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Storytelling for Scripted TV with John Yorke

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‘LIMELIGHT’ – accelerating through the International TV and Film Business

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UK Scripted Exchange Online

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The Drug of the Show – Making TV that Matters

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The Role of the Showrunner – Breaking The Mould

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Streaming Platforms: Driving your options

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All Online Programmes will be conducted in English

UK SCRIPTED EXCHANGE

Connect to the UK scripted industry with direct access to the best-in-class partners

This Exchange is envisioned for ambitious production and broadcast executives looking to accelerate their entry and ongoing collaboration with the UK scripted market.

The UK Scripted Exchange will provide expanded insight into the UK scripted industry through a series of interactive online sessions with key players, and one-on-one meetings with leading production companies, distributors, and agents.

Dates: 14th – 25th June 

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All Online Programmes will be conducted in English 

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The Drug of The Show - Making Television that Matters

Hosted by writer/director Victor Levin (Mad Men, Survivor’s Remorse).
Fees: February session will be free, the next sessions will be part of a yearly subscription

“What do I, uniquely, have to say? How can I, uniquely, say it?” Finding those answers is the most important part of the journey toward creative and commercial success.

The purpose of this workshop series is to bring together experienced and passionate scripted professionals to discuss and interrogate what makes certain television shows unique, compulsive, and irresistible, the better to create such shows ourselves.

Who can participate?

Writers, Directors, Producers, Executives, Development Executives – above all, professionals who are passionate about creating significant scripted television

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All Online Programmes will be conducted in English

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Storytelling for Scripted Television with John Yorke

A course dedicated to the nature and craft of storytelling. John Yorke has been behind some of the biggest hits in television (Inc. Wolf Hall, Shameless, Life on Mars) and has distilled that knowledge into a detailed step by step course for both Writers and Executives.

Storytelling for Television Workshop:

Module 1, Structure & Story Rules: 7th – 9th July
Module 2, Character & Dialogue: 21st – 23rd July
Module 3, Multiprotagonism: 4th – 6th August

Over three modules, we’ll explore technique, structure and theory, as well as the methodology to transform knowledge into concrete application for writing, structuring and developing hit TV dramas.

Who should apply:
·  Writers
·  Script Editors
·  Story Editors
·  Development Executives
·  Executive Producers
·  Commissioners

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All Online Programmes will be conducted in English

“This is a marvellous analysis of screenwriting and, with any luck, should help a great many people achieve their dreams

Julian Fellowes

Creator of DOWNTON ABBEY

“Love storytelling? John Yorke dissects the structure of stories with a joyous enthusiasm allied to precise, encyclopedic knowledge.  Guaranteed to send you back to your writing desk with newfound excitement and drive

Chris Chibnall

Creator of BROADCHURCH

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The Role of the Showrunner – Breaking the Mould 2021

The Role of the Showrunner – Breaking the Mould 

Join the first 2021 edition of our webinar series, THE ROLE OF THE SHOWRUNNER – BREAKING THE MOULD, for a new set of stimulating discussions. Providing inspiration, by comparing and contrasting the best practices shared by Showrunners of successful limited and returning drama series worldwide.

Delivering acute analysis of the dual role – managing all departments, as well as being the creator of the vision of their show and sustaining that vision through their writing and development team.

Each speaker will offer perspectives on their varied approaches, from the creation of the concept and pitching, through development and production.  Accumulate techniques and processes to apply to your own work at home.

Dates: Twice a week, 23rd March – 15th April, 2021 on each Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 8 x 60mins sessions – 4-5pm (UK)
Venue: Zoom Webinar

Who should participate?
For all those involved in creative roles – writing, development and production – including executives working in the development and sustainability of drama series for all networks and platforms

Price:  £400 (+VAT)

 SPEAKERS INCLUDE 

Terence Winter TOKYO UNDERWORLD, VINYL, BOARDWALK EMPIRE,
THE SOPRANOS

David Shore HOUSE, THE GOOD DOCTOR

Soo Hugh PACHINKO, THE TERROR, THE KILLING 

Todd Kessler BLOODLINE, DAMAGES

Maria Feldman FALSE FLAG, FAUDA, NO MAN’S LAND

Cheo Hodari Coker LUKE CAGE, SOUTHLAND

Adi Hasak THE BOX, MARGEAUX, SHADES OF BLUE, EYEWITNESS

Sarah Timberman UNBELIEVABLE, ELEMENTARY, MASTERS OF SEX, JUSTIFIED

Susannah Grant UNBELIEVABLE, A GIFTED MAN, ERIN BROCKOVICH

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HISTORY OF 2020 SESSIONS 

The Role of the Showrunner – Breaking The Mould 

Dates: 22nd September – 5th November 2020

Our Showrunner workshop series with a dual focus on international trailblazers as well as female creative leaders in scripted drama series.

Sessions focused on creative models and challenges faced by writers and executive producers working in European markets and the new directions being forged by leading women creatives drawn from across the globe.

Each speaker addressed their experience in evolving the creative and management leadership role so essential to the success of original scripted drama series

 SPEAKERS INCLUDED 

David Simon, USA THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA, THE DEUCE, THE WIRE

Sarah Treem, USA IN TREATMENT, THE AFFAIR

Frank Spotnitz, USA/Europe LEONARDO, RANSOM, MEDICI, THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE

Emma Frost, UK/USA THE SPANISH PRINCESS, THE WHITE PRINCESS, THE WHITE QUEEN, JAMAICA INN

Curro Royo, Spain HERNÁN, DESAPARECIDOS

Malin-Sarah Gozin, Belgium CLAN, TABULA RASA

Veena Sud, USA THE KILLING, SEVEN SECONDS, THE STRANGER

Peter Blake, USA, EL CANDIDATO, ZEROZEROZERO, BILLIONS

Mauricio Katz THE BRIDGE, MANIAC, STATION ELEVEN, ZEROZEROZERO

Erik Skjoldbjaerg, Norway OCCUPIED

Vicki Madden, Tasmania/Australia THE KETTERING INCIDENT, THE GLOAMING

Alon Aranya, USA/Israel YOUR HONOUR, TEHRAN

Ed Guiney & Emma Norton NORMAL PEOPLE

HISTORY OF 2020 SESSIONS

The Role of the US Showrunner – Meet the Creatives

Dates: 1st July – 12th August, 2020

MediaXchange celebrated 21 years of its Showrunner Drama Exchange by introducing a new online format for connecting with experienced US showrunners

Each session was led by US showrunners and executive producers who shared their creative perspectives and management experience of the development and production process for scripted drama produced for broadcast, cable and streamers

 

 SPEAKERS INCLUDED 

 Erik Barmack CEO, WILD SHEEP CONTENT

 John Wirth  WU ASSASSINS, HELL ON WHEELS, TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES

 Liz Craft and Sarah Fain THE FIX, THE 100, DOLLHOUSE

  Mark Goffman THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY, WHITE COLLAR, WEST WING

  Jeff Rake MANIFEST, THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA, BOSTON LEGAL

TJ Brady and Rasheed Newson THE CHI, SHOOTER, ARMY WIVES

Matt Graham  BUTCHER OF BENARES, OLIVER STONE’S UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES 

Zak Shaikh  SULLIVAN & SON, ONE NIGHT

Victor Levin SURVIVOR’S REMORSE, DEVIOUS MAIDS, MAD MEN

Ben Stephenson HEAD OF TELEVISION, BAD ROBOT PRODUCTIONS

“It’s important to have people who are absolutely willing to say you’re wrong or who have a totally different perspective than you do on everything. Fresh ideas are hard to come by, and good ones are even harder.”

Shonda Rhimes

“Even after 20 years, you’re always learning.”

Jed Mercurio

“There’s nothing more powerful to a showrunner than a truly invested writer.”

Vince Gilligan

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Streaming Platforms Driving your options

Streaming Platforms – Driving your options   

The shifts in the landscape of our industry require a frequent redesign of how to approach the creation, monetisation and distribution of content to uncover the hidden depths of possible expansion.

Our 2021 edition of this webinar series will deliver insights on streamers programming needs and assess the development and co-production deal options on offer.  The purpose of the 6 sessions is to inform participants and provide a sharper focus on the best partners to match their on-demand interests.

Analysis by executives and producers, drawn from a range of international companies, will provide an up-to-the-minute perspective.

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Filippa Wallestam
EVP and Chief Content Officer,  Nordic Entertainment Group

Antony Root
Head of Original Production, Warner Media EMEA

Chris Mack 
Director Creative Talent Investment and Development, Netflix

David Davoli
President of Television, Bron Studios

Gwenllian Gravelle
Drama Commissioner, S4C

Anne Bjornstad
Co-Creator BEFOREIGNERS / Head of Drama, Rubicon

Gary Woolf
EVP Strategic Development, All3Media International

Henrik Bastin
CEO, Fabel Entertainment

Erick Bretas
Head of Digital Products and Services, Globoplay

David Tochterman
CEO, Canvas Media Studios

Thomas Triboit
Head of TV Series, Orange Studios

Ryan Chanatry
General Manager, Topic / First Look Media

Andreas Wildfang
Chief Executive Director, Sooner

Ben Keen
Strategic Advisor, Industry Analyst and MediaXchange’s Non-executive Chair

Steve Langdon
Regional Director EMEA , Parrot Analytics

Jakob Mejlhede (Andersen)
Chief Content Officer, Shahid (MBC)

Dates: Each Tuesday and Thursday
April 20, April 22,
April 27, April 29,
May 4 and May 6

Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm (BST) – 6 x 90mins sessions
Each session will feature 3 speakers and include a Q&A with each speaker

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Who can participate?
For executives, producers and writers closely involved in the development, deal making, business affairs and distribution process for scripted drama series

Price:
£275 (+VAT)

All Online Programmes will be conducted in English

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 Terms & Conditions
For any queries please contact london@mediaxchange.com 

HISTORY OF 2020 SESSIONS  

AUTUMN WEBINAR – COMPLETED NOVEMBER 10th – 26th,  2020

Streaming Platforms – Accelerate your options

Session 1 – Analysis and Landscape – Ben Keen (Industry Analyst & Non-Executive Chair, MediaXchange)

Session 2 – Forecasting the changing needs of global streamers – Julien Leroux, (CEO/Founder, Paper Entertainment), Christian Wikander, (Commissioning Editor & VP Original Programming, HBO Nordic), Yulia Poltorak, (Head of Int’l Content Distribution, Roku Inc.) 

Session 3 – Identifying your partners and buyers: broadcasters, studios, co-producers, local and regional streamers – Jens Richter, (CEO International, Fremantle Media), Elly Vervloet, (Drama Executive, VRT), Nanna Mailand-Mercado, (Senior Executive Producer, Viaplay) 

Session 4 – Pitching to streamers: including the construct and materials – Tom Winchester, (President, Heyday Television UK), Jörg Winger, (Managing Director, Big Window Productions),  Matti Halonen, (Executive Producer, Fisher King)

Session 5 – Deal terms: principal terms for talent, IP and future rights exploitation –   Phil Rymer, (Consultant, Lewis Silkin LLP), Robin Kerremans, (Head of International CoProductions, Caviar), Rodolphe Buet (Chief Business Officer, Newen Connect)

Session 6 – Optimising your strategy – Ian McKee, (CEO/Founder, Vuulr), Moritz Polter, (Executive Producer, Int’l Series, Bavaria Fiction), Justin Judd, (Consultant/Content Advisor, i-Rights/Hulu)

SUMMER WEBINAR – COMPLETED  JUNE 30 – JULY 16, 2020

Streaming Platforms – Understanding your options

Session 1 – Analysis and Landscape – Ben Keen, Senior Analyst, Non Executive and Chairman (MediaXchange), UK

Session 2 – Perspectives of the “Big Streamers” – Steve Langdon, Regional Director EMEA (Parrot Analytics), UK

Beyond the Big 7 – Additional Opportunities – Wendy Bernfeld, Founder & MD (Rights Stuff), The Netherlands

Session 3 – Creator and Writing Aspects – Anna Winger, Creator/Writer/Producer, (Unorthodox), Germany/USA, Daniel Lägersten, Producer (Brain Academy), Sweden, Emmanuelle Guilbart, Joint-CEO, (About Premium Content), France and Andreas Gutzeit, CEO/Writer (StoryWorld), Germany

Session 4 – Deal making structures – Jeremy Gawade, Partner (Lee & Thompson), UK Cathy Payne, CEO (Banijay Rights), UK and Justin Thomson, Exec. Producer (Dove Tale Media), UK

Session 5 – Indie Production Companies – Tim King, EVP Production (SF Studios), Sweden, Heinrich Ambrosch, CEO (Satel Films), Austria, and Neil Duncan, Head of Development (The Lighthouse), UK

Session 6 – Studios & Global Players – Robert Franke, SVP (ZDFE.Drama), Germany, Jennifer Ann Anschütz, Lead Legal Affairs and Content (Joyn), Germany and Marc Lorber, SVP International Co-productions and Acquisitions (Lionsgate), UK

“…thanks to streaming platforms that can try things and see with their algorithms what works or not and in what territory, non-English language drama travels much more, even in the US which wasn’t possible before.”

Justus Riesenkampff

EVP Nordics and Benelux, Beta Film

“We need to empower content creators to maintain independence,… all you need is the independence of developing the right material and packaging it, that then allows storytellers the freedom to determine the best platform for their work”

Roeg Sutherland

Co-Head, CAA Media Finance

“When you are able to bring great stories to people in a way which is how they want to consume those stories –– how they want, when they want, the device of their choosing –– that is something that is incredibly compelling”

Keith Le Goy

President of Networks and Distribution, Sony Pictures Television

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'LIMELIGHT' - ACCELERATING THROUGH the International Film and TV Business with angus finney

‘LIMELIGHT’ – Accelerating through the
International Film and TV Business 

The aim of the course, led by Dr Angus Finney, is for you to engage with and develop a deeper knowledge of the International Film and TV business and how finance and investment operates. A comprehensive understanding of the Entertainment Value Chain, and the path from creative development, packaging, financing and production, through to international sales and distribution – alongside timely insights into the streaming market – is essential for advanced talent keen to further their career in the film industry. This course is highly practical and practitioner led, aiming to support and elevate your chances of advancing your career in the entertainment industries.

Module 1 – GUEST SPEAKERS
Julian Friendmann

Chairman, Blake Friedmann Literary Agency

Ashley Pharoah 
Screenwriter 

Abigail Payne 
Lawyer, Harbottle & Lewis

‘Limelight’ equips you with:

The contextual framework required to engage and analyse how the film and TV business is structured and changing

Strategies to develop a slate of projects and consider key elements of business planning and the advancement of your company

Access to a range of experienced practitioners and top industry decision makers

The course also addresses the on-going challenge of digital and social disruption and the rise of alternative circulation and distribution platforms

Technical guidance and individual career and strategic company support

Who is this for?
For all those experienced Film and TV producers and professionals working in finance, funds, government agencies, sales & distribution

Dates:
Module 1
18th, 19th, 20th and 21st May 2021

Module 2
22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th June 2021

Module 3
13th, 14th, 15th and 16th July 2021

Time:
10am – 1pm BST and 2:30pm – 4:30pm BST

Venue:
Zoom Webinar

Fee:
£275 + VAT per module
OR
£750 + VAT (Module 1, 2 and 3)

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Brochure including schedule details and session topics

For any queries please contact inshaaf@mediaxchange.com 

“His in-depth knowledge of the international film business is highly respected. Any course designed, directed and delivered by Angus is a course well worth taking.”

Phil Hunt

Co-owner and founder of Head Gear Films, Bankside Films, Bohemia Media

In light of continually expanding opportunities provided by the international markets, please contact us to review your corporate interests and projects for coproduction to build business and creative strategies to expand your international presence