Factual Television in Times of Economic Crisis: Thursday 9 July / 11.00 (BST)
Factual commissioners for the major UK broadcasters discuss the challenges and opportunities of making new work in the current climate. What are the opportunities for filmmakers? What do audiences want to watch? What kind of budgets are really on offer? And what is the role of broadcasters in a period of real hardship?
The session will be chaired by our Chair of the Board of Trustees, Alex Cooke (Renegade Pictures, Sheffield Doc/Fest)
Running time: approx 75mins.
Clare Sillery, Head of Documentary Commissioning, BBC
Danny Horan, Head of Factual, Channel 4
Guy Davies, Commissioning Editor - Factual, Channel 5
Satmohan Panesar, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment, ITV
All Digital Industry Pass Holders can register to watch the session live on Zoom and a recording will be available on our Doc/Player platform soon after the event.
This session is supported by ITV, BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5.