2019 SPEAKERS

The James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture

Dorothy Byrne

Head of News & Current Affairs

Channel 4

Keynote Speakers & Interviews

Cassian Harrison

Channel Editor

BBC Four

CHARLOTTE MOORE

Chief Content Officer

BBC

Hilary Rosen

Deputy Director of Commissioning

UKTV

Hugh Laurie CBE

Award-winning actor, director, singer, musician, screenwriter & author

James Graham

Writer

Jerry Springer

Broadcaster

Jess Phillips

MP

Louis Theroux

Broadcaster

PAUL FEIG

AWARD-WINNING WRITER, DIRECTOR & ACTOR

Freaks & Geeks, Ghostbusters & Bridesmaids

RICHARD WATSHAM

Director of Commissioning

UKTV

Steve North

Genre General Manager Comedy & Entertainment

UKTV

Speakers and Panelists

Addie Orfila

Line Producer & Trainer

Freelance

Afua Hirsch

Journalist & Documentary Maker

Aisling O’Connor

Head of TV Commissioning

BBC England

Alan Sim

Excutive Producer, Scripted

Elisa

Alex Cameron

Head of Insights

Endemol Shine Group

ALEX CONNOCK

FELLOW

OXFORD UNIVERSITY, SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Alex Horne

Comedian & Creator

Taskmaster

Alex Mahon

CEO

Channel 4

Alfie Johnson

Production Manager

Little Island

Ambreen Razia

Actress/Writer

Amelia Dimoldenberg

YouTuber

Angela Jain

Managing Director

ITV Studios Entertainment

Anna Drezen

Writer

Saturday Night Live

Aparna Purohit

Head of India Originals

Amazon Prime Video India

Ash Atalla

Managing Director

Roughcut TV

Asim Chaudry

Actor

Barbara Slater

Director of Sport

BBC

Ben Chanan

Writer & Director

Ben De Pear

Editor

Channel 4 News

Ben Frow

Chief Content Officer

Channel 5 / ViacomCBS

Ben McOwen Wilson

Managing Director

YouTube UK & Regional Director, EMEA

Ben Miles

Actor

Big Zuu

Brian Hill

Director & MD

Century Films

Carole Cadwalladr

Investigative Journalist

Caroline Hollick

Head of Drama

Channel 4

Cat Lewis

CEO/Executive Producer

Nine Lives Media

Catherine Bray

Commissioning Editor

Channel 4 Random Acts

Catherine Nicholson

European Affairs Editor

France 24

Cathy Newman

News Presenter

Channel 4

Charlene White

Journalist & Newsreader

ITV News

Charles Steel

Producer

CHARLOTTE MOORE

Chief Content Officer

BBC

Cherylee Houston

Actress

Chloe Chesterton

Commercial Director

We Got POP

Chris Curtis

Editor

Broadcast

Ciaran Jenkins

Scotland Correspondent

Channel 4 News

CLARE SILLERY

HEAD OF COMMISSIONING, DOCUMENTARIES

BBC

Clare Sumner

Director Policy

BBC

Clelia Mountford

Co-Founder

Merman

Courtney Act

Entertainer

Daisy Edgar-Jones

Actor

Normal People

Daisy Goodwin

Writer & TV Producer

Damian Collins

MP

Damon Thomas

Executive Producer & Director

Killing Eve

Dan Reed

Award-Winning Director & Producer

Leaving Neverland, Terror in Mumbai

Danny Gabai

Head of Vice Studios US, EVP at VICE Media.

Vice Studios, Vice Media

Danny Horan

Head of Factual

Channel 4

Dara Nasr

Managing Director

Twitter UK

David Brindley

Head of Popular Factual

BBC

David Collins

Creator & Executive Producer

Queer Eye

David DeHaney

Proper Content

David Fletcher

Global Chief Commercial Officer Investment

OmniCom Media Group

David Howard

David Olusoga OBE

historian, academic, broadcaster, writer & producer

Mactaggart Lecture 2020

David Wilding

Director of Planning

Twitter UK

Debbie Ramsay

Editor

BBC Newsbeat

Dermot Horan

Director of Acquisitions and Co-Productions

RTE

Dominique Delport

International President

VICE MEDIA Global

Dr Simone Emmelius

SVP INTERNATIONAL FICTION – COPRODUCTION & ACQUISITION

ZDF

Duane Jones

Multi-Award winning Broadcaster, TV executive, artist manager, music publisher and DJ

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Cricketer, Pundit, Broadcaster

Ed Guiney

Executive Producer

Normal People

Edith Bowman

TV & Radio broadcaster

Elinor Day

Series Producer

Killing Eve

Emilia Clarke

Actor

Emily Hudd

Joint MD

Rumpus Media

Emily Morphy

Senior Sales Director, Tubular Labs

Emma Cox

Journalist

Emma Dabiri

Writer and broadcaster

Emma Keith

Head of Broadcast and National Theatre Live

Emma-Rosa Dias

Managing Director

Afro-Mic Productions

Erik Kenward

Producer/Writer

Esther Springer

Executive Producer, Drama England

BBC Studios

Fatima Salaria

Fiona Campbell

Controller

BBC Three

Fiona McDermott

Head of Comedy

Channel 4

Fiona Shaw

Actress

Killing Eve

Fozia Khan

Commissioning Editor, Documentaries

E4

Frith Tiplady

Executive Producer

Moonage Pictures

Funke Oyebanjo

Lecturer Film & TV Production

University of Greenwich

Gabby Logan

Broadcaster

Gareth Evans

Creator & Director

Gangs of London

Geoffrey Goodwin

Senior Director

Studios, Ryot + Verizon Media

George Alagiah

Presenter

BBC News

Georgia Brown

Director of European Amazon Original Series

Amazon Studios

Grayson Perry

Award-winning artist, Writer & Broadcaster

Guy Gadney

CEO & Co-Founder

Charisma.ai

Hayley Steed

Literary and Book to Screen Agent

Madeleine Milburn Literary

Helen O’Donnell

Head of Development

BBC TalentWorks

Hilary O’Neill

Editor

Question Time

Hilary Rosen

Deputy Director of Commissioning

UKTV

Howard Lee

President & General Manager

TLC

IAN KATZ

Director of Programmes

CHANNEL 4

Jackie Edwards

Head of Fund

YACF

Jackie Malton

former Scotland Yard Detective

Jacqueline Baker

Jake Edmonds

Jameela Jamil

Actress, writer, host and advocate

James Acaster

Comedian

Chairs

Alastair Campbell

Writer, Campaigner and Political Strategist

Angela Neillis

Senior Vice President, Non-scripted Content, International

FremantleMedia International

Anita Anand

Presenter

Anna Richardson

Presenter

Ayesha Hazarika MBE

comedian, broadcaster and political commentator

Caressa Douglas

Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Partnerships

Branded Entertainment Network (BEN)

Chi Chi Izundu

Senior Digital Reporter

BBC News

Chris Curtis

Editor

Broadcast

Clive Myrie

Presenter

BBC News

Danny Fenton

CEO

Zig Zag Productions

Dara Ó Briain

Stand Up Comedian & Television Presenter

Dawn O’Porter

Journalist & Writer

Dharshini David

Economics Correspondent

BBC

Edith Bowman

Broadcaster

Grace Dent

Novelist, columnist, broadcaster and restaurant critic for The Guardian

Graham Stuart

Managing Director

So Television

Hadas Gold

Reporter

CNN

Humza Arshad

Writer & Youtuber

Jackie Long

Social Affairs Editor & Presenter

C4 News

Joe Lycett

Comedian

Kay Burley

News Presenter

Sky

Kirsty Wark

Journalist, broadcaster, writer

Krishnan Guru-Murthy

NEWSCASTER

CHANNEL 4 NEWS.

Lisa Holdsworth

Writer & Chair of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain

LOUISE RIDLEY

Journalist

Mae Martin

Comedian

Manori Ravindran

Editor

Television Business International

Mariella Frostrup

Journalist & presenter

MO GILLIGAN

Comedian

Nicola Bamford

CEO, International Operations

Endemol Shine Group

Pat Younge

Managing Director

Sugar Films

Richard Gizbert

JOURNALIST & PRESENTER

THE LISTENING POST - AL JAZEERA ENGLISH

Rick Edwards

Broadcaster

Sarah Jane-Mee

Presenter

Sky News

Sue Perkins

Writer, Presenter, Broadcaster

Tom Bradby

NEWSCASTER

ITV News at Ten

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