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Inaugural NYTVF London welcomes sold-out crowd to BAFTA on 11.11.11 U.K.



NYTVF London was a huge success and we wish to thank all who attended. Special thanks to our partners at BAFTA, BBC America, Warner Bros. International Television Production, Fox Television Studios, Pact and C21 Media.


At the event, U.K.-based producers in attendance were the first to hear about the newly launched U.K.-exclusive initiatives from Warner Bros. International Television Production and Fox Television Studios. Both initiatives, within the 2012 IPC, offer development opportunities to U.K.-based producers and a US $5000 award. Additionally, selected producers will be invited to attend the 2012 New York Television Festival in NYC.

You can read creative briefs provided by each sponsor, find submission details and download the entry packet here.

NYTVF London Recap


Creative Exports: An Insider's Guide to Navigating the U.S. Marketplace

Presented with the generous support of BBC America in conjunction with BAFTA


BBC AmericaNYTVF London kicked off with an in-depth look at transcontinental television hits (and misses) with an eye toward creative trends across the American broadcast and cable spectrum. The discussion provided tastemakers' insights for translating scripted and nonscripted concepts to best reach an American audience as well as deal-making guidance on how to most effectively create, sell and protect intellectual property in the U.S. Market.

  • Perry Simon – General Manager, Channels, BBC Worldwide Americas
  • Jane Featherstone – Creative Director, Kudos Film and Television
  • Richard Hofstetter – Partner and Co-Chairman, Entertainment Group, Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz
  • Moderator: Chris Curtis – Deputy Editor, Broadcast

Formats Without Borders: Creating a Transatlantic Reality Hit

Presented with the generous support of Warner Bros. International Television Production


BBC America Panelists led a lively discussion on the creation, adaptation, and sale of formats across territories and provided valuable information for independent producers looking to prep a project for the U.S. market. Additionally, Warner Bros. International execs announced information on the studio-sponsored development deal for U.K. unscripted producers.

  • Andrew Zein – SVP Creative, Format Development and Sales, Warner Bros. International Television Production
  • Jeremy Fox – CEO, DRG (Digital Rights Group)
  • Moderator: David Jenkinson – Editor-in-Chief, C21

Translates to Success: Adapting Scripted Television for U.S. Sensibilities

Presented with the generous support of Fox TV Studios in conjunction with Apostle


Fox TV This discussion explored the American studio and network scripted development process and provided insights for writers looking to break into the market. The panel announced details of the Fox TV Studios and Apostle-sponsored initiative guaranteeing a script development deal exclusively for U.K.-based creators.

  • Gabriel Marano – VP, Programming, Fox Television Studios
  • Vadim Jean – Director/Producer, Managing Director, Mob Film & TV Co.
  • Jeremy Fox – CEO, DRG (Digital Rights Group)
  • Moderator: David Jenkinson – Editor-in-Chief, C21

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