Lille Dialogues set for August 31 as part of Series Mania Forum

Lille Dialogues set for August 31 as part of Series Mania Forum

Mr. Rodolphe Belmer, President of Series Mania, and Ms. Laurence Herszberg, founder and general director, announced today the guests of honor for the 2021 Lille Dialogues set for August 31. This one-day summit brings together European lawmakers and international TV industry leaders to encourage joint reflection on the challenges facing the industry and to promote international cooperation. The event is organized in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, the CNC, and the European Commission.

“This year’s theme is ‘the audiovisual industry at the heart of European recovery’. The Lille Dialogues is a space for discussion and propositions that aim to support the international TV industry. Our goal with the Lille Dialogues is to promote a Europe of culture that fosters pluralism, diversity, and social cohesion,” commented Herszberg.

The day includes a rich program of conferences and keynotes:
The audiovisual sector: a strategic ambition for the single market?
Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for Internal Market

Viaplay: The strategy of a European streaming leader
Anders Jensen, President & CEO, Nordic Entertainment Group, Sweden

Banijay: What is the strategy of the largest international content producer?
Stéphane Courbit, President, Banijay, France
Marco Bassetti, CEO, Banijay, France

Group TF1, a private broadcaster supporting creativity
Gilles Pélisson, Chairman & CEO, TF1 Group, France

Keynote Disney+
Jan Koeppen, President EMEA, The Walt Disney Company, United States

How to build national champions in a globalized market?
Nicolas de Tavernost, Chairman of the Executive Board & CEO, M6 Groupe, France

Connecting European audiences to compelling content
Priya Dogra, President, WarnerMedia EMEA & Asia (excluding China), United-Kingdom
Christina Sulebakk, General Manager, HBO Max EMEA, Denmark

What future for TV? Linear broadcasters tackling the transformation of the industry
Delphine Ernotte, President, European Broadcasting Union & CEO, France Télévisions, France
Hanna Stjärne, CEO, SVT, Sweden
Jan Mojto, CEO, Beta Film, Germany

How to make the digital transition an opportunity for European content?
Bruno Patino, President, ARTE, France
Superna Kalle, President, International Digital Networks, Starz, United States
Olivier Jollet, SVP and General Manager of Pluto TV, ViacomCBS Networks International, United States

Closing the day will be remarks by the French Minister of Culture, Roselyne Bachelot, and the European Ministers of Culture attending the event, including Bénédicte Linard (Vice-President of the French-speaking Community and Minister for Childhood, Health, Culture, Media and Women’s Rights, Government Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Belgium).

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