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Channing Dungey, Michele Wolkoff, Jeff Norton, James Townley, Anni Fernandez, Philip Webb
Warner Bros Television Group chairman Channing Dungey on her hopes for a Harry Potter drama series and concerns over a US writers’ strike; and The Ink Factory's Michele Wolkoff, Waterside Studios' Jeff Norton, Banijay's James Townley, Nevis's Anni Fernandez and OUTtv's Philip Webb on the trends shaping the industry next year, all live from Content London 2022.
Elly Vervloet, Mario Gianani and Lorenzo Mieli
VRT's Elly Vervloet, coordinator of the European Broadcasting Union’s Drama Initiative, on the importance of collaboration between public service broadcasters and streamers on high-end scripted projects; and Wildside's Mario Gianani and The Apartment's Lorenzo Mieli on the two Fremantle-owned Italian prodcos' strategies, the virtues of risk-taking and place of development.
Thomas Dey, Kelly Webb-Lamb and LC Crowley
ACF Investment Bank's Thomas Dey on helping Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment raise US$125m and the sale of The Lord of the Rings trilogy for even more; former Channel 4 exec Kelly Webb-Lamb on her new UK indie Mothership Productions and why the privatisation of her previous employer would be a bad idea; and Trioscope's LC Crowley on the hybrid animation studio's evolution and working with Game of Thrones' George R R Martin.
Sir Ian Rankin, Filippa Wallestam, Thai Randolph, Bryan Smiley, Alexander Bushnell, Phil McKenzie
Sir Ian Rankin and Viaplay's Filippa Wallestam on their new adaptation of the author's bestselling Rebus detective novels; Thai Randolph and Bryan Smiley on the expansion of US comedian Kevin Hart's production company Hartbeat; and Cosmo Media Labs' Alexander Bushnell and Goldfinch's Phil McKenzie on the metaverse and Web3 technology.
Jennifer Batty, Robert Price, Simon West, Miguel Menéndez, Emilio Schenker
Samsung's Jennifer Batty on growing the electronics giant's FAST channels business; Amcomri Entertainment's Robert Price on the Abacus Media Rights owner's expansion; director Simon West and producer Miguel Menéndez on RTVE/Amazon seafaring epic Boundless; and Sipur's Emilio Schenker on the Israeli prodco's new reality dating format Hungry for Love.
Alex Horne, Dr Michael Mosley, Nicolas Eglau, Marcus Ammon, Rob van der Vleugel & Sil Geurtsen
Taskmaster's Alex Horne on the latest international versions of the UK comedy entertainment format; Dr Michael Mosley on new BBC Studios science series How to Live to 101; Moonbug Entertainment's Nicolas Eglau on the CoComelon owner's expansion; Bavaria Fiction's Marcus Ammon on growing copro opportunities; and Banijay's Rob van der Vleugel and Sil Geurtsen on new balloon art talent show Blow Up.