Producer of Slovak TV show Dunaj: The most difficult part of my job is making the right decisions

Producer of Slovak TV show Dunaj: The most difficult…

Starting as a director of photography and now working as the creative producer of the Dunaj series, Peter Kelíšek visited students at the CME Content Academy on Thursday. He spoke about the role of a producer and the processes of decision-making. One of his tips for students was how to make if the audience feel the proper emotion: "If you can make yourself cry while working on it, it probably works." Kelíšek also uses his…

"We need to find a balance between fresh ideas and what the audience is familiar with," says Igor Draguzet, CME Content Officer 

"We need to find a balance between fresh ideas and what…

During a visit in Brno, CME Content Academy students heard Igor Draguzet speak at Television Institute. He emphasized the significant investment in creating content but highlighted the lack of creative force in its production. Draguzet praised the existence of specialized courses and the CME Content Academy student.

The first month of the second year was marked by scripted content creation.

The first month of the second year was marked by…

The CME Content Academy kicked off its second year focusing on scripted content. During the first month, thirteen students devoted themselves intensively to improving their skills in creating fictional content.

Students impressed me. They have a huge practical experience, says creative producer Lenka Szántó

Students impressed me. They have a huge practical…

She came to Brno to see the exams of the CME Content Academy students. We talked with Lenka Szántó, the TV Nova creative producer at Hotel International in Brno. She presented the espionage series Extractors last fall, which is getting a phenomenal success on Voyo. "It is  among the top 3 Voyo Originals in all parameters we measure," says the producer. 

"Pitches like those from international festivals." CCA students presented their final projects

"Pitches like those from international festivals." CCA…

At the end of the first academic year, students have an important task: to present the show they have developed. Their performance is then discussed by a committee composed of CME, TV Nova a TV Markíza executives and creative producers. The second student group successfully pitched their projects last Thursday. The committee was happy with the outcomes.

Christmas Watchlist of CME Content Academy students

Christmas Watchlist of CME Content Academy students

The students of CME Content Academy are looking forward to Christmas, and many have figured out what they won't miss on the Voyo platform.

Christmas video wishes  from CME CA

Christmas video wishes from CME CA

Click and watch the Christmas card video made by our students.

CME Content Academy has just welcomed new students

CME Content Academy has just welcomed new students

This summer, the advisory board conducted a three-stage admission process for the academy's study not just once, even twice. Who "was wanted"? The ideal candidate profile was clear: talented individuals with potential for television production, whether in development or production. In the end, a diverse group of students came together, and all of us are very curious about what will come of them . And who are the new colleagues…

Voyo original won the Serial Killer main award. The CCA students presented their final projects

Voyo original won the Serial Killer main award. The CCA…

​In the heart of the Czech Republic's second city, Brno, television and web series enthusiasts gathered for an exciting 6-day long festival. At the end of September, the city played host to a TV and web series festival Serial Killer..

WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED IN YEAR 1

WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED IN YEAR 1

"Bring an idea for an original non-fiction/reality & entertainment project that hasn't been done before. Detail it and come sell it to us." ..

Time is running fast..

Time is running fast..

The admission process for the 2023 course is already closed. The next opportunity to apply will be in spring 2024 and we are looking forward ..

❗️Special chance❗️ Additional free place is waiting for you until 31/8/2023

❗️Special chance❗️ Additional free place is waiting for…

❗️ A wild card for talents who want to assert in the TV world!..

Unstoppable Passion: The Inspiring Journey of Natalie Kocábová Hoffmann

Unstoppable Passion: The Inspiring Journey of Natalie…

Czech artist Natalie Kocábová Hoffmann opens up about her life and career to CME Content Academy students Natalie is a remarkable Czech artist who recently shared her inspiring life story and career journey with students at the CME Content Academy's masterclass. Her passion for writing and creativity began at a very young age, and she never stopped pursuing it.

Tuwiah Neustadt – The Mastermind Behind Innovative Television Production

Tuwiah Neustadt – The Mastermind Behind Innovative…

When students at CME Content Academy speak of Tuwiah Neustadt, you can hear the awe, the respect, and even a little bit of their nervousness. “Tubi is my motivation, my inspiration,” said student Tereza Vlčeková. “He is everything I want to be.” “I felt challenged to give him better answers,” said Matěj Skop after he faced “difficult, thought-provoking” questions from Tubi during his application interview for the academy.…

Inside the World of TV Programming: Silvia Majeská's Journey and the Impact of CME Content Academy

Inside the World of TV Programming: Silvia Majeská's…

In linear TV programming, everything can change in an instant because Nova is live and can react to any current events. And since it broadcasts 24 hours a day, the deadlines are uncompromising, there is no time to pause as viewers have to be entertained at all times. Silvia Majeská, Program Director of TV Nova and Markíza Groups, thrives under the pressure. The 38-year-old from Bratislava loves her job and loves the challenge…

Matthias Settele on Passion and Teamwork: Key Drivers Behind TV Markíza's Success

Matthias Settele on Passion and Teamwork: Key Drivers…

Ask Matthias Settele what is behind his success as General Director of TV Markíza, and he’ll tell you those two things. Ask him what has made TV Markíza a powerhouse broadcaster in Slovakia and he’ll lead you right back there. Ask him how the broadcaster has produced such great content and greatly expanded their streaming: You’ll get the same answer. “You need passion to be successful in this business,” he explained, “and…

Berlinale Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian: Europe Provides Filmmakers with Resources and Freedom to Have Their Voices Heard

Berlinale Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian: Europe…

Europe is the Place for Filmmakers to Have Their Voices Heard, Says Berlinale's Artistic Director, Carlo Chatrian. The Berlin International Film Festival, also known as the Berlinale, is one of the largest film festivals in the world, attracting filmmakers, movie stars, and cinema enthusiasts from across the globe. This year marks the 73rd edition of the festival, and Carlo Chatrian, the festival's artistic director, has big…

Klára Brachtlová: A True Champion for Democratic Values

Klára Brachtlová: A True Champion for Democratic Values

If you could influence millions of people, what message would you send them? Klára Brachtlová knows exactly what she would say. As the former co-CEO of TV Nova, the largest broadcaster in the Czech Republic, she had a great deal of influence. Now, as the Chief of External Affairs for Nova’s parent company, CME, Klára is transitioning into a new role that will allow her to expand her message across all six countries…

Inspiring the Next Generation: Henrich Krejča's Message to Youth

Inspiring the Next Generation: Henrich Krejča's Message…

Henrich Krejča is an old-school journalist – the kind who investigates the mafia, battles government corruption, and fights for the little guy. Every month this year, he plans to visit universities in Slovakia with one message for today’s youth: “Please, you MUST be interested in what’s happening in your country,” he said.

A Journey into the Writers' Room at CME Content Academy

A Journey into the Writers' Room at CME Content Academy

The first writers' room was established by Aaron Spelling in the 70s. for his series The Mod Squad, Charlie’s Angels, and The Love Boat. Since it became standard practice in American production, the concept is today adopted around the globe. For example, the first Star Wars movie was written by a small writing group led by George Lucas. Because two heads are better than one. That's why TV Nova established several writers' rooms…

Jump-Starting the Television Careers of Young Talent through the CME Content Academy

Jump-Starting the Television Careers of Young Talent…

Former executive producer Veronika Trčková, who spent 16 years working her way up in the television industry, has taken on a new mission to jump-start the television careers of talented young newcomers. She is one of the key players in the creation of the CME Content Academy, which opened last year, and is designed to develop young talent into the scriptwriters, showrunners, directors, and TV producers of tomorrow.

Sustainability in the Spotlight: A Look Inside the Green Filming Practices of the TV Industry

Sustainability in the Spotlight: A Look Inside the…

The entertainment industry can be wasteful. Since climate change is a big topic around the globe, television and content makers are looking for green ways of production. It's natural for young people to adopt green filming strategies in their work from the beginning. That's why our CME CONTENT ACADEMY students had many practical workshops about Green filming concepts and the Albert certification.

CME Content Academy internship program has officially begun

CME Content Academy internship program has officially…

CME Content Academy internship program has officially begun and will take place over the next three months..

Blog: Exploring the Art of Storytelling with Quentin Tarantino:  Filmmaking Tips

Blog: Exploring the Art of Storytelling with Quentin…

Some of the most valuable lessons from Tarantino include the importance of being true to your characters and having a clear vision, having a personal connection to your story, and the importance of finding your own writing process and making films that you would personally want to see.

Blog: It takes a lifetime to master a craft. Start now.

Blog: It takes a lifetime to master a craft. Start now.

What can you learn during three months? With great teachers, more than you think. The students of CME Content Academy, who just finished their first trimester, can support that thesis. Since October they have had a chance to listen to great lecturers from the TV industry. What resonated with them the most?

Blog: Producers Teach Us New Ways to Tell Old Stories

Blog: Producers Teach Us New Ways to Tell Old Stories

You can't invent anything new. But you have to be innovative enough to blow the viewer away and not just repeat the old stuff.

Blog: Don't spoil the story with the truth

Blog: Don't spoil the story with the truth

Director and producer Radovan Síbrt visited the school for young talents CME Content Academy in December. He is currently producing the cooking reality show MasterChef for Nova. Its sixth series reached its finale before Christmas, and another is on the way. "To lead a show like MasterChef, one does not need to understand cooking," says Síbrt. According to him, looking for stories for the show is much more critical.

Interview with  Sylvia Stevens

Interview with Sylvia Stevens

Sylvia Stevens is sick and tired of formulaic movies and TV shows. And don’t even get her started on algorithms. What does she want from broadcasters and filmmakers? Courage! This Texas-born producer and director – who’s been based in London for the last 40-plus years – wants more broadcasters to experiment, to open their minds to independent directors and to projects from around the world.

Interview with Ben Gibson

Interview with Ben Gibson

Trying to come up with a new idea for a show? Ben Gibson says to give it up. “There aren’t any original ideas,” according to Ben, who has run prestigious film schools for nearly 20 years. “Most people never start work because they’re looking for a good idea. But what’s important is to have a different idea every morning.”

Blog: Never say you have a show that hasn't been here yet - it already has, advises Markus Sterky

Blog: Never say you have a show that hasn't been here…

Author: Matej Škop In the first month that the CME Content course has been running at the Academy, we, as its students, listened to dozens of speakers. Without wanting to toot our own horn, we agreed that the lectures from CME professionals were among the most interesting: whether it was head of content development Michal Reitler, who guided us through the process of developing a subject, or creative producer Erika Hníková,…

Interview with Markus Sterky

Interview with Markus Sterky

“I tried to organize chaos. How Scandinavian of me.” -- Björk Markus Sterky is definitely Scandinavian and he has spent decades wrestling the chaos, drama, and sheer madness of life into successful and well-organized television content. Markus Sterky is definitely Scandinavian and he has spent decades wrestling the chaos, drama, and sheer madness of life into successful and well-organized television content.

Interview with Ole Hedemann

Interview with Ole Hedemann

“If you’re average, you won’t be watched.” That pretty much sums up the philosophy of Ole Hedemann, the man who helped develop some of the best television content in Norway, and who now teaches it at Norway’s TV School.