While there’s plenty more still to come, this week we’ve announced a slew of speakers and sessions covering a whole range of issues, as well as master classes covering some of the most exciting shows around.
|Richard Dunn memorial interview|
|Interviewing Charlie Brooker|
4. BBC Director-General 2.0 will ask the experts what key decisions face the incoming Director-General, as Mark Thompson departs the post. How will the BBC enter the next phase of its history? How might the BBC continue to evolve under his (or her) stewardship?
5. We’re Stealing Your Stuff: The Piracy Problem will be dissecting how the web is changing ownership business models. In a world where television can be instantly and infinitely copied and shared, what can TV creatives do to make sure they make money and retain creative control over their output?
6. The Festival will also tackle the profound implications of Scottish Independence on the broadcasting landscape. Leading political and cultural figures will examine the practicalities and effects of dismantling the BBC, the introduction of legal production quotas and competitive tax breaks and the political battleground that is EastEnders.
7. And of course the Festival will be exploring the impacts of the forthcoming Communications Bill Green Paper on EPG positioning, charter renewal, media plurality and more...
Master classes to include:
|Modern Family Master class|
8. Modern Family, featuring Emmy award winning writer and producer Steve Levitan, the co-creator of the multi award winning show.
9. The Educating Essex Masterclass will feature Series Director David Clews, Channel 4 Commissioner Mark Raphael and the indisputable stars of the show, Head Teacher Vic Goddard and his Deputy Stephen Drew talking about the breakout Autumn hit.
10. The Horrible Histories creative team will tell delegates how they bring the past to life with brilliant sketches, songs and cartoons to inform and entertain millions of children and grown-ups alike..
|Horrible Histories Master class|
12. Hatufim to Homeland: The Anatomy of a hit Drama will feature conversation with Gideon Raff and Avi Nir, the Israeli creators of the series Prisoners of War (Hatufim), and those who brought the series to life in the US as Homeland.
13. The First Ten Minutes will examine hit dramas Scott and Bailey and Call the Midwife with the creative teams behind them.
14. Budding broadcast entrepreneurs will also have the opportunity to face the formidable TV dragons – Evan Davis will host Dragons’ Den at the Festival, with Duncan Bannatyne and guests inviting entrepreneurs, inventors and ideas people to pitch for real money with TV related business ventures.
|Pitch for real money at MGEITF 2012!|