A warm welcome to the 9th annual Belfast Media Festival!
We’re delighted to welcome our keynote speakers: Kelly Webb-Lamb, Deputy Director of Programmes, Channel 4 and Bill Malone, Director of Programmes, Virgin Media. BBC Director General, Tony Hall and Hat Trick Co-Founder, Jimmy Mulville will also be joining us, alongside a whole host of commissioners. We’ll also be presenting the 4th Annual RTS NI Awards.
Click here to register for Belfast Media Festival 2018.
BBC Academy’s Digital Cities Belfast Week (#DigiBelfast) returns from Tuesday 6 November until Friday 16 November with a series of free events and workshops aimed at finding new talent, developing skills and bringing the creative sector together.
Highlights include a BBC Digital Skills Day focusing on developing short-form and on-demand content skills, the Game of Thrones Art Department team giving young people an insight into production design, events devilling through our rich archive of content and history and of course, the Belfast Media Festival. A Digital Cities Londonderry Day will also explore the opportunities around virtual and augmented reality technology.
The BBC Academy, supported by BBC Northern Ireland, has teamed up 16 different partners from across the creative and educational sector in Northern Ireland to create 10 days of exciting workshops, masterclasses and conference-style events open to anyone working or hoping to work within the creative industries.
Click here for information on how to apply for tickets for BBC Academy’s Digital Cities Belfast Week.
Kelly is Deputy Director of Programmes at Channel 4 and Head of Popular Factual, a role she took up in February this year. Kelly deputises for Ian Katz across all genres and issues, and has specific responsibility for the Factual Entertainment, Features & Formats and Daytime commissioning teams as well as the Creative Diversity team and the Nations & Regions team. She is the commissioning lead on Channel 4’s 4 All the UK plan, aimed at driving jobs, production and representation in the Nations and Regions.
Since joining Channel 4 as Head of Factual Entertainment in September 2016 Kelly has been responsible for successfully landing (among others) Channel 4’s The Great British Bake Off, The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer, Old People’s Home for 4-Year Olds, Genderquake and The Circle.
Previous to C4, Kelly ran Shine TV for four years. During this time she redefined the company as a leading producer of popular factual with hits including the BAFTA and RTS award winning The Island with Bear Grylls and Hunted for Channel 4 as well as hits for other channels including BBC 1¹s All Change at Longleat, Britain’s Best Bakery, The Undriveables and Help! I’m Having Triplets for ITV and Sky 1¹s The Force: Manchester.
Prior to her time at Shine, Kelly was creative director of Factual Entertainment at Princess and previously series editor of The Apprentice, overseeing the move to BBC1 in Series 3.More ›