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Anne Thomopoulos

Television producer and former Senior Vice President at HBO

Anne Thomopoulos, a former Senior Vice President at HBO, began her career with the mandate to create a dramatic series department. She did so developing “Oz”, HBO’s first one-hour drama series. Subsequently, she established the acclaimed miniseries division, developing and overseeing Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning “From the Earth to the Moon”, “Band of Brothers,” and “The Corner.”
Thomopoulos also developed and Executive Produced HBO/BBC historical dramatic series “Rome,” the HBO miniseries “Generation Kill” and “Camelot” for Starz. Additional productions include the historical series, “Borgia” for Canal +, “Black Box” for ABC, “Versailles” for Canal +, and her latest production “Drops of God” which was released on Apple TV globally.


Dave Clarke

International Co-Production and Development Consultant, CBS Studios International

Dave Clarke is a Television Executive with 20 years experience covering broadcast, commissioning, distribution and production. He is currently EVP Content for DRG and Atrium TV. He was most recently Head of Scripted Acquisitions and Co-Productions at ITV Studios Global Entertainment, where he was responsible for managing the distribution business’s in-house and 3rd party pipeline of scripted content.


Peter Carlton

Bafta Winning Executive Producer, Joint CEO at Warp Film

Peter was Senior Commissioning Executive at Film4 for six years during which time he was responsible for films such as Shane Meadows This Is England, Miranda July”s Me & You & Everyone We Know, Gabriel Range’s Death of a President, Lenny Abrahamson’s Garage, Duane Hopkins’s Better Things, Fabrice duWelz’s Vinyan, Alexis dos Santos’s Unmade Beds and Steve McQueen’s Hunger. He joined Warp Films in 2009 to set up its European division with the aim of developing a slate of smart, distinctive movies directed by the brightest established and upcoming international talent.


Marianne Wendt

Creator, Screenwriter, Showrunner

Marianne Wendt is creator and showrunner of the first swiss drama series NEUMATT/NEW HEIGHTS (8×45 min, SRF/Zodiac Pictures), which is broadcast worldwide on Netflix. It was shown at Seriesmania 2021 at forum exclusive and premiered in Zürich Film Festival 2021. Season 3 is currently in preproduction. Her new drama series TODAY FOR TOMORROW (6×45 min, MDR, NDR, Degeto/Viafilm) will air in November 2023. The drama series EDEN (6×45 min, SWR/Arte France, creator: Edward Berger, Nele Müller-Stöfen, Marianne Wendt) premiered in the official competition of Series Mania in Lille 2019, was nominated for Prix Europa 2019 and won the Grimme Preis 2020.


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.

Lindsey Bender

Lindsey Bender

Literary Agent, CAA

Lindsey Bender is a scripted television agent in the London office of Creative Artists Agency. Lindsey represents international screenwriters, directors, production companies and podcast studios. Working as part of the global group, connecting all facets of the agency, including books, music, sports, motion picture and podcasts to build international scripted television series. Before CAA Lindsey worked as a screenwriters’ agent at United Agents and Berlin Associates.


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.


Raffaella Bonivento

Executive Producer and Strategic Content Advisor

Executive producer and strategic content freelance advisor, based in Italy, with a unique mix of creative, business and human approach, who enjoys boosting European production companies, professionals and Institutions to think out-of-the-box, or just find creative sustainable ways for their step ahead. Loves exploring harmony in complexity and encouraging new voices to begin collaborative creative processes and creative incubation.


Chadi Zeneddine

Director of Projects Development and International Relations - Industry and Festival expert

With more than 20 years in the industry, Chadi Zeneddine is a filmmaker, festival manager and programmer.
As of recently he was the Director of Projects Development and International Relations at Arabia Pictures, Riyadh. In 2020 he was the head of the Cairo Film Connection in Egypt. In 2010 he joined the Doha Film Institute; working with the executive management on its mission and vision. Until 2018, he was managing the Film Programming team and part of the core team that created QUMRA.He participates in several juries, film funding commissions including Cinelink and Red Sea Film Fund, and still consults for various film festivals and institutions.

His first feature “Falling From Earth” was selected in 45 film festivals before signing a 3 year development deal with Walt Disney International Studios. He is currently developing his sophomore film “This is What They Call us” set in Lebanon.

Holder of a MA in Film Studies, he then pursued his PhD in Film & Philosophy at the Sorbonne.


Erik Pack

SVP, Global Sales & Co-production at Boat Rocker Studios

Erik is a multifaceted media executive with an industry wide reputation for achievements in content creation, development and distribution.

Erik’s proven business acumen at top media firms like Boat Rocker Studios, Gaumont, Hallmark Entertainment, Power and New Line Cinema, along with his deep roots in the creative community, is why he is both a valued media executive as well as a respected creator of content.

Erik has unrivalled experience collaborating with content platforms and broadcasters all over the world, working on critically acclaimed content on both sides of the Atlantic.


Martin Thau

Director of Studies of Screenplay Workshop at the University for Television and Film in Munich

As co-initiator and long-time director of the Drehbuchwerkstatt München at the University of Television and Film Munich, MARTIN THAU has been mentoring writing talent for many years. His own work, ranging from early genre novels to film scripts and TV scenarios, testifies to a solid interest in storytelling.

His collaborations with industry colleagues and his involvement in various film projects have given him a wide range of experience. In addition to his own writing, he has always made it a point to share his knowledge in an unobtrusive manner. His publications provide an audience-centered insight into screenwriting.