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Toby Faulkner

Join TBI Talks: The London Screenings later today as we dive into Facebook’s originals strategy with Head of Unscripted Toby Faulkner and explore the potential of factual programming with Passion Distribution COO Nick Rees.

Unscripted & factual programming has surged in popularity over recent years and in this session we are joined by renowned execs to explore the future for this fast-moving sector, finding out what’s working on screen, how business models are evolving and exploring what’s to come. We will also:

  • Explore content requirements & emerging business models
  • Delve into new financing opportunities & partnership potential
  • Find out about a selection of the latest shows to hit the market
  • Hear from a leading analyst about how AVOD is affecting the unscripted business

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Toby Faulkner, Head of Unscripted, Facebook Watch Originals
Nick Rees, COO, Passion Distribution
Matthew Bailey, Senior Analyst, Advertising & Games, Omdia

The session takes place Monday 1 March, 3pm GMT and is the first in a three-part series of genre-focused discussions ahead of The London Screenings, which start later this week. Other execs appearing will include:

  • FOX President of Alternative Rob Wade
  • Acorn TV & SundanceNow GM Matt Graham
  • Seb Cardwell, ViacomCBS Networks UK’s SVP, Deputy Director of Programme

Day One – Monday 1 March
TBI Talks: Unwrapping Unscripted’s Potential

Unscripted & factual programming has surged in popularity over recent years, with streamers investing heavily and broadcasters developing new funding strategies to keep pace. TBI is joined by globally renowned execs from buyers & distributors to explore the future for this fast-moving genre.

Day Two – Tuesday 2 March
TBI Talks: Driving Global Drama

Scripted remains a cornerstone for many streamers and broadcasters, but how are commissioners developing strategies to deal with surging demand and cost increases? From talent to long-tail rights and everything in-between, we speak to major industry players about this most-popular of genres.

Day Two – Tuesday 2 March
TBI Talks: Landing a Format Hit

Formats have made the jump to streamers, but broadcasters remain as keen as ever to find the next hit IP – from wherever it may come. We find out what those acquiring formats want and discover their wish lists, while also uncovering key trends and IP from those on the sales side.

About TBI Talks

TBI Talks is a lively, engaging, and informative series of monthly online discussions with some of the biggest players from across the content business, who cut to the heart of the challenges facing the industry and provide deep insights into new growth areas.

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