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MediaXchange’s unique perspective on the international business and creative elements of the industry provides specialized advice personally crafted to expand your interests globally.

For those with proven success at home who now look to enter the competitive global English marketplace, MediaXchange designs highly effective, personalized entry plans by:

  • Providing management strategy thinking and analysis to inspire competitive TV Channels and Production Companies.
  • Connecting with our considerable network of industry experts who specialize in identifying and amplifying the creative elements of locally successful series that translate into sales interest in multiple territories.
  • With clients hailing from every country in Europe, our range now extends East to Turkey, Croatia, and the UAE.

MediaXchange is equally experienced with creative interests and can put to work a considerable network of industry specialists to hone a local show’s success with elements that will ensure the potential of sales to multiple territories. Examples include a comedy from Belgium, an historical drama from Austria and a modern thriller series from Germany.

Regions of our Work: MediaXchange has worked in all countries in Europe and is now moving further East to Turkey, Croatia and the Middle East.

Mentorex: Mentorex is a peer to peer mentoring programme expanding the combined knowledge of the partners and supplying an educated sounding board for all your creative and business related questions.

“The access MediaXchange provides is unparalleled and has been a crucial asset in helping us understand and evolve our business for the international market.”

Gonzalo Cilley

President, Resonant TV, Argentina

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MediaXchange’s unique perspective on the international business and creative elements of the industry provides specialized advice personally crafted to expand your interests globally.

For those with proven success at home who now look to enter the competitive global English marketplace, MediaXchange designs highly effective, personalized entry plans by:

  • Providing management strategy thinking and analysis to inspire competitive TV Channels and Production Companies.
  • Connecting with our considerable network of industry experts who specialize in identifying and amplifying the creative elements of locally successful series that translate into sales interest in multiple territories.
  • With clients hailing from every country in Europe, our range now extends East to Turkey, Croatia, and the UAE.

MediaXchange is equally experienced with creative interests and can put to work a considerable network of industry specialists to hone a local show’s success with elements that will ensure the potential of sales to multiple territories. Examples include a comedy from Belgium, an historical drama from Austria and a modern thriller series from Germany.

Regions of our Work: MediaXchange has worked in all countries in Europe and is now moving further East to Turkey, Croatia and the Middle East.

Mentorex: Mentorex is a peer to peer mentoring programme expanding the combined knowledge of the partners and supplying an educated sounding board for all your creative and business related questions.

“The access MediaXchange provides is unparalleled and has been a crucial asset in helping us understand and evolve our business for the international market.”

Gonzalo Cilley

President, Resonant TV, Argentina

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Events

MediaXchange is frequently approached to share its wide experience of processes and systems of creativity and management with professionals from markets which are evolving their domestic industry to join the broader global marketplace. Individual, unique sessions are devised to inform and inspire through a variety of Creative Forums, Writers Room Simulations, Project Surgeries and Executive Roundtables.

The Business of Scripted – Bringing together the strands of new perspectives and new models concerning the funding and exploitation of scripted television, The Business of Scripted is presented by those actually concluding deals in the international marketplace. Get the inside track on what underpins financing and coproduction demands, and assess the risks and benefits of their application to your own projects in development.

Drama Summit West connects the US and international drama business to facilitate new production, coproduction, finance and creative partnerships. This one-day networking event is all about new models and a fresh approach.

  •  Leading showrunners talk shop
  • Keynote sessions define the dramatic future
  • Drama commissioners explain their scripted strategy
  • Global financing
  • Copro marketplace

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Exchanges

Our global business is underpinned by 25 years of experience in the exchange of interests, knowledge and opportunities between those wishing to expand their business worldwide. Los Angeles and London are the media centres around which we build our Exchanges. From the solid foundation of the experience and success of these two mature leading markets, we reach across creative, business, digital and new technology boundaries to offer Exchanges which inform you about new markets and provide access to key players to build connections to new partners, projects and ventures.

Showrunner Exchange: TV Drama – Click here for latest Brochure and Registration
The role of the US Showrunner and the resulting successful returning series is universally admired. The week in Los Angeles allows access to the best creators, writers and network executives of established US shows. Mixing with top US executive producers, whilst observing episodes of these shows being written, produced and broadcast, is the basis of our long running programme, first established in 1999. Drama writers, producers and executives drawn from across the world will enjoy the additional benefit of sharing the breadth of experience represented within the group itself.

New Takes on Comedy Exchange: Los Angeles – Click here for Brochure and Registration
The week-long Exchange schedule offers those creating, writing, developing, producing or scheduling comedy, a powerful combination of perspectives. Through exposure to a range of experienced practitioners and existing models, you will be able to examine the evolving landscape of US comedy, from Showrunner led sitcoms to the latest developments in hybrid comedy/entertainment formats.

Connect to Hollywood – Click here for Brochure and Registration
Now entering its third year, Connect to Hollywood is designed to identify top-calibre series with the potential to attract interest from the US market. Participants are inducted in US pitching processes and have opportunities to meet one on one to pitch Agents, Networks, Showrunners, Executives, Producers and Sales Agents with the aim of securing US partners and exploring the creative and commercial potential of their concept.

Due to the highly tailored schedule of meetings for individual projects, places will be limited.

Connect to Hollywood is offered exclusively for past participants in MediaXchange’s Los Angeles Exchanges and The European TV Drama Lab (The European TV Drama Lab is produced in association with the Erich Pommer Institut and the support of Creative Europe)

SoapRunner Exchange: UK – Click here for the Exchange Outline and Contact Us for details of terms and fees
MediaXchange has built a format for an exchange of processes between Soaps from Europe and those in the UK, accessing the production bases for shows located in London and the UK Regions. This Exchange offers potential solutions for the challenges, faced by the studios, channels, executive producers and writers. The schedule will address maintaining of a high number of episodes and strong storylines in a long running Soap or serial drama, planning story development for long, medium and short term arcs, and finding ways to refresh your show.

If a current Brochure is not showing for any of the above, please Contact Us for latest details.

“(…) it was our pleasure to host your participants, who were enjoyed by all here.

My thanks again for your generosity and the opportunity to participate in your program, which pays dividends for us, as well, in exposing us to other methods and personalities in this rapidly changing and always fascinating, if largely crazy, business.”

Jeff Melvoin

Executive Producer / Showrunner “Army Wives”, “Alias”, USA

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Programmes

Often we have observed the importance of continuity of thinking in order to successfully underpin the application of newly learned systems and best practices. In order to enhance this process MediaXchange has specially designed programmes in place:

Advanced Writing For TV Drama – This programme (funded by the High End TV Levy through Creative Skillset) completed its third module in January 2018. Click here for the Progress Report. The 2017-2018 Programme will culminate in a round of Spring pitching sessions. The first round will be targeted at the HETV Levy companies whose contributions have supported this Programme. The second will be open to the whole drama industry.

The Programme is designed to build the professional writing skills and collaborative principles necessary to succeed at the highest level in the competitive genre of primetime drama. The training programme is for writers with proven credits and experience who have been nominated by a senior industry professional and are able to provide references from two additional referees, whose own credits and experience are acknowledged in the drama arena. More information can be found at Application Form and Terms & Conditions. We are currently working on the potential return of the programme for 2018-2019.

MediaXchange Diversity Programme – Please contact us for more information.

European Television Drama Lab – This event is presented, for the seventh year, in association with the Erich Pommer Institut and the support of Creative Europe – the MEDIA programme of the European Union. European executive producers, writers and broadcasters have a unique opportunity to explore and assess processes and systems applicable to creative projects to enhance the development, writing, production and broadcast of sustainable long running drama series

Incubator – Contact us if you are interested in bringing together the best talent in your territory with those in the international marketplace who seek to develop formats for the global market.

Please contact us to discuss.

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