Day 1

The 2019 Televisual Factual Festival takes place on 27-28th November at The Curzon Soho

1

FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT: THE COMMISSIONERS' WORD

09:45am - 10:40am

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Leading UK commissioners will share their thoughts on the demand for factual entertainment in the UK. Get the latest word on how the major UK platforms want fact ent and popular factual programming on their channels to look, their best bet to bring heart and humour into our homes.

Chaired by: Melanie Leach, Joint CEO, South Shore

Speakers: Catherine Catton, Commissioning Editor, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment, BBC
Greg Barnett, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment, Channel 5
Hilary Rosen, Head of Factual & Factual Entertainment, UKTV
Sarah Lazenby, Head of Features and Formats, Channel 4

2

THE BIG INTERVIEW: PATRICK HOLLAND

10:40am - 11:20am

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Patrick Holland believes that BBC Two has its mojo back. Three years into the role, BBC2's channel's controller will talk about the programming that he champions. What content meets the brief of the mainstream platform which also wants to experiment and be unorthodox and how does it get commissioned? Discover the factual shows and faces that tell the story of BBC Two now.

Chaired by: Sanjay Singhal, Chief Executive, Voltage TV

Speakers: Patrick Holland, Channel Controller, BBC Two

3

A NEW WORLD ORDER: WHO IS COMMISSIONING CONTENT

11:40am - 12:10pm

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In this two-part session, Ampere Analysis Research Director Richard Broughton will first deliver an exclusive low-down of the TV landscape as it affects factual TV programme-makers, followed by a discussion about the ways in which producers can adapt to this dynamic market. Ampere's in-depth research, on both global and domestic markets, reveals the broadcasters who are commissioning, how much they are spending and on what sort of unscripted programming.

Chaired by: Richard Broughton, Research Director, Ampere Analysis

4

DIGITAL FOCUS: CHANGING BUSINESS MODELS

12:10pm - 13:00pm

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At a critical time for the business of factual production, with increasing demand from new services and the shift of traditional broadcasters to digital platforms, this session will look at different ways of operating. Expert speakers with knowledge of producing for digital platforms will discuss alternative approaches to production financing and adapting business models.

Chaired by: Adam Gee, Commissioning Editor, Red Bull Media House, London

Speakers: Alex Morris, Chief Creative Officer, Barcroft Studios
James Stafford, CEO, Studio71 UK
Richard Broughton, Research Director, Ampere Analysis
Ulla Streib, Director of Operations, Tin Roof

5

OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NATIONS AND REGIONS

14:00pm - 15:00pm

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With programming budgets for nations and regions programming on an upward curve, this panel will explore the  most exciting and credible prospects for out-of-London producers and productions and discuss the challenges presented by the increase in demand.

Chaired by: Nick Curwin, Chairman, Matisse Media

Speakers: Jo Street, Head of Daytime, Head of Glasgow Hub, Channel 4
Seetha Kumar, CEO, ScreenSkills
Steve Carson, Head of Multiplatform Commissioning, BBC Scotland
Tris Payne, Head of Nations and Regions, Pact

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DISTRIBUTION: WHERE TO FIND THE NEXT INVESTMENT

15:20pm - 16:10pm

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In a fast-changing TV world, this session will bring you up to speed with some of the broadcasters and backers that are funding projects and the way that they want to cut their deals. Plus highlights of the changing tastes of key territories and platforms for factual TV sales.

Chaired by: Helen Veale, Co-founder, Creative Director, Outline Productions

Speakers: Cecilie Olsen, SVP Global Content, Non-Scripted, ITV Studios Global Entertainment
Harriet Armston-Clarke, Director, TVF International
Maartje Horchner, EVP Content, All3Media International
Richard Life, Head of Acquisitions, Cineflix Rights

7

DISCOVERY US INTERVIEW: HOWARD SWARTZ

16:10pm - 17:00pm

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With the rise of the global streamers, Discovery is setting itself apart as the international go-to service for a huge range of unscripted content. Working out of the network's LA office, Howard Swartz, Senior Vice President of Production and Development, Documentaries and Specials for Discovery Channel, also heads up production for event programming, such as Shark Week, Egypt Live, and the recently premiered Serengeti. Find out what he's looking for, as Discovery heads into 2020.

Chaired by: Tom Brisley, Creative Director, Arrow Media

Speakers: Howard Swartz, SVP/ President of Production and Development, Documentaries and Specials, Discovery Channel

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