Georgi R. Chakarov is the President and CEO of the companies CEETV and TVBIZZ. CEETV operates the leading news and market intelligence platform for Television in Central and Eastern Europe - ceetv.net. TVBIZZ manages the the first social network for the international TV community and the biggest supplier of news from the industry - tvbizz.net.
Andrea Gavacova has been Format Sales Director for Central and Eastern Europe at Fremantle since 2006. Her current work includes the distribution of Fremantle formats as well as overseeing their production in the region. Andrea is a Vienna Film Academy and Bratislava Film Academy graduate, with PhD degrees in Film, TV Production and Management. In addition, Andrea was the Co-Founder and Head Producer of CloseUp Film, a sister company of CloseUp Film Austria. She was also the Co-Founder and Head of Sales for CEE and CIS/ Russia and Baltics at Telefilm Eurokim, a company representing Betafilm/Kirchgroup, in 1991-1995. She then served as the Head of Acquisitions and Member of Crisis Management at Slovak Television for two years.
Peter Núñez founded his NUNEZ NFE production company in Slovakia in 2010, continuing the 10-year tradition of OREO, a company which he co-owned and managed. He directed and produced successfully talent shows in Slovakia and the Czech Republic such as Idols, Got Talent and Dancing with the Stars. NUNEZ NFE has produced several original formats, including the folklore show The Land is Singing (Sounds of the Nation) which won Pitch & Play LIVE 2017 and became a big international hit. The show will return for a third season next year. In January 2017 NUNEZ NFE released its first feature film All or Nothing which became the highest grossing Slovak movie ever and also enjoyed huge success in the Czech Republic and Poland.
Nick Smith, Executive Vice President, Formats at all3media international has over fifteen years’ experience of working with television formats. He has spent time developing formats (part of the development team that devised Strictly Come Dancing AKA Dancing with the Stars), producing formats, and the international distribution of formats. He’s previously worked for Sony Pictures Television International, the BBC, and a number of independent production companies. He looks after all3Media’s international productions, such as the 30+ international versions of Gogglebox, format acquisition and strategy.