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.
Lars BECKUNG KANAL 5
| Programme Director
Mike BEALE ITV STUDIOS
| Director of International Formats
Mike's career began on children's shows such as “Wacaday” and “Top Banana” TV-am. He moved to Planet 24 and was part of the team which launched “The Big Breakfast”, before moving on to LWT. Here his credits included “Blind Date”, “You Bet!” and “Gladiators”. After 2 years at LWT Mike joined US production company Bunim/Murray Productions on their landmark series “The Real World”, followed by a period with Hat Trick Productions, working on “Confessions” and “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” including setting the latter up for ABC in the US.
In 1998 Mike joined the BBC where he oversaw many of their top rated shows including “Dog Eat Dog” and “Friends Like These”. He was also part of the team that developed, produced and then rolled out internationally “The Weakest Link”. In 2001 he was asked to help set up independent 12 Yard Productions and again worked on bringing many hits to UK screens. His Executive Producer credits include “In It To Win It”, “Coach Trip” and “Eggheads” in the UK and “The Benefactor”, “The Rich List” and “Without Prejudice?” in the US.
In April 2007 he formed Alchemy Reality under the auspices of Alchemy Television Group and became its Managing Director, creating and Executive Producing "Scene Stealers" for the BBC. In September 2009 he became VP of International Production for NBCUniversal overseeing the roll out of "MinuteTo Win It" including being the Executive Producer of the Indian, Malaysian and Middle East versions of the show. In early 2011 he was approached to join the new executive team at ITV Studios and became Director of International Formats and is overseeing the slate of formats including "Come Dine With Me", "I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here" and new shows such as "Red or Black?".
Wayne GARVIE ALL3MEDIA
| Managing Director, International Production
Wayne Garvie joined All3Media as MD, International Production in January 2011. Previously he had been Managing Director of Content and Production at BBC Worldwide. There he had established Dancing with the Stars as the world’s biggest television format, built a network of international production companies and invested in a number of key UK indie producers, such as Left Bank Pictures, Baby Cow, Clerkenwell Films, Big Talk and Sprout. As chair of the board of Top Gear, he helped establish it as a global brand.
Before Worldwide, Wayne had been the BBC’s Head of Entertainment Group where he was credited with its transformation, employing a new generation of creative leaders and overseeing a range of shows such as Strictly Come Dancing, Dragon’s Den, Honey We’re Killing the Kids, The Weakest Link and Glastonbury.
Wayne started his career as a sports researcher at Granada Television in Manchester and produced a variety of shows there before becoming Granada’s Director of Broadcasting.
All3MEDIA was formed following the acquisition of Chrysalis Group's TV division in September 2003, led by Steve Morrison, David Liddiment, Jules Burns and John Pfeil. ALL3MEDIA is comprised of a group of production companies from across the UK, Germany, The Netherlands and the USA. It also includes an international distribution company, 'ALL3MEDIA International', which represents third-party producers and broadcasters together with its own production companies.
The companies within the Group are All3Media International, ARG, Bentley Productions, Cactus TV, Company Pictures, Illumina, Kameleon, Lion Television, Lime Pictures, Maverick Television, North One Television, Objective Productions, One Potato Two Potato, Optomen and Studio Lambert in the UK. IdtV in the Netherlands, MME MOVIEMENT in Germany, South Pacific Pictures in New Zealand and Lion Television, One Potato Two Potato, Optomen, Studio Lambert and Zoo Productions in the USA.
Karoline SPODSBERG BANIJAY INTERNATIONAL
| Managing Director
Tom FORMAN RELATIVITYREAL
Tom Forman has served as Chief Executive Officer of RelativityREAL, the television arm of Relativity Media, since the division’s launch in 2008. Prior to joining Relativity, Forman ran Tom Forman Productions, an independent television production company fully funded by CBS Television Studios. TFP produced series and pilots for CBS, including the award-winning but controversial social experiment Kid Nation.
Before forming TFP, Forman worked with international television producer Endemol creating and producing original unscripted content. During this time, Forman created and ran the hit ABC series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, now in its ninth successful season. During his time with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Forman won two Primetime Emmy® awards for Outstanding Reality Show and two People’s Choice awards. More importantly — to him, anyway — Forman oversaw the construction of more than 100 new homes for deserving families in desperate circumstances. While running Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Forman also created and produced Back on Campus, an original series for ABC Family and executive produced Todd TV for FX.
Prior to Endemol, Forman spent the bulk of his career at CBS News. There, he oversaw shows and projects for the network, cable, and syndication.
In 2001, Forman was tapped to lead CBS News’ production of 9/11 – a commercial-free film that first aired on the six-month anniversary of the September 11th attacks. For his efforts, Forman was awarded an Emmy®, a Peabody award, the Edward R. Murrow award, and a WGA Award for his Outstanding Non-Fiction Script.
While at RelativityREAL, Forman was proud to accept the 2011 NATPE Innovator Award for the company’s Lifetime series Coming Home.