wiip, the global independent studio behind Mare of Easttown, to seek out new projects at Content Budapest
David Flynn, creative lead at wiip, the global independent studio behind HBO’s Mare of Easttown and White House Plumbers, Amazon Prime Video’s The Summer I Turned Pretty, Apple TV+’s Dickinson, and BBC’s Toast of Tinseltown, among others, will attend Content Budapest to seek out new projects to pick up and develop for the global market.
Flynn’s emphasis is to find great storytellers from around the world, focusing on international scripted projects and plays an integral role in wiip’s efforts to identify talent, develop ideas and produce projects for the cable, streaming, domestic and international marketplace.
Flynn oversees a deep slate of projects for wiip and most recently served as an executive producer on Toast of Tinseltow for the BBC and Bodkin for Netflix. Flynn is in development with Sky, Channel 4, Nordisk, Amazon and Freevee to develop shows in Korea, England, Brazil, Australia, France, Italy, and Ireland.
Flynn will take part in a one-on-one interview at Content Budapest to outline the type of projects he is interested in and will also attend pitching sessions held during the event.
C21’s editor-in-chief & managing director, David Jenkinson said: “We are delighted David is taking part in Content Budapest. He has been involved in some of the most progressive projects to air over the past year, and his insights will be invaluable. Hopefully he will also connect with local producers from the CEE region to connect a new generation of hits with the global market.”
wiip’s critically acclaimed slate includes the Emmy-winning limited series, Mare of Easttown, starring Kate Winslet for HBO; Dickinson, the Peabody Award-winning comedy series starring Hailee Steinfeld for Apple TV+; Jenny Han’s wildly popular YA drama The Summer I Turned Pretty for Prime Video; HBO’s limited series White House Plumbers, starring Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux; Danny Boyle’s Pistol for FX/Hulu; Dummy starring Emmy-nominated Anna Kendrick for the Roku Channel; Arthur Mathews and Matt Berry’s comedy Toast of Tinseltown produced in conjunction with the BBC; and the dark comedy Bodkin, the first scripted drama from Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground, starring Will Forte for Netflix.
Content Budapest takes place between June 27-29 and is focused on developing new partnerships across CEE and with the international market.
You can find full details and register online by CLICKING HERE.
C21 has announced the finalists for the Content Budapest Series Pitch 2023 with 14 projects shortlisted to pitch live at Content Budapest, kicking off the first day of the event on 27 June.
The 14 finalists, from Ukraine, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Bulgaria, Israel and Turkey are all established drama creators bidding to attract additional finance and coproduction partners.
You can view Pitch finalists by CLICKING HERE.
The inaugural CEE100 will also launch at Content Budapest, an initiative to celebrate 100 leading executives from channels, platforms and producers who are redefining the content business across Central and Eastern Europe.
Speakers in the Content Budapest conference include:
General manager of CEE, Baltics, Middle East, Mediterranean and Turkey (CEE MENAT)
Warner Bros. Discovery
Founder and CEO
Senior VP, general manager, Central & Eastern Europe
A+E Networks EMEA
Director of programming strategy
Telewizja Polska S.A
AMC Networks International
Content strategy director
Warner Bros. Discovery Poland
Director, content and new media
VP platform content services
Chief content officer
Head of production and distribution
Mustafa Alpay Güler
Board member, MD international
Deputy director general
Director of content production and sales
Network4 Media Group S.á.r.l
Head of international co-productions
Head of content and marketing country managers
Producer & partner
Programme development & strategy manager
Head of Big brave events
Regional business manager for CEEMEA & Southern Europe
Glance - Médiamétrie
Creator and executive producer
The Fashion Hero
Head of content sales and acquisitions
Paloma García Cuesta
International sales director Europe and Africa
Content distribution and partnerships manager - Europe
Head of international relations unit
Telewizja Polska S.A.
Head of content
Head of content development and creative
A+E Networks CEE
Head content and broadcast
Founder, CEO, producer, director
Apple Film Production
Act Local and Think Global, at Content Budapest 2023.