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Harriet Armston-Clarke

Director, TVF International

Harriet Armston-Clarke is Director of TVF International, the world's leading fully independent distributor of documentary and factual content.

TVF International’s catalogue encompasses everything from factual entertainment and lifestyle series to exceptional award-winning documentaries, representing some of the most innovative and creative content makers from across the globe.

The TVF International team, which is energetic and vibrant, with over fifteen languages spoken across Sales and Acquisitions. Both divisions work with their own specific territories to maintain a highly specialised knowledge of the global content market. Alongside the distribution of completed programming, TVF International operates extensively with financing, pre-sales and co-productions.



Speaking at: DISTRIBUTION: WHERE TO FIND THE NEXT INVESTMENT

 

Greg Barnett

Commissioning editor, Factual Entertainment, Channel 5

 

Speaking at: FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT: THE COMMISSIONERS' WORD

 

David Brindley

Head of Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment Commissioning, BBC

David is the head of popular factual and factual entertainment commissioning at the BBC.

His department commissions for BBC One, Two and Three and oversees over 300 hours of content a year. Recent commissions across the channels include Race Across the World, Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing, The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan, The Murder of Jill Dando, War on Plastic with Hugh and Anita, Your Home Made Perfect, Travels in Trumpland with Ed Balls, The Rap Game UK and Kilimanjaro: The Bigger Red Nose Climb. As well these and other new titles, the department looks after a huge range of returning series including The Great British Sewing Bee, DIY SOS, Eat Well for Less, Shop Well for Less, Countryfile, Antiques Roadshow, Gardeners’ World, Best Home Cook, Watchdog as well as the majority of the BBC’s cooking talent.

Before joining the BBC, David was a documentaries commissioner at Channel 4 for three years. Prior to moving in to commissioning, he was a documentary maker for over ten years. He was co-series director on the Emmy award-winning Educating Yorkshire.



Speaking at: FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT: THE COMMISSIONERS' WORD

 

Tom Brisley

Co-founder, Arrow

Tom Brisley is co-founder of Arrow, one of the UK’s fastest-growing independent production companies. A BAFTA and RTS award-winning producer, his creative vision and leadership have played an integral role in establishing Arrow as one of the most admired factual producers in the UK. Arrow has created and produced hundreds of hours of documentary, crime, history, science, nature and adventure programming for the UK, US and international markets. Arrow’s clients include Channel 4, BBC, Channel Five, Netflix, Investigation Discovery, Smithsonian, PBS, Discovery, History US, National Geographic Channel, National Geographic Wild, CuriosityStream, Science Channel, CNN, Travel Channel, Animal Planet and A&E. In November 2018, the company created two creative labels to help fuel the company’s creative growth - Arrow Media and Arrow Pictures.



Chairing: DISCOVERY US INTERVIEW: HOWARD SWARTZ

 

Emma Bullimore

TV and radio host




Chairing: ANATOMY OF A HIT: RACE ACROSS THE WORLD

 

Dorothy Byrne

Head of News & Current Affairs, Channel Four

Dorothy Byrne is Head of News & Current Affairs at Channel Four Television.

During her tenure, the Channel’s news and current affairs programmes have won numerous BAFTA, RTS, Emmy Awards and others.

Dorothy was made a Fellow of The Royal Television Society for her “outstanding contribution to television” and received the Outstanding Contribution Award at the RTS Journalism Awards in 2018. She has received a BAFTA Scotland award for her services to television and has also won the Factual Award given by Women in Film and Television. She is a trustee of the Ethical Journalism Network which supports the development of ethical codes in journalistic organisations across the globe.

She is a former World In Action producer and editor of ITV's The Big Story. Before joining Channel 4 she also produced arts programmes and executive produced history series for the channel.



Speaking at: WHERE'S THE BIG DOC?

 

Rob Carey

CEO Curve Media

 

Chairing: CHANNEL UPDATE: DISCOVERY UK

 

Steve Carson

Head of multiplatform commissioning, BBC Scotland

Steve began his career with the BBC’s Youth and Entertainment Features department and went on to become a producer/director on Current Affairs programmes including Newsnight and Panorama.

In 1997 he returned to Ireland and went on to set up independent production company Mint Productions. Mint became one of Ireland’s most high profile indies, with offices in Dublin and Belfast.

As a programme-maker, his awards include those from the Royal Television Society and the Irish Film and Television Academy.

In 2009, Steve was appointed Director of Programmes for RTÉ Television, with responsibility for in house and indie-produced programming across RTÉ ONE and TWO. He also took on additional responsibility for Current Affairs during 2012.

Steve returned to the BBC at the end of 2013 as Head of BBC Northern Ireland Productions, covering local and network in-house production and the development of the wider creative economy in Northern Ireland. During his time in Belfast, the BBC negotiated two successful partnerships with Northern Ireland Screen.



Speaking at: OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NATIONS AND REGIONS

 

Jo Clinton-Davis

Controller, Factual, ITV

Jo Clinton-Davis is controller of Factual at ITV. Her commissions include Long Lost Family, Our Queen at 90, Paul O’Grady for the Love of Dogs, The Mafia with Trevor McDonald, HMP Aylesbury, Billy Connolly's Route 66, Joanna Lumley's Japan, Killer Women with Piers Morgan.

Previously Jo was head of Commissioning for UKTV's ten channels having been head of Independent Commissioning at the BBC where she commissioned Masterchef, Grumpy old Men and the Hairy Bikers. She directed and series produced Making Babies with Robert Winston and The Store about Selfridges for BBC One as well as directing many single films for the award-winning strands 40 Minutes and Inside Story.



Speaking at: DOCUMENTARY: THE COMMISSIONERS' WORD

 

Lucy Curtis

Series producer, Race Across the World




Speaking at: ANATOMY OF A HIT: RACE ACROSS THE WORLD

 

Nick Curwin

Chairman, Matisse Media

With a background in print journalism, Nick began his TV career at LWT and then Mentorn, where he ran its Folio division. He launched indie Firefly, now Dragonfly, with Magnus Temple in 2004. There he pioneered so-called “factual theatre” with programmes such as the award-winning Anatomy For Beginners, Channel 4, as well as the “rig show”, with the BAFTA-nominated The Family, Channel 4 and BAFTA-winning One Born Every Minute, Channel 4. He sold Firefly to Shine in 2007 and left with Temple three years later to launch a second indie, The Garden, producers of The Audience, 24 Hours in A&E and 24 Hours in Police Custody, Channel 4;  Keeping Britain Alive, BBC2  – all BAFTA-nominated – as well as the BAFTA-winning Bedlam, Channel 4. The Garden was twice voted the best indie in the country by its peers. Four years after ITV Studios acquired The Garden, he stood down as CEO and joined the Board of C4’s Indie Growth Fund. After a year as Creative Mentor to investee companies and advising the channel on new investments, he left to launch Matisse.



Chairing: OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NATIONS AND REGIONS

 

Guy Davies

Commissioning Editor, Factual, Channel 5

Guy Davies is commissioning editor, Factual at Channel 5, commissioning factual programming across the channel. Prior to this he was head of Documentaries at ITN Productions.

At Channel 5 he has commissioned a diverse slate of peak time factual programming, including Rich House Poor House, Slum Britain: 50 Years On, The National Trust, The Great British Benefits Handout, Squaddies at 16 Raw Recruits, The Freddie Mercury Story, Going Underground: The Tube, Gangland, and Sarah Payne: A Mother’s Story.

He was senior executive producer at Wall to Wall from 2007-2009 and was a freelance executive producer for three years working for a range of companies including Blast! Films, Darlow Smithson, Firecracker and Wall to Wall, working for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Discovery.

Among awards he has received have been the BAFTA for Best Factual Series and The Grierson Award, for The Trust (Channel 4, 2003), Hart Ryan Productions for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Film (Gas Attack, Channel 4).



Speaking at: DOCUMENTARY: THE COMMISSIONERS' WORD

 

Simon Downing

SVP Channel Head Factual and Sport at Discovery Networks UK

 

Speaking at: CHANNEL UPDATE: DISCOVERY UK

 

Liesel Evans

Creative Director of UK Factual, Raw TV

Liesel Evans joined Raw in July 2017 as Creative Director of UK Factual; overseeing the development and production of series and singles for all the major UK broadcasters and SVODs. Recent credits for BBC include critically acclaimed Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me, Drowning in Plastic, Mad Cow Disease: The Great British Beef Scandal, 2-part series Inside the Bank of England,  Conviction: Murder in Suburbia, 3-part series Flatpack Empire and Series 4 of Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport for ITV.

Prior to joining Raw, Liesel executive produced the BAFTA nominated Channel 4 series Kids on the Edge and the RTS and Grierson nominated The Life and Loss of Karen Woo as Director of Programmes at Century Films.



Chairing: THE SPECIALIST FACTUAL COMMISSIONERS

 

Janine Gibson

Assistant editor, Financial Times




Chairing: WHERE'S THE BIG DOC?

 

Tim Harcourt

Creative director, Studio Lambert




Speaking at: ANATOMY OF A HIT: RACE ACROSS THE WORLD

 

Patrick Holland

Channel controller, BBC Two

Patrick became Channel Controller of BBC Two in March 2017, following his earlier appointment as Channel Editor in July 2016.

As Controller he’s overseen the launch of a raft of new titles including Hospital, Motherland, The Mighty Redcar, Collateral, MotherFatherSon, Surgeons - At the Edge of Life, A House Through Time, King Charles III, House of Assad: A Dangerous Dynasty, Boy with the Topknot and Blitz: The Bombs that Changed Britain.

His goal is to continue the revitalisation of BBC Two as a vital cultural force, filled with provocative points of view, where creatives can take their biggest risks and where the audience comes to be stimulated, challenged and entertained.

Patrick also line manages Cassian Harrison, the channel Editor of BBC Four.

Prior to joining BBC Two, Patrick was Head of Commissioning, Documentaries, leading one of the biggest commissioning teams at the BBC, responsible for a huge range of output across all channels. From The Real Marigold Hotel and Simon's Choice, How to Die, BBC Two to Abused: The Untold Story, BBC One, the award-winning global documentary strand StoryvilleBBC Four, through to BBC Three stand-out films Chasing Dad and Murdered By My Father.

Before the BBC, Patrick was the managing director of one of the UK’s biggest factual independent production companies, Boundless (part of Fremantle Media UK).



Speaking at: THE BIG INTERVIEW: PATRICK HOLLAND

 

Danny Horan

Head of Factual, Channel 4

As Head of Factual, Danny oversees Documentaries and with newly appointed Head of Specialist, Fatima Salaria, is responsible for History, Science, Natural History, Arts and Adventure. The department produces everything from 24 Hours in Police Custody, Prison, SAS, the upcoming Criminal Justice to Grayson Perry, Guy Martin and First Dates. Prior to joining Channel 4, Danny was Commissioning Editor for Documentaries at the BBC He has commissioned award-winning Hospital, Louis Theroux's Dark States, Ambulance, Generation Gifted and Murdered For Being Different, amongst many other series and single films across BBC one, Two and Three.



Speaking at: DOCUMENTARY: THE COMMISSIONERS' WORD

 

Michael Jochnowitz

Commissioning editor, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment, BBC




Speaking at: ANATOMY OF A HIT: RACE ACROSS THE WORLD

 

Seetha Kumar

CEO, ScreenSkills

Seetha is responsible for the strategic direction and overall leadership of ScreenSkills' work. Her priority is to expand ScreenSkills' engagement with industry, broaden its revenue streams and help future-proof screen sectors in a fast-changing and globally competitive skills market. Alongside her role as ScreenSkills' CEO, Seetha is a member of the Creative Diversity Network board and the Royal Television Society Education Committee and was formerly on the Mayor of London's Skills for Londoners Taskforce.

Before becoming ScreenSkills CEO in 2015 she was vice president of Pearson Qualifications International, following leadership roles across Pearson’s vocational and higher education teams. Seetha’s media sector leadership roles include BBC Online controller, launching BBC HD (the UK's first free-to-air public service HD channel) and creative director, documentaries and executive producer, and features. The award-winning 2005 Africa Lives season was the BBC’s largest cross-media season and involved partnerships with over fifty UK organisations including the British Museum. Seetha led the seminal domestic violence season Hitting Home, which resulted in a Parliamentary Early Day Motion.

Seetha started her career as the first woman reporter at the Financial Express in New Delhi, India, before working for independent production companies making programmes for Channel 4.



Speaking at: OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NATIONS AND REGIONS

 

Clare Laycock

Head of Brands, Discovery UK

Clare is responsible for the strategic direction and performance of Discovery UK’s female-skewing channels: Quest Red, Discovery’s newest free-to-air real life entertainment channel; TLC, a top five entertainment channel amongst pay TV women; free-to-air foodie channel Food Network; Investigation Discovery, the UK’s number one real crime channel; and Amazon Prime channel Discovery Kids. In the role she oversees programme commissioning and acquisition, scheduling and marketing & communications.

Clare has been a major driving force in expanding Discovery UK’s reach, giving the channels some of their highest ratings shows to date. Since joining Discovery, Clare has built out global franchises, commissioning Say Yes to The Dress UK, now in its 4th series, and developed local hits including Katie Price: My Crazy Life, Curvy Brides Boutique, Harry & Meghan Said Yes, If Katie Hopkins Ruled the World, Britain’s Deadliest Lovers and Faking It: Tears of a Crime.

Clare joined Discovery in September 2014 from UKTV where she was General Manager and Channel Head of Really, Home and Good Food. During her tenure at UKTV, Clare launched brand new channels Home and Really and subsequently led the re-launch of Really, transforming it from a pay TV lifestyle channel to a free-to-air entertainment brand. She was at UKTV for six years.

Prior to UKTV, Clare was Head of Campaigns for BBC Learning from 2006 to 2008 and before this she held various roles at Discovery for 14 years from 1992 to 2006, including VP & Channel Director, Discovery Home & Health and Discovery Kids.



Speaking at: CHANNEL UPDATE: DISCOVERY UK

 

Sarah Lazenby

Head of features and formats, Channel 4

Sarah currently heads up the Features & Formats department at Channel 4 responsible for a diverse range of non-scripted programmes particularly focusing on returnable lifestyle series, youth-skewing formats and broad talent-led shows. The department commissions the entire Bake Off franchise, iconic features shows like Amazing Spaces and Escape To The Chateau, innovative formats like Flirty Dancing and Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back, noisy documentary series like Mums Make Porn, social experiments like The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes and E4 reality series like Made In Chelsea and Celebs Go Dating.

Prior to that Sarah worked as a Commissioning Editor for 3 years across a variety of Factual Entertainment and Entertainment programmes including Naked Attraction, Derren Brown, Chatty Man and Cats Does Countdown. Most notably she won a Broadcast award for the live Paralympic entertainment show The Last Leg: Live In Rio and was responsible for securing the new line-up of hosts for The Great British Bake Off which redefined the show as a Channel 4 proposition, winning critical acclaim and a BAFTA nomination.

Prior to working as a Commissioning Editor Sarah spent 18 years working in TV production & development.



Speaking at: FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT: THE COMMISSIONERS' WORD

 

Sarah Macdonald

Founder Director, MAKE Waves Media

In 2012, Sarah partnered with former Newsnight Editor and BBC World News CEO, Sian Kevill, to form MAKE Waves, a company that is unashamedly focused on both Asia and Europe - one of very few truly ‘East Meets West’ indies with a firm foot in both regions.

Since then, the company has gone on to work with major broadcasters such as Channel 4, Channel 5, Deutsche Welle, Al Jazeera, Bloomberg, BBC World News, HBO Asia, CNA, Star India and A + E Networks. The company won both the Asian Academy Award and China Academy Award for ‘Best Documentary Series’ for its most recent 4-part series for HBO Asia: The Talwars - Behind Closed Doors, building on the success of winning several New York TV Awards and Asian TV awards for the company’s investigative documentaries.

In addition, MAKE Waves has developed an award-winning track record in creating feature documentary films for socially-engaged bodies such as the United Nations and Save The Children. The film This is Exile was a sensitive portrait of life in exile from Syria as seen through the eyes of Syrian child-refugees living in Lebanon. The film was officially selected for IDFA, (International Documentary Film Festival) as well as providing material for a widespread social outreach campaign.

Prior to this, Sarah spent some time as part of the team at Channel 4 Dispatches and made four compelling documentaries, going undercover inside Burma, a ground-breaking investigation into the CIA and Extraordinary Rendition, and the acclaimed Life Inside the Secret State for CNN/Channel 4 about North Korean dissidents fleeing the regime. Sarah secured footage from within North Korea showing executions of people caught having communicated with the outside world. Kim Il Sung, Supreme Leader of North Korea at the time, called her an “imperialist bitch’.



Speaking at: WHERE'S THE BIG DOC?

 

Bernadette McDaid

Commissioning editor, National Geographic

 

Speaking at: THE SPECIALIST FACTUAL COMMISSIONERS

 

Victoria Noble

VP, Head of Original Content, Factual, Discovery UK

Victoria Noble joined Discovery 13 years ago and was recently promoted from her role as Senior Director, Production & Development to Vice President, Original Content, Factual for Discovery.

Based in London, Noble commissions content for Quest and Discovery Channel, and develops and executive produces some of Discovery’s most successful factual and specialist factual programming for its male-skewing channels, including Discovery Channel – which reaches more than 220 countries and territories around the globe.

Victoria has been instrumental in broadening the reach of Discovery’s brands with the introduction of female faces in traditionally male environments in shows like Goblin Works Garage, a show that goes beyond a focus on cars. She’s also been influential in building a number of successful long-running returning series including Wheeler Dealers, Aussie Gold Hunters, and Salvage Hunters which is currently in its 13th series.

Noble’s recent credits include Ed Stafford: Man Woman Child Wild, Richard Hammond’s BIG, Idris Elba: Fighter and Ed Stafford: First Man Out.



Speaking at: THE SPECIALIST FACTUAL COMMISSIONERS

 

Cecilie Olsen

SVP Global Content, Non-Scripted, ITV Studios Global Entertainment

As SVP of Global Content, Non-Scripted at ITV Studios Global Entertainment, Cecilie Olsen heads up the non-scripted acquisitions team. Olsen also actively seeks out new third party co-production partners, as well as oversees the internal labels' non-scripted programming output for international distribution.

Olsen is looking for shows that are bold, brave, noisy returnable franchises and highly commercial. Successes include 24 Hours in Police Custody, River Monsters, The Magical Land Of Oz and Hells Kitchen.

With more than 19 years experience, Olsen previously held roles at Argonon International, where she was the SVP Sales & Acquisitions leading the international sales and acquisitions division, prior to this she was Director of Formats and Production at NBCUniversal International Studios - securing international format commissions for brands such as Queer Eye, Top Chef, Hollywood Game Night and Real Housewives. Olsen also had stints at TwoFour helping to set up their distribution division TwoFour Rights, Target Entertainment and Fox Sports International.



Speaking at: DISTRIBUTION: WHERE TO FIND THE NEXT INVESTMENT

 

Tris Payne

Head of Nations and Regions, Pact

Pact’s Head of Nations and Regions, Tris Payne, is an experienced Executive Producer who has developed and won several network commissions, including a new series travelling across the USA with Paul Hollywood and a peak-time show for ITV1 with Sir Trevor McDonald looking at Britain’s national treasures.

Tris is based in Pact’s new Leeds office at the Round Foundry Media Centre, but spends his time travelling around the UK helping independent TV and film companies across the Nations and Regions. Specifically, he will be working with commissioners to bring them to the Nations and Regions as well as helping Pact members with business development and access to support and investment.



Speaking at: OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NATIONS AND REGIONS

 

Abi Priddle

Commissioning editor, Specialist Factual, BBC




Speaking at: THE SPECIALIST FACTUAL COMMISSIONERS

 

Hilary Rosen

Head of Factual & Factual Entertainment, UKTV

Hilary Rosen is Head of Factual and Factual Entertainment at UKTV, commissioning and executive producing high profile and award-winning shows for the network, including Taskmaster, Inside The Ambulance, The Davina Hour, Border Force: America’s Gatekeepers and Yianni: Supercar Customiser.

Prior to joining UKTV, Hilary was creative director at Silver River, devising formats including The Town That Never Retired, BBC 1 and overseeing Inside Gatwick, Sky 1.

Her career has also encompassed ten years as a senior executive producer at Lion Television overseeing a raft of popular factual shows and documentaries, and a decade in BBC News and Current Affairs. Hilary has also acted as a consultant for BBC Academy, training the factual development teams.



Speaking at: FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT: THE COMMISSIONERS' WORD

 

Fatima Salaria

Head of Specialist Factual, Channel 4

As Head of Specialist Factual, Fatima is responsible for History, Science, Natural History, Arts and Adventure. The department produces everything from SAS, Grayson Perry, Guy Martin and critically acclaimed single films like 100 Vaginas and 3 Identical Strangers. Prior to joining Channel 4, Fatima was Commissioning Editor for Religion at the BBC. She commissioned award-winning Muslims like Us, Abortion on Trial, We are British Jews, The Pilgrimage and curated the Black and British and the Partition seasons for BBC2 amongst many other series and single films across BBC One, TWO and Four.



Speaking at: THE SPECIALIST FACTUAL COMMISSIONERS

 

Clare Sillery

Head of Commissioning, Documentaries, BBC

Clare Sillery was appointed Head of Commissioning, Documentaries in December 2016, leading one of the biggest commissioning teams at the BBC. She is responsible for a huge range of output across all channels from Hospital, The Mighty Redcar, IKEA and Hillsborough on BBC Two and Stephen: Murder That Changed A Nation, Ambulance and Reported Missing on BBC One to the award-winning global documentary strand Storyville on BBC Four and BBC Three stand-out film Murdered For Being Different.

Clare was previously a commissioning editor in documentaries responsible for a raft of returning documentary series from The Detectives to Real Marigold Hotel and Real Marigold on Tour and award winning single films like Simon’s Choice; How to Die on BBC Two as well as Bafta winning factual drama Damilola, our Loved Boy for BBC One.

As an executive producer at the BBC Clare was responsible for a really diverse range of programmes across all the channels from multi award winning series Life and Death Row for BBC Three to RTS winning The Secret Life of the National Grid on BBC Four.



Speaking at: DOCUMENTARY: THE COMMISSIONERS' WORD

 

Sanjay Singhal

Chief Executive, Voltage TV

Sanjay is an award-winning executive producer with more than 20 years' experience of programme-making.

He spent nearly 15 years at the BBC, and was MD of leading factual indie, Dragonfly Film and TV. At Voltage he has overseen a wide-ranging slate of ideas and productions including the BAFTA nominated One Deadly Weekend in America, BBC Three, Life Inside Jail, ITV, Inside the Factory, BBC Two.



Chairing: THE BIG INTERVIEW: PATRICK HOLLAND

 

Jo Street

Head of Daytime, Head of Glasgow Hub, Channel 4

 

Speaking at: OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NATIONS AND REGIONS

 

Howard Swartz

SVP/ President of Production and Development, Documentaries and Specials, Discovery Channel

Howard Swartz is Senior Vice President of Production and Development, Documentaries and Specials for Discovery Channel. In his current role, Swartz is responsible for developing and executing production strategies for documentaries, specials and event programming, such as Shark Week, Egypt Live, and the recently premiered Serengeti, which debuted to record-ratings as the highest rated nature documentary in six years. Most recently, Swartz was Arrow Media’s Executive Vice President of Development and Production, based out of their London office, where he helped to expand the company’s robust U.S. slate. His projects spanned several networks, including Science Channel, Animal Planet and Discovery Channel.

Prior to joining Arrow, Swartz served as Vice President, Documentaries and Specials for Discovery Channel where he oversaw high-profile global specials, including audience favorite Shark Week, as well as Skywire Live With Nik Wallenda, which was the highest-rated live event in Discovery Channel history. He also oversaw Discovery’s landmark Emmy® nominated science series Curiosity, which looked to answer one question in science, technology and society in each episode.

Before joining Discovery in 2011, Swartz was Executive Producer at PBS’ acclaimed science series NOVA where he received the prestigious Alfred I. DuPont Award as well as an AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award. Prior to NOVA, Swartz was with the National Geographic Channel, where he oversaw signature series Explorer and executive produced more than 100 programs, including Emmy®-winners Five Years on Mars Inside Living Body and Incredible Human Machine.



Speaking at: DISCOVERY US INTERVIEW: HOWARD SWARTZ

 

Kelly Webb-Lamb

Deputy Director of Programmes, Channel 4

Kelly is deputy director of programmes at Channel 4 and Head of Popular Factual. Kelly oversees the Factual Entertainment, Features and Daytime commissioning teams as well as the Creative Diversity team and the Nations & Regions team. She is responsible for leading Channel 4’s on-screen diversity and inclusion strategy.

Since joining Channel 4 as head of factual entertainment in September 2016 Kelly has been responsible for successfully landing Channel 4's The Great British Bake Off and The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer. She has also developed and commissioning shows such as the award-winning Old People’s Home for Four Year Olds, the forthcoming Alone at Home and The Peng Life as well as caretaking established brands including Gogglebox.

Previous to C4, Kelly was Managing Director at Shine TV for four years. During this time she redefined the company as a leading producer of popular factual with hits including the BAFTA and RTS award winner The Island with Bear Grylls and Hunted for Channel 4 as well as hits for other channels including BBC 1’s All Change at Longleat, Britain's Best Bakery, The Undriveables and Help! I'm Having Triplets for ITV and Sky 1¹s The Force: Manchester.



Speaking at: THE CHANNEL 4 INTERVIEW: KELLY WEBB-LAMB

 

Brian Woods

Filmmaker and co-founder, True Vision

Brian has been described by The Guardian as “the country’s best, most committed documentary-maker.” He is Deputy Chair of Sheffield Documentary Festival.

Winner of 7 BAFTAs and numerous international awards, Brian started his company, True Vision with his late wife in 1995 with the internationally acclaimed film, The Dying Rooms.

Since then Brian, has made numerous international and domestic films through True Vision for the BBC, Channel Four, ITV, HBO, PBS and Discovery. He passionately believes that television CAN make a difference, and True Vision’s films have demonstrated this repeatedly.



Speaking at: WHERE'S THE BIG DOC?

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