Below you can find links to some of our event recordings split out by category, but you will find lots more recordings within the Growth Accelerator itself. If you haven’t yet registered on the Accelerator (which is free and exclusively available to Pact Members) you can find out more and register here.
Content Without Borders 2021
Content Without Borders (CWB) is our unique symposium connecting Pact Members with the world's broadcasters and buyers. In 2021 it was hosted exclusively online.
Philippa Kowarsky, BBC, Commissioning Editor of Storyville
Colm O'Callaghan, RTÉ, Head of Specialist Factual Content
Sacha Khari & Matt Risley, Channel 4 and 4Studio, Head of Digital Commissioning and Head of 4Studio
Arun Maljaars, Insight TV, Vice President of Content & Channels
Elisabeth Hagstedt, Histoire TV, Head of Acquisitions & Co-Productions
Simon Raikes, National Geographic, Commissioning Editor
Kim Chessler, Lifetime, Vice President of Unscripted Programming
Elaine Frontain Bryant, A+E Networks, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming
Amanda Krentzman, Snap Inc., Head of International Original Series
Caroline Perez, Discovery, Senior Vice President of Development & Production
Jon Adler, CNN, Vice President of Program Development
Winona Meringolo, Investigation Discovery, Senior Vice President of Development
Sean Doyle, Disney+, Director of Original Production for Unscripted General Entertainment
Troels Branth Pedersen, TV 2, Acquisitions Executive
Sum Huang, Endeavour China, CEO
Luke Hyams, YouTube, Head of Originals EMEA
Col Needham, IMDb, Founder and CEO
Laura Crowson, Discovery, Vice President of Development
Samantha Offsay, Starz, Senior Vice President of Original Programming
Bill Gardner, PBS, Vice President of Programming & Development
David Crean, RTÉ, Acting Head of Drama
Toby Faulkner, Discovery+, Senior Vice President of Content
Krishan Arora, SBS, International Content Consultant
Bo Zhang & Yolanda Fang, Bilibili, Head of International Co-Production and Senior Manager of Acquisitions & Collaborations
Business Affairs Breakfast Webinars
Held in July 2021, our Business Affairs Breakfast Webinars covered a series of pertinent topics in a series of 30-minute sessions. Catch-up using the links below:*
Contracting Child Contributors with CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang
Contracting Contributors with Sheridans
Copyright & Fair Dealing with Harbottle & Lewis LLP
Data Processing with We Got POP
Engaging Writers in Scripted TV with Lee & Thompson LLP
Option & Development Agreements with Harbottle & Lewis LLP
UK Tax Credits & Incentives for TV Productions with Ecovis Wingrave Yeats UK
*Please note that the IR35 and Composer Agreements in TV sessions are not available for catch-up.
- Starting an Indie
Winning a Commission
24th June: What Makes A Great Development Producer?
Speakers: Harjeet Chhokar, Factual Commissioning Editor, Channel 4; Lucy Hazzard, Director of Development (Factual), STV Studios; Jayne Edwards, Head of Development, Humble Bee Films
8th June 2021: Winning a Commission Case Study: Lucy, The Human Chimp – KEO West & Channel 4
Speakers: Sacha Mirzoeff – Head of Bristol Hub, Channel 4; Matt Cole – Head of KEO West, KEO Films
25th May: Creating & Developing a Format – Eat Well for Less?
With Jo Scarratt-Jones, Deputy Head, RDF West / Executive Producer; Fiona Gay, Series Editor, RDF West; Heather Milward, Production Executive, RDF West; Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations, Banijay
31st March 2021: Charlie Russell Documentary Masterclass
Operating an indie
15th July: The People Who Really Run the Show – Production Managers!
Speakers: Sandy Robertson, Head of Production, Raise the Roof Productions; Clare Sparks, Head of Production, Untold Studios; Nan Gourlay, Production Executive, Red Sky Productions
13th July: How Short Is Short? Short-Form Content with Youngest Media
Speakers: David Flynn, Co-founder, Youngest Media; Aissetou Griffin, Senior Digital Video Producer, Youngest Media
1st July: From Book to Screen – an Exploration of How to Adapt & Acquire Book Rights for Film/TV
Speakers: Gillian Clarke – Development Producer, Tall Story; Hannah Ladds –Dramatic Rights Agent, Madeleine Milburn Literary; Edward Clarke – Executive Producer, The Development Partnership; Laure Kniazeff – Founding Partner, Best Seller to Box Office
23rd June: UK Global Screen Fund Information Session
10th June: Operating & Growing an Indie – Laura Bessell, Argonon
22nd April 2021: Sustainability: In Conversation with albert on World Earth Day
Growing an indie
16th June: Nations to Network: A Route Map to Success?
Speakers: Ian Durham – Managing Director, Marmalade TV; Derwena Burt – Head of Production, Marmalade TV; Kieran Doherty – Co-founder / CEO, Stellify Media.
Global Co-Pro Symposium June 2021
In June 2021 we teamed up with our partners from the Global Creative Alliance (GCA) to host a 3-day online Global Co-Production Symposium for our Members.
This Symposium was the first major event to be held by the GCA and featured five key partners – Finland, Turkey, France, Brazil and the UK (Pact).
Catch up on some of the sessions that took place...
Broadcaster briefing - Janaian Tadeu, Arte 1 Channel, Brazil
Broadcaster briefing - Danny Horan, Channel 4, UK
Broadcaster briefing - Erkko Lyytinen, YLE, Finland
Pact Monthly Member Webinar Briefings
Wednesday 13th October: October Pact Member Webinar Briefing and Q&A
- Content Without Borders 2021