Our global business is underpinned by 28 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.
22nd – 27th September, 2019
New Dates: 17-22nd November, 2019
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Established in 1998, the programme provides an unparalleled insight into the US Television Drama industry and its creative principals. The Showrunner Exchange in Los Angeles allows access to the best creators, writers and network executives in the industry. Participants will discuss the creative process and observe episodes of these shows being written, produced and broadcast. The participant group of Drama writers, producers and executives drawn from across the world will also enjoy the additional benefit of sharing the breadth of experience represented within the group itself.
NEW DATES FOR 2020 – Monday, June 22nd – Friday, June 26th, 2020
Application deadline: 15th April, 2020
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Following the successful inaugural 2019 Women Writers Exchange, 2020’s edition will draw women writers from across the globe to build on the industry’s focus on ensuring a wider representation of women in creative roles. Providing an unparalleled insight into the US Television Drama industry, and its creative and production principles, the 5 days of industry meetings will optimise the participants’ creative and business ambitions.
The application process for 2020 will open in late August 2019 for senior industry professionals and TV drama companies to nominate and/or financially support women candidates who they consider would benefit from advancing their skills and connections through experiencing the best practices presented by the US.
The Exchanges are also open to direct application by women writers and directors, currently working in the industry.
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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 will 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).
Soaps are continuing dramas and are a massive powerhouse for any TV channel in terms of the high viewing figures and engaged, returning audience. Our focused programme addresses the creative process through meetings with direct counterparts in the UK.
Send the key creative team from your Soap to spend time with writers, producers and TV channel executives of the leading British Soaps so as to analyse and explore the writing, long term planning and production process, and enable long running success.
Add the option for your full writing team to workshop on story planning and strategies for improving collaboration.
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New Takes on Comedy Exchange: Los Angeles
2019 Dates to be announced
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.