International who’s who of producers and buyers team for hour-long, state-of-the-industry conversation as part of PGA’s Webinar Series, and open to the greater industry as well.

The Monte-Carlo Television Festival and the Producers Guild of America are collaborating on a one-time only, virtual conversation on international television co-productions. Betting on International Co-Productions: The Path Forward, will take place Wednesday, December 9, 11am Pacific on Zoom.

The conversation brings together a who’s who of international producers and buyers including:
Rola Bauer
President, International Television Productions, MGM
Gareth Neame
Executive Chairman, Carnival Films
Jane Root
Founder and Chief Executive Producer, Nutopia
Christian Vesper
President, Global Drama, Fremantle
Cynthia Littleton
Variety interim editor-in-chief.
The event is being offered free-of-charge to all PGA members and industry professionals.

"As we all have experienced, the international television landscape has changed dramatically in the last decade, and a big part of that is the growth of international co-productions", said Laurent Puons, CEO of Monaco Mediax, parent company of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival.. "Both on the scripted and unscripted sides, producers are increasingly crossing international boundaries to create world class entertainment.  We are thrilled to be partnering with the PGA and leading producers as we look at what lies ahead with international co-pros".

"International co-productions are driving the globalization of entertainment and allow us to experience stories, people, and places from all around the world. The Producers Guild of America is honored to partner with the Monte-Carlo Television Festival on this endeavor as we propel these collaborations into the new decade,", said Producers Guild of America Presidents Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher.

"As producers around the world work together to build a new path forward, the Producers Guild of America is proud to collaborate with the Monte-Carlo Television Festival for this timely engagement. International co-productions have become a fast-growing area in recent years and the Guild is committed to bringing even more longevity and support to these collaborations, even amid the current challenges, through engagements like these. We look forward to this conversation as we know it will bring great value and a sense of community to our robust membership, which features producers who create around the globe", said Producers Guild of America National Executive Directors Susan Sprung and Vance Van Petten.

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