TV Drama Festival Agenda


Taking place from June 28 to 30, 2022, the TV Drama Festival will feature keynotes and panels with leading executives and creatives discussing the major trends in the business of scripted series today. See the full schedule below.

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Tuesday, June 28

  • 9 a.m. EDT 
    U.K.’s Finest

    Banijay Rights’ Cathy Payne, All3Media International’s Louise Pedersen, Entertainment One’s Stuart Baxter and ITV Studios Global Entertainment’s Ruth Berry weigh in on commissioning and financing trends in British drama.
  • 10 a.m. EDT 
    Keynote: Howard Gordon

    A prolific writer and producer, Howard Gordon will discuss his brand-new show Accused, an anthology based on the acclaimed British series of the same name.
  • 11 a.m. EDT 
    Keynote: Juan José Campanella

    Argentinean television and film director, writer and producer Juan José Campanella has an exclusive deal with VIS for scripted projects that includes the hit Paramount+ series The Envoys (Los Enviados).
  • 12 p.m. EDT
    Keynote: Neil Dudgeon

    Since 2010, Neil Dudgeon has portrayed DCI John Barnaby in the long-running, globally successful British crime procedural Midsomer Murders.
  • 1:30 p.m. EDT 
    Keynote: Viaplay Group’s Filippa Wallestam

    As executive VP and chief content officer, Filippa Wallestam is ensuring Viaplay Group’s slate of originals and acquired fare will resonate with subscribers as it expands its global footprint.
  • 3 p.m. EDT 
    Keynote: Banijay’s Lars Blomgren & Kudos’ Karen Wilson

    Spotlighting Banijay’s prowess in producing drama across the globe, this session will feature Lars Blomgren, the company’s head of scripted, and Karen Wilson, managing director of Kudos.

Wednesday, June 29

  • 9 a.m. EDT 
    TV Drama Pioneer Award: Walter Iuzzolino

    Co-founder and curator of Walter Presents, Walter Iuzzolino is helping to bolster the global interest in subtitled foreign-language series.
  • 10 a.m. EDT 
    Co-Production Evolution

    ZDF Studios’ Robert Franke, Dynamic Television’s Daniel March and LEONINE Studios’ Caroline Kusser will share their expertise on how co-production financing models are evolving.
  • 11 a.m. EDT 
    Keynote: Robert & Michelle King

    An award-winning writing team, Robert and Michelle King have been creative collaborators for more than two decades, including on such hits as The Good Fight and Evil.
  • 12 p.m. EDT 
    Keynote: Lionsgate’s Sandra Stern

    As president of the Lionsgate Television Group, Sandra Stern will outline how the independent studio is partnering with established and new talent to serve the needs of commissioners across broadcast, cable and streaming.
  • 1:30 p.m. EDT
    European Might

    Fremantle International’s Bob McCourt will discuss the trends shaping the new golden age in European scripted.
  • 3 p.m. EDT 
    Keynote: Miranda Kwok

    The creator and executive producer of The Cleaning LadyMiranda Kwok will discuss adapting the Argentinean hit for U.S. audiences and putting diversity front and center in the show.

Thursday, June 30: Screenings Day

  • 9 a.m. EDT 
    ZDF Studios’ Sløborn

    Directors Christian Alvert (Dogs of Berlin) and Adolfo J. Kolmerer again take the helm of the disaster thriller Sløborn in season two, where our heroes have lost all contact with the mainland but their troubles are far from over.
  • 10 a.m. EDT 
    All3Media International’s 
    Mystery Road: Origin
    The prequel to the acclaimed Australian series. Created by a new generation of First Nation filmmakers, Mystery Road: Origin explores how a tragic death, epic love and the brutal reality of life as a police officer straddling two worlds will form Detective Jay Swan.
  • 11 a.m. EDT 
    All3Media International’s The 
    Brokenwood Mysteries S8
    Offering brilliant escapist viewing, this lighthearted and long-running detective series has become a prime-time hit around the world. In the deadly but picturesque town of Brokenwood, which is filled with quirky characters and countless secrets, Detective Mike Shepherd and his close-knit team use unorthodox methods to undercover the murders that lead to the sleepy town’s rising death count.
  • 12 p.m. EDT
    All3Media International’s Van der Valk S2

    Set against the bustling backdrop of the stunning city of Amsterdam, Van der Valk and his brilliant team continue to investigate and solve compelling murder mysteries. In this latest season, the suspenseful stories follow an explosive battle between an alternative community and the city’s establishment, the dysfunction of a family at the heart of the city’s historic diamond industry, and sexual exploitation within the world of classical music.