Formats Superpanel Set for TV Real Festival


Fremantle’s Vasha Wallace, BBC Studios’ André Renaud, Banijay’s James Townley and All3Media International’s Nick Smith will be talking all things formats at the TV Real Festival, taking place from June 18 to 20. You can sign up for your free registration here.

Wallace is executive VP of global acquisitions and development at Fremantle. Renaud is senior VP of global format sales for BBC Studios. Townley is Banijay’s chief content officer for development. Smith is executive VP of formats and licensing at All3Media International. Together, the executives will provide a big-picture look at the current formats landscape, looking at risk-taking, streamers’ impact, co-development, creative exchanges and more.

These executives join the previously announced roster: documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter, classicist Mary Beard, Snowman Productions’ Michael von Würden, BossaNova’s Paul Heaney, Off the Fence’s Bo Stehmeier, Albatross World Sales’ Anne Olzmann, ZDF Studios’ Nikolas Hülbusch, Autentic’s Dr. Patrick Hörl, Blue Ant Media’s Jamie Schouela and Cineflix Rights’ Mike Gould. Look out for more announcements soon.

A three-day must-attend virtual event taking place a week prior to Sunny Side of the Doc and NATPE Budapest, the inaugural edition of the TV Real Festival will feature keynotes and panels with leading executives and creatives discussing the world of unscripted, from lifestyle, factual entertainment and docs to non-scripted entertainment and game-show formats. It will be streamed live and available on-demand on at

Unlike other events requiring hefty registration fees, attendance to the TV Real Festival is FREE. ONLY those registered will receive access to our Exclusive White Paper, featuring key intel from the event in a compact, easy-to-digest format. To register, please go here.

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