Why do independent Producers need to attend NATPE Budapest?

Why Producers Must Attend NATPE Budapest:

  • Do business, network and engage with global partners.
  • Discover new content and forge new partnerships.
  • Have a good time and build relationships among your peers.
  • Be in an environment designed for quality networking and relationship-building.
  • Join the celebration of television and local (CEE) content.
  • NATPE Budapest market is designed with a special emphasis on local business and helping producers connect with key executives.
  • Get an exclusive first look at Hollywood studios shows soon after LA Screenings.
  • Over 415 global content buyers are registered to attend the market, many of which seek access to new content from local producers.
  • Producers are encouraged to attend NATPE Budapest to meet with international exhibitors, studio executives and acquisitions experts to explore the many opportunities benefiting the CEE region and the broader global market.
  • NATPE Budapest is the perfect venue to learn about current possibilities and optimize business prospects.

Key Meetings & Opportunities:

  • Meet with global content executives in Budapest, the media capital of Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Meet with 418 buyers from 217 companies and 49 territories.
  • Encounter buyers from all the major TV stations within the 25 CEE countries.
  • New programming from major studios CBS, Lionsgate, NBC and Warner Bros. will be screened.
  • NATPE Budapest offers a good ratio of buyers and sellers, both from global and local locations.
  • Conduct business in a calm, productive environment.
  • The emphasis of NATPE Budapest is on making valuable connections and doing business.
  • To ensure maximum opportunities market hours and business meetings are scheduled independent of sessions or networking events so there is no overlap, ensuring three full productive days.
  • There are more than 120 exhibitors, including over 20 new exhibitors.

Networking Parties:

  • To ensure participants have a good time, have fun and build relationships, NATPE Budapest will host a party each evening.
  • Networking opportunities set for the evenings include:
    • NATPE Welcome Party on Tuesday evening at the Corso Restaurant from 6-8P
    • NATPE Europe Party at Bestia (off-site) from 6-8P

  • All NATPE conference sessions are scheduled during non-market hours, and in many cases during breakfast and lunch, to maximize networking and business meeting schedules.
  • NATPE Budapest’s Content Summit will provide insight regarding local and international, scripted and unscripted programming.
  • The Content Summit will feature a lineup of prominent local and international industry leaders headlining an expanded conference agenda.

Day 1: 2-2:45P:
  • Features the CEE Content Showcase: “Games, Talent and the Hottest Shows in Central and Eastern Europe.”  K7 Media's International Research Manager Danny Kershaw will shine the spotlight on the very best in CEE region original unscripted programming revealing the current tastes and cultural differences across content created in the region.
Day 1: 3-3:45P:
  • The Practicalities of Making a European Co-Production Workshop,” this unique “how to” session is designed to provide detailed information about the steps required to reach global co-production success.  Our panel of experts will cover this topic from beginning to end, starting with how to best design an effective pitch right through to with choosing the proper distribution platform.
Day 2: 9-9:45A:
Day 2: 12 – 1:30P:
  • Enjoy a lunchtime case study session of HBO Europe’s Aranyélet (Golden Life).  Aranyelet is an 8 hour drama series produced by HBO Europe that aired in Hungary in the Fall of 2015 to great acclaim.  Based on the Finnish format HELPPO ELAMA (“Easy Living”), local writers adapted the story and characters to Hungary.  What drew HBO to the project?  What were the considerations for adaptation?  What was the writing process?  How did HBO Europe approach the production.  Moderated by Nico Franks, senior reporter at C21, this panel will tackle these questions and more in conversation with Antony Root, executive VP of original programming and production at HBO Europe; Gabor Krigler, creative executive at HBO Hungary; Judit Stalter, series producer from Laokoon Film; and Anna Zavorszky, production executive at HBO Hungary.
Day 3: 8A – 9A:
  • Wednesday kicks off with a panel breakfast session “Global Formats: What’s Working, What’s Failing, What’s Next?” 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.  This world class panel will analyze the past, present and future of the global non-scripted business.  Moderated by Clive Wittingham, news editor for C21, the expert panel features Mike Beale, evp of global development and formats, ITV; Pascal Dalton, regional sales director, formats, CEE, Endemol Shine Group; Amos Neumann, COO of Armoza Formats; and Merrily Ross, VP of Formats and Content Development, Modern Times Group.
Day 3: 12 – 1:30P
  • For lunch, we introducing the all-new “Pitch & Play LIVE” event.  A format pitch contest for local producers within CEE region, produced through a partnership between NATPE, CEETV and TVBIZZ, will offer three companies/producers to compete for a prize in front of a panel of blue ribbon judges. The winner will be awarded a development meeting and media exposure for their show.

CEE Producer Registration Pricing

*Please Note: For those not from Hungary, please add 27% VAT - $94.50

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