The Business of Scripted – Finance Forum Returning to Scandinavia

The international Television Drama finance forum, The Business of Scripted, will return  to Scandinavia for its second edition next month, 5-6 October. With the support of Creative Europe MEDIA, along with key international drama companies, the forum is bringing together a selection of leading industry experts in Stockholm for two days of in-depth discussion on the new modules and thinking within TV drama financing.

The Forum, which sold out in its launch year in Copenhagen last June, will this year include a special focus on collaboration and coproduction opportunities with the US market, as well as a profile on financiers investing in content who have entered the TV drama arena. The sessions focus on the creation of effective models of exploitation of content and assess successful international strategies for funding and co-production in the global marketplace.

Speakers at this year’s event include US Showrunners and executives:  Chris Loveall, Vice President, International Programming, AMC and Sundance TV; Martin Rakusen, Commercial Director Drama, BBC Worldwide; Robert Franke, Vice President, ZDF Enterprises, Paul Gillooly, Director of Strategic Content, Emerging Products and Services, MTG Group, Dave Clarke, Development and Acquisitions consultant, DRG/ Atrium TV, Oliver Goldstick (Pretty Little Liars/The Collection, Jonathan Shapiro (Co-Creator with David Kelly – Goliah; Cuba Pictures CEO Nick Marston, Pinewood Television’s Co-Production Director; and Dynamic Television’s VP of Co-Productions & Sales, Tasja Abel.

“At a time when the Scripted business is expanding so rapidly it is important to nurture projects within sound economic underpinnings which enable both companies and shows to prosper. The discussions in Stockholm will expose the participants to the experience and insights of those who are leading this field and will give them the opportunity to distil their own best strategy for building their drama interests successfully”, says MediaXchange’s CEO, Katrina Wood, the producer behind the event.

Details on the event along with the schedule layout and speaker profiles can be found on MediaXchange’s website: http://mediaxchange.com/the-business-of-scripted/

Barbara Majsa

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