Speakers

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Emma Rosa Dias
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Emma Rosa Dias

With over 18 years’ experience in TV production, having worked in front and behind the camera with BBC, ITV and Channel 4, Emma-Rosa Dias is a key player in the UK TV industry with her Belfast based indie Afro-Mic Productions. She made her television debut in 1999 as an original […]

Eric Carney
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Eric Carney

Eric Carney is a three-time Emmy Award winning VFX Supervisor for Game of Thrones and one of the Co-Founders of The Third Floor previs studio.  Eric has worked for the past 5 seasons on the hit HBO show as a VFX and Previs Supervisor, working with the directors and producers […]

Fiona Campbell
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Fiona Campbell

Fiona Campbell is Controller, BBC Three, the home of content for under 35s on BBC iPlayer, where she holds overall responsibility for content commissioning across platforms and oversees the strategy of the channel. BBC Three is responsible for brands such as RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, Glow Up, Fleabag and This […]

Fiona Keane
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Fiona Keane

Fiona is an award winning P/D and writer, with experience across a wide range of genres, who has worked with broadcasters and production companies in Ireland, Britain and the US. She is now a Commissioning Executive with BBC NI. Find information on when Fiona is speaking here.   

Fiona McDermott
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Fiona McDermott

  Appointed Head of Comedy in 2017, Fiona McDermott joined Channel 4 as Commissioning Editor in 2011. During that time she has worked across the department’s multi-award winning scripted slate including; Derry Girls (Channel 4’s biggest comedy launch since 2004), BAFTA-winning Catastrophe, Stath Lets Flats, Gameface, the RTS-winning Flowers, The […]

Gareth Graham
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Gareth Graham

Gareth is originally from Belfast but left over 20 years ago to pursue his dream of becoming a Professional Footballer, Gareth played Professionally for 5 years with Crystal palace and Brentford before injury cut short his career, Gareth then got a “real” job and fell in to the Insurance Industry […]

Gavin Halpin
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Gavin Halpin

Gavin Halpin is the Managing Director of Paper Owl Films, which he co-founded in 2012. Since graduating with a 1st class honours degree in Film and Communications from the Dublin institute of Technology, Gavin has earned broadcast credits as an editor, cameraman, producer and director. His appreciation for all the […]

Gian Quaglieni
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Gian Quaglieni

Gian Quaglieni is Commissioning Editor for Current Affairs at the BBC. He works across BBC Two and Three, commissioning titles such as Meet The Lords, Brexit: A Very British Coup, Jo Cox: Death of an MP and on BBC Three Sex Drugs & Murder, Stacey Dooley Investigates and Obesity: The […]

Glenn Patterson
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Glenn Patterson

Glenn Patterson is a writer for film, television and radio from Northern Ireland. With Colin Carberrry, he co-wrote the film Good Vibrations, for which the pair were nominated for Outstanding Debut at the 2014 BAFTA Film awards. They had previously won Best Script at the 2013 Irish Writers Guild Awards, and […]

Graham Smith
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Graham Smith

From running his own Indie to working as a commissioning editor at Channel 4 and Channel 5, Graham has had a long and successful career helping bring great comedy programmes to the screen. He has worked with the likes of David Walliams and Matt Lucas, the SPACED team, Reeves and […]

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