Series Mania announces dates, guests and speakers of Lille Dialogues 2024

Set for March 21st, the summit will be devoted to artificial intelligence and its dazzling development, with the theme: "Gen AI, the technology we'd love to like".

19 FEB 2024

Lille Dialogues 2024

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Laurence Herszberg, founder and general director, announces the line-up of guests and speakers to attend the 6th edition of the Lille Dialogues set for March 21. This one-day summit brings together international TV industry leaders to encourage joint reflection on the challenges facing the industry and to promote international cooperation. The event is organized in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, the CNC, and the European Commission.

This year's Lille Dialogues will be devoted to artificial intelligence and its dazzling development, with the theme: "Gen AI, the technology we'd love to like". “The rapid development of artificial intelligence and generative technology is having a major impact on the design and production of audiovisual works. This powerful tool is a unique opportunity for creators and professionals, but it is also risky. Panels for this year’s event will cover the impact of AI on the content industry, how AI reshapes the creative industries, and how best to embrace the AI revolution,” commented Herszberg. “The Lille Dialogues are, and continue to be, a vital platform to curate insightful discussions, collaborative solutions, and thought-provoking exchange between key leaders within the audiovisual industry. We look forward to welcoming everyone to this year’s Lille Dialogues.”

The full program includes the following Keynotes: Delphine Ernotte Cunci, CEO, France Télévisions; Rodolphe Belmer, CEO, TF1 Group; Nicolas de Tavernost, President and CEO, M6 Group; Cathy Payne, CEO, Banijay Rights (UK). In her keynote address, Payne will discuss the leading international distributor’s strategy across its burgeoning catalogue, comprising premium scripted series "Rogue Heroes", "Marie Antoinette" and "Wolf Hall: The Mirror and the Light."

The closing keynote will be in charge of Jean-Briac Perrette, CEO and President, Global Streaming and Games at Warner Bros. Discovery who will discuss the company’s direct-to-consumer strategy with Max successfully launched in the U.S. and rolling out internationally, first in Latin America and the Caribbean, before expanding across Europe and Asia Pacific. Additionally, JB will offer a sneak peak of the most hotly anticipated content to hit our screens in 2024.

The Lille Dialogues' panels will include the welcome address By Series Mania President Anne Bouverot; "Year 1 After The AI Tornado – The Impact of AI on the Content Industry"; "Past the Sideration, How AI Reshapes The Creative Industries?"; "Is Prompting, Cheating? AI Tools That Will Blow Your Mind?"; "Remuneration, Consent... How Shall We Embrace the AI Revolution?".

Among the speakers confirmed on the panels are: Katie Buckland, Executive Director, Writers Guild Foundation (USA); Barbara Hayes, President, Society of Audiovisual Authors (UK); David Kavanagh, Managing Director, FSE (European Federation of Scriptwriters) (Ireland); Bruno Patino, President, ARTE (France); Lisa Perrin, Managing Director International Productions, ITV Studios (UK); Fred Rolland, Head of EMEA Strategic Development for Digital Media Audio & Video, Adobe (France); Maria Rua Aguete, Senior research director, media & entertainment, OMDIA (UK) and Frank Spotnitz, Executive Producer & CEO, Big Light Productions (USA).

In addition to the Lille Dialogues, the Series Mania Forum will bring together key figures from the series industry for 3 days of sessions & panel discussions including: Wayne Garvie, President, International Production, Sony Pictures Television (UK); Kate Oates, Head of BBC Studios drama productions, BBC Studios (UK); Liam Keelan, SVP Original Productions, Disney+ EMEA (UK); Isabelle Degeorges, Producer and President, Gaumont Télévision France (FR), Larry Tanz, Vice President, Head of film & series, Netflix (The Netherlands); Vera Peltekian, Vice President of Original Production Max France, Warner Bros. Discovery (France); and Clément Schwebig, President – Western Europe & Africa, Warner Bros. Discovery (France).