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TV Drama Festival Preview: Day 1


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We open the TV Drama Festival next Tuesday with a spotlight on one of the world’s most prolific drama export markets: the U.K. Register for the free event here.

In this superpanel, Banijay Rights’ Cathy Payne, All3Media International’s Louise Pedersen, Entertainment One’s Stuart Baxter and ITV Studios’ Ruth Berry weigh in on commissioning and financing trends in British drama.

Our opening creative keynote, meanwhile, comes from the acclaimed writer and producer Howard Gordon, who will discuss his impressive body of work, including his latest show, Accused, based on the U.K. drama of the same name.

Next, we’ll hear from Argentinean television and film director, writer and producer Juan José Campanella, whose exclusive deal with VIS includes the Paramount+ series The Envoys (Los Enviados).

The crime procedural Midsomer Murders has traveled across the globe, and we’re absolutely delighted to be hearing from the show’s star, Neil Dudgeon, who has portrayed DCI John Barnaby since 2010.

As Viaplay Group continues its global expansion, we’ll hear from Filippa Wallestam, executive VP and chief content officer, about her approach to commissions and acquisitions.

Day one wraps with Banijay’s Lars Blomgren and Kudos’ Karen Wilson spotlighting the company’s prowess in producing drama across the globe.








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