Gamechanger: Kent Alterman, Comedy Central
Thursday 24th August 16.25 - 17.25
VENUE: The Fintry, Level 3
Join Comedy Central President Kent Alterman, who has helped launch the careers of the likes of Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, Key & Peele and Amy Schumer, as he talks with comedian Jimmy Carr about his phenomenal career to date and Comedy Central’s success making smart bets on creator-driven series.
Gamechanger: Mark Gordon, The Mark Gordon Company
Wednesday 23rd August 13:45 - 14:45
VENUE: The Sidlaw, Level 3
SPEAKERS: Mark Gordon, CEO The Mark Gordon Company
As CEO of The Mark Gordon Company (MGC), which in 2015 partnered with Entertainment One (eOne) to create an independent television and film studio, Gordon develops, finances and produces premium content. MGC’s slate includes projects both developed internally, as well as from other producers and third parties who desire the support and creative input for which the company is known.
Keynotes and Interviews
Meet the Controller: Damian Kavanagh, BBC3
Thursday 24th August 16:25 - 17:25
Meet the Controller: Ben Frow, Channel 5
Friday 25th August 10:00 - 11:00
VENUE: The Sidlaw, Level 3
CHAIR: Jake Kanter, media editor Business Insider
SPEAKERS: Ben Frow, director of programming Channel 5
In a change to the usual controller session format, Ben has agreed to go onto the therapist’s couch to appear in a very special Edinburgh Festival version of his hit show, [Ben Frow]: In Therapy
Issues and Debates
Thursday 24th August 13:00 - 14:00
VENUE: The Pentland, Level 3
CHAIR: Evan Davis, Presenter Newsnight, Dragons Den
SPEAKERS: Charlotte Moore, Director Content BBC; Kevin Lygo, Director of Television ITV; Zai Bennett, director of programmes Sky UK
In a unique opportunity, join the creative leaders of Britain’s main broadcasters to discuss their visions of the future. Chaired by Evan Davis, this session will ask how the broadcasters can remain relevant to an audience increasingly spoilt for choice and how they are facing up to the existential threat posed by new technologies and content-providers.
16-34’s: The Rules of Engagement
Wednesday 23rd August 10:00 - 11:00
Have We Already Hit Peak Podcast?
Thursday 24th August 09:30 - 10:30
VENUE: The Moorfoot/Kilsyth, Level 0
CHAIR: Edith Bowman, Radio & TV presenter
SPEAKERS: Danielle Ward, Writer, comedian
From My Dad Wrote a Porno to Serial, a series of international hits have raised podcasts from niche to mainstream and with a highly-engaged audience of young urban listeners. Radio presenter and award-winning podcaster Edith Bowman asks a panel of leading talent how they've tested and developed ideas in this low-risk environment to discover the golden rules of podcasting.