FRAPA is a non-profit organization and all board-members in FRAPA work for free to protect and serve the format-industry which we all love to work in. The Board consists of a management board and a general board. The management board conducts FRAPA’s day-to-day business, sets and controls its budget and gives consultancy and advice to FRAPA members. The General Board creates FRAPA´s policy and supervise, advise and support the activities of the management board.

The General Board can invite persons to accept the FRAPA AMBASSADOR title. A FRAPA AMBASSADOR is a leading professional in the format industry who devoted his/her time and knowledge to FRAPA for more than five years and  by this have contributed to significant changes and/or outstanding projects in the format industry. FRAPA AMBASSADORS can only be appointed by the General Board and needs to be the result of an unanimous decision.

Naarden, March 18, 2015 – The Board of FRAPA has appointed Phil Gurin, President and CEO of US format producer and distributor The Gurin Company, and Jan Salling, CEO of Missing Link Media, as the new co-chairs of the Format Recognition and Protection Association.


FRAPA Management Board

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Phil Gurin

President and CEO IM Global Television

Co-Chairman since March 2015 | board member since 2010

“FRAPA exists to keep the format business from turning into the Wild West. Protecting the rights of both creators and their formats is absolutely important to the future health of our industry.”

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Jan Salling

COO & Managing Director Sales & Acquisitions Nordic World

Co-chairman since March 2015 | board member since 2012

“Formats move market shares and the best ones can be game changers. In a world rapidly becoming more fragmented and competitive – FRAPA will do it´s outmost to protect your rights and interests. Join us!”

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David Lyle

Board member since 2000

Treasurer

 

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Keri Lewis Brown

Managing Director K7Media
Board member since 2014

 


FRAPA General Board

Ricardo Ehrsam

Head of Global Entertainment Formats – Televisa International
Board Member since September 2015

 

 

Nicolás Smirnoff

Director Prensario Internacional
Board member since 2009

“FRAPA means not only formats right protection, but also to develop the format industry and to be connected with key players of the production business. FRAPA can be a friendly bridge to be involved.”

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Vivian Yin

CEO FremantleMedia China
Board member since 2013

 

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Mike Beale

EVP Global Developments & Formats, ITV Studios

Board member since April 2015

 

 

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Lisette van Diepen

Board member since April 2015

 

 Michael Schmidt

Michael Schmidt

Chief Creative Office Red Arrow Entertainment Group New York

Board member since April 2015

 

Andrea Jackson

Managing Director, Magnify Media
Board Member since September 2015

 

Bianca Rootsaert

Board Member since 2009

 


FRAPA Ambassadors

 

Robert Chua

CEO Robert Chua Production House Company The Interactive Channel Co Ltd 

Board member: 2000-2013  Ambassador since 2013

“FRAPA is here to protect the creation of our original formats and we all need to support its work.”

Ute Biernat

Ute Biernat

CEO Grundy Light Entertainment

Lifetime Ambassador April 2015 |

Board member: 2000-2015

“FRAPA means not only formats right protection, but also to develop the format industry and to be connected with key players of the production business. FRAPA can be a friendly bridge to be involved.”


FRAPA offices

Visiting address: Gooimeer 4-15 | 1411 DC Naarden | The Netherlands

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Viktoriia Bodrova

Office manager