As part of that strategy, Puons decided to have a single jury rather than three for the fiction selections--drama, TV movie and miniseries.
Having a single jury for fiction allowed us to ramp up the level of guests" Puons says.
Another change that Puons has implemented is the inclusion of shows in their first seasons.
Beyond the glam factor, Puons has placed more emphasis on the competition, developing the selection process with the creation of independent selection committees that examine shows from around the world.
Since we're scheduled after Cannes and Mip TV, it was challenging to define what kind of business content we wanted to showcase, and make sure we got top players on board for another trip (to the Riviera)," Puons says.