The Panel
  • Jane Millichip: Chief Creative Officer, Sky Studios
  • Wayne Garvie: President of International Production, Sony Pictures International
  • Seetha Kumar: CEO, ScreenSkills
  • Roger Morris: Managing Director, Elstree Studios

In 2019 film and high-end television production spend in the UK was over £2 billion, with £1.6 billion coming from inward investment.  High-end television spend has increased by 93% over the past five years and is forecast to be in excess of £4 billion by 2025, while spending on originated content by the PSBs is diminishing. Will these new dynamics disrupt the unique production ecology that has evolved in the UK in recent years?

With an almost perfect panel, the impact of US high end television investment on the UK production sector is debated by four senior industry figures.  They explore the implications of the US streamers on the UK production ecology and how disruptive this seismic change might be, with chapters covering:

  • Creativity, Culture… and Cost Per Hour?
  •  Universal Stories (& Britishness)
  • A Mixed Funding Ecology & The Indies Model
  • The Importance of the PSB Model
  • UK Incentives, Infrastructure & Investment
  • How Do We Develop A Skilled Labour Force?
  • The Panel’s Closing Remarks

Moderated by James Bennett: MD Televisual

Jon Creamer