It’s Been Ages! When the Hell Are We Going to Have a New Global Hit?

In contrast to the massive growth of the scripted business, how come there hasn’t been a huge new worldwide hit format in many, many years? What are the market conditions that are preventing a new format from going global? Where is the creativity? What’s wrong with the pipeline? What are the attitudes of the buyers? How has consolidation helped or hurt the creative side of the format business? And what is being done to break through and get that next format to the world? An all-star panel of global players will reveal the secrets to solving this urgent mess.


Philip Gurin – President, Unscripted & Alternative, IM Global Television and President and CEO of The Gurin Company


Mike Beale – EVP of Global Development and Formats, ITV

Vasha Wallace – EVP Global Acquisitions & Development, FremantleMedia Group Ltd

Michael Peter Schmidt – Chief Creative Officer, Red Arrow Entertainment Group

Sunita Uchil – Chief Business Officer, International Ad Sales, Global Syndication and Production, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.

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