Thinking Aloud Sessions
THINKING ALOUD: Great conversations with top leaders, content creators and digital thinkers
An extraordinary line-up of controllers, leaders, execs and creators contributed to our brand new Thinking Aloud strand, designed to offer insights and information for delegates working in all areas of the business.
Content: Convention director Ruth Pitt reflects on a tumultuous year and finds much to celebrate despite all the challenges the industry has faced outside London
Guests: Ruth Pitt, Convention director
AUDIENCES AND ITV DIGITAL CHANNELS
Content: ITV Digital Channels controller Paul Mortimer tells ITV presenter Charlene White how audience habits changed during the pandemic
Guests: Paul Mortimer, Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions, ITV and Charlene White, presenter and journalist, ITV
BBC THREE: PARTNERING OUTSIDE LONDON TO BUILD TALENT
Content: BBC Three controller Fiona Campbell shares thoughts with Kirsty Wark on portrayal and the importance of partnering across the nations and regions
Guest: Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three
WHY COMMISSIONING OUTSIDE LONDON MATTERS?
Content: Channel 4’s head of daytime and features Jo Street turns tables to become a guest of Steph McGovern, presenter of the channel’s Leeds based live daytime show Steph’s Packed Lunch
Guests: Jo Street, Head of Daytime and Features, Channel 4 and Steph McGovern, presenter Steph’s Packed Lunch Channel 4
TRUST ME I'M A PRODUCER
Content: Channel 5’s deputy director of programmes Sebastian Cardwell offers insights on his channel’s relationships with producers outside London
Guest: Sebastian Cardwell, Deputy Director of Programmes, Channel 5
HOW WAS IT FOR YOU?
Content: CEO of Pact John McVay and his MD of business development and global strategy Dawn McCarthy-Simpson ask ‘how was it for you’ after a rollercoaster year for Pact and its membership
Guests: John McVay, CEO Pact and Dawn McCarthy-Simpson, MD Business Development and Global Strategy, Pact
STV: LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
Content: STV’s CEO Simon Pitts discusses his company’s ambitions, surviving the pandemic and the value of public service television with presenter Kelly-Ann Woodland
Guests: Simon Pitts, CEO STV and Kelly Ann Woodland, presenter STV
ME AND BBC SCOTLAND
Content: Steve Carson shares his thoughts on taking over as the new Director of BBC Scotland with BBC daytime commissioning editor Muslim Alim
Guests: Steve Carson, Director, BBC Scotland and Muslim Alim, Commissioning Editor, BBC Daytime TV
ALL I NEED IS MY SMARTPHONE
Content: Awesome smartphone content creator Imran Azam will challenge TV traditionalists to think afresh about the power of the mobile device we hold in the palm of our hand
Guest: Imran Azam, smartphone content creator
TRAINING, TALENT AND NATIONS & REGIONS
Content: ScreenSkills CEO Seetha Kumar will address strategies needed to train talent in the nations and regions in a session close to the hearts of producers across the UK.
Guests: Seetha Kumar, CEO, ScreenSkills and Jane Muirhead, Managing Director, Raise the Roof Productions
KIRSTIE AND PHIL: WHY IT WORKS?
Content: TV property gurus Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer discuss ten years of working with their managing director Jane Muirhead at Raise The Roof Productions
Guests: Kirstie Allsopp, presenter and director Raise The Roof Productions, Phil Spencer, presenter and director, Raise the Roof Productions, Jane Muirhead, Managing Director Raise The Roof Productions
WAKING UP TEN YEARS LATER
Content: Argonon CEO James Burstall argues that the pandemic has accelerated the shift to digital by ten years
Guest: James Burstall, CEO Argonon
CREATING CASUALTIES DEAF STORYLINE
Content: The remarkable team behind Casualty’s powerful deaf storyline - writer Charlie Swinbourne, director John Maidens, actor Gabriella Leon and producer Dafydd Llewelyn, share thoughts on how they did it and why it matters that people with disabilities tell their stories on mainstream TV
Guests: Gabriella Leon, actor, Charlie Swinbourne, writer, John Maidens, director and Dafydd Llewelyn
Sanjeev Kohli’s Guide To Glasgow
Content: The actor, writer and comedian offers a unique take on his home city.
Guest: Sanjeev Kohli, actor, writer, comedian