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Meet the Controllers: Drama

Meet the Controllers: Drama
Monday, 29 January 2018 - 9:00am
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London
The UK’s leading drama controllers share their vision for scripted content.

The demand for UK drama has never been higher. Join four TV drama controllers as they elaborate on their commissioning strategies and provide insight on opportunities for producers.

Hosted by journalist Benji Wilson they will explore the challenges of creating distinctive authored content and assess the changing television landscape with emerging digital platforms.

Anne Mensah was appointed Head of Drama at Sky for the entertainment channels in 2011. Preceding that she spent 10 years at the BBC. Her credits include Delicious, Riviera and Tin Star

Beth Willis joined Channel 4 in 2012 as Deputy Head of Drama and was promoted to Head of Drama in June 2016. Her credits include Humans and The State

Piers Wenger was appointed Controller of BBC Drama in late 2016. Prior to this he was Head of Drama at Channel 4. His recent commissions include A Suitable Boy and The Three

Polly Hill was appointed ITV’s Head of Drama in 2016. Before that was Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning. Her upcoming commissions include Mike Bartlett’s Trauma and Kay Mellor’s Girlfriends.

Booking for members opens Wednesday 3 January, 9.30

Public tickets will be onsale Friday 5 January, 12.30

Tickets will be available to collect from Reception

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