Michel Rodrigue hosts ATF Formats Pitch 2019


TFP CEO & Partner Michel Rodrigue hosted this year’s Formats Pitch competition at the Asian Television Forum in Singapore in December.

The ATF Formats Pitch is the premier formats pitching competition for creators and producers of new and original, unscripted (non-fiction) entertainment formats. This is a platform to flaunt the best of Asia and expose ideas for development and export within the region, and the world.

The winner, Gamaliel Paulus S., received a cheque for S$3,500  to develop his quiz show DON’T BLOCK THE NUMBERS.

atf pitch cheque photo







Michel,  CEO & Partner of The Format People said:

“We have been working in Asia since we founded our consultancy, training many of today’s leaders in formatting – in China, South Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia and Mongolia among others.  It is wonderful to see the flowering of talent in Asia, and the success of Asian formats spreading across the world.”

This year’s final selection panel were: Mike Beale, EVP, ITV Studios (UK); Vivian Yin, consultant; Ilan Astrug, Head Format Acquisition, Warner Bros Int’l TV Productions; Sonia Flack, CEO, Bomanbridge (Singapore); and Nomin Chinbat, CEO, Mongol TV (Mongolia).

The pre-selection panel were: Justin Scroggie, CCO & Partner, The Format People; Sylvia Kocman, Manager, Distribution; and David Bodycombe, Managing Director, Labyrinth Games.




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