What the Format Doctor has been up to around the world recently


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3-7 October 


29 September 

PACT/BBC event in Cardiff

17-23 September 

Final Jury at the Rose D'Or Global TV Festival in Lucerne.  Catch panel I am moderating - "The Future of Television" - at the Casino on Monday 20 September. Teaching at the EMC Masterclass Wednesday 22 September.   

25 August - 11 September

Format Doctor in China!  Shanghai, then  Anhui TV in Hefei 27-31 August, then Laioning TV in Shenyang.  CCTV in Bejing, then Jiangxi TV, home via Hong Kong. 

16-19 June 

Mentor/Trainer at the international format academy The Entertainment Masterclass in Banff

13-16 June 2010

President (Fiction) of the Final Jury at the Banff World Television Festival in Alberta. 

Catch my panel "Formats that Travel: Going Global" at the Banff Festival, where I will be joined by Deal or No Deal creator Dick de Rijk, Small World's Tim Crescenti, CBC's Executive Director, Factual Entertainment, Julie Bristow, and President and CEO of Insight Production, John  Brunton.  

8-11 May 2010

Mentor/Trainer at the international format academy The Entertainment Masterclass in Berlin

10-16 April 2010

Find me on the Engine Entertainment boat at MIPTV, Jetee Albert Edouard, Cannes  

22-23 March 2010

Visiting tutor at the National Film & Television School, Beaconsfield UK, 2 day workshop on formatting television.

March 2010

Appointed member of the Advisory Board for the Banff World Television Festival

13-14 December

Guest speaker - Israel Producers Conference, Tel Aviv, plus workshop on 'The DNA of International Formats'

25th November

Format Doctor client Canada's Super Speller nominated at Kidscreen in the category Family: Best non-animated series, results to be announced in New York City Feb 11th 2010

22nd November

Mentor/Trainer - international format academy The Entertainment Masterclass in Norwich, UK:  "Reality Shows: How Far Should We Go?" 

14th November

Format Doctor client The Hour with George Stromboulopoulos triumphs at the Canadian 2009 Gemini Awards, winning in the categories Best Host or Presenter, and Best Talk Show

26th September - 1st October

Key speaker at the RioMarket, part of the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival in Brazil, plus an afternoon of 1-1s 

4th-7th October

Find me at MIPCOM aboard the Decode Entertainment boat, "Don Juan", Jetee Albert Edouard, Cannes