Events round-up: NEM Dubrovnik 2023; Sheffield DocFest; Content LA

NEM Dubrovnik unveils speakers

Organisers at NEM Dubrovnik have unveiled more than 60 speakers set to attend the Croatia-based event.

The event, which runs 5-8 June at the Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, said Branko Čakarmiš, general director at Pro Plus, Croatia Telecom’s CCO Siniša Đuranović, and Adrian Ježina, CEO at Telemach Croatia and Slovenia, were on the line-up.

Others including O2 Czech Republic’s group head of content, Anna Lenerová, Marcin Skabara, programming strategy director for TVP in Poland, and Peter Wassong, lead TV of content Europe at Deutsche Telekom, will also attend.

Dimitris Michalakis, Cosmote TV’s executive director at Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation, is also confirmed for the June event.

DocFest outlines 2023 slate

UK-based factual event Sheffield DocFest has revealed its slate for the 2023 MeetMarket taking place on 15-16 June.

The decision to move the MeetMarket strand to the start of the festival “gives marketplace participants and industry representatives the chance to enjoy the start of the festival’s opening night and weekend highlights, including the 30th edition celebration,” organisers said.

The selection includes 48 documentary projects, indevelopment or at production stage, to be pitched in one-to-one meetings to international and UK industry representatives and experts.

Shows have been drawn from more than 500 submissions and include work from Rodrigo Reyes, Ike Nnaebue and Sean McAllister. The projects in the 2023 edition encompass 34 countries of production/co-production: Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, and Venezuela.

The 30th edition of Sheffield DocFest will take place in-person between 14-19 June. The full public programme will be announced on 10 May, followed by the industry line up in mid-May.

Content LA reveals Fairmount line-up

Content LA has confirmed the line-up for its two-day event next month, which takes place at The Fairmount Century Plaza between 18-19 May.

The focus will be on partnerships between the US and international communities, focusing on coproduction, FAST channels and ‘next generation’ content models.

Speakers include Michael Wright, head of MGM and MGM+, BBC Studios president of scripted Mark Linsey, Media Res CEO Michael Ellenberg, and Toby Gorman, president of Universal Television Alternative Studio.


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