The Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) is introducing a new initiative, MIPAcademy Singapore.

It will offer a full day of masterclasses for TV producers and executives on the last day of ATF, Dec 6.

Organisers are Reed MIDEM and Reed Exhibitions Singapore with The Entertainment Master Class.

Speakers will include:

  • Larry Namer, president/CEO, Metan Development Group;
  • Virginia Mouseler, CEO, The WIT;
  • Michel Rodrigue, CEO, The Format People;
  • Ann Christin Siljan, director international sales, Nordic World;
  • Beryl Yan, head of programme strategy department, Hunan Satellite TV;
  • Na Young Suk, CJ Entertainment tvN.

“The MIPAcademy offers a brilliant opportunity to come and listen, question and challenge some of the TV industry’s major figures. It’s informative but informal and, deliberately, very interactive,” said Ben Hall, managing director of Chalkboard TV, who will be leading a session on The Art of Pitching.

“In the rapidly changing media maelstrom, our speakers are there to start a meaningful dialogue rather than to simply tell you how it is.”

Jerome Delhaye, Entertainment Division director at Reed MIDEM, said: “Throughout its 50-year history, MIPTV has understood the importance of providing the entertainment industry with access to visionary speakers.

“The speed with which the entertainment sector is evolving, particularly in Asia, makes this kind of market knowledge even more valuable.

“By bringing MIPAcademy to ATF, we underline our commitment to servicing the international television community in Asia and beyond.”