What’s in a Format?

This session will look at the key components behind some of the world’s most successful formats, straight from the mouths of the people who devise them, make them, sell them AND buy them.

In this session we hear what makes a great format from the teams behind shows like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, Blind Date, Parents Evening, Tipping Point, Shipwrecked, Crystal Maze, The Apprentice (Ireland), Dancing with the Stars (Ireland).  As well as those who make the shows we also hear from the people who acquire them as we discuss what makes a format an international hit!

Location: Theatre One
Time: Day 2 Thursday 10.00 – 11.00

Session Panelists (Please click below for bio’s on panelists):

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  • Belfast City Council


  • PRS


  • Pact
  • Crawford McCann
  • Imagine TV
  • Creative Europe Desk UK
  • Virgin Media