14th – 25th JUNE 2021
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.
UK Drama Landscape Overview
Who are the key players? What are the development cycles? What are the implications of disruption? Participants will receive the definitive UK market orientation which will inform their strategy and entry point into the market.
Broadcasters & Buyers
Global SVODs are rapidly moving in to join the five linear broadcasters buying in the UK scripted space. Each has nuances to their development cycles and specific tonality to their programming output. It is vital to understand where your project best fits the market.
Building Your Market Proposition
How do you create a compelling project package that a broadcaster cannot pass up – and most importantly, how do you communicate it?
Creating a One-Page Pitch
There’s a cliché “no one likes reading”, but we all know from our own experience that is not always true… Presenting exciting, impactful, and emotionally resonant material is an art form, and a necessity, in this hugely competitive market. We will show you how.
Reaching the UK Audience –what do the viewers want?
It is common for buyers to state an interest in specific genres and formats – but this can create a stampede of established companies racing to fill the gap. As relative outsiders, you need to look a step ahead into the viewing trends to anticipate the demands of tomorrow.
Co-Producing International Drama with the UK
An effective pitch is not only about the creative elements of your project, it is also about clearly stating what you need from the person on the other side of the table – this applies to projects at every stage. What deals are typical of UK co-productions, and what are the roles and responsibilities of the partners going forward?
Working with UK Talent
Attaching the best talent is often what turns a project into a greenlight. We will discuss the distinctions of the UK talent landscape, and the best practice to approach in-demand talent.
Producing in the UK
What role can the UK play in your production? Who are the big facilities houses, and what are the national and regional tax incentives? What has changed since Brexit – threats and opportunities?
Connect to the most reputable UK companies with a one-on-one meeting schedule tailored to your requirements (6-8 meetings per participant).
Our Speakers Include (others to be added):
Manpreet Dosanjh, Executive Producer, Sky Studios
Serena Thompson, Executive Producer, Sky Studios
John Yorke, Executive Producer, Wolf Hall, Shameless, Life on Mars
JT Wong, Founder, Three Tables Productions
Lauren Jackson, Content Executive, All3Media
Jez Swimer, Executive Producer, Endor Productions
Angus Finney, Executive Producer & Author
Patrick Irwin, Executive Producer & Managing Director, Ringside Studios
Samantha Perahia, Head of Production UK, British Film Commission
Ben Keen, Strategic Advisor, Industry Analyst and more to be announced….
Fee £450 Registration
Registration Deadline 28th May 2021
For more details contact: [email protected]
The following companies will be amongst those approached for personal meetings:
“Inspiring days with great new people. My team is ready for making a lot of new drama series.”
Head of Drama
“It was an exciting experience packed with invaluable information and an amazing opportunity to meet potential new partners.”