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Festival Programme

MacTaggart Speaker

James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture: Jon Snow

Wednesday 23rd August 17:30 - 18:15

VENUE: The Lennox

SPEAKERS: Jon Snow, journalist & broadcaster Channel 4 News

Award-winning journalist and broadcaster Jon Snow will deliver this year’s prestigious James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture.

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Gamechangers

Gamechanger: Kent Alterman, Comedy Central

Thursday 24th August 16:30 - 17:30

VENUE: The Moorfoot/Kilsyth, Level 0

CHAIR: Jimmy Carr, comedian

SPEAKERS: Kent Alterman, president Comedy Central

Comedy Central has a long, celebrated history of identifying and launching the leading comedy voices of the day. They become part of the fabric of culture and the world takes notice. 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 and helping emerging stars break through to become the funniest and most influential voices of their generation.

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Gamechanger: Mark Gordon, The Mark Gordon Company

Wednesday 23rd August 13:45 - 14:45

VENUE: The Sidlaw, Level 3

CHAIR: Darren Childs, CEO UKTV

SPEAKERS: Mark Gordon, CEO The Mark Gordon Company

With a hugely successful career in film and with credits including Saving Private Ryan, it’s no surprise that Mark Gordon’s subsequent foray into television resulted in monster hits Grey’s Anatomy and Criminal Minds. In this masterclass session, Gordon discusses his incredible creative and commercial success story – and how he overcame the challenges along the way.

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Gamechanger: Courteney Monroe, Nat Geo

Thursday 24th August 09:30 - 10:30

VENUE: The Fintry, Level 3

CHAIR: Jane Root, CEO Nutopia

SPEAKERS: Courteney Monroe, chief executive officer National Geographic Global Networks

Join us for an in-depth conversation with National Geographic's Global Networks CEO Courteney Monroe as she discusses her efforts to move National Geographic into the premium programming space, and take the brand as a whole from reverence to relevance. She will share case studies from recent successes including MARS, the network’s first scripted series GENIUS and several high profile releases from the newly formed National Geographic Documentary Films banner. She will also preview the upcoming event series ONE STRANGE ROCK from Darren Aronofsky, the new feature documentary JANE and the new documentary series THE STORY OF US WITH MORGAN FREEMAN.

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Gamechanger: Carmi Zlotnik, Starz

Thursday 24th August 13:30 - 14:30

VENUE: The Fintry, Level 3

SPEAKERS: Carmi Zlotnik, president of programming Starz; Emma Frost, showrunner

Carmi Zlotnik joins British-born Emma Frost, acclaimed showrunner and lead writer for the STARZ Original limited series, The White Princess and The White Queen, to discuss how UK and European talent and producers can create premium original programming that works for U.S. audiences. Starz, the second most widely subscribed premium pay TV network in the U.S., has successfully targeted under served American audiences, including women, and this discussion will enable creatives to better understand the U.S. creative process, as well as what’s working for Starz since launching its original programming strategy in 2010.

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Keynotes and Interviews

Sir David Attenborough & The Natural History Unit at 60

Thursday 24th August 12:20 - 13:10

VENUE: The Pentland, Level 3

CHAIR: Julian Hector, head of The Natural History Unit BBC Studios Biography

SPEAKERS: Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster & naturalist

BBC Studios’ world-leading Natural History Unit turns 60 this year. Sir David Attenborough joins Julian Hector, Head of The Natural History Unit in conversation, looking at the past, present and future of natural history programme-making and the important role it has played in improving, understanding, driving awareness and changing perceptions of the natural world.

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The Great YouTube Take Off: Dan & Phil Talk with Sue Perkins

Thursday 24th August 11:00 - 12:00

VENUE: The Moorfoot/Kilsyth, Level 0

CHAIR: Sue Perkins, writer, presenter, broadcaster

SPEAKERS: Dan Howell & Phil Lester, YouTube stars

One half of TV’s most-loved double acts in conversation with one of gen-YouTube’s biggest pairings. Join them for a free-flowing and funny chat about fame, resisting definition, comedy and cakes.

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Nick Bell, Snapchat Keynote Interview

Wednesday 23rd August 13:45 - 14:45

VENUE: The Fintry, Level 3

CHAIR: Philip O’Ferrall, executive VP & head of Viacom Velocity International

SPEAKERS: Nick Bell, vice president of content Snap Inc

Since its inception, Snapchat has been uniquely focused on the power of vertical video and and Nick Bell, VP of content, is leading the move into reinventing tv for mobile millennials. With James Corden signed up for a daily show, deals inked with Discovery and NBC, plus a raft of partnerships on the horizon, Nick explains Snapchat’s strategy for mobile-first tv.

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Tim Hincks & Stephen Lambert: Face To Face

Thursday 24th August 09:30 - 10:30

VENUE: The Moorfoot/Kilsyth, Level 0

SPEAKERS: Stephen Lambert, CEO Studio Lambert; Tim Hincks, Co-CEO Expectation

Stephen Lambert and Tim Hincks have been right at the heart of the biggest cultural shifts in television for the last 20 years. Using a light format developed especially for this session, they will interview each other, no holds barred, to discuss their careers, their views on the industry today, how you know when you've had a great idea and some inside goss.

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Controller Sessions

Meet the Controller: Patrick Holland, BBC 2

Wednesday 23rd August 10:00 - 11:00

VENUE: The Sidlaw, Level 3

CHAIR: June Sarpong, presenter, campaigner

SPEAKERS: Patrick Holland, Controller BBC Two; Tom McDonald, head of natural history & specialist factual commissioning BBC; Clare Sillery, head of commissioning, documentaries BBC; Pinki Chambers, entertainment commissioning editor BBC; Alex Moody, commissioning editor comedy BBC

When Patrick Holland takes to the stage in Edinburgh he will have been at the helm of BBC Two for almost a year. A perfect point for June Sarpong to assess his impact, as well as exploring his vision for the future of the UK’s third biggest channel.

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Meet the Controller: Cassian Harrison, BBC4

Thursday 24th August 15:00 - 16:00

VENUE: The Sidlaw, Level 3

CHAIR: Ranvir Singh, presenter Good Morning Britain, ITV News

SPEAKERS: Cassian Harrison, channel editor BBC Four; Mark Bell, head of arts commissioning BBC

Cassian Harrison has been at the helm of BBC Four since October 2013; reinventing the schedule with programmes like Television’s Opening Night and the phenomenon that is Slow TV. The channel is known for its eccentricity and intelligence, but in this session, Cassian will share what is at the very heart of a BBC Four idea; a unique DNA that runs through every commission.

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Meet the Controller: Adam MacDonald, Sky 1

Friday 25th August 13:00 - 14:00

VENUE: The Sidlaw, Level 3

CHAIR: Chris Curtis, editor Broadcast

SPEAKERS: Adam MacDonald, director Sky 1, Sky Living; Phil Edgar-Jones, director Sky Arts; Natalka Znak, president Znak&Jones; Mat Steiner, managing director Primal Media

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.

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Meet the Controller: Jay Hunt, Channel 4

Wednesday 23rd August 13:45 - 14:45

VENUE: The Pentland, Level 3

CHAIR: Boyd Hilton, entertainment director Heat Magazine

SPEAKERS: Jay Hunt, chief creative officer Channel 4; John Hay, head of specialist factual, Channel 4; Beth Willis, head of drama Channel 4; Fiona McDermott, head of comedy Channel 4

Chief creative officer of Channel 4, Jay Hunt, takes to the stage with a number of awards under her belt, including Channel of the Year from both Broadcast and Edinburgh.

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Issues and Debates

Leaders’ Debate

Thursday 24th August 13:30 - 14:30

VENUE: The Pentland, Level 3

CHAIR: Evan Davis, presenter Newsnight, Dragons Den

SPEAKERS: Charlotte Moore, director of content BBC; Kevin Lygo, director of television ITV; Zai Bennett, director of programmes Sky UK; Ben Frow, director of programming Channel 5; Ralph Lee, deputy chief creative officer Channel 4

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.

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Nothing Will Be Televised: Have Young People Switched Off?

Wednesday 23rd August 10:00 - 11:00

VENUE: The Fintry, Level 3

CHAIR: Mawaan Rizwan, actor, comedian

SPEAKERS: Emma Cooper, managing director of non-scripted television Pulse Films; CJ Fahey, general manager VICELAND, EMEA & APAC; Richard Cowles, creative director, entertainment ITV Studios; Tom Frazer, vice president, strategy & digital Viacom International Media Networks UK

Actor and comedian Mawaan Rizwan looks at the success of Love Island and Blue Planet with 16-34s and asks what more TV can do to engage younger viewers – not least when young people are switching off their TVs in droves. BBC TV only reached 66% of 16-34 year olds last year, and the average viewer age of Channel 4 is 55, E4 is 42. So is the industry out of touch? If so what can it do to get young people watching again?

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The Steve Hewlett Debate: Fake News

Wednesday 23rd August 15:30 - 16:30

VENUE: The Sidlaw, Level 3

CHAIR: Krishnan Guru-Murthy, presenter Channel 4 News

SPEAKERS: Versha Sharma, managing editor & senior correspondent NowThis; Jamie Angus, deputy director BBC World Service Group; Damian Collins, chair Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee; Tony Maddox, executive vice president managing director CNN International

We've had some of the most dramatic events of recent times - with the Brexit vote, the election of Donald Trump, and everything that has followed. Throughout this time, the role of the news media has constantly been under debate - and in some ways under threat.

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Edinburgh Does…Judge Rinder

Wednesday 23rd August 13:45 - 14:45

VENUE: The Moorfoot/Kilsyth, Level 0

CHAIR: Judge Rinder, criminal barrister

SPEAKERS: Clive Tulloh, managing director / executive producer Burning Bright Productions; Gill Wilson, head of features & daytime Channel 4; Elaine Frontain Bryant, executive vice president & head of programming A&E Network; Cat Lewis, CEO, executive producer Nine Lives Media; Richard Johnston, chief executive officer Endemol Shine UK; Tom Beck, head of live events & com ed, entertainment Channel 4

Criminal barrister Robert Rinder, best known for his popular ITV daytime show Judge Rinder is to be the arbitrator of TV industry battles at this year’s TV Festival. No stranger to conflict, ITV’s Judge Rinder will preside over a session which pits leading figures against each other to debate some of TV’s hottest topics. Rinder will have his gavel at the ready to rule over such issues as ‘TV’s run out of new entertainment hits - guilty or innocent?’ and ‘Television stands accused of being out of touch with viewers in post-Brexit Britain.’

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Entertainment

Edinburgh Does…Blue Peter

Wednesday 23rd August 11.45 - 12.45

VENUE: The Pentland, Level 3

CHAIR: Iain Stirling, comedian

SPEAKERS: Peter Purves, presenter ; Valerie Singleton, broadcaster & writer ; Kate Phillips, controller BBC Entertainment; Phil Edgar-Jones, director Sky Arts; Cheryl Taylor, controller CBBC; Sarah Lazenby, commissioning editor factual and entertainment Channel 4; Diederick Santer, chief executive Kudos

To mark the 60th anniversary celebrations of the iconic CBBC show, Blue Peter is about to put 4 commissioners through the ultimate screen test; to see if they have what it takes to become a presenter on the longest running children’s programme in the world.

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Move Over Drama, Entertainment Is Back

Friday 25th August 10:00 - 11:00

VENUE: The Moorfoot/Kilsyth, Level 0

CHAIR: Rick Edwards, journalist, presenter, screenwriter

SPEAKERS: Kate Phillips, controller BBC Entertainment; Ed Havard, head of entertainment, events and sport Channel 4; Steve Regan, commissioning editor: entertainment Channel 5; Peter Davey, head of comedy entertainment ITV; Phil Edgar-Jones, director Sky Arts

It’s 2017 and Entertainment is a genre undergoing a long awaited renaissance. With multiple new launches on ITV, new Saturday night fare on BBC One, and Sky One announcing that it’s now entertainment only, the doors are finally open again. Come and meet the people who are shaping the future of the genre at every major channel. We’ll be getting inside their heads to find out what rocks their boats and asking them to build their fantasy schedules and dream rostas of talent. An unmissable session if you want to know what entertainment will look like in 2017.

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Masterclasses

Killers, Cops & Courtrooms: A True Crime Masterclass

Friday 25th August 13:00 - 14:00

VENUE: The Moorfoot/Kilsyth, Level 0

CHAIR: Guy Davies, commissioning editor, factual Channel 5

SPEAKERS: Chris Shaw, editorial director ITN Productions; Laura Fleury, SVP/head of programming international A+E Networks; Jo Clinton-Davis, controller of factual ITV; Simon Chinn, co-founder Lightbox

From factual formats to hard-hitting documentary, we’re all hooked on true crime. But how do you create a truly great crime programme? This masterclass, featuring the best in the unscripted crime business, will explore how the maestros tackle this perennially popular genre, giving us a unique insight into some groundbreaking programmes along the way.

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Line of Duty Masterclass with Jed Mercurio & Vicky McClure

Thursday 24th August 13:30 - 14:30

VENUE: The Sidlaw, Level 3

CHAIR: June Sarpong, presenter, campaigner

SPEAKERS: Jed Mercurio, scriptwriter ; Vicky McClure, Actor

Famed for his meticulous attention to detail, plot twists that push all the limits and a penchant for killing off his leads, Mercurio has become one of the leading writers of his generation. In this unmissable session he will discuss the genesis of the series, which is produced by World Productions and began life on BBC Two, and reveal the opportunities and challenges involved in making it a ratings hit for BBC One.

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How not to F%*k up your Start-up

Friday 25th August 11:30 - 12:30

VENUE: The Moorfoot/Kilsyth, Level 0

CHAIR: Tim Hincks, Co-CEO Expectation

SPEAKERS: Pat Younge, co-founder and MD Sugar Films; Kate Harwood, managing director Euston Films; Jazz Gowans, CEO, creative director & executive producer Transparent Television; Karen Smith, managing director Tuesday’s Child

Ever dreamt about launching an indie but not sure how? At the moment, it seems like a new indie is launching every week but is there really enough room for so many new kids on the block and how are they really faring? This session will feature hard truths and lessons learnt from those who took the plunge and survived. Expect tips, tricks as well as near misses and a horror story or two.

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Black Mirror Masterclass with Charlie Brooker & Annabel Jones

Friday 25th August 11:30 - 12:30

VENUE: The Pentland, Level 3

CHAIR: Sue Perkins, writer, presenter, broadcaster

SPEAKERS: Charlie Brooker, writer ; Annabel Jones, executive producer

Black Mirror is an award winning anthology series that taps into our collective unease with the modern world. The House of Tomorrow drama originally launched on Channel 4 to widespread critical acclaim and following the hugely publicised move to Netflix last year, catapulted Brooker, Jones and their dystopian tales from the dark side into the global market.

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EdTalks

EdTalks: Failed It

Thursday 24th August 15:00 - 16:00

VENUE: The Moorfoot/Kilsyth, Level 0

PANEL: Ayesha Hazarika MBE, political commentator ; Joanna Rowsell Shand, Olympian ; Asim Chaudhry, actor, writer ; Dara Nasr, managing director Twitter UK

CHAIR: Russell Kane, comedian, presenter, actor

Failure. For most people it’s something to be ashamed of, buried away and never to be spoken of again. For others, it’s one of the most valuable experiences of their career, and quite possibly, the secret to their success. Back by popular demand for 2017, this year presented by Russell Kane, join four more inspirational speakers as they talk about some of their lowest points, how they dealt with them and how they moved on.

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Awards

Edinburgh TV Awards 2017

Thursday 24th August 18:15 - 19:00

VENUE: The Pentland, Level 3

Stand-up comedian, actor, writer and radio presenter Nish Kumar will host the prestigious Edinburgh TV Awards. In their 16th year, the highly-coveted awards form one of the highlights of the TV Festival calendar, celebrating the best of British content, as well as rewarding programmes outside of the UK.

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Screenings

Red Dwarf XII Exclusive Screening

Wednesday 23rd August 19:00 - 20:00

VENUE: Filmhouse

CHAIR: Nick Helm, comedian, writer, musician

SPEAKERS: Robert Llewellyn, Kryten Red Dwarf; Craig Charles, Dave Lister Red Dwarf

Join Red Dwarf writer, director and co-creator, Doug Naylor and special star guests from the show for a post screening Q&A. Watch this space for details!

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The Tick Exclusive Screening

Thursday 24th August 18:30 - 19:30

VENUE: Filmhouse

In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an underdog accountant with zero powers comes to realise his city is owned by a global super villain long-thought dead. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero. The Tick stars Peter Serafinowicz along with Griffin Newman (Vinyl), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Valorie Curry (House of Lies), Yara Martinez (Jane the Virgin) and Brendan Hines (Scorpion). The Tick is executive produced by Ben Edlund (Supernatural), Barry Josephson (Bones) and Barry Sonnenfeld (A Series of Unfortunate Events), directed by Wally Pfister (The Dark Knight), and written by Ben Edlund. The Tick is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television.

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Speed meetings

Wednesday AM Speed Meetings

Wednesday 23rd August 10:00 - 13:00

VENUE: Level 1 Lounge

The Festival speed meetings are back for 2017 to give you exclusive access to the top names across the TV and digital industry. With the networking event spanning the entire three days of the Festival there’s even more opportunity to meet new people.

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Thursday AM Speed Meetings

Thursday 24th August 09:00 - 13:00

VENUE: Level 1 Lounge

The Festival speed meetings are back for 2017 to give you exclusive access to the top names across the TV and digital industry. With the networking event spanning the entire three days of the Festival there’s even more opportunity to meet new people.

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Friday Speed Meetings

Friday 25th August 09:00 - 13:00

VENUE: Level 1 Lounge

The Festival speed meetings are back for 2017 to give you exclusive access to the top names across the TV and digital industry. With the networking event spanning the entire three days of the Festival there’s even more opportunity to meet new people.

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Wednesday PM Speed Meetings

Wednesday 23rd August 14:00 - 16:00

VENUE: Level 1 Lounge

The Festival speed meetings are back for 2017 to give you exclusive access to the top names across the TV and digital industry. With the networking event spanning the entire three days of the Festival there’s even more opportunity to meet new people.

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Break Out Talks

Delivering Diversity: From 90210 to E20

Wednesday 23rd August 16:30 - 17:15

VENUE: The Tinto, Level 0

CHAIR: Deborah Williams, CEO Creative Diversity Network

SPEAKERS: Charlie Pheby, Head of Casting October Films; Jamie Hindhaugh, Chief Operating Officer BT Sport & BT TV; Laura Korkoian, Executive Producer Bunin-Murray Productions

This session will follow shortly after publication of Diamond: The First Cut, with leading creatives and execs from the US and UK providing their hands-on experiences of successfully increasing diversity on and off screen, as well as discussing where more work needs to be done. Are there different approaches in the US and what can we learn from broadcasters and producers there? What does success look and feel like both sides of the Atlantic?

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Meet the US Entertainment Channels

Thursday 24th August 10:35 - 11:20

VENUE: The Tinto, Level 0

CHAIR: Peter Salmon, chief creative officer Endemol Shine

SPEAKERS: Sarah Barnett, president & general manager BBC America; Elaine Frontain Bryant, executive vice president & head of programming A&E Network; Dan Cohen, president, worldwide television licensing Paramount Pictures Corporation

The Meet the US Entertainment Channels is a new session that gives delegates the chance to meet the top decision-makers from US broadcasters within the entertainment genre, to hear about new business opportunities and take part in exclusive match-made pitch meetings with the commissioners.

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Moving Stories Forward Through Successful Brand Partnerships

Thursday 24th August 14:35 - 15.20

VENUE: The Tinto, Level 0

CHAIR: Caressa Douglas, Senior Vice President, Content & Branded Integration BEN

SPEAKERS: Dominic Burns, senior vice president, brand management & commercial NBCUniversal International Studios; Ed Simpson, EVP Business Development & International ITV America; Jordan Passon, Director of Product Placement and Branded Integration Microsoft; Alex Connock,

Brand integration has been supporting the creative community for years and as the globalization of content continues to rise through OTT platforms, more and more producers are experimenting with storytelling with big brands in unprecedented ways. But although the promise of large investment is alluring, can producers really take full advantage of branded integration without a massive workload it may entail or a creative compromise? This panel answers all the questions about what it’s really like to work with brands! 

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Making TV for China: Top Ten Tips 

Wednesday 23rd August 15:00 - 15:45

VENUE: The Tinto, Level 0

CHAIR: Alex Connock,

SPEAKERS: Ms Lei Ying, senior adviser for strategy & development Hunan Broadcasting System (Hunan TV); Jean Dong, founder Zespa Media; Qiudi Jiang, bureau chief China Central Television, Europe

What are the ten most indispensable things delegates need to know about making TV for the massive Chinese market ? Our expert panel are here to tell you - including commissioning, best genres to target, how deals work, how to find the right partners and much else.

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Talent Schemes

Ones To Watch Random Acts Live Pitch

Wednesday 23rd August 10:45 - 11:45

VENUE: The Tinto, Level 0

CHAIR: Chris Shaw, editorial director ITN Productions

SPEAKERS:  Catherine Bray, editor, Random Acts

Delegates from 2017’s Ones to Watch, the Festival’s charitable talent scheme for emerging talent are some of the brightest minds working in the industry. Come and watch the future of television in action, pitching live for funding for a Random Acts film. With eight 90 second pitches all vying to capture the spirit of this iconic Channel 4 strand, this is a perfect and energetic prelude to this year’s Festival.

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Drinks

BT SPORT DRINKS RECEPTION

Thursday 24th August 17:30 - 18:15

VENUE: BT TV Area, EdTVFest Village Main Foyer

Following the BT Sport panel please join the team for drinks at the BT TV Area ahead of the Edinburgh TV Awards. BT Sport is where the best in sport go head to head, bringing you live coverage of the Premier League, UEFA Champions League and Europa League, Aviva Premiership, European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup, The Ashes, Boxing, UFC, NBA and MotoGP.

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A+E Networks Opening Night Drinks Reception

Wednesday 23rd August 19:00 - 21:00

VENUE: The National Museum of Scotland

Global media company A+E Networks is proud to sponsor Edinburgh TV Festival’s prestigious opening night drinks.

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Let’s Get Funked With Craig Charles

Thursday 24th August 21:30 - 02:00

VENUE: Why Not Nightclub

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BT PRE-MACTAGGART DRINKS

Wednesday 23rd August 16:30 - 17:30

VENUE: BT TV Area, EdTVFest Village Main Foyer

Ahead of the hugely anticipated MacTaggart lecture, join us for drinks in the BT TV area to meet the BT team. BT TV brings you entertainment for the whole family, with blockbuster films, unmissable sport, addictive TV box sets and kids TV.

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ED TV FEST VILLAGE

Crepes on the Beach with Sohonet & Bluescape

Wednesday 23rd August 12:45 - 13:45

VENUE: Loman Foyer, Sohonet & Bluescape Beach Club

Drop in for a crepe and meet the team.

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WINNER OF SOHONET & BLUESCAPE’S DRONE COMPETITION ANNOUNCED

Friday 25th August 12:30 - 13:00

VENUE: Loman Foyer, Sohonet & Bluescape Beach Club

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Come and meet Aidan Farrell

Wednesday 23rd August 14:45 - 17:00

VENUE: EdTVFest Village Main Foyer, The Farm Sofas

Come and meet Aidan Farrell, Star Colourist

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Rory Bremner sits for Sky Arts Artists

Wednesday 23rd August 13:15 - 13:55

VENUE: EdTVFest Village Main Foyer, Sky Arts Zone

BAFTA award-winning impressionist and comedian Rory Bremner is turning subject as hit Sky Arts Series Portrait Artist of the year returns to the Edinburgh International Television Festival. Last year Alistair McGowan sat for our portrait painter and amateur delegates. This time Rory is in the hot seat. The winning artist chosen by Rory will claim the prize of a pair of tickets for the National Theatre and a pair of tickets for the performance of Der Rosenkavalier at Glyndebourneon Wednesday 30 May in the 2018 Festival.

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