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Content London

England | Television

Start:
End:
27 November 2017
29 November 2017

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Since its first event in 2014, Content London has quickly grown to establish itself as one of the most important TV drama events in the industry calendar.

This year’s International Drama Summit sees over 85 Australians attending along an Australian delegation of broadcasters ABC, SBS, Foxtel, Nine Network, Seven Network and Stan and representatives from Screen Australia, Create NSW and Film Victoria.

The program features conferences, awards, workshops, cocktails, dinners and networking designed to bring the international community together in one place at one time. Content London encompasses The International Drama Summit, Screenings and Awards, Unscripted Entertainment Forum and Kids Content Futures.

In 2017, two Australian titles are nominated for International Drama Awards:


Conference sessions

In 2017, there are several sessions that will feature Australians as part of the sold out International Drama Summit:

Monday 27 November
11:30am –
12:30pm
Hall 2, Kings Place
Development Slate 1

Leading broadcasters, producers, financiers and distributors take us inside their developments slates to unveil new productions and explain their strategies for further scripted development.

Speakers:

  • David Maher, Playmaker Media, Founder
  • Tony Wood, Buccaneer Media, CEO
  • Atar Dekel, Keshet International, Head of Scripted Global Co-productions
  • Nicola Shindler, RED Production Company, Executive Producer

Moderated by Dominic Shreiber


Tuesday 28 November
11:30am – 12:30pm

Hall 2, Kings Place
Hot Properties 2 featuring Kiss Me First, Harrow and One Night

We get inside three of the hottest upcoming dramas to see some early rushes and hear about how the projects were created, packaged and developed, and what further opportunity there is for other partners to get involved.

Speakers:

  • Melanie Stokes, Kindle Entertainment, Joint MD
  • Bryan Elseley, Balloon Entertainment, MD and Writer
  • Sally Riley, ABC, Head of Scripted Production
  • Tracey Robertson, Hoodlum, CEO
  • Anders Tangen, Viafilm, Producer

  • Oystein Karlsen, Writer / Director

Moderated by Ali May


Tuesday 28 November
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Hall 2, Kings Place

Shortform Drama Futures

Mobile video viewing has exploded thanks to the rise of smartphones, investment from telcos and platforms like YouTube, Facebook and Snapchat, prompting a resurgence of interest in short-form scripted entertainment. Hear from those at the cutting edge. This session is produced in association with FutureMedia.

Speakers:

  • Luke Eve, More Sauce, Writer / Director & Executive Producer
  • Gilles Galud, Studio+ Production, MD
  • Håkon Moslet, NRKp3, Head of TV
  • Marisa Clifford, Pulse Films, Co-Founder and CEO

Moderated by Jonathan Webdale


Tuesday 28 November
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Hall 2, Kings Place
Australian Drama Focus

Leading commissioners and producers discuss the current trends in Australia and shine a light on the most exciting creative talent and titles coming out of the market. This session also suggests how best to work with Australians and gets under the skin of what the major players are looking for. This session is coproduced with Screen Australia. 

Speakers:

  • Ross Crowley, Foxtel, Director of Programming
  • Graeme Mason, Screen Australia, CEO
  • Sue Masters, SBS, Head of Scripted
  • Sally Riley, ABC, Head of Scripted Production
  • Andy Ryan, Nine Network, Co-head of Drama
  • David Taylor, Playmaker Media, Founder
  • Jenni Tosi, Film Vic, CEO

Moderated by Ed Waller


Wednesday 29 November
10:00am – 11:00am

Hall 2, Kings Place
Romper Stomper Case Study

Original creator Geoffrey Wright will discuss the remake of his classic film Romper Stomper, in a one hour case study that tells the story of how the franchise is being refreshed as a six hour series. The drama picks up on Wrights’ 1992 classic film, following a new generation of the activist Right, their anti-fascist counterparts, and three young Muslims caught up in the conflict.

Speakers:

  • Nicky Davis Williams - CEO DCD Rights
  • John Edwards - producer
  • Nick Forward - Chief Content Officer, Stan
  • Pilar Perez - Head of Acquisitions DCD Rights
  • Geoffrey Wright - director/writer

Moderated by Michael Pickard

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More Information

Graeme Mason, CEO, and Lisa Duff, Production Investment Managerm will represent Screen Australia at the event in 2017.

For more information, and current list  of all speakers and conference session visit the official website.

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