Bibiane GODFROID METROPOLE TELEVISION
| General Director of Programs
Journalist,TV news’ chief editor and host at the beginning of her career in Belgium, Bibiane Godfroid became Head of Programmes and Fiction at RTL-TVI in 1987.
In 1991, she becomes deputy general Director in charge of programmes at Canal J before being called by Hervé Bourgues as Head of programming at France 2. She stayed in this position under the presidency of Jean-Pierre Elkabbach.
In 1996, she pursued her career in Canal + group. First, as the Head of numeric programmes, then as Director of the antenna, she’s later nominated Executive Vice-President of Canal + group channels and services, while attending Presidency of Canal + Belgium.
After a collaboration with Air Productions, run by French host Nagui, she becomes president and general director of Fremantlemedia TV production company in July 2003. Bibiane Godfroid helped launching and rejuvenating several concepts: Idol, Going for gold, Super Nanny, It’s clean ! or Jamie’s kitchen.
In February 2007, Bibiane Godfroid is appointed General Director of programs at M6.
M6 obtained the best results among the major channels, with an audience share of 10.8% of the entire viewing public: admirable resistance in the face of the other channels’ results.
As a young, creative family channel, M6 embodies the values of its viewership with this leitmotiv : “your life is our inspiration”… M6 gathers a wide public thanks to a portfolio of unique marks with different aims:
- To inform : Zone Interdite, Capital, e=M6, Turbo, Le19.45, 66 minutes…
- To entertain : D&Co, Un dîner presque parfait, 100% mag, Scènes de ménage, NCIS…
- To create the event : Pékin Express, L’amour est dans le pré, La France a un Incroyable talent, Top chef…
Emmanuelle GUILBART FRANCE TELEVISIONS
| Controller of Programmes
Emmanuelle Guilbart a démarré sa carrière en passant 15 ans dans le groupe Canal +. Elle y est entrée en 1990 comme chargée de mission àla DirectionInternationale.En 1993, elle lance Canal + en Pologne et devient Directeur des Acquisitions et des programmes de la chaine. Elle rejoint le service cinéma de Canal + France en 1996, au poste d’adjoint au Directeur du cinéma étranger puis Directeur Général Adjoint de Canal + International Acquisitions, l’entité en charge des acquisitions de droits hors sport du groupe Canal + (France et 9 chaines européennes).
En 2002, elle devient Directeur des Programmes de Canal Sat.
En 2005, elle rejoint Lagardère Active pour lancer la chaine TNT Gulli puis prendre la direction du pôle TV (9 chaines et leurs services).
En 2010, elle rejoint France Télévisions en tant que Directrice Générale déléguée aux Programmes et Directrice de France 4.
Laurent STORCH TF1 Production
Laurent Storch began his career in 1987 in the marketing division of Procter & Gamble. In 1990 he was appointed director of Polygram in charge of special projects, and in 1992 became CEO of Polygram Vidéo and Deputy CEO of Polygram Audiovisuel.
He joined the TF1 Group in 1997 as Chief Executive of TF1 Films Production and director of the acquisitions department. In 2003 he was also appointed director of the youth department. In November 2006 Mr Storch became Executive Vice President of TF1 in charge of acquisitions for the channel. In March 2008 he was also appointed TF1's Programme Director and he has been Chairman TF1 Films Production since 2006.
On 5 May 2011 he was appointed Vice-President, Production.
On september 2011 Laurent Storch has been appointed Chairman of TF1 Production.
Born in 1961, Mr Storch is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and HEC business school. He also holds a postgraduate diploma in history from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales.
David JENKINSON C21MEDIA
| Editor-in-Chief & Managing Director
David Jenkinson is an award-winning journalist, content technologist and multiplatform publisher. Having held senior editorial positions at Haymarket, International Thomson, EMAP and Cahners’ Moving Pictures International, he created and co-founded C21Media in 1997, one of the world’s first internet publishing businesses. For more than a decade C21 has defined new content models, supported by a traditional publishing portfolio, while positioning itself at the heart of the online content revolution. C21Media.net now attracts more than 60,000 unique visitors each month and has consolidated a position as Home to The International Entertainment Community. Prior to launching C21Media Jenkinson was editor-in-chief of Moving Pictures International, running daily, weekly and monthly publications within the film business. He led EMAP’s TV World to win the prestigious PPA International Business Magazine of the Year award in 1993, and worked as part of the senior editorial management team at International Thomson. In 1997, alongside C21Media, he co-founded creative agency Dri Riser developing brand and creative strategy for a range of media and entertainment clients. He has a degree in Communications.