The free seminar programme at BVE 2015 will once again feature industry leaders aiming to inspire and inform about all aspects of content creation and delivery. The wide-ranging programme, totalling over 120 hours of presentations, covers the latest production issues and technological trends as well as exploring the connected world and multi-platform content, with speakers from organisations including Raindance Film Festival, BBC, Sky, Viacom and Fremantle Media.
The Producers’ Theatre covers topics ranging from production planning and development to business advice. A major new feature in the theatre is ‘Live! Ammunition!’ – a chance to pitch ideas for a movie to a panel moderated by Elliott Grove (pictured), founder, Raindance Film Festival and British Independent Film Awards.
The Producers’ Theatre also features a panel including Vasha Wallace, senior VP of global acquisitions and development, Fremantle Media and Alan Griffiths, CEO, world media rights, and looks at ‘The most valuable formats in the UK’ and how to translate them for international audiences.
The Production Theatre will present a broad range of discussions, ranging from conception to distribution. BVE’s popular Commissioning sessions make a welcome return with advice from commissioners from Sky and Channel 5 about what they are looking for in drama, entertainment and factual.
In the Cinematography and Lighting Theatre, Tim Palmer, BSC (The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Gangsta Granny) will discuss ‘How to overcome scheduling restrictions in delivering high end productions’, while DOP Jonathan Harrison will lead a panel of industry specialists in a discussion on the practical issues and implications of ‘Brands bringing their productions in-house’.
BVE 2015 takes place from 24-26 February 2015 at ExCeL London and registration is now open.