Author Archives: The Format Doctor

FORMATS A-Z kicks off for MNET SA

  Creative Development training for MNET and independent producers   The Format People are bringing their unique FORMATS A-Z training course to South Africa, courtesy of cable network MNET.  In the first recently completed Module, Creative Development, five TFP consultants shared their expertise with commissioning editors and producers. “The word I’ve been getting back from […]

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FORMATS A-Z FOR JTBC KOREA

TFP return to Seoul to train JTBC! The Format People recently returned once more to South Korea, this time to work with and train teams from nationwide cable TV network and broadcasting company JTBC. Gary Carter (formerly COO Fremantle Media and CEO international operations Endemol Shine, now non-executive Director of research consultancy K7 Media), examined the present […]

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GOOD DEAL BAD DEAL at MIPFORMATS

  GOOD DEAL, BAD DEAL – the Art of Negotiation Following last year’s successful ‘thought-bubble’ presentation on pitching, Michel and Justin are returning to the Palais and MIPFormats to share their insights into the art of negotiating deals, with GOOD DEAL, BAD DEAL. Once again, the Format People partners will present a series of entertaining […]

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NATPE 2018: A new business model for Asia, chaired by Michel Rodrigue

International Co-Development: A New Business Model for generating revenue from China and other major Asian markets This panel chaired by TFP CEO Michel Rodrigue discussed a new business model developed by European production companies and how it is being used to create and produce successful Chinese native formats which ultimately can be exported. By delving […]

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018!

Michel, Justin, Sylvia and our 20+ consultants across the world wish you a happy and prosperous 2018!  

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Korean Producers Look West

Why Korean producers are striking up content partnerships with the West As we have seen repeatedly over the last couple of years, the line between entertainment and politics can be a blurry one. Take, for example, the dilemma that has recently faced South Korean content producers. In July of 2016, dialed-up bellicose rhetoric spurred on […]

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Can Remote Production Inspire New Formats?

REMOTE PRODUCTION OPENS THE WAY FOR NEW FORMATS Remote production makes sense for some types of TV and it could usher in a new wave of innovative formats, writes award-winning multi-camera director and TFP consultant Tony Gregory. Whether through drums, smoke signals or telegraph, the ability to instruct remote transactions has played its part in […]

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Chef in Your Ear launched on NTV Mongolia

  LOCAL ADAPTATION OF ‘CHEF IN YOUR EAR’ LAUNCHES ON NTV MONGOLIA     Ulaanbaatar November 2107: The latest (8th!) adaptation of our hit culinary format “Chef in your Ear” launched in primetime on Mongolian network NTV this Sunday 26th November, Hosted by director and screenwriter A.Miyegombo, the series features a mix of ordinary people and celebrities, as […]

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