Shahid Khan

Shahid Khan

Shahid Khan is an acclaimed digital thought leader, entrepreneur and executive with a tremendous 20+ year track-record, across the US, Europe and the Middle East.

Shahid is the Managing Partner for MAG, a premier boutique management consulting firm that focuses on the Digital Ecosystem.  As a sought-after management consultant with a strategic mindset and deep technology underpinnings, Shahid has worked with senior management across various industry segment with clients like: Liberty Global, NBCU / Comcast, Charter, Altice, Ticketmaster, Sony, Scripps, Showtime, Disney/ABC, Univision, A&E, WWE, Barnes & Noble, Scholastic, Hearst, Conde Nast, Motorola, Tivo, Vonage, T-Mobile, etc.  MAG was selected by Consulting Magazine as one of its “Seven Small Jewels”, an annual award given to high-growth consulting firms.

Shahid is also the Founder and Vice-Chairman of Mediamorph, the leading global provider of Cloud-based Software and Data Analytics platform for Hollywood Studios, TV Networks and Pay TV Operators. Since Mediamorph’s inception in 2010 until recently, Shahid served as Chairman, helping scale the company to a global player. Shahid also led three rounds of funding totaling $60M+, from strategic Investors include Liberty Global, Google, Lee Equity, Advance/Newhouse and Smedvig Capital.  Mediamorph’s customers include: Liberty Global, Comcast, Dish, Cablevision, Mediacom, CenturyLink, NBCU, HBO, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures, Starz, Warner Bros, AMC, BBC Worldwide, Epix, and Vevo. Mediamorph won the prestigious Cablefax Tech Award for technology innovation and was on Deloitte’s Fast 500 list.

Prior to embarking upon his entrepreneurial ventures, Shahid served as Senior Partner, Head of Media Industry at IBB Consulting; Managing Director and Head of Entertainment industry practice at KPMG Consulting/BearingPoint; Partner at IBM Global Services in Communication Industry.

Shahid holds an MBA in Marketing and Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and is a Fellow at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Shahid is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Manhattan and Emirates Chapters, was named as one of the “50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business” by the Asian American Business Development Center in the US, and as one of the “50 Most Influential People in the US Online Video Industry” by VOD Professional.

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#NATPE and #CEETV announce winner of PITCH & PLAY LIVE! #PitchPlay

Los Angeles / Budapest, 26 June 2019:  NATPE and CEETV are delighted to announce that the winning format of the fourth edition of PITCH & PLAY LIVE! as voted for today by an expert jury at NATPE Budapest International, is TVP Poland’s SANATORIUM OF LOVE.

SANATORIUM OF LOVE – Six elderly ladies and six senior gentlemen, who differ in character, personality, passion and life experience, set off to a picturesque health resort in the mountains, where for three weeks they are given the opportunity to get to know one another and experience new adventures, also related to the sphere of feelings. All the participants have one thing in common – they are lonely and want to change it. The program aims to show the problem of discrimination against older people and to present the autumn of life in a colourful and warm way, emphasizing the value and dignity of a human being regardless of their age.

The winning format owner receives complimentary registration and accommodation for NATPE Miami Marketplace + Conference 2020, as well as a series of development meetings with leading distributors in attendance.

The winning format was selected from a shortlist of three formats, which included SANATORIUM OF LOVE (TVP, Poland); KID COOKS OF SLOVENIA (POP TV, Slovenia) and MYSTERIES IN THE SPOTLIGHT (Antena 1, Romania).

Following live presentations by the creators of all three shortlisted formats during the PITCH & PLAY LIVE! session at NATPE Budapest International, SANATORIUM OF LOVE was chosen by an expert jury consisting of Andrea Gavacova, Format Sales Director for Central and Eastern Europe, Fremantle; Peter Nunez, Founder, NUNEZ NFE and Nick Smith, Executive Vice President, Formats at All3media International.

This year PITCH & PLAY LIVE!’s top three formats were shortlisted from a selection of ten brand-new original formats from CEE and EMEA.  Each of the ten formats was evaluated based on three criteria: originality (how original is the idea for the format); universality (does the format idea show flexibility for changes and development) and internationality (does the format have the potential to be sold internationally). A selection committee, comprising industry professionals reviewed each format and voted in all three criteria with scores from 1 to 5. The final ranking was determined from the accumulated sum of all scores of the five selection committee members.

For more information about the Pitch & Play Live! event, please go to: http://ceetv.net/pitchplay/index

ABOUT NATPE

NATPE is the largest U.S-based global content association and professional membership organization dedicated to shaping the future of content through global marketplaces and conferences, screenings, awards, and networking events, including NATPE Miami, L.A. Screenings Independents, NATPE Budapest International and the inaugural NATPE STREAMING PLUS. Representing every facet of the content business, NATPE, with a history of over five decades, is committed to representing the needs of its evolving members and constituents across all platforms and to bringing them together to be the indispensable resource in the evolution of content as the conduit to connectivity, business insights and opportunity.

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Senal
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Media Daily
FormatBiz
CEETV
Media Expres
VideoAge
Videoage
INDEX.HU
C21 Media
Chinese Central Television
Chinese Radio
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Siddharth Kumar Tewary

Siddharth Kumar Tewary

Siddharth Kumar Tewary, One Life Studios Founder & Chief Creative, helmed some of India’s most commercially and critically successful television series as a Writer, Director and Producer.

In 2007, Siddharth launched his first venture, Swastik Productions, to tell rich Indian stories, including epic dramas such as Mahabharta, Razia Sultan, Suryaputra Karna, and Karmaphal Data Shani. Swastik Productions—which employs over 2,000 and houses its own production facilities including staggering sets, edit & VFX studios—It continues to operate as a leading producer of premium content.

With such phenomenal success in India, Siddharth turned his eye to the global content industry and established One Life Studios in 2017. Under this new international brand, Siddharth’s vision to bring Indian stories to the world includes his most epic production to date. With One Life Studios, Siddharth’s vision is to now venturing in to the digital space and international market creating shows specially for the oversea’s clients.

Apart from the many accolades which Siddharth has won through the years, another feather added to his cap was that of “The Best Director” award at the ATA in 2018 for his grandest production Porus. He was also the one to set off an example in the Indian Broadcasting industry by holding back the IP rights for this series.

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Ben Goold

Ben Goold joined Nutopia in 2008 and oversees a wide slate of Nutopia’s factual projects including recently JESUS: HIS LIFE for History, AFRICA’S GREAT CIVILIZATIONS for PBS and 2 seasons of FINDING JESUS: FAITH. FACT. FORGERY for CNN.

He originally joined to create the Emmy Award-winning series AMERICA THE STORY OF US and its global format successors MANKIND THE STORY OF ALL OF US and THE BRITISH for Sky Atlantic.

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Xavier Aristimuno

Xavier Aristimuno

Xavier Aristimuño is the Vice President of Licensing at HBO Latin America.

He is responsible for all operations related to the sale and distribution deals of local original content outside the Latin American region.

Xavier has an extensive career in our media industry, spanning over 25 years in the areas of business development, brand development, production & distribution deals, co-production in foreign countries, process redesign, team building, marketing and all businesses within the television digital environment. Before joining HBO Latin America, Xavier was the Senior Vice President, International Business Development & Digital Media for NBCUniversal Telemundo Internacional, where he was responsible for developing Telemundo’s international digital media department, which propelled Telemundo’s brand and content to digital platforms worldwide. He also successfully managed for many years sales and business development all over Asia Pacific and part of Europe. Xavier was precursor in understanding the globalization of multicultural TV content, bringing to Latin America the today successful trend of Korean and Turkish TV dramas. Prior to working at Telemundo, Xavier owned an international television distribution company called BambooTV, where he led and substantially increased commercial broadcast activities and television content distribution between Asia and Latin America, representing as part of his company catalogue, Latin American telenovelas and series from Tepuy. Xavier started his career in the media industry as Vice President of Sales at Coral Pictures a Miami based content distribution company part of the Venezuelan RCTV Media group.

Prior to working at Telemundo, Xavier owned an international television distribution company called BambooTV, where he led and substantially increased commercial broadcast activities and television content distribution between Asia and Latin America, representing as part of his company catalogue, Latin American telenovelas and series from Tepuy. Xavier started his career in the media industry as Vice President of Sales at Coral Pictures a Miami based content distribution company part of the Venezuelan RCTV Media group.

Xavier has a Masters Degree in International Commerce & Economics and Broadcast Management. Both from Boston University.

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Esperanza Garay

Esperanza Garay

Esperanza Garay is a recognized executive in the entertainment and content distribution industries, with over thirty years of outstanding and successful career.

She is well-known as an expert in the development of multi-cultural markets, helping media companies to succeed in highly competitive environments.

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Nick Smith

Nick Smith

Nick Smith, Executive Vice President, Formats at all3media international has over fifteen years’ experience of working with television formats.

He has spent time developing formats (part of the development team that devised Strictly Come Dancing AKA Dancing with the Stars), producing formats, and the international distribution of formats. He’s previously worked for Sony Pictures Television International, the BBC, and a number of independent production companies. He looks after all3Media’s international productions, such as the 30+ international versions of Gogglebox, format acquisition and strategy.

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Andrew Sime

Andrew Sime

Andrew Sime is VP of Formats for Banijay Rights, the distribution arm of the Banijay Group.

‘He oversees the company’s format sales around the world, with a particular focus on the territories without a Banijay Group production presence. In Central and Eastern Europe, Banijay Rights licenses major entertainment brands such as Wife Swap, Ladette To Lady and Psychic Challenge. Prior to joining Banijay Rights, Andrew worked in the format divisions of Endemol and Sony Pictures Television and was Head of Acquisitions for Global Agency.

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Clive Whittingham

Clive Whittingham

Clive Whittingham is the news editor at leading television trade outfit C21 Media. Based in London, he leads a team of international journalists covering the international content business.

He has previously worked as a news and court reporter on a variety of regional newspapers in the UK, and covered sport for The Daily Telegraph. He wastes his spare time watching Queens Park Rangers.

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Tony Saab

Tony Saab

Tony Saab is the VP Product/Content at Intigral and leads a team of more than 100 specialists who manage end-to-end production, content management, and the operation and delivery of Intigral’s TV products.

In this role, Tony oversees management of Intigral’s data centers, live censorship team, VoD processing and media delivery network that enables Intigral’s day-to-day broadcast operations. 
Under his stewardship over the past seven years, Tony has helped establish Intigral as a regional leader in the provision of high performance broadcast infrastructure that empowers the daily lives of millions of people across the GCC. He is trusted with ensuring the stability, reliability and quality of all Intigral broadcast products.

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Joost Geurtsen

Joost Geurtsen

Joost Geurtsen (36) graduated as a (new) media scientist at the University of Utrecht and started an early career in television and digital media.

Representing the first generation of digital natives in a (back then) merely linear and traditional industry, his area of expertise has always been the ‘twilight zone’ between new and traditional media. Starting with the first digital extensions around TV shows, he gained a rich experience and expertise in multichannel storytelling over the years.

The past 7 years, Joost worked as a Creative Director in Endemol Shine’s commercial partnerships department at their global headquarters in Amsterdam and London. Here he developed and executed multi-territory branded entertainment projects and managed partnerships with both consumer brands as social networks.

Joost recently joined Insight TV as Head of Global Brand Partnerships, where he will use both his commercial and creative skills to bring branded entertainment to a next level.

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Handan Ozkubat

Handan Ozkubat

Handan started her career in talent management and casting, before moving in to TV distribution sales and acquisition.

In 2011 she joined Eccho Rights, as the company started to expand its business in Turkish Drama. Since then, Handan has led Eccho Rights’ Istanbul office as the company has grown to become a leading exporter of Turkish Drama series around the world, with over 15,000 hours of Turkish content sold in 2018.

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Francoise Guyonnet

Francoise Guyonnet

Françoise Guyonnet is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris (IEP). She began her career at A.C. Nielsen as a marketing consultant before joining Warner Music France in 1992 as marketing manager.

In 1997, she joined France Télévision Distribution, where she held various positions including Head of Publishing. In 2006, she was appointed Head of Home Entertainment of STUDIOCANAL for France and then worldwide. In 2014, she became Head of TV, Home Entertainment and New Media for France after running business and marketing development of STUDIOCANAL for France and then worldwide. In 2017, she became Head of TV within STUDIOCANAL’S production division.

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Courtney Williams

Courtney Williams

Courtney Williams is Head of Partnerships for Parrot Analytics, overseeing all client partnerships for the company leading the Regional Directors for North America, Latin America, EMEA and Asia Pacific.

With nearly 25 years’ experience in the international media and entertainment sector both as a senior executive at several networks and studios, as well as having been a successful entrepreneur in several media ventures.

Before joining the company, Mr. Williams provided strategic consulting services to CSI Media, Turner Europe, MGM Networks, Chellomedia, AMC Networks International and Digiturk DTH Platform. Prior to this he was acting MD for AMC Networks Asia Pacific and acting GM for MGM Channel Italy. Mr. Williams also spent five years at MGM Studios in the MGM Networks group: Initially as Vice President of International Sales and Marketing based in New York, and eventually as Vice President of EMEA based in London. Earlier in his career Mr. Williams held several positions with Viacom’s Nickelodeon division, the last of which was Director of New Media Ventures.

Mr. Williams earned his MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is currently based in London.

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Graeme Stanley

Graeme Stanley

Graeme Stanley is the chief Commercial Officer for Insight TV.

His core responsibility is to grow the presence of Insight TV across linear and digital platforms worldwide.

Graeme has more than 25 years’ experience in the international media and entertainment sector as a senior executive with several networks and distribution platforms. Prior to this he was Managing Director of Teuve, now part of AMC Networks in Spain, Programming Director for ITV Digital (UK), Director of Consumer Media at Cable and Wireless Communications and a Director of KPN Kabel.

Graeme started his career in Canada with Fundy Cable Ltd/Ltée,. He has lived and worked in Canada, the UK, Spain, and is currently residing in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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Paula McHarg

Paula McHarg

Paula oversees all distribution of yes Studios formats and finished series globally.

Prior to joining yes Studios she served in various roles at Keshet International and most recently as Senior Sales Manager for Italy, CEE, CIS, Africa, and Middle East. Paula relocated to Israel from the United States in 2013. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Media Studies and Communication and had previously worked in the legal field.

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Eric Lapointe

Eric Lapoint

Eric Y. Lapointe is the founder of Vancouver, Canada’s newest international TV/Digital distribution & development company And Now Global. Lapointe brings over 15 years of content sales experience with major brands Just For Laughs and Cirque du Soleil.

In the past 10 years, Lapointe’s main focus has been on Foreign TV & VOD sales where he licensed over 4000 TV hours in over 100 countries.

Since launching And Now Global in May 2019, Lapointe has signed on new distribution clients including ComediHa!, Trembling Void and Imagine Create Media. Lapointe’s company has also expanded into sales development with its first clients: Vancouver’s award-winning animation studio Global Mechanic and comedy producers Rogue Panda Pictures. These efforts have led Lapointe to taking on an Executive Producer role for the world’s next non-verbal comedy, My Name is Pippo, in partnership with former Cirque du Soleil and Italian actor Pippo Crotti.
In this new digital era, And Now Global offers a new 360 vision that includes broadcasting, digital content & marketing. Lapointe’s experience in digital will be key for this shift. Lapointe was originally responsible for the digital expansion of Cirque du Soleil onto platforms such as Tou.tv, Hulu and iTunes. This work continued at Just For Laughs where Lapointe headed up the digital monetization team responsible for the company’s various YouTube channels that reached of over 6.5 million subscribers.

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Eva Kis-Bocz

Eva Kis-Bocz

As the Managing Director, RTL Services Kft, RTL Hungary, Eva Kis-Bocz is currently focusing on RTL Hungary’s VOD platforms- RTL Most and RTL Most+’s content strategy, selection, windowing structure and launches, while managing the 2nd generation cable channels’ activities.

With 16 years of television industry experience, started at the public channel Duna Televízió, and worked as the Regional Programme Director at Sony Pictures Television before joining RTL Hungary in 2014.

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Nick Grande

Nick Grande

Nick is the founder and CEO of the mena.tv Content Hub, and the Managing Director of ChannelSculptor, the Dubai-based strategic consultancy and service provider.

The mena.tv Content Hub was established in 2017 and named best Content Distribution Initiative at the TBI Content Innovation Awards during MIPCOM 2017. The company already hosts over 30 international content distributors and over 400 accredited buyers.

Founded in 2008, ChannelSculptor has advised companies such as Netflix, RTL Group, Arqiva, DAZN, Eutelsat and IBC as well as regional heavyweights such as Rotana, twofour54 and Sky News Arabia. The company maintains license agreements with over 200 TV channels in the region and provides award-winning licensing and management services to MENA telecoms operators such as du, Saudi Telecom, Vodafone, Orange and Omantel. ChannelSculptor also provides audience analytics services (based on IPTV return path data) to broadcasters including Turner, Discovery, Abu Dhabi Media, TV5 and Fox Networks.

Nick was named Content Executive of the Year in the 2015 TV Connect MENA Awards.

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Paloma Garcia

Paloma Garcia

Paloma Garcia is the Director for sales in Western and Eastern Europe and Africa.

She worked for Caracol since 2015 in Madrid office (the European office of Caracol).

Her duty is to negotiate, draft contracts and follow up of all details of the cited contracts, she attends TV Markets, achieve yearly sales’ budget of the company and coordinate and be part of internal processes in an international company with offices in Bogotá, Miami and Madrid .
Before join Caracol she has been developed an intense career in Spain such Head of Acquisitions in Antena 3 TV, Programming Director of Discovery Networks Iberia, and working always in international arena, attending tv markets always areas such acquisitions, programming and sales.

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Jack Davison

Jack Davison

Jack Davison is a content and Pay TV professional with a unique ability to predict and explain the implications of industry changes on stakeholders.

Jack is Executive Vice President of leading international content firm 3Vision. He advises major global content owners and broadcasters on optimising their distribution strategy and increasing their revenues. Jack has helped many leading and new video operators to launch new services across satellite, IPTV and OTT, often in challenging markets.

Prior to joining 3Vision, Jack was Head of VOD Product at Virgin Media, the UK’s leading cable operator. Jack was a pioneer of IPTV and VOD whilst VP of Content at Yes Television and has worked for IMG Media, the world’s largest independent producer and distributor of sports programming.

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Sumi Connock

Sumi Connock

Sumi Connock, Creative Director of Formats, International Production (BBC Studios) – In her role at BBC Studios, Sumi has responsibility for an extensive formats catalogue of more than 200 titles, including popular entertainment brands such as Dancing with the Stars, The Great Bake Off and Top Gear, alongside scripted formats Luther, Doctor Foster, Criminal Justice and The Office.

Prior to joining BBC Studios, Sumi worked as Head of Entertainment at ITV Studios in Manchester, where she was responsible for multiple formats including Countdown, University Challenge and You’ve Been Framed!, as well as creating and developing new formats including the hidden-camera magic show and Broadcast Digital Award winning Tricked (ITV2), returning daytime cookery format, Yes Chef and children’s quiz, Top Class (CBBC).

Sumi has an extensive background in Entertainment, having previously spent three years as Commissioning Editor for Entertainment at BBC Daytime, where she oversaw output including Eggheads, Are You an Egghead?, Strictly It Takes Two and Through the Keyhole; and also as an Executive Producer in BBC Entertainment with credits including Just the Two of Us, The Big Finish with Graham Norton and Dear Father Christmas.
Further credits include: Streetmate, The Big Breakfast, MTV Europe Music Awards, Dirty Sanchez, An Audience with the Spice Girls, Animals Do The Funniest Things and Blind Date.

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Chris Knight

Chris Knight

Industry veteran and epicurean Chris Knight is the President and CEO of Gusto TV, a vertically integrated media company that produces, distributes, and broadcasts high-quality food content.

Known worldwide for his innovative and highly stylized culinary and lifestyle content, Knight has produced over 500 hours of original television programming and continues to create 100 hours annually. His shows have been seen in more than 170 countries.

In 2013, Knight independently launched food and lifestyle channel and SVOD service Gusto TV in Canada. His ambitious vision was to build a global brand that created, produced, broadcast, and distributed all its own original content while exploiting ancillary revenue streams such as books, merchandise, and e-commerce. In 2016, Bell Media launched the premium lifestyle channel Gusto in Canada, commissioning a multi-year slate of series from Gusto Worldwide Media. Recently, Knight launched Gusto TV on several international platforms and the bespoke channel now operates in the US, Singapore, Latin America, and UK.

Knight is an award-winning writer who has authored nine best-selling cookbooks based on his popular television shows. He’s won the International Gourmand World Cookbook Award and International Golden Panda Award, both for One World Kitchen. Chris has won seven Taste Awards in several categories, including Best New Series (2016 and 2017), Best International Program (2017 and 2018), Best Ethnic Lifestyle (2017), Best Green or Organic Series (2018), and Best Series Pilot (2018). Knight has also won a 2017 James Beard Award for Fish the Dish in the category of Television Program In Studio or Fixed Location.

A food-lover at heart, Knight was an early advocate of regional cuisine and the slow food movement and is a visiting professor at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy. Knight is highly respected in the Canadian culinary community and is a judge for Canada’s Best 100 Restaurants.

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Matthew Frank

Matthew Frank

Matthew joined RDF in 1994 and was responsible for establishing and growing RDF’s international distribution business, RDF Rights.

He did this from a standing start (from a small room in Ealing) and by 2010 (when RDF became part of Zodiak), the revenues of RDF Rights had grown to c£30m.

As part of the sale of RDF, Matthew was appointed CEO of Zodiak Rights, one of the world’s leading international distributors with revenues of c£60m selling drama, entertainment, comedy, factual and kids programming to more than 200 broadcasters worldwide.

He also managed the company’s relationship with hundreds of producers from across the globe. Matthew is a well-known figure among the international broadcast and production community.

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Fabricio Ferrara

Fabricio Ferrara

Fabricio Ferrara is the International Business Director of Prensario Internacional, a pioneer publication with close to 30 years covering the global market.

He has a degree in Social Communication, and has more than a decade of experience working on Media business. In this role, he has expanded the company’s presence in the international marketplace, with special emphasis on the CEE, MENA and APAC regions.

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Crispin Clover

Crispin Clover

Crispin has worked in the international unscripted format business for over 8 years, at major distributors including BBC Studios (Dancing With The Stars / Great Bake Off / Weakest Link / Top Gear) Sony Pictures Television (Who Wants To Be A Millionaire / Dragons’ Den) and currently A&E Networks (Seven Year Switch / Bride and Prejudice).

• Expert in on the ground production consultancy, aiding multiple territories with their local adaptation and production of a worldwide hit format.

• Tasked with the search for global format trends, and the acquisition of formats that will travel internationally.

• Worked at series producer level with all of the major UK broadcasters and production companies.

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Rodrigo Cantisano

Rodrigo Cantisano

After almost 9 years at Prensario International as International Business Manager, I have been analyzing the global TV industry, with strong focus in the main and actual trends.

Now I launched my own production company, Utopica Media, focused on transmedia and digital content, with global concepts.

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Laura Burrell

Laura Burrell

Laura Burrell has been a leading figure in driving VIMN’s international format business since 2009, as part of Viacom International Studios.

Laura is responsible for overseeing Viacom International’s extensive portfolio of format titles from its core brands including MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, and for spearheading the international rollout of its hit formats. Leading the international formats team Laura’s work encompasses all aspects of format exploitation, including negotiating deals with third party broadcasters and producers worldwide, and overseeing the initial production phase to ensure that format adaptations are created to the highest standard. In addition to her work with 3rd parties, Laura also regularly advises VIMN’s local channel networks on upcoming formats opportunities, including co-productions and pre-sales.

Laura has led the global rollout of Paramount Networks’ hit sensation Lip Sync Battle, resulting in 22 local productions across 4 continents in less than 3 years, helping the format to win the Best Comedy category at the 2016 C21Media International Format Awards. More recently, she has brought the reality sensation Ex on the Beach to 13 territories including Sweden, Russia, and Brazil, and the deliciously comic Drunk History to 8 international territories.

Laura has over 20 years’ experience in the field of International Distribution, and more than a decade as a format specialist. She has held a variety of senior positions at leading production and distribution companies including SPTI, ITV Studios, and format specialist Action Time. She has worked on the international rollout of hit franchises such as I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Dancing on Ice, Hell’s Kitchen, Dragon’s Den, The Power of 10 and Who Wants to be a Millionaire. She is also a fully qualified fitness instructor in her spare time, teaching a range of fitness classes across London.

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Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski contributes to all of World Screen‘s English-language print publications, as well as oversees all of the online newsletters, including the flagship World Screen Newsflash.

She also manages the World Screen Guide, TV Kids Guide, TV Drama Guide and TV Formats Guide.

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Budapest Speakers

Speakers

Xavier Aristimuno

Xavier Aristimuno

Vice President, Licensing
HBO Latin America

Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski

Executive Editor
World Screen

Laura Burrell

Laura Burrell

Head of Format
Viacom International Studios

Rodrigo Cantisano

Rodrigo Cantisano

International Business Manager
Prensario International

Crispin Clover

Crispin Clover

Director, International Formats & Acquisitions
A+E Networks

Sumi Connock

Sumi Connock

Creative Director, Formats

BBC Studios

Jack Davison

Jack Davison

Managing Consultant

3VISION

Matthew Frank

Matthew Frank

CEO

TRX

Esperanza Garay

Esperanza Garay

CEO
MGE

Paloma Garcia

Paloma Garcia

Sales Director, Europe and Africa
Caracol Internacional

Joost Geurtsen

Joost Geurtsen

Head of Global Brand Partnerships
Insight TV

Ben Goold

Ben Goold

Executive Producer, Nutopia
Insight TV

Nick Grande

Nick Grande

CEO
mena.tv

Francoise Guyonnet

Francoise Guyonnet

Executive Managing Director, TV Series
Studiocanal TV Gmbh

Aleksandra Kaźmieruk

Aleksandra Kaźmieruk

Sanatorium of Love
TVP1

Eva Kis-Bocz

Eva Kis-Bocz

Managing Director, RTL Services Kft

RTL Hungary

Chris Knight

President & CEO

Gusto Worldwide Media

Eric Lapoint

Eric Lapointe

Founder

And Now Global

Paula McHarg

Paula McHarg

Head of Sales
yes Studios

Dana Mladin

Dana Mladin

Mysteries in the Spotlight
Antenna 1 Romania

Handan Ozkubat

Handan Ozkubat

Director of Turkish Drama
Eccho Rights

Andrew Sime

Andrew Sime

VP of Formats
Banijay Rights

Tony Saab

Tony Saab

VP Product/Content
Intigral

Nick Smith

Nick Smith

EVP Formats
All3Media International

Jana Stokovic

Jana Stokovic

Kids Coks of Slovenia
POP TV

Siddharth Kumar Tewary

Siddharth Kumar Tewary

Founder & Chief Creative
One Life Studios

Courtney Williams

Courtney Williams

Head of Partnerships
Parrot Analytics

Clive Whittingham

Clive Whittingham

News Editor
C21Media

Ashlee Xiao

Ashlee Xiao

Director of Global Business
HANGZHOU IX MEDIA CO.

July Yu

July Yu

Copyright Cooperation Department Manager
1905 (Beijing) Network Technology Co.

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Budapest Agenda

Conference Agenda

Monday, 24 June 2019

International Acquisition Summit

This special afternoon of education and information will provide both buyers and producers with business insights which will have immediate benefits at the NATPE Budapest International Marketplace. Hear the most up-to-date perspectives regarding the acquisition and monetization of content worldwide, then use that new acumen to help drive successful meetings.

16:00-16:45 OPENING KEYNOTE: A Chat With STUDIOCANAL’s Françoise Guyonnet

In this exclusive session we welcome the Executive MD TV Series of STUDIOCANAL – Europe’s leader in production, distribution and international sales of feature films and TV series – for a dynamic conversation.

MODERATOR:
Kristin Brzoznowski – Executive Editor, World Screen

SPEAKER:
Françoise Guyonnet – Executive Managing Director, TV Series, STUDIOCANAL

17:00-17:45 Data For Buyers

PRESENTED BY: TRX

We encourage all buyers attending NATPE Budapest International to join us for this bespoke presentation which will provide a deeper understanding of content consumption from a global POV. Presented by TRX, this up-to-the-minute exploration of global media trends is sure to be invaluable to anyone in the business of acquiring the world’s best content.

PRESENTER:
Matthew Frank – CEO, TRX

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

9:00-10:00 International Co-Production Executives & Creators Forum

As more content companies extend their business into co-production and regional commissioning, the need for programming which finds broad and eclectic audiences has become paramount. Understanding the balance between creating shows for a regional versus global audience is part science, part art form. In this discussion leading executives who are innovating the way the world finds and consumes content share the perspective that can only come from a from 30,000-foot view of our industry.

MODERATOR:
Clive Whittingham – News Editor, C21

SPEAKERS:             
Jack Davison – Managing Consultant, 3Vision
Handan Özkubat – Director of Turkish Drama, Eccho Rights
Ben Goold – Executive Producer, Nutopia

12:00-13:30 China Pavilion Luncheon – Audio-Visual China

SPONSORED BY: China Radio & TV Convergence (Beijing) Media Development

PRESENTERS:
July Yu – Copyright Cooperation Department Manager, 1905 (Beijing) Network Technology Co.
Ashlee Xiao – Director of Global Business, HANGZHOU IX MEDIA CO.

16:00-16:45 MENA Regional Overview

As international television has found new seamless and unrestricted distribution, the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa) provides spectacular new business opportunities. OTT and streaming options offer new ways to reach viewers, and major international broadcast brands are leveraging these new avenues with vibrant and engaging multinational content. Learn from an expert panel of MENA television industry leaders how your business – and programming – can find these engaged new audiences.

MODERATOR:
Eric Y. Lapointe – President, And Now Global

SPEAKERS:
Tony Saab – VP, Products & Content, Intigral
Nick Grande – Managing Director, MENA.tv

17:00-17:45 A World of Formats

The trend of local broadcasters and producers creating original content has emerged as world-wide phenomenon. What are the factors that drive the development and acquisition of successful local formats? What are keys to producing unscripted programs regionally that have global potential? Learn what to know, what to avoid, and how to move forward in this most dynamic of areas of the content creation business.

MODERATOR:
Kristin Brzoznowski – Executive Editor, World Screen

SPEAKERS:
Andrew Sime – VP of Formats, Banijay Rights
Sumi Connock – Creative Director, Formats, International Production, BBC Studios
Crispin Clover – Director of Formats, A+E
Laura Burrell – Head of Format, Viacom International Studios

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

9:00-10:00 All the World’s a Stream

SPONSORED BY: Parrot Analytics

Following a bespoke data presentation from Parrot Analytics, NATPE welcomes streaming platform thoughtleaders to discuss the current paradigm. With global audiences now becoming savvy individual programmers, how do innovative platforms, networks and publishers engage them and foster viewing loyalty? Which formats and trends are pushing the boundaries? Hear from those who can see and guide you through the complete digital content universe in this forward-facing discussion of worldwide connectivity.

MODERATOR:
Eric Y. Lapointe – President, And Now Global

DATA PRESENTER:
Courtney Williams – Head of Partnerships, Parrot Analytics

SPEAKERS:
Joost Geurtsen – Head of Global Brand Partnerships, Insight TV
Chris Knight – CEO, Gusto TV
Paula McHarg – Head of Sales, YesStudios
Eva Kis Bocz – Managing Director, RTL Services Kft, RTL Hungary
Siddharth Kumar Tewary – Founder & Chief Creative, One Life Studios

12-00-12:45 Trends and Opportunities in Latin America

Join us for a wide-ranging discussion regarding the vibrant world of Latin American content and audiences. Learn about the opportunities for expansion of your business to include this ever-growing demographic. Now is the time for worldwide buyers and producers to learn from key industry leaders about the new value available in Latin America and create important business opportunities!

MODERATOR:
Rodrigo Cantisano – International Business Manager, Prensario International

SPEAKERS:
Xavier Aristimuño – VP, Licensing, HBO
Esperanza Garay – CEO, MGE
Paloma Garcia – International Sales Director, Europe and Asia, Caracol
Junior Volpato – Market Manager, Globo

12:45-13:30 Latin American Luncheon & Networking

14:30-16:30 ZDF Showcase

16:00-17:45 Pitch & Play LIVE!

NATPE BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL, the most prominent global TV Marketplace, Screenings + Conference focused on the EMEA, CEE and worldwide content business, and CEETV, the leading media platform for regional TV intelligence, present the fourth annual PITCH & PLAY LIVE! Format Competition. This unique event showcases and recognizes original unscripted format ideas with international potential. Any non-scripted format created after June 1, 2018 can be submitted for consideration in the competition. From all entries, up to ten titles will be selected and reviewed by an international committee of global content industry professionals, who will select three finalists. These top three formats will be presented LIVE by their creators in front of a jury of highly respected TV professionals, and one format will be named the winner of PITCH & PLAY LIVE! For details and information on how to apply for possible participation, please see www.pitchplay.tv.  

MODERATOR/HOST:
Eric Y. Lapointe – President, And Now Global

SELECTION COMMITTEE:
Javier Martinez – General Producer at Phileas Productions, Spain
Umay Ayaz – Head of Acquisitions at Global Agency, Turkey
Reema Patel – Head of Formats, Warner Bros, UK
Dann Novak – Content Executive, NATPE
Georgi R. Chakarov – President and CEO at TVBIZZ Group

JURY MEMBERS:
Andrea Gavacova – Format Sales Director, Central and Eastern Europe, Fremantle UK
Peter Nunez – CEO Nunez SFE, Slovakia
Nick Smith – EVP Formats, alll3Media International, UK

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About

NATPE hosts the annual Marketplace, Screenings + Conference in Budapest, Hungary with attendees from 70+ countries

With over 470 buyers (65% from the CEE) and 160+ promotional & production companies in attendance, NATPE Budapest International is hosted at the InterContinental in Budapest from 25-27 June.  Our pre-Conference Screenings + Special Sessions take place on 24 June for those arriving early.  

Why the NATPE Budapest International Marketplace, Screenings + Conference?

BUYERS – Looking for the best content to fill your pipeline?  This is where you find fresh ideas and formats from international producers.  Attending primarily from MENA and Western Europe, any Buyers registering before March 15th attend FREE.  

PRODUCERS – Want to sell your original content?  NATPE Budapest gives you access to international buyers and distributors who are looking to acquire content.  No matter the format, you can find the perfect home for your content with NATPE!  So, come to Budapest to strike a deal and distribute your content.

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NATPE Event and Registration Policies

In order to protect the value of NATPE’s events and ensure fairness to all of our exhibitors and attendees, NATPE will no longer tolerate unfair competition and parasitic business practices in any form. As defined below, we ask that you purchase a market badge if you are meeting with any event Attendee as described below.

Unfair Competition and Parasitic Business Practices

A. Unfair Competition and Parasitic Business Practices at NATPE Events shall include:

i. Any activity designed to buy, solicit or sell products or services to any exhibitors or attendees by anyone who has not purchased a market pass and without authorization by NATPE.

ii. Attendance or presence at NATPE Events of an employee or agent of an entity other than the entity or entities to which a booth or sponsorship is registered to attend the Event. For the purposes of the NATPE Budapest, the exhibition area shall be considered any portion of the InterContinental Hotel. For the purposes of NATPE Miami the exhibition area shall be considered any portion of the Fontainebleau or the Eden Roc hotels.

iii. Any sales, promotion, advertising, marketing, publicity and/or public relations activity during the EVENT that is identical or similar to those conducted in the Exhibition Area.

iv. Any sales, promotional, advertising, marketing, publicity and/or public relations outside the Designated Space(s) within the Exhibition Area.

v. Any sales, promotional, advertising, marketing, publicity and/or public relations activity during the EVENT designed to draw any EVENT attendee away from the Exhibition Area for the purpose of selling, promoting, advertising or marketing YOUR product(s).

B. “Event Area” for the NATPE Budapest event shall mean any portion of the InterContinental Hotel and for NATPE Miami shall mean any portion of the Fontainebleau or Eden Roc hotels, located in the cities of Miami and Budapest respectively.  For any other event, NATPE will designate the Event Area prior to the start of the event.

C. “Designated Space(s)” shall mean spaces within the Exhibition Area designated by NATPE for EVENT related activities.

D. YOU are prohibited from engaging in any Unfair or Parasitic Practice in the Exhibition Area

E. Any dispute as to whether YOU engaged in Unfair or Parasitic Practice shall be resolved by NATPE in its sole and absolute discretion.

F. NATPE reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to either require any individual or entity engaged in Unfair or Parasitic Practice to purchase an EVENT pass and/or permanently ban the individual or entity from any NATPE event.

Questions?

If you have any questions or concerns about NATPE’s Event Policy, please contact:

NATPE
C/O Event Policy
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Penthouse 10
Los Angeles, CA  90036

2019 REGISTRATION POLICIES

NATPE strives to provide the most professional and organized business environment for our participants. Access to all market and conference locations as well as networking events will require a registration badge. Business meetings held in the bars, lobby or public areas during market and conference hours will not be permitted and strictly enforced by security. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation of this important policy.

  • Your registration will not be confirmed until full payment has been received. UNPAID REGISTRATIONS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY CANCELLED AFTER 30 DAYS.  SUBMIT PAYMENT TO NATPE GUARANTEE YOUR REGISTRATION RATE.
  • Registration fees are per person.
  • Discount Codes (if any) are for online registration only and will not be accepted onsite.
  • All discount codes must be applied at the time of purchase and cannot be used on completed registrations
  • IMPORTANT
    • ○ The last day to register for NATPE Budapest International 2019 with the option to pay by wire transfer is 7 June 2019
    • ○ After 7 June 2019, you will be able to register online with a credit card
    • ○ Please note that you can also register onsite with cash or credit card only. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT CHECKS ONSITE.
  • Substitutions must be sent in writing by 14 June 2019 to registrationinfo@natpe.org. After 14 June 2019, substitutions will only be accepted onsite and will incur $100 administrative fee.
  • Cancellations: Written notice of cancellation must be sent via email by 14 June 2019 to registrationinfo@natpe.org. A $100 administrative fee will be applied to all cancellations. NO REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS POSTMARKED AFTER 14 June 2019.
  • All account discrepancies must be settled by 31 July 2019.
  • It is the policy of NATPE not to refund amounts of less than $50.
  • No one under 18 is allowed on Exhibit Areas unless they are talent promoting a show and have been approved by show management.
  • Wire transfers must be received by 14 June 2019. Add $45 for wire transfer fees. Must send a copy of wire transaction to registrationinfo@natpe.org or via fax to +1-310-453-5258. Wire transfers MUST include Attendee’s name.
  • Checks must be payable to NATPE and be drawn in U.S. funds from a U.S. bank. All checks must be postmarked by 7 June 2019. There will be a $45 fee for all returned checks. Checks will not be accepted onsite.

Legal Disclosures

  • Authority to Register and/or to Act as Agent. You represent and warrant to NATPE (” NATPE”) that you have full legal authority to complete this event registration, including full authority to make use of the credit or debit card to which registration fees will be charged. In addition, if you are registering third parties, you represent and warrant that you have been duly authorized to act as agent on behalf of such parties in performing this event registration. By proceeding with this event registration, you agree that the terms of this Registration Agreement shall apply equally to you and to any third parties for whom you are acting as agent.
  • Limitation of Liability; Disclaimer of Warranties. NATPE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM (A) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE NATPE OR (B) FOR THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES OR (C) RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH NATPE OR (D) RESULTING FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE, EVEN IF NATPE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF NATPE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. NATPE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. NATPE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
  • NATPE makes no warranty that the NATPE website’ services will be uninterrupted, secure or error free. NATPE does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information in, or provided in connection with, the NATPE website. NATPE is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of such information. You understand and agree that any material and/or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the NATPE site is at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your own computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such material and/or data.
  • Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold each of NATPE and its officers and employees harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your participation at NATPE or the violation of any term of this Liability Waiver or the NATPE Terms of Service by you.
  • Applicable Law; Consent to Jurisdiction. The NATPE site (excluding linked website) is controlled by NATPE from its offices within the State of California, United States of America. By completing this event registration, both you and NATPE agree that the statutes and laws of the State of California, without regard to the conflict of laws principles thereof, will apply to all matters relating to this event registration, this Liability Waiver, or other use of the NATPE website. You agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with NATPE resides in the courts of the State of California and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of California in connection with any dispute including any claim involving NATPE or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers and content providers.
  • Severability. If any provision of this Liability Waiver shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Liability Waiver and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
  • Force Majeure. Neither NATPE nor Attendee shall be liable, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement or in any other document, for any failure or delay in performance hereunder which may be due, in whole or in part, to insurrection, epidemic, riot, law act, order, proclamation, decree, regulation, ordinance, or instruction or request of government or other public authorities, interruption or failure or cause beyond the reasonable control in the ordinary course of such parties respectively; provided that the party who is delayed is continuously, diligently and in good faith pursuing resolution of the matter causing the delay. In such case NATPE shall refund the Fees theretofore paid by Attendee; provided that NATPE shall be entitled to retain such part of said fee as shall be required to recompense NATPE for expenses incurred prior to cancellation, and NATPE shall have no other liability to Attendee, including airfare, hotel booking fees or any other travel related expenses.

NATPE Attendee Release Agreement

  • I (Registered Attendee) do hereby irrevocably grant to NATPE, its officer, agents, employees, and licensees, the absolute right and permission to record my likeness and/or voice with still photography, film, videotape or digital media, to edit such still photographs, film, videotape or digital media at the discretion of NATPE, to incorporate the same into photo exhibits, motion picture films, video or digital media and Internet presentations, to use or authorize the use of still photographs, films, videotapes, digital media, or any portion thereof, in any manner at any time or times throughout the world in perpetuity, to copyright, use, reuse, publish, republish, exhibit, display, print and reprint in advertising, publicity or promotional material, magazines, books or any other digital media including the Internet, to use or authorize the use of soundtrack records and records of me or my voice, including the right to use my name, likeness, and biographical and other information concerning me in connection with the exhibition, advertising, promotion or any other use of such still photographs, films, and/or videotapes or other digital media.
  • I hereby waive any right to inspect or approve the still photographs, films, videotapes or digital media or the editorial or printed matter that may be used in conjunction therewith and further waive any claim that I may have with respect to the eventual use to which they may be applied. Such still photographs, films, videotapes, or digital media may be used at NATPE’ sole discretion, with or without my name.
  • I hereby release, discharge and agree to save harmless NATPE from any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses that I now have or may hereafter have by reason of any use of the film, videotapes, photographs or other digital media thereof.
  • I have read this release, fully understand its terms, and understand that I am giving up substantial rights, including my right to sue. I acknowledge that I am signing the release freely and voluntarily, and intend by my signature to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.
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Pitch & Play LIVE!

Pitch & Play LIVE!

NOTE: You must be a registered to attend NATPE Budapest International before applying for Pitch & Play LIVE!

Following the huge success of last year, CEETV and NATPE announce the fourth edition of their mutual format initiative PITCH & PLAY LIVE!

Welcoming THE MOST INNOVATIVE REGIONAL CONTENT PRODUCERS, PITCH & PLAY LIVE! showcases and recognizes original format ideas with international potential from the CEE and EMEA regions.

NATPE BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL, the most prominent global TV Marketplace, Screenings + Conference focused on the EMEA, CEE and worldwide content business and CEETV – the most comprehensive professional source on television in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), present the fourth annual PITCH & PLAY LIVE! Format Competition.

From all entries, titles were selected and reviewed by an international committee of global content industry professionals, who selected three finalists. These top three formats were presented LIVE by their creators in front of a jury of highly respected TV professionals, and one format was named the winner of PITCH & PLAY LIVE! 

HOST: JP Bommel, President & CEO, NATPE

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

FINALIST PRESENTERS:

Pitch & Play Finalist Presenters
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Sponsorship

Sponsorship

Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities

NATPE Budapest International represents an opportunity to get your company, product or service in front of the decision-makers charting the course of content creation of tomorrow.

ENGAGE

Own the affair instead of just attending it through unique sponsorship opportunities.

ADVERTISE

Position your brand, program, product or service prominently in front of industry leaders by making the most of print and online advertising opportunities.

ACTIVATE

Capitalize on unique, customized opportunities that integrate your brand, product or service into the ebb and flow of the conference, ensuring that it gets maximum exposure by industry trendsetters.


For further sponsorship opportunities 
and information, contact your 
NATPE Client Relations representative.

Charlie Weiss
Email:  cweiss@NATPE.org
Title: Senior Vice President, Business Development
Phone: 310 857 1612

Oscar Basulto
Email:  obasulto@natpe.org 
Title: Senior Coordinator, Sales & Client Relations
Phone: 310 857 1603

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2019 Housing FAQs

HOW DO I MAKE A HOTEL RESERVATION?

All hotel reservations in for the NATPE Budapest International Marketplace, Screenings + Conference must be made online using the NEW RESERVATION link.  Simply enter your arrival and departure dates and the available hotels, room rates, and cancellation policy will be displayed.


WHAT DOES THE GROUP RATE INCLUDE?

Room Rates are inclusive of Buffet Breakfast served in Corso Restaurant and use of Spa InterContinental with fitness center, swimming pool, sauna, and steam bath.  Sleeping Room Rates are exclusive of tax, which is currently at 22% (18% VAT and 4% Municipal tax) subject to change without notice.


HOW DO I PAY FOR MY HOTEL ROOM BEFORE THE CONFERENCE?

To prepay for your hotel room simply email natpe@conferencedirect.com, provide your acknowledgment number, ask that we add an “Invoice Required” note to your reservation.  The hotel will issue an invoice the week of 27 May 2019.  Payment to the hotel must be received prior to arrival.   The guest must still provide a credit card at check in for incidentals.


HOW DO I MAKE A CHANGE OR CANCEL MY HOTEL RESERVATION?

Hotel changes, including cancellations, need to be made online using the MODIFY RESERVATION link through 15 June 2019.  After 15 June 2019 you will need to contact your hotel directly.


HOW DO I MAKE A SPECIAL REQUEST?

Please use the MODIFY RESERVATION link to add a special request to your hotel reservation.  Note, NATPE does not guaranteed special requests, but the hotel will make its best effort to accommodate you.


WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?

Cancellations received less than seven (7) days prior to check in, including but not limited to no-shows and early departures, will be charged the entire length of stay.


WHEN WILL MY CREDIT CARD BE CHARGED?

Your credit card will be held as a form of guarantee only and not charged an advance deposit.  Please note, cancellations received less than seven (7) days prior to check in, including but not limited to no-shows and early departures, will be charged the entire length of stay.


WHEN WILL MY WAITLISTED NIGHT BE CONFIRMED?

Should your hotel reservation contain certain nights that are currently wait listed, rest assured we are working to complete your reservation as quickly as possible.  You will receive an updated acknowledgement once your reservation is confirmed in its entirety.


WHAT IF MY DATES ARE NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE?

If you want to extend your stay over dates not available online, please contact us at natpe@conferencedirect.com


HOW CAN I BOOK MULTIPLE ROOMS?

If you need to make room reservations for a group of ten rooms or more, please contact us with your request at natpe@conferencedirect.com


WHEN CAN I CHECK INTO MY HOTEL?

Check in is 3:00PM and Check out 12:00PM


CAN YOU HELP ME WITH MY TRANSPORTATION FROM THE AIRPORT?

NATPE Budapest International Marketplace, Screenings + Conference does not provide transportation.  Individual transportation must be arranged by the guest.

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Budapest Exhibit

Exhibit

Exhibitors, welcome to
NATPE BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL!


FLOORPLANS

1st Floor

2nd Floor


RESERVE SPACE

What It Means | What It Costs

Want to sell your content? NATPE gives you access to international and domestic buyers looking to find synergies.  No matter the format, you can find the perfect home for your content through NATPE! So, come to Budapest to strike a deal.




EXHIBITION OPTIONS

NATPE is where you meet the people you need to know. The biggest companies, brands and names come to Budapest to share content and experience. Choose an Exhibit Option that suits your personal and business style.


FOR DETAILS AND INFORMATION, CONTACT YOUR NATPE SALES REPRESENTATIVE.

Charlie Weiss
Senior Vice President, Business Development
+1 (310) 857 1612 
cweiss@NATPE.org

Murtuza Kagalwala
Director Sales, India
+91 99 2093 5152
mkagalwala@NATPE.org

Mingfen Lee
CEE, Africa, Asia, Australia, Middle East
+33 6 3370 4078
mlee@NATPE.org

Gary Mitchell
European Business Development Executive
+44 79 6220 3037
gmitchell@NATPE.org

GENERAL INQUIRIES TO OSCAR BASULTO: 
+1 310 857 1603, obasulto@NATPE.org


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NATPE Budapest International Media Kit

IMPORTANT:  Before downloading any of the below items, please read NATPE’s usage guidelines for photos and our logo. Your download of any of the below items stands as your agreement to NATPE’s below terms.

Guidelines for Usage of NATPE Logos

The logos must be used as provided with no changes to the files. This would include maintaining the design, colors and proportions. The logo should not be altered for multimedia use such as animation or morphing. The logo may only be used in conjunction with a published or broadcast news story that directly pertains to NATPE. Please contact NATPE if you have any questions regarding logo usage.

Guidelines for Photo Usage

Photos from this site can only be used if the following guidelines are observed: the following credit must appear on the same page as the photo: 
© NATPE. All rights reserved.

Photos cannot be duplicated and distributed without written consent from NATPE.

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Press banner

Press Credentials

PRESS CONTACT:

Debbie Lawrence
Managing Director
The Lippin Company
Email:
 dlawrence@lippingroup.com
31 Southampton Row
London, WC1B 5HJ
Mob: +44 (0) 7771 850580
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3008 5406

PRESS CREDENTIALS:

Thank you for your interest in applying for press credentials. These guidelines will assist you in preparing the required documentation to support your request. In order to be qualified as press at NATPE Budapest International, you must adhere to the following guidelines and submit documentation accordingly.

DO NOT make travel plans until you have received a confirmation from The Lippin Group.

DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:

Press Credentials: All requests must be accompanied by copies of press credentials verifying editorial press occupation. Any outlet with more than 3 staff members applying for credentials should select one person as a contact. Each individual must apply separately. 

Print Media: You must submit verification of employment. In addition to an original letter of assignment from your editor (on company letterhead), you must include a business card identifying you as a working reporter and a copy of a current publication masthead showing your name. 

Online Publication: Only commercial news organizations qualify as media outlets. You must submit a link to your online publication with your name and title appearing in an editorial capacity. Personal web site, blog, vlog or vanity e-newsletter writers, editors, or creators will not be registered as media.

Freelance Writers/Photographers/Crews: To apply as a member of the media, we require you submit an original letter from a publisher, editor or producer (on letterhead) indicating you are covering NATPE Budapest International on assignment. We also need at least one previous relevant clip. Individuals or organizations wishing to cover on spec will not be credentialed.

PLEASE NOTE: Credentials will be provided only to news personnel covering the market. Because NATPE Budapest International is a business conference, we will only issue credentials to national and international trade, business and consumer business media outlets, and to a small number of national and regional consumer entertainment news shows and media. We reserve the right to deny or revoke press credentials at any time to anyone whose principal purpose for attending NATPE Budapest International, in our judgment, is for reasons other than covering NATPE as working press. 

Deadline for requesting credentials is Monday 10 June 2019. No media or press will be credentialed on site.

Please email your press credential documentation and a simple cover note to:

In Europe:
Wendy Halls
The Lippin Group – London
31 Southampton Row
London, WC1B 5HJ
whalls@lippingroup.com
Phone: 44 (0) 203-008-5406

All other inquiries:
Kevin Broderick
The Lippin Group – Los Angeles
6100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90048 USA
kevin@lippingroup.com
Phone: +1-323-965-1990
Fax: +1-323-965-1993

COMFIRMATION
Once we receive your credential back-up information, please allow approximately two weeks for an email indicating your registration status. Do not make travel plans unless you have received a confirmation from us.

If you have any questions on the media qualification process, please contact your regional press contact.

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NATPE BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE, SCREENINGS & CONFERENCE

4 DAYS, THOUSANDS OF OPPORTUNITIES
A global marketplace for the content world – NATPE is the destination for buyers and sellers, inspiring and propelling our global community.

Thank you for your interest in attending the NATPE Budapest International Marketplace, Screenings & Conference. 

REGISTRATION FOR NATPE BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.  

NATPE Budapest International is a EMEA niche marketplace for Buyers, Producers and Sellers with an exclusive component of programming planned around market hours. If you don’t believe your business falls under the description of a ‘Buyer’, ‘Producer’ or ‘Exhibitor,’ please contact your NATPE Representative for review and consideration with obtaining a Participant’s Registration.

If you are a ‘Seller,’ please view our exhibit options and apply to be a part of NATPE Budapest International today!

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