storytelling Company, a global entertainment studio being built on the back of South Asia’s leading producer of commercials and branded content over the past decade and a half. With a global roster of directors and strong physical production capabilities to shoot anywhere, Bang Bang continues to deliver some of the finest advertising and short-form content out there. Saluja has executive produced five seasons of The Tara Sharma Show for Disney, Rann VJ Run for Viacom, Hungarian feature film, Overnight and 800+ commercials and music videos including for the likes of Coldplay, Google, Netflix, Instagram, Unilever, Emirates, IKEA, Unilever and tons more. Bang Bang currently has a slate of a dozen projects including scripted series, documentaries and features. Listed in Campaign Asia-Pacific’s 2014 40 Under 40’, Saluja is also founder & chairman of The 120 Media Collective, a leading communications and content group, working with some of the world’s most iconic brands. He is a fellow of The Aspen Institute, holds an MBA from INSEAD and has lived in 13 cities in 10 countries on 6 continents and he speaks 10 languages.
Kunal Nayyar Actor/producer Good Karma Productions Nayyar is best known for his work as the loveable astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali on television’s #1 comedy, The Big Bang Theory. It is the longest running multi-cam comedy ever, exceeding Cheers. He can currently be seen as the lead of the new Apple TV thriller series entitled Suspicion opposite Uma Thurman and the lead of the independent film entitled The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. He is also the guest lead in an episode of the Netflix UK series Criminal for which he was nominated for a BAFTA award. Nayyar recently filmed the Netflix feature Spaceman opposite Adam Sandler, Carey Mulligan and Paul Dano and starred in the independent film Sweetness in the Belly opposite Dakota Fanning which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2019. On stage, Nayyar was the co-lead opposite Jesse Eisenberg in The Spoils in London’s West End Trafalgar Theatre and the Pershing Square Signature Center in New York. In addition to his acting career, Atria / Simon & Schuster released his first book, Yes, My Accent is Real, in September 2015. The book is a memoir focused on his experiences growing up in India and his journey to becoming an actor. Through his production company Good Karma, he’s focused on telling redemptive stories from underrepresented storytellers.
Nimrod Geva Head of development Quizzical Pictures Geva is head of development at the Peabody Award winning production company Quizzical Pictures. He has been an executive producer of numerous hit films and shows including Savage Beauty, iNumber Number and its upcoming sequel coming to Netflix, The Girl from St Agnes, Reyka and many others. Earlier this year, he and writer Darrel Brystow-Bovey won the Series Mania Pitching Contest for Paradys, a murder mystery set in an all-white town. He is also a former co-chair of the Independent Producers Organisation in South Africa.
Serena Cullen Producer Cullen has worked in film, television and online for over 30 years. She worked for World Productions with Tony Garnett on series including This Life and The Cops. She spent 10 years at BBC drama, series credits include Grease Monkeys and Elmina’s Kitchen. In 2008 she created Sofia’s Diary, the first UK cross platform drama and in 2010 her feature film Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll went on general release. In 2009 Cullen launched Serena Cullen Productions Ltd and since then has made several series including Me and Mrs Jones for BBC1 and Lady Chatterley’s Lover for BBC1, with Jed Mercurio, starring Richard Madden, Holliday Granger, James Norton. In 2018 Cullen produced Four Lives for BBC1 starring Sheridan Smith and Stephen Marchant. She completed production on 2 series of the ITV drama The Larkins by Simon Nye. After 10 years of development Cullen produced 8 part South African psychological thriller Reyka starring Iain Glen and Kim Engelbrecht. The series opened the 60th Monte Carlo Film Festival in June 2021 and transmitted in South Africa in July 2020, thereafter, being distributed globally in 175 territories. Reyka has so far received 4 Safta awards, is nominated for 2 International Emmys and is long listed for the Rose D’Or 2022.
Iain Glen Actor Glen left the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1985, having won the prestigious Bancroft Gold Medal. He rose to prominence with an acclaimed performance as a charismatic gang leader in The Fear, followed by his multi award winning tour de force as imprisoned Scottish poet Larry Winters in the film Silent Scream. Award winning stage performances include Macbeth, Henry V (Royal Shakespeare Company), Streetcar Named Desire (National Theatre), the musical Martin Guerre and The Blue Room (West End /Broadway). More recently Glen starred in Uncle Vanya and The Crucible in London’s West End which both won a host of awards. He is well known for playing Ser Jorah in Game of Thrones. Other popular film and television credits include Downton Abbey, Titans, Jack Taylor, Reyka, Delicious, Mrs. Wilson, Tomb Raider, Resident Evil, Kidnapped, Small Engine Repair, Ripper Street, Eye in the Sky, Glasgow Kiss and Song for a Raggy Boy.
Timo Vierimaa Producer Funfar Oy Vierimaa is a producer at Funfar, a production company focusing on developing international drama based in Helsinki, Finland. In the past 12 years, he has worked on projects co-produced with Nordic countries, US, China, Germany, Canada, France, Italy and Belgium. Besides his own projects, he has consulted companies in the administration and financing of international co-productions. Vierimaa is also a founder of the leading Finnish production service company Film Service Finland.
Jarmo Lampela Head of drama YLE Lampela has worked as the head of drama at YLE since 2015. He graduated from ELO, Finnish Film School in 1992 and has worked as director, scriptwriter and producer with numerous productions for cinema, television and theatre. 2007-2014 Lampela was working as the professor of film directing and head of the department of film, television and scenography at Aalto University, Helsinki.
Francesca Archibugi Director Picomedia SRL The renowned Italian writer and director Archibugi started her career as an actress, studying acting while also graduating in Film Direction from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. From 1980 to 1983, she directed short films, such as La Piccola Avventura (1981), and acted in The Fall of the Rebel Angels (1981), directed by Marco Tullio Giordana. She filmed the short Un Sogno Truffato in 1984 and played the neurotic intellectual woman in Giuseppe Bertolucci’s film Secrets Secrets (1986). Her feature film debut as a director was Mignon Has Come To Stay in 1988. The film won five David di Donatello Awards in the categories Best New Director, Best Actress (Stefania Sandrelli), Best Supporting Actor (Massimo Dapporto), Best Script, and Best Sound. She received numerous accolades for her films, including for the social dramas Shooting the Moon (1998) and Vivere (2019). The latter premiered out of competition at the 76th Venice International Film Festival, while her documentary La Strana Storia di Banda Sonora (1997) won the UNESCO award. Her ensemble drama Tomorrow competed in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes film Festival in 2001.
Roberto Sessa Producer Picomedia SRL Former CEO Italy at FremantleMedia, former board member at FremantleMedia Espana, former vice president CEPI (European Coordination Independent Producers), cofounder and member of the Board of A.P.A. (Italian Association Television Producers), founder, Co-owner and CEO of Picomedia.
Maria Pia Ammirati Head of drama Rai Ammirati is a TV executive, writer and journalist, now head of drama at Rai. After work experience as a journalist and militant reviewer, she entered at Rai in 1992 and from 1993 she led radio and television programs as author and presenter. In 2000 she moved from Rai educational department to Rai 1, covering various positions to eventually being appointed deputy director. From 2014 to 2020 she was head of Rai Teche while from 2016 to 2019 she was assigned responsibility for the Rai Play content. In November 2020 she was appointed head of drama. Ammirati has written a number of novels and publications and received several awards, including 2001 Strega Award Selection, 2011 Campiello Award Selection, Procida Award, Basilicata Award. She is also a member of various literary juries, including Premio Strega, Premio Viareggio, Premio Rapallo. Since 2019 Ammirati is a member of the board of directors of Rai Pubblicità; from 2017 to 2020 she was a member of the board of directors of Rai Cinema S.p.A. and from 2020 to 2021 she was president of Istituto Luce-Cinecittà.
Les Affluents (Tributaries):
Sophie Deraspe Writer and director Pixcom Visual arts and literature led Deraspe to filmmaking. As a screenwriter, director and cinematographer, she worked on documentaries before producing, writing and directing her realism-bending first feature film, Missing Victor Pellerin (2006). After critical acclaim and multiple screenings around the world, Deraspe went on to direct a second feature film in 2009, Vital Signs that premiered at the IFF Rotterdam. In the year that followed Vital Signs won 14 prizes at some 30 international festivals. Deraspe released two films in 2015: The Wolves (FIPRESCI Prize in Torino), and The Amina Profile, a feature-length documentary that premiered at Sundance before becoming a festival darling. In 2019, Deraspe wrote and directed Antigone, a contemporary interpretation of the Sophocles tragedy. Named Best Canadian Feature Film in Toronto (TIFF) and Canada’s official selection for the Oscars, Antigone was a theatrical success in Quebec, at festivals and in international sales. Among many other honours, it took home Best Motion Picture at the Canadian Screen Awards. Deraspe also directed Bête Noire (2021), a 6-episode miniseries that was a critical and commercial success with distribution in more than a hundred countries. Deraspe is the co-author and director of Motel Paradis, which is airing in Canada this fall.
Nicola Merola President and EP Pixcom Merola is president & executive producer of award-winning Montreal-based production company, Pixcom, where he oversees, with his business partner Charles Lafortune, all scripted and non-scripted production. Since his arrival to Pixcom in 1997, Merola has extensively developed the company’s global television business and production output, and along with Pixcom’s team, has produced over 100 scripted and factual series for dozens of networks in Canada and abroad. He was promoted to his current title of president & executive producer in 2013. Merola is an elected member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (IATAS); a member of the Quebec English Language Council; a voting member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television; and is a sought-after speaker in the global content industry.
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Channing Dungey Chairman Warner Bros Television Group
Pearlena Igbokwe Chairman Universal Studio Group
Mike Darnell President Warner Bros. Unscripted Television
Cécile Frot-Coutaz Chief executive officer Sky Studios
Chris Rice Co-CEO Fifth Season (formerly Endeavor Content)
Superna Kalle President, international networks Starz
Rob Wade Chief executive officer Fox Entertainment
Michael Thorn President of entertainment Fox Entertainment
Kate Phillips Director of unscripted BBC
Damian Lewis Executive producer, actor A Spy Among Friends
Louis Theroux Chief creative officer Mindhouse Productions
Beatrice Springborn President Universal International Studios and UCP
Toby Gorman President Universal Television Alternative Studio
Erin Underhill President Universal Television
Paul Buccieri President & chairman A+E Networks Group
Nicole Clemens President Paramount Television Studios
David Stapf President CBS Studios
Jana Winograde President of entertainment Showtime Networks Inc.
Kevin Beggs Chair of the Lionsgate Television Group and chief content integration officer Lionsgate
Lauren Anderson Head of AVoD original content and programming Amazon Studios
Dr. Markus Schäfer President and CEO ZDF Studios
Larry Tanz VP content, EMEA Netflix
Liam Keelan SVP original productions, Europe & Africa The Walt Disney Company
Daisy Lilley Director, unscripted series, UK Netflix
Álvaro Díaz Director, non-fiction series, Spain Netflix
Dolores Emile Manager, non-fiction series, France Netflix
Pauline Dauvin VP programming, production and acquisitions The Walt Disney Company, France
Benjamina Mirnik-Voges VP original production The Walt Disney Company, Germany
Alessandro Saba Director original production The Walt Disney Company, Italy
Scott Herbst EVP and head of scripted development Lionsgate Television Group
Tiffany Faigus SVP, unscripted and alternative entertainment ABC/Walt Disney TV
Meghan Lyvers Director of original drama, UK&I Sky Studios
Nils Hartmann EVP Sky Studios Deutschland & Italia
Mary Donahue SVP, development and programming The History Channel
Bruna Papandrea Founder and CEO Made Up Stories
Mark Linsey Managing director, scripted BBC Studios
Cailah Scobie Chief content officer Stan
Matt Graham General manager AMC Networks' Acorn TV & Sundance Now
Susanne Simpson Executive producer, Masterpiece WGBH/PBS
Jane Turton CEO All3Media
Thomas Dey Founder and CEO ACF Investment Bank
Marina Williams Co-founder and co-CEO Asacha Media Group
David Davoli President, international Anonymous Content
Jane Tranter Founder and CEO Bad Wolf
Julie Gardner Founder Bad Wolf CEO Bad Wolf America
Henrik Pabst Chief content officer Seven.One Entertainment Group
Filippa Wallestam EVP and chief content officer Viaplay Group
David Eilenberg VP and head of Roku Originals Roku
Rodrigo Mazon EVP, general manager - SVoD ViX+ at TelevisaUnivision
Trish Williams Executive director, scripted content CBC
Nicola Shindler Executive producer and CEO Quay Street Productions
Solange Attwood EVP Blue Ant International
Andy Serkis Founder The Imaginarium
Jonathan Cavendish Founder The Imaginarium
Sally Riley Head of drama, entertainment and indigenous ABC
Adrian Padmore Commissioning editor, Unscripted Channel 5 & Paramount+
Christian Vesper President, global drama Fremantle
Carrie Stein President, global scripted television Dynamic Television
Marc Helwig Head of Worldwide TV Miramax
Quan Phung SVP of Original Series Topic Studios
Sharon Hughff Creative director of scripted television, UK Entertainment One (eOne)
Lionel Uzan Co-founder, MD Federation Studios
Poppy Dixon Director, documentaries and factual Sky
Mark Garner EVP, content licensing and business development A+E Media Group
Diederick Santer CCO BritBox International
Dawn Olmstead CEO Anonymous Content
Owain Walbyoff Chief commercial officer Banijay
Scott Greenberg CEO Blockchain Creative Labs, Fox Entertainment
Caroline Hollick Head of drama Channel 4
Alexander Cary Creator and executive producer
Ben Macintyre Author A Spy Among Friends
Anna Maxwell Martin Actor A Spy Among Friends
Lauren Stein EVP, drama development Sony Pictures Television Studios
Maria Pia Ammirati Head of drama Rai
Jennifer Dettman Executive director, unscripted content CBC
Fabrizio Battocchio Head of formats and factual entertainment RTI
Niklas Vestberg Head of formats and development TV4
Sue Vertue CEO, company director and executive producer Hartswood Films
Walter Iuzzolino CEO Eagle Eye Drama
Jo McGrath CCO Eagle Eye Drama
Patty Ishimoto Executive producer and managing partner Element 8 Entertainment
Kelly Webb-Lamb Founder and CEO Mothership Productions
Thorsten Haas Deputy SVP entertainment, head of development ZDF
Manuel Alduy Head of cinema and international development France Télévisions
Joe Mace Commissioning editor ITV
Beth Anderson GM, FAST channels BBC Studios Americas
Henriette Marienlund Head of fiction DR Drama
Rodolphe Buet CEO Newen Connect
Karni Ziv Head of drama and comedy Keshet Broadcasting
Julien Degroote EVP, content development TF1 Group
Ana Cueto Head of research Atresmedia
Marianne Furevold-Boland Head of drama NRK
Jarmo Lampela Head of drama YLE
Dr. Simone Emmelius SVP international fiction, coproduction and acquisition ZDF
Tim Mutimer CEO rights Cineflix Media
Diego del Pozo Rosa Manager of fiction content Atresmedia TV
Piodor Gustafsson Director of scripted content TV4 Media
Philippa Collie-Cousins Senior drama commissioner UKTV
Jon Petrie Director of comedy BBC
Geertje Hoek MD Talpa Concepts
Arron Fellows Co-founder and creative director Mindhouse Productions
Sumi Connock Creative director of formats BBC Studios
James Townley Global head of content development Banijay
Martha Holmes Chief creative officer, natural history and science Plimsoll
Bill Malone Director of content Virgin Media Television, Ireland
Jennifer Ebell SVP, EMEA sales Fifth Season (Formerly Endeavor Content)
Karl Warner Head of youth and digital Channel 4
Dominique Cutts Commissioning executive Red Bull Studios
Beatriz Campos SVP global sales and production financing Studiocanal
Sened Dhab VP streaming scripted France Télévisions
Ari Mark Co-founder Ample Entertainment
Gary Woolf EVP of strategic development All3Media International
Bea Hegedus Executive managing director, distribution Vice Media Group
Paul Heaney Founder and CEO BossaNova
Phil Gurin President/ CEO The Gurin Company Co-Chair FRAPA
Jan Salling Head of BBC Studios Nordics - formats and production Co-chairman of FRAPA
Hayley Babcock Founder and CEO Hayley Babcock Media Consulting
Lisette van Diepen Acquisitions consultant Germany & Benelux All3Media Germany
Mike Beale MD, Global Creative Network ITV Studios
Nick Smith EVP formats All3Media International
Jacqui Barcos Creator/writer Spitfire Creative
Andra Gordon Cofounder and writer/producer Athena Pictures
Yule Caise Writer and co-founder Behind the Billboards LLC
Simon Howley CEO CMAK Films
Amy Jephta Writer/ director Nagvlug Films, South Africa
Jess Ruston Writer Freelance
Benjamin Hoffman Showrunner Empreinte Digitale
Cécile Gérardin Head of drama Canal+ International
Joachim Landau Producer Empreinte Digitale
Roopak Saluja Founder & executive chairman Bang Bang Mediacorp
Kunal Nayyar Actor/ producer Good Karma Productions
Nimrod Geva Head of development Quizzical Pictures
Serena Cullen Producer
Iain Glen Actor
Timo Vierimaa Producer Funfar Oy
Francesca Archibugi Director Picomedia SRL
Roberto Sessa Producer Picomedia SRL
Sophie Deraspe Writer and director Pixcom
Nicola Merola President and executive producer Pixcom
Sameer Nair CEO Applause Entertainment
Sunder Aaron Partner Locomotive Global Inc.
Simon Mirren Co-founder and showrunner Case Closed Entertainment
Benjamin Anderson Co-founder Case Closed Entertainment
Farook Singh CEO Tantra Worldwide
Nick Bain Creator/showrunner Metacru/Behind the Billboards
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