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50 leading figures lined up for The Factual Festival

50 leading figures lined up for The Factual Festival
Staff Reporter
10 August 2017

50 of the leading factual commissioners, world-renowned producers, financiers and digital experts speak in 15 compelling panel sessions, debates and interviews at the Televisual Factual Festival this November.

This year’s Festival takes place on Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th November at BAFTA, Central London.

BBC’s Controller of Factual Commissioning Alison Kirkham discusses the future of factual at the broadcaster; other speakers include heads of documentary from ITV, the BBC and Channel 4 – Jo Clinton-Davis, Clare Sillery and Nick Mirsky; Factual Entertainment commissioners from ITV, the BBC and Channel 4 – Kate Teckman, David Brindley and Kelly Webb-Lamb; and specialist factual commissioners from the BBC, Channel 4, Discovery and National Geographic – Tom McDonald, John Hay, Ed Sayer and Hamish Mykura.

There are also speakers from Nutopia, Voltage TV, Label 1, ITV Studios, Sky Vision, Films of Record, Passion Pictures, Youngest Media, BBC Studios, Fremantle, Spring Films, Plimsoll Productions, Icon FIlms and Avalon Television, with many more to come.

There will also be the opportunity to book one-to-one meetings with commissioners. Broadcasters already confirmed to be part of the Festival include the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Discovery, A+E and National Geographic.

The Festival website is being updated with new speakers every day. To find out more and to book tickets, go to

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