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Clare Thompson

Clare is a leading industry consultant on TV development processes and international format trends, running workshops, training sessions and channel/ commissioning strategy projects for clients including the BBC, Channel 4, ITV Studios (UK & US), Shine, All3Media, MTV, Warner Brothers, RTL/ UFA and Shanghai Media Group.

In-house at ITV from 2000 – 2008, she headed up their Entertainment Development team, steering the creation of big international formats including Saturday Night Takeaway, Gameshow Marathon and Celebrities Under Pressure for ITV, Brainiac for Sky and American Princess for NBC/ Bravo.

In 2008 she left to set up her own boutique creative consultancy Ignite, running development workshops and strategy sessions for media and brand clients worldwide.  In the last couple of years she has also spent some time working with US company Core Media on their international content development and company acquisitions strategy, Exec Produced acclaimed ITV access documentary, Girls With Autism, and continued to provide development consultancy for production companies in the UK, Germany and China, and content trends for K7 Media and others.