Day 2

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

1

DOCUMENTARY: THE COMMISSIONERS' WORD

09:45am - 10:40am

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Given that documentary underpins so much of factual programming, this session is indispensable to all factual producers. The Festival audience will hear the latest strategy and tactics of leading documentary commissioners from the core UK channels.

Speakers: Clare Sillery, Head of Commissioning, Documentaries, BBC
Danny Horan, Head of Factual, Channel 4

2

CHANNEL HEAD

10:40am - 11:20am

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Featuring a one-to one conversation with a leading broadcaster

3

DIGITAL CLOSE-UP

11:40am - 12:20pm

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With the number of SVOD factual commissions steadily increasing, this session will focus on one production and take a look at its journey from inception to screen. This is the place to find detailed insight into the workings of one of the digital platforms.

4

WORKING WITH THE SVODS

12:20pm - 13:10pm

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The second in a double bill on working with the SVOD services, this session will hear from producers and distributors who are already experienced in working with the streamers. Get insight into the particular pitch and process that the different platforms prefer.

5

THE FUTURE OF FACTUAL

14:10pm - 15:00pm

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Leading figures in the factual TV industry will look forward to 2020 and beyond. With linear and digital channels now vying for content, what are the other big changes coming up, where the factual production community will need to sit up and take notice.

6

NAVIGATING THE US MARKET

15:20pm - 16:10pm

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While working for US broadcasters is a well trodden path for UK indies to expand business and boost profits, the US TV landscape is increasingly complex. This panel brings you up to speed with the customers and customs of making factual TV for the other side of the Atlantic.

Chaired by: Tom Brisley, Co-founder, Arrow

7

THE SPECIALIST FACTUAL COMMISSIONERS

16:10pm - 17:00pm

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With huge remits - from business to natural history - the specialist factual commissioners represent an unmissable range of opportunity for factual producers. Finishing the Festival on a high, this panel will hear the latest from the BBC, Channel 4 and the international specialist factual channels.

Speakers: Fatima Salaria, Head of Specialist Factual, Channel 4
Tom McDonald, Head of Commissioning, Natural History & Specialist Factual, BBC
Victoria Noble, Senior Director and Executive Producer, Production & Development, Factual Discovery Networks International

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