Next gen writers share fresh thinking at Drama Summit West

Among the stella line-up of speakers for Drama Summit West, we hear from established writers about their latest projects and their thoughts on how the business is evolving, as they look to own a stake in the projects they create.

Leading writers and showrunners will share their perspectives on creating shows for a new scripted landscape in Developing For New Platforms. Hear from Jeff Pinker and Peter Blake along with Noreen Halpern and Jon Avnet on this exciting session.

We also hear from entrepreneurial writers about how they are taking more control of the commercial agenda and creating content for an international audience. Writer/showrunner Simon Mirren leads the debate alongside Yule Caise and Ligiah Villalobos.

In our Hot Properties session, we shine the light on two upcoming international procedural dramas. We hear from top US writers Wendy West and Barry Josephson, creators of Ultraviolet; and the creators of Castle, Terri Edda Miller and Andrew W. Marlowe about their latest show Take Two.

These writers join other leading creatives and execs as part of the two day event at The Ebell on 17 and 18 May

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With just over two weeks to go, don’t miss out on this two-day global drama event designed to help forge new relationships between the US and international market.

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Confirmed speakers:


David Madden
President of original programming, AMC Studios


Carmi Zlotnik
President of programming, Starz


Chris Selak
Executive vice president and head of worldwide scripted television, Lionsgate


Erik Barmack
Vice president of international originals, Netflix


David Davoli
Senior vice president, Bron Studios


Rola Bauer
Managing director, Studiocanal TV and executive producer, Take Two


Simon Mirren
Writer/producer


Jessica K. Scott
Director, content development, Hulu


Sally Catto
General manager, programming for CBC


Marty Adelstein
CEO, Tomorrow Studios


Lisa Fahrenholt
Vice president, international development, scripted, Endemol Shine North America


Jessy Terrero
TV, film and music director, executive producer, Nicky Jam: El Ganador


Soumya Sriraman
President, North America, BritBox


Alon Aranya
Exec producer, writer, Paper Plane Productions


Maria Kyriacou
President, international, ITV Studios


Philippe Maigret
President, ITV Studios America


Marco Chimenz
Co-CEO, Cattleya


James Penny
Commercial director, Mammoth Screen


Jada Miranda
EVP, head of scripted television, STX television


Holly Hines
SVP of content for Dynamic Television


Rebecca Segal
SVP, BSkyB


Alon Shtruzman
CEO, Keshet International


Peter M. Lenkov
Showrunner and executive producer, Hawaii Five-0 and MacGyver. Executive producer, Salvation


Henrik Pabst
President, Red Arrow Studios International


René Balcer
Executive producer, creator and showrunner, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders


Dante Di Loreto
President of scripted programming, FremantleMedia


Tiffany Hawthorne
Vice president, scripted content, NBCUniversal cable entertainment


Rockne O’Bannon
Screenwriter, director, showrunner


Marc Scott Zicree
Writer, producer


Mette M. Bolstad
Head writer, Nobel, State of Happiness


Owen Shiflett
VP original development, Shudder & Sundance Now


Constance Zimmer
Actor/director


Andrew Stearn
President, Working Title Television


Noreen Halpern
Executive producer and CEO, Halfire Entertainment


Peter Traugott
President, Keshet Studios


Zoe Rocha
Managing director, The Fyzz Facility TV


Andrew W. Marlowe
Creator and executive producer, Castle, creator and executive producer, Take Two


Terri Edda Miller
Executive producer, Castle, creator and executive producer, Take Two


Jamie Carmichael
CEO, Atlantic Nomad


Julie Andem
Creator, writer and director, SKAM


Steven Adams
Partner and head of management division, Buffalo 8 Productions


Lorenzo De Maio
Senior agent, Endeavor Content


Sean Furst
Co-president of TV & film, Skybound Entertainment


Christopher Haug
Head of drama, TV2


Henrik Bastin
CEO, Fabrik Entertainment


Jeff Pinkner
Showrunner and partner, Midnight Radio


David Ellender
President, global distribution and coproductions, Sonar Entertainment


Chris Hammond
Partner, film & TV group, Wiggin LLP


Jeremy Fox
​Founder and CEO, Atrium TV


Paulette Bensussen
Head of Electus latino, Electus International


Marianne Furevold-Boland
Executive producer, NRK, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation


Moritz Polter
Executive producer, international TV series, Bavaria Fiction


Roberto Ríos
Corporate vice president, original production, HBO Latin America


Wendy West
Creator/executive producer, Ultraviolet


Barry Josephson
Executive producer, Ultraviolet


Marcus Ammon
Senior vice president, film & entertainment, Sky Deutschland


Ligiah Villalobos
Writer/producer


Matt Birch
Senior vice president and co-head, physical production, APA


Ted Gold
Senior VP of development and original programming, Paramount Network


Mikko Alanne
Showrunner, screenwriter and executive producer, The Long Road Home on National Geographic


Yule Caise
Writer, director and producer


Jon Avnet
Executive producer, director, Co-CEO, Indigenous Media


Kayla Alpert
Producer and writer


Tony Saint
Head writer


Thomas Benski
CEO, Pulse Films


Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen
Creator, Mammon


Peter Blake
Executive producer, writer


Arturo Interian
Senior vice president, scripted programming, HISTORY


Arne Helsingen
Head of TV, NRK


Joerg Bachmaier
SVP, content strategy & co-productions, Machinima


Anders Tangen
​Producer and CEO Viafilm


Nena Rodrigue
EVP, programming & production, BBC America