Our core Services

Our unique perspective and insight on the international entertainment industry translates into personalised advice that expands the business and creative elements of our clients’ global interests.

We employ our wide experience of creative and management systems and processes to create bespoke events that assist markets and companies to evolve their domestic industry’s success.

We facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experiences between our clients and peers across the globe, by underpinning our own expertise, with the knowledge, insight and capability of world leaders in international content.

We offer the industry a range of tools, to strengthen and embed the application of newly learned systems and proven best practices.

Consultancy

MediaXchange’s unique perspective on the international business and creative elements of the industry provides specialized advice, 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, individualized entry plans by:

  • Providing management strategy thinking and analysis to inspire TV Channels and Production Companies in their global ambitions
  • 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, and south to Brazil and South Africa

MediaXchange is equally experienced with creative interests and can access 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.

“The kick start MediaXchange gave me has proved invaluable”

Tony Wood

CEO, Buccaneer Media, UK

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Events

MediaXchange has launched a programme of events which directly address the creative and business targets of industry professionals in the global marketplace. Uniquely formatted sessions inform and inspire by bringing together writing and producing creatives in dedicated forums where they can directly interact with potential for partnerships and collaboration.

“This was one of the best conferences I’ve been to hands down

It really is and always will be a relationship business and, for me, that is what MediaXchange is all about”

Chris Loveall

VP, Intl. Programming, AMC/SUNDANCE

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Exchanges

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.

Showrunner Exchange: TV Drama

22nd – 27th September, 2019
Los Angeles

NEW DATE ADDED : 17th – 22nd November

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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.

Women Writers to Los Angeles

NEW DATES FOR 2020 – Monday, June 22nd – Friday, June 26th, 2020
Application deadline: 15th April, 2020
Los Angeles

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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.

Connect to Hollywood

Year round
Los Angeles

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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).

Soaprunner Exchange

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.

“I went straight back into my writers room charged with lots of energy and new ideas. Your sessions have made me much more focused

That’s one of the best things I learned from speaking to other showrunners”

Erik Skjoldbjaerg

Creator / Director / Executive Producer, Occupied, Norway

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Programmes

MediaXchange subscribes to the importance of continuity through longer running programmes to successfully underpin the application of newly learned skills and best practices provided by the high level professionals leading the following specially designed programmes.

Business Affairs Acumen

2nd December , 2019
London 

A Forum for lawyers, business affairs professionals, MDs and Producers to share knowledge, experience and strategies, facilitating international coproduction business interests in the global market place.

Three closed door Roundtable sessions, each with ten leading experts, addressing these topics: The Role of the Distributor Today, Broadcasters’ Terms and the Relationship to Producers, and How Best for Producers and Distributors to work with SVOD Platforms.

 

“Thanks so much for putting together such an excellent programme – full of enlightenment and inspiration!

It was a very impressive roster of top-notch speakers”

Ben Morris

Writer, Bancroft, Mr. Selfridge, UK Advanced Writing for Television Drama

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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