International Horizons – Archived

Television Training

International Horizons is a professional development programme that gives senior executives the knowledge, skills and expertise needed to get a competitive edge on the global stage.

Delegates will benefit from expert training including sessions on: financing, co-productions, market analysis, the art of negotiation and the culture of pitching to new markets. The delegates will also benefit from unrivalled access to industry experts, learning from those with first-hand experience and success working in the global marketplace.

What you can expect from the programme

  • Increased industry knowledge of global markets with a focus on North American and Asian Markets
  • A thorough understanding of different financing models and negotiating a deal in the international arena
  • Increased knowledge and understanding of the pitfalls to avoid around negotiation of rights
  • Increased confidence to pitch and present to global broadcasters
  • An increased profile and expanded network of industry professionals, agents and buyers increasing the opportunity to do business

International Horizons 2021 is currently running from April – September. To hear about the next edition of International Horizons please sign up to our mailing list.

International Horizons Alumni

Kate Bordwell

Creative Lead, Open Experience – RBS

Lucy Bacon

Director of Unscripted Development – Rivers Media

Pete Brandon

Joint Managing Director – Button Down Ltd

Deanne Cunningham

Head of Development/Executive Producer – Synchronicity Films

Linsay Gordon

Head of Development – Raise the Roof Production

Lizzie Gray

Head of Television – Blazing Griffin Pictures Ltd

Ross Harper

Joint Managing Director – Red Sky Productions

David Marshall

Head of Entertainment – Tern TV

Kieran McCarthy

Director of Development – True North

Denis Minihan

Senior Development Producer/Series Producer – Alleycats Tv

Jackie Savery

Company Director – Maramedia

Kate Vines

Head of Factual Development – ieie productions

Jenny Williams

Producer and Company Manager – Pirate Productions

Natalie Hill

Head of Development & Executive Producer – Hello Halo

Jonathan Warne

Head of Production – IWC Media


  • You should be a Senior Executive/Owner/MD or have a very strong track record in ideas development looking to expand your knowledge of the international market
  • Be experienced in developing and/or selling ideas from factual/specialist factual/factual entertainment/scripted
  • Have secured at least one network commission
  • Companies based in Scotland and the Nations and Regions
  • The programme is open to companies working with scripted and factual content.

There is a fee of £300 for the programme.

Applications for the 2021 edition of the programme are now closed. To hear about the next edition of International Horizons, please sign up to our mailing list.

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