TV Drama Festival 2022

Taking place from June 28 to 30, 2022, the TV Drama Festival will feature keynotes and panels with leading executives and creatives discussing the major trends in the business of scripted series today. See the full schedule below.

Tuesday, June 28

  • 9 a.m. EDT
    U.K.’s Finest

    Banijay Rights’ Cathy Payne, All3Media International’s Louise Pedersen, Entertainment One’s Stuart Baxter and ITV Studios’ Ruth Berry weigh in on commissioning and financing trends in British drama.
  • 10 a.m. EDT
    Keynote: Howard Gordon

    A prolific writer and producer, Howard Gordon will discuss his brand-new show Accused, an anthology based on the acclaimed British series of the same name.
  • 11 a.m. EDT
    Keynote: Juan José Campanella

    Argentinean television and film director, writer and producer Juan José Campanella has an exclusive deal with VIS for scripted projects that includes the hit Paramount+ series The Envoys (Los Enviados).
  • 12 p.m. EDT
    Keynote: Neil Dudgeon

    Since 2010, Neil Dudgeon has portrayed DCI John Barnaby in the long-running, globally successful British crime procedural Midsomer Murders.
  • 1:30 p.m. EDT
    Keynote: Viaplay Group’s Filippa Wallestam

    As executive VP and chief content officer, Filippa Wallestam is ensuring Viaplay Group’s slate of originals and acquired fare will resonate with subscribers as it expands its global footprint.
  • 3 p.m. EDT
    Keynote: Banijay’s Lars Blomgren & Kudos’ Karen Wilson

    Spotlighting Banijay’s prowess in producing drama across the globe, this session will feature Lars Blomgren, the company’s head of scripted, and Karen Wilson, managing director of Kudos.

Wednesday, June 29

  • 9 a.m. EDT
    TV Drama Pioneer Award: Walter Iuzzolino

    Co-founder and curator of Walter Presents, Walter Iuzzolino is helping to bolster the global interest in subtitled foreign-language series.
  • 10 a.m. EDT
    Co-Production Evolution

    ZDF Studios’ Robert Franke, Dynamic Television’s Daniel March and LEONINE Studios’ Caroline Kusser will share their expertise on how co-production financing models are evolving.
  • 11 a.m. EDT
    Keynote: Robert & Michelle King

    An award-winning writing team, Robert and Michelle King have been creative collaborators for more than two decades, including on such hits as The Good Fight and Evil.
  • 12 p.m. EDT
    Keynote: Lionsgate’s Sandra Stern

    As president of the Lionsgate Television Group, Sandra Stern will outline how the independent studio is partnering with established and new talent to serve the needs of commissioners across broadcast, cable and streaming.
  • 1:30 p.m. EDT
    European Might

    Fremantle International’s Bob McCourt will discuss the trends shaping the new golden age in European scripted.
  • 3 p.m. EDT
    Keynote: Miranda Kwok

    The creator and executive producer of The Cleaning Lady, Miranda Kwok will discuss adapting the Argentinean hit for U.S. audiences and putting diversity front and center in the show.

Thursday, June 30: Screenings Day

  • 9 a.m. EDT
    ZDF Studios’ Sløborn

    Directors Christian Alvert (Dogs of Berlin) and Adolfo J. Kolmerer again take the helm of the disaster thriller Sløborn in season two, where our heroes have lost all contact with the mainland but their troubles are far from over.
  • 10 a.m. EDT
    All3Media International’s Dalgliesh

    From the award-winning New Pictures (White House Farm, Des), this classic detective series welcomes Bertie Carvel (Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Doctor Foster) to All3Media International’s exceptional detective slate as Inspector Adam Dalgliesh. Slow-burning, tension-filled and beautifully shot, the series follows three murder mysteries across six episodes. Each murder mystery offers its own unique setting filled with depth, detail and emotion set across atmospheric locations and starring thrilling guest actors.
  • 11 a.m. EDT
    All3Media International’s Brokenwood Mysteries S8
    Offering brilliant escapist viewing, this lighthearted and long-running detective series has become a prime-time hit around the world. In the deadly but picturesque town of Brokenwood, which is filled with quirky characters and countless secrets, Detective Mike Shepherd and his close-knit team use unorthodox methods to undercover the murders that lead to the sleepy town’s rising death count.
  • 12 p.m. EDT
    All3Media International’s
     Van der Valk S2
    Set against the bustling backdrop of the stunning city of Amsterdam, Van der Valk and his brilliant team continue to investigate and solve compelling murder mysteries. In this latest season, the suspenseful stories follow an explosive battle between an alternative community and the city’s establishment, the dysfunction of a family at the heart of the city’s historic diamond industry, and sexual exploitation within the world of classical music.


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