The Diversity Initiative
UK and Europe
January 29 – 31, 2018
Soaprunner ExchangeThe specialised Soaprunner Exchange brings together key creative teams from Continuing Drama Serials to explore the challenging schedules for the writing and production of each of the two participating nations’ most popular shows. 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year, these shows provide unparalleled audience engagement.
Manchester and London
March 11-16, 2018
Showrunner Drama Exchange: Spring,
Los Angeles USOur Exchange provides access to the best creators, writers, show teams and drama executives of established US shows. Mix with top US Showrunners and observe their role and styles in executing primetime US Drama series across all platforms
March 22 - 23
April 12-13, 2018
Advanced Writing For TV Drama
This 10 month Programme, which focuses on building the professional writing skills and collaborative principles necessary for primetime drama writers to succeed at the highest level, in the competitive genre of primetime drama series, will culminate in a round of pitching sessions. March 22-23 for will be targeted at the HETV Levy companies whose contributions have supported this Programme. April 12-13 will be open to the whole drama industry.
Produced by MediaXchange, and funded by the High End TV Levy through Creative Skillset
May 17-18, 2018
Drama Summit West is a MediaXchange joint venture with C21 Media
Now in its 3rd, year Drama Summit West connects the US and international drama business to facilitate new Production, Coproduction, Finance and Creative Partnerships. A winning combination of Networking, with attending US and International drama makers, and Sessions, with leading Creators and Producers, puts Participants at the forefront of New Models and Fresh International Approaches
The Ebell, Los Angeles
May and November, 2018
Dates to be announced in early 2018 for Modules 1 and 2
European TV Drama Series Lab
Now heading into the programmes seventh year, the European TV Drama Lab is a high Level Training and think tank for leading professionals in the European TV industry. The programme is designed for scriptwriters, producers and broadcasters and explores the essential elements of successful drama series. Top industry experts from across Europe and the US share their knowledge and provide exclusive insights.
Participants join from as many as 18 countries across Europe to provide a rich tapestry of experience and ambition which underpin an open and active learning experience.
For application details and information about scholarship opportunities click here
June 13-14, 2018
The Business of Scripted
The focus of the 2018 edition of The Business of Scripted will be to deepen the discussion and collaboration around the business that underpins this golden age of drama – who is succeeding, what are the finance models generating long term achievement for companies, what are the new international alliances and the future trends defining the industry
Location to be announced soon
September 9 - 14, 2018
The Fall edition will celebrate the 20th year of our popular Showrunner Exchange. The fast paced schedule provides access to the best creators, writers, show teams and drama executives of established US shows. Mix with top US Showrunners and observe their role and styles in executing primetime US Drama series across all platforms
December 3-7, 2018
Tailored schedules provide the opportunity to pitch Agents, Networks, Showrunners, Producers and Sales Agents with the aim of securing US partners and exploring the creative and commercial potential of your concept.