2019 edition

Decision-makers and industry leaders met in Lille to share their views: this year, Ted Sarandos (Chief Content Officer, Netflix), Charles Rivkin (Chairman & CEO, Motion Picture Association of America), Howard Rodman (former President, Writers Guild of America), Georgia Brown (Head of European Originals, Amazon Studios) and Lorenzo De Maio (Head of TV Advisory and Partner, Endeavor Content) crossed the Atlantic to meet their European counterparts Gilles Pélisson (CEO, TF1 Group), Delphine Ernotte-Cunci (CEO, France Televisions) and Nicolas de Tavernost (CEO, M6 Group). The French Minister of Culture Franck Riester also addressed the audience.


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Extracts of the program

Opening remarks: Rodolphe Belmer
President, SERIES MANIA, France

Presentation: Europe and North America: What’s new on the air?
Avril Blondelot, Head of Content Insight, Eurodata Worldwide TV, France

In Conversation : Ted Sarandos with Charlie Brooker & Annabel Jones
Ted Sarandos, CCO, Netflix, USA
Charlie Brooker, Producteur & Showrunner, GB
Annabel Jones, Producteur & Showrunner, GB

In Conversation: M6 Group: Producer or Broadcaster?
Nicolas de Tavernost, Chairman of the Executive Board, M6 Group, France

In Conversation: Creativity, accountability and the future of digital content
Charles Rivkin, PDG, Motion Picture Association of America, USA

Panel: Towards a new balance between creators and platforms
Pascal Rogard, General Director, SACD and President of the French Coalition on Cultural Diversity, France
Howard Rodman, Pas President, Writers’ Guild of America West, USA
Kaat Beels, director, Tabula Rasa, Beau Séjour, Belgium
Jaume Ripoll, Head of Content and Co-Founder at Filmin and Eurovod’s administrator, Spain
Christine Vestergård Hüttel, Head of Legals, Danish Film Directors, Denmark
Carina Törnblom, Senior Expert and Political Adviser for Consumer Affairs, European Commission

In Conversation: New opportunities in television
Anna Carugati, journalist, World Screen, USA
Lorenzo De Maio, Head of TV Advisory and Partner, Endeavor Content, USA

In Conversation: What’s Amazon Studio’s strategy in Europe?
Moderator: Marjorie Paillon, journalist, France 24, France
Speaker: Georgia Brown, Head of European Originals, Amazon Studios, UK

In Conversation: The reinvention of a traditional broadcaster: The example of TF1
Moderator: Marjorie Paillon, journalist, France 24, France
Gilles Pélisson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, TF1 Group, France

Panel: Independent production and industry concentration
Moderator: Marjorie Paillon, journalist, France 24, France
Caroline Benjo, Producer, Haut et Court TV, France
Eitan Mansuri, Producer, Spiro Films, Israel
Christian Vesper, VP of International Co-Productions, Freemantle, UK
Kate Barnes, Head Of Drama Acquisitions And Co-Productions, ITV Studios, UK
Alex Berger, Producer, The Oligarchs Productions, France
Jan Mojto, Producer, Beta Film, Germany
Alvaro Longoria, Producer, Morena Films, Spain
In partnership with the European Film Forum – Creative Europe MEDIA

In Conversation : Delphine Ernotte-Cunci
Marjorie Paillon, journalist, France 24, France
Delphine Ernotte-Cunci, Chairwoman and CEO, France Télévisions, France

Panel: European public support schemes for TV series
Michael Gubbins, Founder and CEO, SampoMedia, UK
Edith Sepp, CEO, Estonian Film Institute
Peter Dinges, CEO, German Film Board, Germany
Alice Delalande, Head of Fiction and Animation, CNC, France
Martin Dawson, Deputy Head of Unit, DG CNECT, European Commission
Agnieszka Moody, Director of Creative Europe Desk UK, BFI, UK

Panel: 28 shades of AVMSD: A changing and challenging digital market
Moderator: Michael Gubbins, Founder and CEO, SampoMedia, UK
Marisa F. Armenteros, Producer, MediaPro Film Division, Spain
Pascal Breton, Co-founder and CEO, Federation Entertainment, France
Jérôme Dechesne, President, CEPI et Assistant Delegate General, USPA, France
Wouter Gekiere, Head of EU Regulatory Policy, EBU, Belgium
Anna Herold, Head of AVMS Unit, European Commission
Julie-Jeanne Régnault, Secretary General, EFADs
Marzena Rembowski, Director EU Public Policy, Netflix
Beatriz Setuain Arraiza, Director of International Sales, Imagina (MediaPro), Spain
Sophie Valais, Legal Analyst, European Audiovisual Observatory, France
In partnership with the European Coordination of Independent Producers (CEPI)

Discours de clôture
Franck Riester, Minister of Culture , France

2018 edition

Many renowned guests participated in the first edition of Lille Transatlantic Dialogues in 2018, among them Delphine Ernotte (President, France Télévisions), Reed Hastings (CEO and cofounder, Netflix), Françoise Nyssen (Minister of Culture), Gilles Pélisson (CEO, TF1) or Stéphane Richard (CEO, Orange).



extracts of the program

Keynote: Stéphane Richard
CEO, Orange, France

Keynote: Paul Lembrechts
CEO, VRT, Belgium

Debat : How women make a difference in the TV series industry?
With speakers:
Anna Croneman, Head of Drama, SVT, Sweden
Veena Sud, Showrunner, USA
Sarah Treem, Showrunner, USA
Caroline Benjo, Producer, HAUT ET COURT, France

Debate: Copyright policy and cultural diversity in a global market
Moderator: Pascal Rogard, general director, SACD, France
With speakers:
Séverine Jacquet, Screenwriter, France
Doreen Boonekamp, CEO of the Netherlands Film Fund, Board member of the European Film Agency Directors (EFAD)
Nicolas Curien, President, CSA, France
Tony Grisoni, Screenwriter, UK

In conversation with Sophie Turner Laing
CEO, Endemol Shine Groupe, UK
Q&A with David Jenkinson, Editor in Chief and Managing Director, C21

Keynote: Delphine Ernotte
President, France Télévisions, France

Debate: Diverse together: new opportunities to reach international audiences with local content
Moderator: Marjorie Paillon, journalist, France 24, France
With speakers:
Alex Berger, Producer, The Oligarchs, France
Antony Root, EVP of programming and production, HBO Europe, UK
Claire Sumner, Director of Policy, BBC, UK
Gudny Hummelvoll, Producer, Hummelfilm/Yellow Bird, Norway

In conversation with Reed Hastings
Co-founder, Chairman & CEO, Netflix, USA
Q&A with Marjorie Paillon, Journalist, France 24, France

Keynote: Gilles Pélisson
Chairman & CEO, Groupe TF1, France

Official addresses:
Françoise Nyssen, Minister of Culture, France
Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of the Digital Single Market