Absolutely Independent supports FRAPA! FRAPA is the leading association in TV format recognition and protection.
mission of FRAPA, the Format Recognition and Protection Association,
it is, quite simply, to be the home of international format business by
providing protection and information for producers, creators and
distributors all over the world. Founded in 2000 at the “dawn” of the
current reality television explosion, FRAPA came into being when formats
grew from a boutique business into a global, multi-billion dollar
industry responsible for many of the biggest entertainment brands on
PATTY GENESTE NEW CHAIR OF FRAPA BOARD
At the sixth annual C21/Frapa Awards in Cannes, France, Absolutely Independent's CEO & President Patty Geneste, was announced as new chair of FRAPA. She will start at the beginning of 2013 and replaces Ute Biernat, CEO of Grundy Light Entertainment, who served as chair of FRAPA for seven years.
Quote: “I recommend everybody who is active in the
TV format industry to become a FRAPA member because both formats and its
creators deserve creative and formal respect in the industry. The more
members, the more we Board members can achieve!”.
A KEY ROLE IN THE TV FORMAT INDUSTRY
FRAPA continues to evolve alongside the industry it represents,
expanding its suite of services to reflect the format industry’s
ever-changing needs, it has refined its mediation and registration
services, added a unique price calculator to its website, issued the
definitive survey on the global trade in television formats and
established its Annual Format Awards ceremony as one of the most
respected acknowledgements of creative achievement in the format world.
By protecting and representing the interest of its members, FRAPA has
helped to create the formats industry as we know it today. It has
played a key role in helping the wider entertainment business understand
the concept of intellectual property.
Visit the FRAPA website.