Executives from A+E Networks and CJ E&M are the latest board members to join the Format Recognition and Protection Association (FRAPA).
Hayley Babcock (pictured), head of formats, international programming and production at A+E Networks, and Jin Woo Hwang, general management and head of formats and development and CJ E&ME, have joined the association, which is dedicated to the protection of formats.
Established in 2000, it represents companies from within the television and broadcast industry, with members including format creators, producers, distributors and broadcasters.
Following the death in September of FRAPA’s co-founder, David Lyle, Magnify Media CEO Andrea Jackson has stepped up from the FRAPA general board to the management board, where she will serve as treasurer.
Jackson joins K7′s MD Keri Lewis Brown and FRAPA co-chairs executive consultant Jan Salling, founder and CEO of Missing Link Media, and Phil Gurin, president unscripted and alternative at IM Global, on the management board. Bianca Rootsaert continues to serve as managing director of the FRAPA headquarters in the Netherlands.
As an independent, non-profit association, FRAPA’s key services include registering format proposals; providing consultation in disputes arising out of claims of format plagiarism; creating guidelines for fair competition; and educating the industry and the law regarding the protection of formats.
FRAPA co-chairs Gurin and Salling took over the leadership of FRAPA in May 2015.