The Bursting of the Bubble

16 settembre 2023 ore 16:08

Wednesday, October 4   |   4 Ottobre, Mercoledì

Murat AreaSpazio Murat

18:30 – 19:30
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BBC/Rai Prix Italia Lecture. The Bursting of the Bubble
Programming excellence in a post boom era
The past decade has seen an explosion in the world of production and programming: now, a new era of austerity ensues, creating challenges and opportunities for Public Service Media in a rapidly changing creative market.
L'ascesa delle piattaforme on demand ha creato un mercato delle fiction ricchissimo. Ora si affaccia all'orizzonte un'era di austerity che porta rischi e opportunità: il Servizio Pubblico può giocare un ruolo nuovo in un mercato in rapida evoluzione.
Opening remarks: Marinella Soldi, Rai Chairwoman.
A dialogue: Charlotte Moore, BBC Chief Content Officer, and Walter Iuzzolino, 2023 Prix Italia President




Marinella Soldi was appointed Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Rai Radio Televisione Italiana, in July 2021. She is a member of the Board of Directors of EBU-European Broadcasting Union and Confindustria Radio Televisioni. She is currently also Non-executive Director for Nexi (digital payments), Ariston (Thermal Solutions) and Angelini (Health Innovation hub). From 2019 to 2022, she was non-executive Chairwoman of the Vodafone Italia Foundation, established in 2002 to promote social inclusion and to support young people and social enterprises, people with disabilities, health, and research. Marinella was CEO of Discovery Networks Southern Europe (Italy, Spain, Portugal, and France) for 10 years, until October 2018. Under her leadership Discovery Southern Europe completely transformed its business model from pure linear pay to a diversified multiplatform portfolio with innovative content. In Italy, Discovery has become a leading media company. Marinella was born in Italy and grew up in London. Before joining Discovery, she trained and worked for leading international brands in the technology and media sectors as a leadership coach for nine years. Prior to her career in coaching, she spent five years in senior roles at MTV Networks Europe, including SVP Strategic Development in London and GM, MTV Italy in Milan. She began her career at McKinsey Company working as a strategy consultant for three years in London and Italy.



Charlotte Moore is Chief Content Officer at the BBC, the senior Executive responsible for both all the BBC's network TV and Radio output and for BBC audiences across all genres and platforms, with the exception of News and Nations and Regions. She oversees commissioning for all the national TV Channels and BBC iPlayer, as well as commissioning and production for all 10 national radio networks and for BBC Sounds. She also oversees commissioning and production for all Children's and Education content. The role is the creative lead for all of the BBC's key genres and portfolios, developing and delivering a strategy across all platforms, as well as identifying and developing new content and setting an editorial strategy that reflects the diversity of the BBC's audiences. She was previously Director of BBC Content and Controller of BBC One. She was responsible for the creative vision across the portfolio of channels, BBC iPlayer and genres and took on oversight of BBC Sport. Under her leadership, BBC One enhanced its position as the nation's most popular TV channel.



Walter Iuzzolino was a former commissioning editor at Channel 4. In 2015 he cofounded Walter Presents, a global streaming service dedicated to showcasing awardwinning drama from around the world. Since launching in the UK, Walter Presents has gone from strength to strength, rolling out in several territories including US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Nordics. In November 2019 Walter joined forces with his fellow Walter Presents co-founders Jo McGrath and Jason Thorp to launch Eagle Eye Drama. The company has grown significantly in the past two and a half years and now has four returnable globally successful drama series on its slate: Professor T and Hotel Portofino for ITV, and Before We Die and Suspect for Channel 4. Eagle Eye Drama has also recently branched into animation with two Channel 4 Christmas specials, Quentin Blake's Clown and Terry Pratchett's The Abominable Snow Baby, and it has recently won a 6-part BBC commission, Quentin Blake's Box of Treasures, an adaptation of six bestselling Quentin Blake books into a series of animated modern classics. Walter and his business partner JoMcGrath have also set up a publishing venture called The Writers' Room Publishing, striking a multi-book deal with global publisher Simon & Schuster to shape and oversee the creation of novels and develop IP that can thrive commercially from book to film and television adaptations.




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