New member profile: ART WINNER

THE FORMATS industry is undoubtedly a much safer place in 2012 than it was in 2000 when FRAPA was founded — in the words of its mandate —“to ensure that television formats are respected by the industry and protected by law as intellectual property”. But anybody who questions that FRAPA still has a role to…

And the 2012 Gold Medal goes to… DAVID LYLE

IT IS probably no exaggeration to say that, without the vision and determination of David Lyle, today’s $5bn-plus global formats industry would still be a smallish sideshow to the main event of television. And it would undoubtedly be a much more dangerous marketplace in which to operate. It is for these reasons that Lyle —…

Bible generator designed to boost transfer of expertise

FRAPA’s latest members-only initiative — the Format Bible Generator — launched at MIPFormats in April, underlining FRAPA’s mission to deliver services that are relevant, accessible and help to promote, protect and exploit IP. Conceived, developed and road-tested by The Format People — format broker and FRAPA board member Michel Rodrigue and content specialist Justin Scroggie…