Film, Media & Entertainment

WFTV Midlands: The World’s Best TV Formats – How to Have a Global Hit

5th December 2019 18:15

Thursday 5 December | 18:15 – 20:00

BBC Birmingham at The Mailbox| Birmingham |  B1 1RF

Do you want to know how to create and develop a global hit?

Then come to our next WFTV Midlands event with Vasha Wallace, EVP Global Acquisitions & Development, Fremantle, for a unique insight into what turns an ordinary idea into an extraordinary one.

Vasha will reveal the secrets of the development process and sharing her latest global intelligence of “what’s hot” in the worlds of entertainment, factual entertainment, and factual.


Vasha Wallace, EVP Global Acquisitions & Development, FremantleMedia

Vasha Wallace is EVP Global Acquisitions & Development at FremantleMedia, one of the world’s largest producers of entertainment brands encompassing formats from Idols, The X Factor, to Got Talent, The Price Is Right, Let’s Make a Deal and Family Feud. Vasha’s role encompasses the development, acquisition, international roll out and brand management of entertainment formats.

Vasha joined FremantleMedia in 2004 as Acquisitions Manager. She became Vice President in 2005 and then SVP in 2008. In 2012, her remit was expanded, and she joined the new Global Entertainment Development division, working across the format programming pipeline. In 2015 she was promoted to EVP. During her tenure, Vasha has been involved in the international roll out of a number of formats including the successful Japanese Fuji format and Hole in the Wall – FremantleMedia’s fastest ever format roll out. Other credits include: Project Runway, Let’s Dance, Farmer Wants a Wife, Thank God You’re Here, The Apprentice, My Mom Cooks Better than Yours and Who Lives Here.


This event is open to WFTV members and non-members. Scroll down to the bottom of the event page and you will see a non-members ticket option.

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