After a long struggle our founder, friend and inspiratory died on Thursday September 21st. FRAPA and the entire format industry have lost one of the greats. Up until recently he contributed to the FRAPA mission advising on how the future needs to look like. We owe him so much.
Phil Gurin, co-chairman FRAPA and close friend: ‘David was a champion for the underdog creators, a passionate advocate for formats and a true believer who inspired countless producers, format creators and channels the world over. He co-founded FRAPA many years ago to help bring order out of the chaos of the format industry, where copying was no longer seen as the sincerest form of flattery but more like what it is: copyright infringement and IP theft.
He was a dear friend, confidante, raconteur and legend. He shall be missed here, there and everywhere…especially at the bar at the Carlton Hotel with a dram in his hand, a smile on his face and a story in his heart.