Finding and keeping the best talent is the key to commercial success – whether it’s the face of your channel, or the personalities who anchor your entertainment formats. But it’s a tricky balancing act. Agreeing the right deal, keeping your existing talent happy and preventing your rivals from poaching them is enough to keep broadcast execs awake at night. A panel of experts take a look at navigating the talent jungle.
Heather Jones, General Manager UK / Senior VP of Content & Creative, A+E Networks
Wayne Garvie, Chief Creative Officer, International Production, Sony Pictures Television
Ed Havard, Head of Entertainment, TV Events and Sport, Channel 4
Jill Offman, EVP Comedy Central & Paramount Networks Intl. and MD MTV UK & NCEE
Jon Thoday, Joint-Founder and Managing Director, Avalon