2014 World Congress of Science & Factual Producers : Dresden, Germany November 30 — December 3

Programming Update: China Stories - Getting Beyond the Cliché

China has the world’s fastest-growing economy, a population of 1.3 billion, over 3000 years of written history, and tens of thousands of scientists working on cutting-edge research. As China grows in importance, how do outside producers and broadcasters get beyond the cliché to discover China’s untold, fascinating and important stories? Join award-winning designer and entrepreneur Naihan Li and British-Chinese journalist, blogger and food writer Isobel Yeung for China Stories: Getting Beyond the Cliché to find out! Session moderated by Stephen Hunter (National Geographic Channels International), and produced by Mingxi Cong (CICC) and Liz McLeod (True North Productions and CICC).


Programming Update: Mobilizing the World’s Resources

Mobilizing the World’s Resources is your chance to learn about some of the innovative ways to raise production financing around the globe. Producers and those holding the purse strings will share valuable knowledge about uncovering and manipulating funding opportunities and tax advantages in different territories. Session moderated by Pat Ferns (Ferns Productions Inc.) and Leila Monks (Antidote Media Limited), and produced by Leila Monks.


View 2014 Congress Schedule

A number of key Congress sessions and events are now listed in the 2014 WCSFP online schedule. Additional information, sessions and speakers will be added in the coming weeks.


The Royal Garden Filling Fast—Book Now

A limited number of rooms are still available at special WCSFP rates at The Royal Garden. Situated in Tsim Sha Tsui East in the midst of the best shops, entertainment and restaurants, The Royal Garden is across the street from the Host Hotel, the Kowloon Shangri-La. Don’t miss your chance—WCSFP rates expire Sunday, October 26!


Join Your Colleagues: A Look at Who’s Coming to Congress

An initial list of who is coming to this year’s Congress is now available online. The list already includes representatives from international broadcasters such as ARTE France, BBC, Discovery Canada, Channel 4, National Geographic Channels International, NHK, NOVA/WGBH, PBS International, ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland, YLE and ZDF, and will continue to be updated as more members register so stay tuned.


Lunch With… France Télévisions - Hong Kong French Kiss

On Wednesday, November 19, from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., join France Télévisions as they present their upcoming “haute couture” projects. Learn more about potential co-production opportunities, their exciting prime time events, the evolution of the editorial line at FTV and their future plans for international co-productions. Pre-registration is required, and seating is limited. RVSP by November 11, 2014.


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Breakfast With… CICC

On Wednesday, November 19, from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., join us for an interactive breakfast session with CICC. Meet the production team of the co-produced documentary China from Above, including representatives from NHNZ, BHP, National Geographic Channel and NDR, as they discuss their experiences collaborating with CICC. Learn how you too can explore China by partnering with CICC. Not to be missed! Pre-registration is required, and seating is limited. RVSP by November 11, 2014.


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Networking Breakfast With… Discovery Canada and EPI

On Thursday, November 20, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m, join President and General Manager Paul Lewis for a networking breakfast and a sneak peek of some of Discovery Canada and EPI’s exciting original content. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity! Pre-registration is required, and seating is limited. RVSP by November 11, 2014.


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WCSFP Welcomes France Télévisions as Sponsor

The Congress is pleased to welcome new sponsor France Télévisions to the 2014 Congress. France Télévisions is comprised of five channels, including generalist, national, regional, youth, transmedia, factual and overseas programming. They are a public service company and the leading broadcasting group in France. Every day, eight out of 10 viewers tune into their five channels. With satellite, DTT, ADSL, Internet, mobile, VOD, HDTV, France Télévisions anticipates and adapts to new technologies to be ever closer to the expectations and future needs of its viewers.

WCSFP Welcomes Wall to Wall as Sponsor

WCSFP is pleased to welcome new sponsor Wall to Wall to the 2014 Congress. Wall to Wall is one of the UK’s leading production companies. For over 20 years the Shed Media-owned indie has been supplying broadcasters around the world with ground-breaking, award-winning high-quality television content across many genres. It regularly tops UK trade magazine polls as the company rated most highly by its peers, subsequently attracting the top talent from across the industry. Wall to Wall is part of the Shed Media Group.

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