Christophe Riandee

Vice Chief Executive Officer at Gaumont

Christophe Riandee has positioned Gaumont as a next generation global content leader across the television landscape (drama, comedy and animation alike), through its groundbreaking series such as the multiple award winning Narcos (Netflix), Stillwater (Apple TV+), El Presidente (Amazon Prime Video) Barbarians (Netflix,) and Lupin (Netflix). Specializing in producing local stories with global appeal, Gaumont maintains strategic hubs in Los Angeles, London, Berlin/Koln, Rome, and Paris. It’s through this global presence that Riandee fosters an environment where not only today’s top talent, but tomorrows hopefuls, both in front of and behind the camera, can exercise their creative muscle. It’s this keen eye on the global audience and ever-changing landscape that continues to propel the Gaumont Television division forward.

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Mirela Nastase

ZDF Studios Director Drama

Mirela Nastase had joined ZDF Studios as Director Drama in 2016. She is responsible for the sale and acquisition of drama programs to customers in French-speaking and Central Eastern European territories.

She holds a degree in Theater History and Theater Management from the National School of Theater and Film, U.N.A.T.C in Bucharest, Romania, furthermore a B.A. in Cinema and Contemporary Literature and M.A.s in Audiovisual Studies and Cinema History as well as Audiovisual Production and Multimedia from the University of Lyon, France. Mirela Nastase first worked in production companies such as OnStage Productions and La Vie est Belle Films Associés, France. In October 2011 she joined the sales team of the Munich-based Tandem Communications, later on being a Sales Manager at STUDIOCANAL TV, Munich, Germany / London, UK.


Marc Lorber

Executive Producer at The Art of Co Production. Former SVP of Int’l coproductions at Lionsgate

Residing in London as a dual US/UK citizen, Marc Lober works with diverse media enterprises with mandates to build or simply improve upon their local/regional if not also international: content creation/development and physical productions, acquisitions, and/or co-production capabilities.

As one of the most experienced international multi-genre creative content and programming executives, and an Emmy and International Emmy-nominated and Bafta-Award winning Executive Producer; skilled in conception, acquisition, development, sales, strategic partnerships and co-productions, direct physical production and management/financial oversight, of both scripted and unscripted projects; formats and originals.


Scott Myers

Associate Professor, Screenwriting, DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts, Chicago, Illinois

Scott Myers has written over thirty movie and TV projects at almost every major Hollywood studio and broadcast network. His screenwriting credits include K-9, Alaska, and Trojan War. Since 2008, Scott has hosted, the official screenwriting blog of the Black List and named Best of the Best Scriptwriting Website by Writer’s Digest. Author of The Protagonist’s Journey: An Introduction to Character-Driven Screenwriting and Storytelling (Palgrave Macmillan), Scott is currently an Associate Professor of screenwriting at DePaul University.


Carlo Dusi

Managing Director - Endor Productions / Executive Producer, Vienna Blood

Carlo Dusi joined London-based Endor Productions (A Seven.One Studios company) as Executive Producer and Strategy Director in May 2021, and was promoted to Managing Director in January 2022.

In his role, Carlo is responsible for the continued development of the company’s global strategy as well as the expansion and conversion of a growing development slate. Current productions include Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys for Amazon Studios and Season 4 of hit period crime drama Vienna Blood for ORF, ZDF, BBC and PBS, both due for delivery in the summer of 2024.

From June 2018 Carlo led Red Arrow Studios International’s scripted business, and executive produced the first two seasons of Global/Peacock/NBCU show Departure as well as the first two seasons of Endor’s Vienna Blood. From 2012 to 2018, Carlo was Head of Business and Commercial Affairs for Ridley Scott’s production banner Scott Free Films in the UK, where he executive produced several feature films as well as global TV hit Taboo starring Tom Hardy.


Julia Berg

Award-winning creative producer who has worked for leading BAFTA and Oscar-winning producers and filmmakers

Julia Berg is a TV Producer/Director and Series Producer with more than 25 years’ experience; mainly in factual programming. She started as a researcher and has worked on everything from late night chat shows and magazine series to producing and directing Documentaries for BBC 2 and Channel 4 and many years making investigative current affairs programmes: ITV World in Action & Tonight, BBC Panorama, C4 Dispatches. She has recently worked on a factual series for Children: ‘Same but Different’ which won an International Emmy for BBC Learning, and a drama for BBC Learning, ‘Sleeping Lions’ which won an RTS award for best production. She has also made many corporate films, produced and directed low-budget dramas and has been teaching at Salford University for the past 5 years. This year she has also been Pathway leader for the MA in Children’s TV Production. She has a Certificate in Academic Practice and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Kurban Kassam

Executive Producer at Pulse Films, Producer of BAFTA and RTS winning “Jungle” for Amazon Studios

Kurban produced BAFTA winning TV series “Jungle” for Amazon Studios, and Cyrmu BAFTA winning “Late Shift”. He co-produced BAFTA nominated feature film “The Pass” and other A-list festival award winners including Sally Potter’s “The Party”, “Brakes” and “On The Morning You Wake”. Kurban has previously worked on Sundance Award winning feature docs “Who is Dayani Cristal?” and “20,000 Days on Earth”, and “The Possibilities are Endless”. His first project as co-writer “The Hungry” is available on Amazon Prime following if premiere at TIFF.

Kurban is managing director of Mews Films, a joint venture between Archery Pictures and Elysian Film Group running a slate of comedy features primarily aimed for the UK market. He previously worked with Turbine Studios developing projects including “Small Axe” by Steve McQueen.

He graduated from the National Film and Television School, where he won the Christie Award for outstanding contribution, and has produced or co-produced multiple award winning short films including BAFTA nominated “Orbit Ever After”. He is a member of the ACE Producers board, an alumni of Inside Pictures and Film London’s Breaking the Glass Ceiling program.

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Ludo Smolski

Development Consultant & Story Editor

Ludo is a development consultant and story editor based in London, currently working on several feature, documentary and TV drama projects with producers Helen Simmons and Lee Magiday among others. He has worked on a range of independent features including: Jon S Baird’s FILTH, Bruce Goodison’s LEAVE TO REMAIN, Prano Bailey-Bond’s CENSOR, Colum Eastwood’s BAD MEDICINE and Sam Firth’s THE WOLF SUIT.

Ludo is also a script consultant for several talent labs including Biennale Cinema College in Venice, Film Lab Jamaica and Series Mania in Lille. He is a visiting tutor at the National Film & Television School (UK).

Julien Leroux

Julien Leroux

Executive Producer - "Tehran" - London

Julien Leroux was born in Paris France in 1980. After completing a double master of European business and management, he started his career in 2004 working for TV France International, the association of French TV international distributors, then joined France Televisions as sales manager. In December 2005 he joined AB International Distribution (now Mediawan Rights) as SVP of Sales and Acquisitions working on shows such as Mafiosa, Desperate Parents or Dragon Ball. In 2011 he joined Newen Group and actively participated in its international expansion and sale to TF1 Group in 2015. He ran the international distribution arm of Newen until 2017 working on international hit series such as Spiral, Witnesses or Versailles before moving to London to launch the UK activities of the group

In May 2018 he joined Canadian TV studio Cineflix to lead their scripted activities across production, financing and distribution launching hit shows such as CBC’s Coroner, TV3 Russia’s An Ordinary Woman and Scandi political drama The Minister. In June 2020 it was announced Apple was acquiring the first season of TEHRAN a new Israeli spy drama series co-written by Moshe Zonder (Fauda) which Julien Leroux executive produced. The series launched in late June in Israel to record breaking ratings and later
in September worldwide on AppleTV+ and quickly became one of their most watched series. In January 2021 Julien Leroux announced the launch of London based new production company Paper Entertainment which focuses on “exciting, thrilling, crazy and emotional stories” from all over the world in addition of producing the next seasons of TEHRAN for Apple.

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Rose Bosch

Film director/ producer / CEO Renaissance Images, co-Founder Legende

Rose bosch started in the industry by writing a biopic on Christopher Columbus « on spec ». The film, independently produced by a joint venture By both Wesley Scott’s and Legende ( Bosxh/Goldman) companies , was released in 1992 for the 500 th anniversary of the discovery of America. Bosch continued to develop Legende along wit her associated Alzin Goldman, producing about 40 films, essentially features. One of her last films was « The Round Up » a WWII biopic with Jean Reno and Melanie Laurent. describing the deportation of 15,000 Jews in 42. The film was a surprised hit, topping Shindler’s List in France, and earning Bosch with an Officer of Arts and Letters. Prior to this, Bosch was a senior writer and reporter for the French Newsmagazine Le Point for ten years. She recently founded Renaissance Images. She is based in Paris.