Industry Day

On 17 January the programme will also feature a dedicated industry event, aimed at producers who are keen to foster international exchanges and co-productions in order to meet the growing demand for high-quality, European TV drama. Organized with MEDIA Desk UK and BAFTA, the day will feature a number of panel discussions and networking opportunities as well as world premiere screenings of MEDIA funded drama Flight of the Storks and French police drama Jo, starring Jean Reno. The full schedule is as follows:

The event takes place at the French Institute, Ciné lumière, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT in South Kensington.

Registration is £75 and includes access to the 3 panels, lunch and cocktail reception as well as free access to other screenings taking place during the festival.

Concession price of £50 for guests of MEDIA Desk UK and members of BAFTA, PACT, TVFI, LFS, NFTS and SACD

The events, information, and speakers listed are subject to change without notification.

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Schedule (17 January)

11:00 – 12:30

Meet the European TV Commissioners

The panel will feature some of Europe’s key TV drama decision makers who will be explaining the vision for their channels and what they are looking for in the programmes they commission.

With Kate Harwood, BBC Production Head of Drama, England, Dominique Jubin, Director of French Drama and Co-productions at Canal Plus and Stefan Baron, Co-production Executive SVT Drama
Moderated by Vicky Frost, Editor,

13:00 – 14:30

Networking lunch

15:00 – 16:15

How to Co-Produce in Europe

Featuring case studies and a panel discussion on how UK producers can effectively set-up and manage European TV co-production opportunities.

With Ben Donald, Executive Producer International Drama, BBC Worldwide, Klaus Zimmermann, CEO of Atlantique Productions (Borgia), Bo Ehrhardt, producer at Nimbus film (The Bridge), Marigo Kehoe, Managing Director of Left Bank Pictures, and Simon Vaughan, Chief Executive, Lookout Point.
Moderated by Catherine Wright, journalist for the Film Français, covering drama production in France and the UK

16:30 – 17:30

Meet the European TV Buyers

Leading TV Buyers will be revealing the latest trends and prospects and discussing how to maximise the distribution of your programme across Europe.

Moderator: Jonathan Webdale,  Editor at C21 Media, with Jason Thorp, EVP Content Europe and Managing Director (UK & Africa) at FOX International Channels UK, Georgia Brown, Director of Acquisitions, Shine International and Aline Marrache-Tesseraud, Head of Acquisitions Department, Foreign Fictions, Canal Plus

18:00 – 19:00

World Premiere Screening: Jo (Atlantique Productions)

Created by René Balcer, Franck Ollivier and Malina Detcheva. With Jean Reno, Jill Hennessy, Tom Austen and Orla Brady
Jean Reno stars as a brilliant and brutal veteran detective in the Paris elite criminal squad, tackling the toughest murder cases in the capital’s most iconic locations. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Jean Reno.

19:45 – 21:00

En-route to France Award Ceremony followed by Cocktail Reception

Awards will be delivered to British talents who have recently filmed in France.


World Premiere Screening: Flight of the Storks (EuropaCorp Television)

Written by Jean-Christophe Grangé and Denis McGrath, adapted and directed by renowned filmmaker Jan Kounen. With Harry Treadaway, Rutger Hauer, Perdita Weeks and Clemens Schick
A Swiss ornithologist is found dead, by heart attack…in a stork’s nest. Despite the sudden death, his assistant, Jonathan, decide to go on with his mission: following the storks migration. Caught up in an international web of intrigue from the gypsies of Bulgaria to the jungle in Africa, Jonathan starts a journey that will take him back to his own mysterious origins. The screening will be introduced by a short Q&A with Harry Treadaway.


Booking Information

Your pass entitles you to

– Access to all the events of the Industry Day on 17 January
– Access to all the public events on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January

Please RSVP on the day for Jo and Flight of the Storks.


Regular price: £75
Concession price (for guests of MEDIA Desk UK and members of BAFTA, Pact, TVFI, LFS, NFTS and SACD)*: £50
*please bring your e-invitation or member card with you on the day

Industry Day accreditation is for personal use only. Tickets are non refundable but transferable to another professional

How to book your pass

Online registrations are now closed
You can still register by phone but due to high demand and limited space we can not guarantee availability.
JO’s screening and Q&A is sold out.

Over the phone
Please call the box office at 020 7871 3515

How to pay and collect
– You can pay by cash or credit card
– The following credit card are accepted: Mastercard, Eurocard and Visa
– Collect your pass on the day with the card you used for payment or your reference number