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The Format Day

THE FORMAT DAY (March 1st, 2016) is co-organized with FRAPA (Format Recognition and Protection Association)

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Television formats are vulnerable to plagiarism, since it is widely believed they are not protected by existing copyright legislation. The mission of FRAPA – the Format Recognition and Protection Association – is, quite simply, to be the home of international format business by providing protection and information for producers, creators and distributors all over the world. Founded in 2000 at the “dawn” of the current reality television explosion, FRAPA came into being when formats grew from a boutique business into a global, multi-billion dollar industry responsible for many of the biggest entertainment brands on earth.

The format day will include:

THE FORMAT DAY morning conference which will feature 3 sections; a general opening session on protecting your TV Formats and why it is important to develop formats in a “professional” way and use the assistance of an organization like FRAPA to protect one’s self as well as 2 panel discussions focusing on format programming, trends, challenges and more for specific regions and THE FORMAT SHOWCASE will allow producers of new format projects to present in front of global key role players in search of ideas that can perform.

09:00 AM – 01:30 PM 

a. 09:00 – 10:00: WHY PROTECTING YOUR IP WILL BUILD YOUR BUSINESS  

 In a rapidly growing global television marketplace, where every country has different IP laws, this opening session will look at key creative, copyright and protection issues impacting cross television format international distribution. Presented by Jan Salling, Co-Chairman, FRAPA 

b. 10:00 – 11:30: CEE COUNTRIES 

 Formats business in the CEE region in the last five years has become much more competitive with increased channels and the buying power of global groups. The demand in this region for local versions of international formats is very strong and still on the rise every year. The production quality has truly increased which has led to this market now being a strong contender in creating global formats.

 Moderated by Nassima Boudi, EURODATA TV 

 Confirmed Panellists: 

Izzet Pinto, CEO, Global Agency, Turkey

Georgi Chakarov, President and CEO, CEE TV, Bulgaria

Rastislav Durman, Content Development Coordinator, RTV, Serbia

Amos Neumann, COO, Armoza Formats, Israel

Mehmet Cam, Programming Manager, ATV, Turkey

Jacques Balducci, Sales Director, Eurodata TV

c. 12:00 – 13:30: MENA COUNTRIES  

The Middle East and North Africa region has long been a major importer of television formats, but look closely and you’ll see the green shoots of development of home-grown formats that local producers are not only hoping to clear within the region but also globally.

 Moderated by Nabil Kazan, KPTV-MENA 

 Confirmed Panellists: 

Anahita Kheder, Senior VP SEEMEA, FremantleMedia International, UAE

Tárec Ghattás, CEO, 6 Hats Entertainment, Lebanon

Bassam Ismael, TV Director & Producer, ERTU, Egypt

Jonathan Tuovinen, Formats & Production Director, NBC Universal, UK

02:30 PM – 05:30 PM  THE FORMATS SHOWCASE 

The afternoon will be dedicated to the presentation of new, unexpected, compelling & innovative TV formats across all genres including reality TV, gameshows, factual and comedy, that we believe have great potential internationally. Key players such as broadcasters, global distributors and advertisers in search of ideas that perform and are quick to produce, will be invited to comment on provide tips and suggestions.

Session 1: 02:30 – 04:00

Confirmed Jury:

Jan Salling, CEO, Missing Link Media, Denmark

Harry Gamsu, VP: Format Acquisitions and Sales, Red Arrow International, Germany 

Katerina Dmytriieva, CEO, MK Media Group, Ukraine

Facundo Bailez, Formats Sales Manager, all3media international, UK

Marta Csizmadia, Formats Sales Manager, Viacom International Media Networks, UK

Session 2:  04:00 – 05:30

Confirmed Jury:

Tárec Ghattás, CEO, 6 Hats Entertainment, Lebanon

Fanny Baudry, VP Global Acquisitions, Formats and Programs, Banijay International, UK

Amos Neumann, COO, Armoza Formats, Israel

Anahita Kheder, International Sales Executive, FremantleMedia International, UAE

Izzet Pinto, CEO, Global Agency, Turkey

Television formats are vulnerable to plagiarism, since it is widely believed they are not protected by existing copyright legislation. The mission of FRAPA – the Format Recognition and Protection Association – is, quite simply, to be the home of international format business by providing protection and information for producers, creators and distributors all over the world. Founded in 2000 at the “dawn” of the current reality television explosion, FRAPA came into being when formats grew from a boutique business into a global, multi-billion dollar industry responsible for many of the biggest entertainment brands on earth