Why I Commissioned That?

Four BBC commissioners from a wide range of genres reveal the process of development that led to greenlights for some of their recent projects.  Covering the entire process from the initial pitch to the final greenlight, they’ll share a selection of case studies as they discuss everything from the top-line idea that grabbed them, to the clever talent thought, piece of access, final proposal or knock-out sizzle that got it over the line.

Location: Theatre Two
Time: Day 2 Thursday 16.00 – 17.00

Session Panelists:

  • Hosted by Clare Mottershead (Popular Factual & Factual Entertainment)

  • Muslim Alim, Daytime

  • Abigail Priddle, Specialist Factual

  • Beejal Patel, Docs

  • Gian Quaglieni, Current Affairs

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