Location: Victor Salvi Room, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay
British drama programming is world-leading. Our shows are transmitted in every major territory across the globe. What’s more, our commissioners have a reputation for risk-taking that’s unsurpassed throughout the international community.
It’s a thread that runs back to shows like Prime Suspect, Morse and Pride & Prejudice and more recently The Mill, Dr Who, Stella and Broadchurch – but where will it lead to next? And how can the genre further bolster its already enviable success in the years to come?
In this breakfast session, drama commissioners from the major broadcasters talk shop, using their expertise to tell us where they think the future of drama programming lies. They will lay out a vision for each of their respective channels; share a commissioning shopping-list; and offer hints and tips on what does and doesn’t work for them, their audience and why.
Faith Penhale - BBC
Steve November - ITV
Roberto Troni – Channel 4
Cameron Roach – Sky
Gwawr Martha Lloyd – S4C
Dewi Vaughan Owen – Chair, BAFTA Cymru
TV Commissioner Breakfasts
This strand gathers together key commissioners across each of the major channels and engages them in a discussion about the future direction of their genre. Driven by an expert host, it’s a chance for indies to find out what they should be making for each channel and why. Ticket-holders will also have the chance to quiz commissioners on what matters to them, in a quick-fire Q and A session. Join us, as we unpick a genre, identify the opportunities and explore its possibilities, all before the day begins. This strand complements our TV Controller breakfasts, getting to grips with specific genres.
Get up close and personal with a range of drama commissioners to increase your understanding of each channel’s roster of programming and future commissioning opportunities.