Televisual is hosting a high profile Commissioning Panel, looking at Where Pop Meets Docs at this year’s Media Technology Day on the 1st November at the Ham Yard Hotel in Soho.

This session, chaired by Melanie Leach, Chief Executive of the Twofour Group, will hear from four of the UK’s top commissioners to find out what they think is the sweet spot for factual. With epic fact ent formats such as The Great British Bake Off, which came out of the BBC’s documentary department, and block-buster primetime docs, there’s increased demand for noisy factual programming. But what noise do the channels want to make?

Newly appointed Head of Factual Entertainment for Channel 4 Alf Lawrie will reveal the shift of thinking at Channel 4 that underlies his brief.

Clare Sillery, the BBC’s Head of Documentary Commissioning, one of the biggest commissioning teams at the BBC, tells us how she finds something for everyone.

Hilary Rosen, Deputy Director of Commissioning at UKTV will explain why and how the network is increasing its demand for original programming.

Guy Davies, Commissioning Editor, Factual at Channel 5, who brought Rich House, Poor House to our screens, tells us the ingredients that make a great pop doc and a great schedule.

About the Media Technology Day

Brought to you by the Procam Group – Procam, Procam NY, Take2, Procam Projects and TLS – and supported by Televisual, the Media Technology Day is a focused, all-day industry event for heads of production, producers, directors, production managers, directors of photography and senior production operators.

The Media Technology Day includes a compelling line-up of seminars including:

•    The technology and innovation behind the BBC’s award-winning Blue Planet II
•    How to plan for and achieve a greener production, from production through post, with Splice and Procam
•    High profile cinematography case studies presented by leading DoPs
•    Best practice production technology presentations

You can see the full seminar session timetable and who’s presenting at
You can also catch up with the UK’s leading camera and lens vendors – all exhibiting in one place – with technical experts on hand to answer all of your production questions. Exhibitors include ARRI, Canon, Panasonic, RED and Sony, Cooke, Fujinon, Sigma, TLS and Zeiss, Take 2 Film Services, Timecode Systems, Procam Projects and Procam.

The Media Technology Day is the place to find out what’s changing in your world, see the latest production technology and catch up with your peers with a drink in the sumptuous Ham Yard Hotel bar.

Attendance is free but you need to register. Click here to register

Pippa Considine

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