Master Class #2 2016 – “DEVELOPING FORMATS”
Think It. Build It. Tweak It. Sell It. Again and Again …
Thirty years ago, formats consisted of a few studio game shows. In the intervening decades, formats spawned reality television, and became the huge money making powerhouses that built mega multinationals and made multi millions for their creators and producers. During this time, genres of programming in formats changed to include all sorts of things like talent competitions and social experiments. At the same time, platforms changed to cover online and mobile apps.
Now, when we look at developing formats across different genres, platforms and screens, the process of developing formats is akin to creating tomorrow’s global entertainment brands. But, for most, this business of big brands is ruled by just a few who are big enough to operate on a global scale. Who are those ruling tastemakers, how can newcomers break in, what is a “format” anyway, you may ask yourself.
Yet, against such dazzling possibilities, some things remain unchanged: Hits are scarce. Everyone is searching. It always begins with someone somewhere who has an idea; a good idea, of course. First of all, it’s about smart people with good ideas; people who know how to make their ideas become reality.
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PITCHING: Who Gets Heard … Why?
TREND WATCH: What’s Hot, What’s Not?
THE FORMAT GUIDE: How To Create A Hit Format In 10 Lessons
COPYRIGHT OR RIGHT TO COPY: Who Has The Power … And When Does It Shift?
Me & TV
THE SCIENCE OF FORMATS: The Fast & The Furious Format Game
NOBODY KNOWS ANYTHING: Minimizing Risk & Maximizing Success In Format Development
MULTISCREEN INTEGRATION: How A Format Can Support Broadcaster’s Digital Strategies
THE BUSINESS OF THE FORMAT BUSINESS: Lessons From The Selling Frontline
FROM SCRATCH TO SCREEN: The Journey of My Format
Me & TV
WHEN & WHERE
When: September 3 – 6, 2016
Where: The Office Goup Tottenham Ct Rd & BFI Stephen St, London
HOW TO APPLY
For more information email Rebecca Roth.