Advisory Committee

Passionate, tireless and foolhardy is how you might best describe the incredible team of volunteers on our Advisory Committee.

Up to 30 individuals from TV and digital content are invited to join the Committee by the Advisory Chair and the Festival Director and they play a key part in creating what is widely regarded as the most important event in the TV calendar.  The Festival is billed as ‘by the industry, for the industry’ because it is shaped and produced by these industry professionals alongside their day jobs, ensuring that all of our content is up-to-the-minute, highly relevant and engaging. The Committee meet once a month to discuss ideas and shape sessions, before rolling up their sleeves at Edinburgh to produce the sessions they have championed, with the help of some very willing and able APs.  Being on the committee is hard work but it’s also fun, it’s important and it’s an honour. And it gives everyone involved the chance to give something back. The Festival funds our two talent schemes, Ones to Watch and The Network, helping to support the next generation of new and diverse talent in the industry.

Channel 4 Deputy Director of Programmes and Head of Popular Factual, Kelly Webb-Lamb, has been appointed as the Advisory Chair of the Edinburgh Television Festival.

Alongside Festival Director, Lisa Campbell, Webb-Lamb will spearhead a team of cross-genre, industry executives to help curate the 2019 programme and lead the Advisory Committee.

Webb-Lamb’s Festival theme centres around the fundamental question of ‘What is TV for?’ as the industry strives to remain relevant in a fast-evolving world.

Ana De Moraes

Group Creative Director

Shiver

Babita Bahal

Diversity & Inclusion Lead

BBC Content

Ben Powell-Jones

Head of Programming

LADbible Group

Chris Aylott

Head of Marketing

BBC Studios Productions

David Brindley

Head of Popular Factual

BBC

Dhanny Joshi

MD

Big Deal Films

Emma Hardy

Head of On-Screen Talent

Channel 4

Heather Greenwood

Senior Executive

Fulwell 73

Ian Moffitt

Senior Agent

ICM Partners

Jacky Martens

Assistant Editor

BBC News at 10

Jane Featherstone

Founder

Sister Pictures

Jez Nelson

CEO

Somethin' Else

Jita Mitra

YouTube Executive

BBC Three

Jonny Coller

Group Director of Development

Twofour

Jonny Meenagh

Head

Objective Media Group

Kate Ward

Executive Vice President

Refinery29

Kelly Webb-Lamb

Deputy Director of Programmes and Head of Popular Factual

Channel 4

Kwadjo Dajan

Drama Creative Director

Sugar films

Maryam Mossavar

Media Content Partnerships

YouTube

Mike Beale

Managing Director

ITV Studios Nordics & Global Creative Network

Morwenna Gordon

Commissioning Editor for Comedy

Sky

Nav Raman

Creative Director

Chatterbox

Neil Mortensen

Director of Audiences

ITVplc

Philippa Collie-Cousins

Commissioning Editor for Drama

UKTV

Rachel Corp

Deputy Editor and Head of Programmes

ITV News

Satmohan Panesar

Factual Entertainment Commissioner

ITV

Seb Curtis

Head of Development, Factual Entertainment

BBC Studios

Sohail Shah

Former Entertainment Commissioner

BBC

Steve Regan

CEO

Hello Mary

Sunny Kang

Producer/ Director

Nine Lives Media

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