Current Sessions for NATPE Budapest* 

Opening the Window On CEE

The process of windowing content around the world has become increasingly complex, with new platforms and opportunities springing up continuously…and new intel developing rapidly. What do producers and distributors need to know about buyers’ expectations, and what do buyers need to know about distributors approach to selling across the various existing and new windows? In this session we examine how this business process is evolving in the CEE region; what’s new, the key battles over rights and where challenges have led to success.

MODERATOR: Clive Whittingham, News Editor, C21

- Katrina Neylon, EVP International Sales and Marketing, STUDIOCANAL
- Jack Davison, Managing Consultant, 3Vision
- John Rossiter, General Manager, Central Europe, SPT - AXN
- Pete Smith, Managing Director, Antenna Group

CEE Market Overview:
Regional Breakout Hits, Trends and Data

This multi-level and interactive session will provide a comprehensive look at CEE television and content, and further your regional and global business acumen. It begins with a comprehensive review exploring the latest trends in the region, including a look at the hits of the season. The presentation will be followed by a moderated discussion between regional experts and our attendees. Presentation materials will be made available to registered NATPE Budapest participants. Get the latest insight and data – expert perspectives that will impact and enhance your business – by attending this dynamic exploration of regional content.

PRESENTER: Georgi Chakarov, President and CEO, CEETV and TVBIZZ

MODERATOR: Zoe Wilson, Senior Sales Executive, TRX

- Felix Wesseler, Director Business Development & Communications, filmpool ent/All3Media 
- Elżbieta Saciuk, Content Acquisitions Director, Grupa ZPR Media
- Jan Rudovský, Head of Acquisitions and Business Affairs, FTV Prima

Buyer’s Welcome: Drinks & Networking (Corso Restaurant / by invitation only)  

Success in Co-Productions:
Maximizing Your Regional and International Business Partnerships

The CEE Region creates some of the most successful formats and content seen on television; much of it has found loyal audiences around the world. This morning session will highlight the success stories as well as the challenges in packaging, marketing and selling your programming internationally. Starting with an opportunity to share a few moments with your peers over coffee, our expert panel will then explore how several regional co-productions have successfully found loyal audiences at home and abroad, as well as which international formats resonate within the CEE. From initial commissioning to final sale, this opportunity to network and hear from those expanding regional content will provide you with what you need to know.

MODERATOR: Paula Cohen McHarg, Senior Sales Manager, CEE & CIS, Africa, Middle East, Greece and Turkey, Keshet International

- Kateryna Vyshnevska, Head of Development and Co-Productions, FILM.UA GROUP
- Laura Rhodarmer, ‎SVP Licensing, Talpa Global
- Johnathan Young, VP, Original Programming & Production, HBO Europe
- Fredrik af Malmborg, Managing Director, Eccho Rights

A World of Formats:
Insights and Strategies for Global Distribution

In an age of ever increasing consolidation, reliance on major format brands has always been the way forward. Increasingly, local broadcasters and producers are fighting the trend with local and original creations, and we have seen a succession of regional formats emerge as world-wide hits. This discussion will consider the trajectory of the current format landscape, pinpointing the factors that precipitate the development and acquisition process. This session will provide critical intelligence and invaluable takeaways; what you should know, what you should avoid, and how you should move forward in this most dynamic of areas of the content creation business.

MODERATOR: Kristin Brzoznowski, Executive Editor, World Screen

- Natalie Bushaeva, Regional Sales Director, Formats: CEE, Endemol Shine Group
- Pascal Dalton, VP, Global Format Sales; ITV Studios Global Entertainment                    
- Andrew Sime, Vice President of Formats, Banijay
- Lucy Roberts, Sales Manager, Formats, N. EMEA, all3media International
- Laura Burrell, Head of Formats, Viacom International Media Networks

Protecting and Monetizing Your Global Rights:
The FRAPA Legal Report 2017 (in cooperation with Baker McKenzie)

Learn how to protect your IP and why this is crucial to your ability to sell it! This presentation and interactive audience discussion will present an analysis of the legal protection available to the global TV community under the laws of copyright, unfair competition, passing off, breach of confidence and trade mark. It will cover the key components of a television format - creative concept, production know-how, name, visual features, catchphrases, branding - and list the ways in which these can be protected. Understand your rights! Attend this unique session.

MODERATOR: Jan Salling, Co-Chair of FRAPA

- Darya Ermolina, Counsel, Baker McKenzie (Russia)
- Naiara Elizagarate, IP/ITC Associate, Baker McKenzie (EMEA)
- Dr. Zsófia Lendvai, PhD, Associate, Baker McKenzie (Hungary)

Click here to download the Frapa presentation [6.1MB ZIP].

18:00 Opening Night Party (Kiosk Restaurant)

A New Perspective on the Emerging Asia Region:
A China Showcase

China and points east have begun making impressive inroads in new content distribution, and the already-established loyalty of the Asian Region’s audience is well known. NATPE is pleased to welcome CCTV, in partnership with the “Belt and Road Media Community,” which serves to carve out new opportunities for innovative development together, build consensus to form a joint force, improve overall development level in international co-productions. A highlight of this special presentation will be the bestowing of the Golden Ribbon Award for Excellence in Television Programming. Spend your morning traveling the Silk Road of Cooperation and Friendship with these leaders of the Chinese media universe.  

- Lin Zhang, Deputy Manager of CITVC/China Internationa TV Corporation

- Tang Shiding, Vice President, CITVC; China International Corporation
- Wei Hu, Director of Business Media Development, Shanghai Wings Media, OPG, SMG
- Qin Xiaoming, Deputy Director of International Distribution and Acquisition, Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation (JSBC) 
- Samantha Wong, Managing Director, ZN Animation Global Division


Kanal D Lunch (by invitation only)

Pitch & Play LIVE! Event   

Following the huge success of the inaugural edition in 2016, CEETV, the leading media platform for TV intelligence in CEE and part of TVBIZZ Group, and NATPE, the organizer of the most prominent TV market and conference in Central and Eastern Europe, announce the second edition of their mutual format initiative PITCH & PLAY LIVE for NATPE Budapest 2017. For details and information on how to apply for possible participation, please see  

HOST: JP Bommel, President & CEO, NATPE

FACILITATOR: Stanislav Kimchev, Co-Founder & SVP, Global Sales, CEETV Ltd.

- Levina Negi, VP Global Acquisitions & Development, Global Entertainment Development, FremantleMedia
- Program & Creative Director, TV2 Csoport
- Bence Trunkó, Chief Creative Officer, Paprika Latino Studios

- Aleš Muhič, Pro Plus, “Start Up Slovenia”  
- Peter Nunez, NFE, “The Land is Singing”
- Marina Kataya & Anastasia Lisova, NTV, “SuperYou” 

18:00 NATPE Budapest Party (Corso Restaurant)  


*All information is subject to change. Check back often for updates.