Specialist factual commissioners from a range of broadcasters explain their commissioning strategies and talk through the opportunities for producers.
8.30am Doors open
9-10.30am Panel discussion including audience Q&A
Join a panel of specialist factual commissioners from a range of broadcasters as they elaborate on their commissioning strategies and talk through the opportunities for producers. Specialist factual spans many subjects - including history, science, arts, religion, natural history- and with a continued demand for epic, ‘big stunt’ programming, the commissioners reveal what they are looking for to create distinctive channel content and to engage audiences with the world around them.
Siobhan Mulholland, Commissioning Editor, Factual, Sky (Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart, Richard E Grant's Hotel Secrets)
John Hay, Head of Specialist Factual, Channel 4 (Grayson Perry: All Man, Walking the Himalayas)
Tom McDonald, Head of Natural History and Specialist Factual Commissioning (Trust Me I'm a Doctor, An Hour to Save Your Life)
Simon Young, Senior Director of Development & Production at National Geographic (The King in the Car Park)
Chair: John Plunkett, writer and journalist
Members' booking opens Wednesday 14 December, 09.30
Public booking opens Friday 23 December, 12.30
Tickets will be available to collect from Reception