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"Be a leader and not a follower. We have to zig when everyone else is zagging". Exclusive interview with Paul Gilbert at FORMAT SHOW Spring Edition 2017

19 April 2017, 16:10
"Be a leader and not a follower. We have to zig when everyone else is zagging". Exclusive interview with Paul Gilbert at FORMAT SHOW Spring Edition 2017

Paul Gilbert, Senior Vice President, International Formats for CBS Studios International, will close FORMAT SHOW Spring Edition 2017 with an exclusive interview to the attendees of the conference, which will take place this Friday, April 21 in Kyiv. The topic of the discussion will be "Format industry giants vs. evolving markets".

For the past 20 years Paul Gilbert has been engaged in the sales, production and acquisitions of scripted and non-scripted formats. He boasts extremely broad knowledge and vast experience, from a very traditional TV show model like Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! to modern and viral hits like Carpool Karaoke and Drop the Mic, as well as series Ray Donovan, The Good Wife and CSI. In early April 2017 Paul Gilbert was awarded the Formats Gold Award presented by C21 Media / EMC and FRAPA in association with MIPFormats (part of MIPCOM, International partner of FORMAT SHOW Spring Edition). 

During his keynote (Skype-conference) Paul will share the trends in the international format business, will tell about the global changes in the market structure faced by CBS Studios International along with other leading formats producers and distributors. Today the international industry is experiencing a number of transformations: in contrast to the format giants, new players have emerged to the world arena – independent production companies and distributors from so-called "non-traditional" countries – format providers. At the same time, not only does competition grow, but the actual content demanded by the market is changing significantly. So producers have to take into account the peculiarities and preferences of new, previously not so important territories.

Prior to joining CBS, Paul was a veteran of 11 years at Sony Pictures Television International and 6 years at King World Productions.

His philosophy: “Be a leader and not a follower. We have to zig when everyone else is zagging”. What does Paul Gilbert put into these words? Find out very soon at FORMAT SHOW Spring Edition!

Learn more about FORMAT SHOW Spring Edition program and register on the official page of the event.

FORMAT SHOW Spring Edition will be held on April 21, 2017, from 10:00 to 18:00 at FILM.UA Studio (22 Zakrevsky St., Kyiv, Ukraine).

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