The Edinburgh TV Festival has announced new speakers and sessions for the 2020 line up including actor Emilia Clarke . 

Emilia Clarke will team up with Paul Feig, who last year directed her in the movie Last Christmas, for a peer-to-peer session that will take in their work and careers.

The team behind Sky original Gangs of London, Sky’s biggest drama launch since Chernobyl, reunite to dissect the appeal of the critically acclaimed family crime epic. The show’s stars, Ṣọp Dìrísù and Pippa Bennett-Warner join award-winning creator and director Gareth Evans, writer Lauren Sequiera and Pulse Films executive producer, Thomas Benski, to discuss the challenges and opportunities for storytelling on TV versus film, choreography of the fight scenes, and how they delivered the style of big budget, US sensibilities to the UK’s small screen. 

Other sessions include Europe’s top public broadcasters giving their take on the challenges and opportunities ahead. Joining Noel Curran, Chair of the European Broadcasting Union, the panel includes Delphine Ernotte, chief executive, France Télévisions; Thor Gjermund Eriksen, director general, NRK and Ulrich Wilhelm, chairman, ARD. 

Jon Creamer