Festival Programme

Controller Sessions


Meet the Controller: Adam MacDonald, Sky 1

In this revelatory session two indie creative bosses reveal the highs and lows of winning business from, and working with, Adam MacDonald and Sky 1.   Joined by Sky’s entertainment boss Phil Edgar Jones, whose remit is key to Sky 1’s renewed focus on entertainment shows, learn what it takes to win commissions, including the actual taster tapes and pitches for the new big scale entertainment formats heading to the channel. As well as the new entertainment focus on Sky 1, we’ll hear about Adam’s commitment to building on recent drama successes and the channel’s new comedy commissioning strategy.