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…

Laurine Garaude

MIPFormats is a genuine community experience

NOW IN its third year and getting bigger and more representative with every incarnation, MIPFormats has clearly got its own format right. “It’s become the global event for the formats community,” says Laurine Garaude, Reed MIDEM’s director of television and one of the architects of the super-gathering of format producers, commissioners, buyers, distributors and aspiring…