September 2019

WFTV MIDLANDS EVENT: The Worlds Best TV Formats: How to Have a Global Hit (Date to be announced)


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.

Date: Date to be announced for 2020.

Venue: BBC Birmingham at The Mailbox

Time: 1815-2000

Refreshments provided.


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, Fremantle Media

Vasha Wallace is EVP Global Acquisitions & Development at FremantleMedia, one of the world’s largest and most successful producers of outstanding entertainment brands encompassing hit 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 works with FremantleMedia’s global network of production companies, identifying programme opportunities, undertaking analysis in the latest market trends, presenting her findings internally and externally. Vasha cultivates and manages relationships with content creators, distributors and the independent production community.

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 hit formats including the successful Japanese Fuji format and YouTube hit Hole in the Wall – FremantleMedia’s fastest ever format roll out. Other hits 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.

Vasha began her television career at Sky TV in New Zealand, and then moved to London where she joined London Weekend Television, before moving to Granada International Production (now ITV). She progressed to Granada’s Entertainment Development Unit, working across the development slate including Saturday Night Takeaway, American Princess and Brainiacs.

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