Speaker Yi Qiao

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Yi Qiao

Director Drama

ZDF Studios

Yi Qiao joined the drama team of ZDF Enterprises, the commercial arm of German public broadcaster ZDF, as Director ZDFE.drama in early 2020. There, she is responsible for series acquisitions for international distribution and sales activities across Scandinavia and the English-speaking territories. Her remit covers identifying scripted projects at early stage for co-productions and financing opportunities as well as initiating pre-sale conversations and sales of finished content into these markets.

Prior to joining ZDFE, Yi Qiao has worked as a senior sales manager for Red Arrow Studios International in London, overseeing sales of scripted and unscripted content into the UK, Benelux, Scandinavia, Middle East and Africa.

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