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TV Drama Festival to Spotlight U.K. Creativity


Banijay Rights’ Cathy Payne, All3Media International’s Louise Pedersen, Entertainment One’s Stuart Baxter and ITV Studios Global Entertainment’s Ruth Berry will weigh in on commissioning and financing trends in British drama during the TV Drama Festival, which you can register for here.

Payne serves as chief executive of Banijay Rights. Pedersen is the CEO of All3Media International. Baxter is the president of international distribution at Entertainment One (eOne). Berry is the managing director of distribution at ITV Studios. Together, the executives will discuss the vibrancy of the U.K. drama market, its talent pool, the consistent demand for scripted series and preferred financial models.

Running from June 28 to 30, 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. It will be streamed live and available on-demand on Unlike other events requiring hefty registration fees, attendance to the TV Drama Festival is free.

These executives join the roster of speakers that includes Howard Gordon, Robert and Michelle King, Juan José Campanella, Neil Dudgeon, Miranda Kwok, Viaplay Group’s Filippa Wallestam, Lionsgate’s Sandra Stern, Banijay’s Lars Blomgren, Kudos’ Karen Wilson, Dynamic Television’s Daniel March, ZDF Studios’ Robert Franke, LEONINE Studios’ Caroline Kusser and Fremantle International’s Bob McCourt.

You can see the full schedule here.

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