FRAPA spreads the word at Discop East

PLANNING to take your format around the world? If so, make sure it’s protected. That’s the message FRAPA hopes to deliver to delegates attending the FRAPA Workshop On Format Rights Protection at DISCOP East in Budapest. The session, part of the DISCOPRO training and pitching programme, is set for 14.00 on June 22 — one…

In Conversation with Peter Bazalgette

“I was born at an early age” Peter Bazalgette, winner of the 2009 C21Media/FRAPA Format Awards Gold Medal, describes himself as a media consultant and digital investor. Other people — the UK press, for example — describe the former Endemol board member as “the most influential man in British television”. Joanna Stephens talks to ‘Baz’,…

How safe is your format?

FRAPA initiates report into global format protection FRAPA is seeing in 2010 with a range of new initiatives, chief among which is a new report — thought to be a first — into the current state of format protection around the world. Joanna Stephens reports. Jonathan  Coad, head of the Swan Turton’s litigation group, is…

Reporting Back

Industry welcomes ‘well-researched, relevant and useful’ study This month’s newsletter takes a poll of the market’s reaction to The FRAPA Report 2009: TV Formats to the World, which made its official debut at MIPCOM in Cannes. FRAPA’s ‘world almanac of the format’s business’, aka The FRAPA Report 2009: TV Formats to the World, has been…

Countdown to Cannes

FRAPA flies the flag for formats at MIPCOM 2009 This month’s newsletter looks at FRAPA’s headline acts for MIPCOM 2009: the publication of its hotly anticipated report, TV Formats To The World and the 2009 incarnation of the C21 Media/FRAPA Format Awards, featuring “the most influential man in British television”, Peter Bazalgette. FRAPA’s new 14-territory…