Speaker Chris Rice - Scripted 2016
Park Central Hotel | New York City | November 17-18, 2016

Speaker Chris Rice

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Chris Rice

Partner

WME | IMG

Chris is a partner of WME IMG and heads the Global TV team within WME and leads Entertainment sales globally within IMG. Chris works with the agency’s content creators, US and international networks as well as third party financiers to create advantageous ownership and distribution solutions for clients.

Chris packaged and led global sales on AMC/BBC's 12 Emmy-Nominated series The Night Manager starring clients Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston - sold in all territories globally through IMG. Other series that Chris has put together/sold or is launching include the HBO/Sky/Canal+ co-production The Young Pope starring client Jude Law, Netflix's first non-scripted original series Chefs Table, the award-winning latest season of Top of the Lake starring Elisabeth Moss and Nicole Kidman, The BBCAmerica/Netflix original upcoming series of Dirk Gently starring Elijah Wood, the giant Sky/Amazon original series Britannia launching in 2017 and The Grand Tour - Amazon's new car series hosted by Clarkson, May & Hammond.

Prior to joining WME IMG, Chris was Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Cinnamon Entertainment. At Cinnamon, he oversaw the financing, production and distribution of series distributed in 165+ countries with investment of more than $50m including the Ironman television series with Marvel Entertainment. Chris has also acted as an advisor to multiple media and distribution businesses, including as part of the Investment team at Creative Capital Fund – a Venture Capital fund focused on media investments.

Chris earned his MBA (with distinction) from the London Business School.

Speaking at: Drama Spotlight: The Night Manager

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