SVP, International Acquisitions and Co-Productions
One of the most experienced international content production, acquisitions, formats and programming executives, and an award-winning producer; skilled in conception, acquisition, development, strategic partnerships, and physical production of scripted and unscripted originals and formats, in the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia; as well as Russia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, encompassing the CIS, CEE and MENA regions, among the many non-English speaking countries Marc has lived and/or worked in. Lionsgate Television has retained Marc’s services for the past 7 years and employs him now as their SVP International Coproduction's & Acquisitions, with overseeing coproduction's (such as BBC’s new drama THE PACT and its returning hit comedies, MOTHERLAND, and THE GOES WRONG SHOW; Viaplay’s recent drama COLD COURAGE); working with its platform, Starz, on their acquisitions; sourcing investment opportunities (such as Kindle Entertainment and Potboiler Films); coproduction/development activities and partnering with established UK prodco’s such as Fulwell 73, Eleven Films, and New Pictures among others.
Hyper local vs super global and their paths to finance and distribution.
Ready, Steady, Pitch! topic
Looking for primarily returnable dramas, selective comedies, and prestige limited miniseries - across a wide range of genres but not wanting to be standing in otherwise crowded corners - needs to be universal and not parochial - and we get more interested earlier on when there's any strong combination of: recognisable IP, known writer-creator, lead director of note, and/or cast attached that moves the needles - and thereafter always good to have the interest if not involvement of a broadcaster and if not an organisation with funding such as Screen Australia or Screen Queensland for example.