Great success of the second edition of the training course on TV Formats writing and production, held at ASBU Training Centre in Damascus (Syria), from 30th May until 3rd June 2006. Jointly organised, for the second year, by COPEAM and ASBU Training Centre, the course aimed at providing professionals from the TV programmes area and TV authors with the most useful instruments to identify the main features of a successful TV programme
and how to produce it, mixing marketing outlines with the knowledge of new trends and international tendencies.
Mr. Paolo Taggi, high-qualified expert in the field Production Multilateral action Partnership with ASBU of TV Formats writing and production, led the 4- day intensive course, attended by 17 professionals (Heads of programming, Directors, etc...) belonging to broadcasters from 7 different countries (Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Sudan and Yemen).The ever-growing interest in this topic within Public Service Broadcasting, the expertise of Mr.Taggi, the rich and lively discussions in the classroom, the excellent interpretation service and facilities provided by ASBU TC, contributed to the great success of the course.
The warm welcome and the generous hospitality offered by the ASBU TC contributed to create a
friendly atmosphere and to make this meeting an important occasion for ASBU & COPEAM members' of crossing glances, mutual exchange and sharing.
They said about the training course on TV Formats Writing and Production:
“La premiÃ¨re annÃ©e a Ã©tÃ© une vÃ©ritable dÃ©couverte.
J'ai essayÃ© de comprendre comment la
tÃ©lÃ©vision est perÃ§ue par ceux qui "la font" dans
de Pays diffÃ©rents. Et qu'est-ce qui est utile de
savoir, afin d'affiner les programmes diffusÃ©s. La
deuxiÃ¨me annÃ©e m'a confirmÃ© l'importance de
regarder toujours au delÃ des frontiÃ¨re du petit
Ã©cran, parce que de nombreuses suggestions
peuvent venir de pays - et de cultures - diffÃ©rents.
A une Ã©poque oÃ¹ nous sommes confrontÃ©s
Ã la crainte que les idÃ©es originelles sont finies,
les chemins possibles sont deux: amÃ©liorer les
techniques de production et s'ouvrir Ã Ã©couter
de plus en plus de voix diffÃ©rentes”.
Formateur de la session
“Le format est une nouvelle mÃ©thode d'Ã©criture
de concept qui nous aide Ã parfaire la qualitÃ© de
nos programme et Ã garder notre tÃ©lÃ©spectateur
en haleine du dÃ©but jusqu'Ã la fin d'une Ã©mission.
merci d'avance Ã notre tÃ©lÃ©spectateur
d'Ãªtre fidÃ¨le Ã la tÃ©lÃ©vision algÃ©rienne et mille
merci Ã M Paolo Taggi qui nous a transmis toutes
ses connaissances. Merci au centre de Formation
de l'ASBU et Ã la COPEAM pour cette
“I am really very satisfied about this training
course. The most valuable thing, according to
me, was the screenings during the practical sessions
and the consequent exhaustive analysis
done by Mr. Taggi of all the ingredients that,
today, contribute to the production of successful
programmes: combination of patterns, contamination
of strong genres, use of all the potentials
offered by the new technologies and by the
Media convergence. I didn't know about all the
"techniques" in order to capture the audience's
attention! Finally, this course greatly improved
my professional experiences”.