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Register now for UK China Development Training Day

The day will cover formatted entertainment, factual entertainment and factual programming. Specialist trainers from Grand Scheme Media will help attendees to examine successful formats and then set up groups to work together and respond to a commissioning challenge.

On the day, five teams will be created, each led by a senior executive or development expert working in UK television. The teams must work up an idea for a format based on a ‘commissioning brief’. At the end of the day, they will pitch their ideas to a panel of current commissioning editors and a prize will be awarded to the best idea!

  • Registration and schedule

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NB. Spaces are very limited and offered on a first come, first served basis so please register soon to avoid disappointment.


10:30am - Introduction from Pact

10:45am - The Challenges That Face Us
An examination of the pressures to discover the next generation of TV hits. Discussing why certain ideas go global; the themes that unify us.

11:20am - Coffee break

11:30am - Solving The Commissioner’s Problem
How the best format creators target network and channel needs

12:15am - Case Studies: looking at hit shows and examining why they work

1:00pm - Lunch

2:00pm - The Development Challenge
Organisers set a challenge for teams to create a format in an hour!
5 teams, lead by Mark Robson, Graham Smith and 3 leading development executives.

2:20pm - Development Workshops
Teams work together to create a show.

4:00pm - Presentations and Pitching – teams pitch to 2 Commissioners

4:30pm - Final Debate and Questions

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