Clare Thompson

The Chinese reality condundrum

Formats veteran Clare Thompson says the latest regulatory decrees about Chinese formats market are a symptom of an ever-changing and increasingly complex commissioning market. In the years I’ve been giving presentations and talks about formats trends and development, I’ve often referred – almost casually – to the importance of keeping the different needs of your […]

News brief: Ex-ITV ents chief joins K7 board

Former head of entertainment development at UK broadcaster ITV Clare Thompson has joined media consultancy K7 Media as non-executive director. This comes as programming intelligence service K7 creates its first management board, which will also include managing director Keri Lewis Brown and Phil Birchenall. Thompson developed formats such as Saturday Night Takeaway while at ITV, […]