The fast food industry of television, the driving engine
of primetime entertainment, a ratings powerhouse, the best way to transform
a homegrown show into an international money spinner - the format business
is here to stay. Or is it? Recent research found that the global trade in
format rights is now worth more than € 2.4 billion a year and the
demand is still growing. Sure, that’s big business - but one that
requires investment in innovation. Do we have the laws to protect this
investment in innovation? Whose format is it anyway? Why not produce
copycat television without paying license fees? In the international
television format industry it may be the worst of times and the best of
Our training is provided by legal experts and key
players from within the industry who will provide participants with a
valuable insight into the workings and commercial logic of the
international television format trade. Listen in as industry insiders will
explore ways to make ideas become reality and to capitalize on the future.
This workshop will throw new light on your business and inform your future
to devise it?
to pitch it?
to package it?
to produce it?
to extend the value chain?
to distribute it?
to license it?
to protect it?
Ute Biernat, GRUNDY Light Entertainment (Germany)
Jonathan Coad, Swan Turton (UK)
Ed Crick & Danny Fenton, Zig Zag (UK)
Christoph Fey, ERBE (Germany)
John Gough & Michel Rodrigue, Distraction Formats (Canada)
Houlind, Nordisk Film (Denmark)
Colman Hutchinson, Celador (UK)
Paul Jackson, Granada (USA)
David Lyle, Fox Reality Channel (USA)
Daniela Matei, SBS Broadcasting (Netherlands)
Virginia Mouseler, The WIT (France)
The workshop will take place from 8th to 11th
June 2006 on Mallorca, Spain.
The participation fee of € 1.050,- will cover the
costs of lectures, didactic material and accommodation with full board.
Erich Pommer Institut
Andrea Peters (Head of Training)