Day 2

Day Two of The 2018 Televisual Factual Festival schedule follows. The event takes place in November so there are some spaces in the schedule left open to allow for us to be reactive to any movements and timely topics that evolve during the course of the year.

1

DOCUMENTARY: THE COMMISSIONER'S WORD

09:30am - 10:30am

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There is a sea change in UK commissioning, with channels genuinely innovating and including a wider vision. This panel of leading commissioners will share their latest thoughts on how they want to portray contemporary life on our screens.

Chaired by: Emma Wakefield, Managing Director, Lambent Productions

Speakers: Alisa Pomeroy, Commissioning Editor, Documentaries, Channel 4
Clare Sillery, Head of Commissioning, Documentaries, BBC
Guy Davies, Commissioning Editor, Factual, Channel 5
Jo Clinton-Davis, Controller, Factual, ITV

2

THE SVOD LANDSCAPE

10:30am - 11:10am

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Get the latest on the demand from the SVODs for factual programming as we head into 2019. Which services are really interested in factual TV? Are they commissioning or acquiring? What sort of factual shows and factual talent are they after? Find out from experts with unique insight into the new SVOD market for factual production.

Chaired by: Holly Pye, Commercial Director, Objective Media Group

Speakers: Kim Shillinglaw, Director of Factual Programming, Endemol Shine
Paul Corney, SVP, Global Digital and Co-Productions, All3Media International
Richard Melman, Managing Director, Spring Films

3

IN CONVERSATION WITH YOUTUBE

11:30am - 12:10pm

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Join Luke Hyams from YouTube Originals and Johnny Webb, co-founder of Sundog Pictures to hear the story behind the creation of its original special If I Could Tell You Just One Thing. Priyanka Chopra’s encounters with the most inspirational politicians, religious leaders and environmentalists are part of the platform’s push to dig deeper and shine a light on human stories. Find out about the journey of the show, its creators and the content that YouTube is originating to reach a global audience.

Speakers: Johnny Webb, CEO, Sundog Pictures
Luke Hyams, Head of Originals EMEA, YouTube

4

THE GRIERSON SESSION: THE PROMISE OF THE NATIONS & REGIONS

12:10pm - 13:00pm

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With Channel 4 having just announced its regional HQ and the BBC also bolstering its regional supply, this panel will discuss the real commissioning outcome of regions and nations initiatives and explore the development of TV talent beyond London.

Chaired by: Ruth Pitt, Director, Creative Cities Convention

Speakers: Andrew Sheldon, Creative Director and Founder, True North
John Willis, Creative Director, Tinopolis Group
Kelly Webb-Lamb, Deputy Director of Programmes, Channel 4
Nick Andrews, Head of Commissioning, BBC Cymru Wales

5

THE INTERVIEW: STACEY DOOLEY

13:50pm - 14:45pm

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Over the last ten years Stacey Dooley has become firmly established as one of the nation’s favourite presenters. On stage with True Vision’s Brian Woods she will discuss her career in docs, her latest work and what drives her to the next documentary challenge.

Chaired by: Brian Woods, Filmmaker and co-founder, True Vision

Speakers: Stacey Dooley, Presenter

6

BRANDED CONTENT MASTERCLASS

14:45pm - 15:20pm

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As brands wake up to the power of effective content to cut through and find their audience, there’s a new demand for polished film-making and an opportunity for production talent. But it’s not easy. Learn how best in the business balance client and creativity.

Chaired by: Debbie Manners, Consultant, The Ingenious Group

Speakers: James Hayr, Head of Global Sales, Endemol Shine Group
Mark Eaves, Founding Partner, Gravity Road

7

COMMISSIONING PANEL: SPECIALIST FACTUAL

15:40pm - 16:20pm

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Specialist factual represents a huge tranche of the schedules. Find out how the key UK broadcasters are aiming to add to the genre, to experiment with scheduling and bring a contemporary spin.

Chaired by: Andrew Jackson, President, International Production, Plimsoll Productions

Speakers: Lucy Willis, Commissioning Editor, Factual, Channel 5
Shaminder Nahal, Commissioning Editor Arts, Topical and History, Channel 4
Tom McDonald, Head of Commissioning, Natural History & Specialist Factual, BBC

8

INTERNATIONAL FACTUAL

16:20pm - 17:10pm

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Demand for shows across territories has never been greater, with SVoDs joining the international broadcast giants. We hear from leading commissioners and execs, commissioning content and working on shows that travel across the globe. Discover what programming is in demand.

Chaired by: Andrew Jackson, President, International Production, Plimsoll Productions

Speakers: Clare Laycock, Head of Brands, Discovery UK
Jules Oldroyd, Jules Oldroyd, SVP Global Programming & Acquisitions, National Geographic Partners
Lisa Opie, Director of Factual, BBC Studios

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