Axel Fiacco

International unscripted 

& Media Specialist

 

More than 25 years experience in media and unscripted.
International Award Winning format creator and twice finalist at the Mipformats Pitch Competition of Cannes.
Selected by the MIPTV team to be part of PRODUCERS TO WATCH 2022 and 2023.
Lecturer in Italian and international universities and prolific author of books about format and television writing.

 

FORMAT ESPRESSO spreads its activity in 3 main areas: training & consultancy for professionals (among clients: EndemolShine, Fremantle, Mediaset, TIM Group -the main Italian telecommunication company- and others); distribution of international formats (we are the
exclusive worldwide format distributor of RSI, the Swiss Italian public TV broadcaster); content creation (through our innovative and unique CREATIVE HUB, used by a number of important
companies).

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FRIDAY’S ESPRESSO:

The most followed newsletter about unscripted in the world

News

  • NBC UNIVERSAL MEDIA, the world’s leading media and entertainment company in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, also entered into a creative partnership with the Creative Hub, our innovative academic tool made up of +100 Gen Z talents, to find cutting-edge content for the......

  • 3 July –  The masterclass organised by La Fabrique des Formats (France): “THE UNSCRIPTED MARKET – THE 10 GLOBAL TRENDS OF THE YEAR” took place...

  • From January 2024, FRIDAY’S ESPRESSO will have a CUSTOMIZED BIMONTHLY SPECIAL EDITION for the managers of SRF, the SWISS GERMAN PUBLIC TELEVISION, to always be updated on unscripted and media trends in Europe....

  • The 3nd series of our game show JUST 1 LETTER (Solo 1 Lettera) premiered on RSI, the public Swiss television, with the impressive share of 36% in access prime time. On air every day for 110 episodes, till February 2024....

  • The German based prodco MOVEME and the Israeli based prodco GILFORMATS have also started a creative partnership with our innovative academic tool made of +90 talents of Gen Z. The creative sessions with our young and brilliant minds to find out cutting edge contents for......

  • Our brand-new game show GOLD has been selected as one of the 5 finalists of the 2023 MIPFormats Pitch! The Pitch will take place on day one of MIPTV 2023....

  • Proud to be included also this year in the list of “Producers to Watch 2023” by MipTv team....

  • Proud to have produced Fight Back THE FIRST ORIGINAL UNSCRIPTED FORMAT AVAILABLE ONLY ON THE METAVERSE.  The first episode premiered last Thursday 23rd March at 9:00 pm and it can be seen only by all those who enter the Mevaverse of The Nemesis. The whole......

  • Happy and honored to have hold 2 learning lessons (long-term trends in uscripted + Metaverse & new technologies) at the IPXchange of Köln, the 1st Independent Producers’ X-change. Gathering more than 40 independent production companies from across Europe this 2-days event (26th and 27th March)......

  • Another partner for our CREATIVE HUB: also CONSTANTIN ENTERTAINMENT, the big German prodco, decided to use our innovative academic tool for creating innovative ideas! The virtual sessions with our +90 media students have just started: at the end of March a dozens of fresh and......