2019 SPEAKERS

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Keynote Speakers & Interviews

Ben Frow

Director of Programmes

Channel 5

Cassian Harrison

Channel Editor

BBC Four

CHARLOTTE MOORE

DIRECTOR OF CONTENT

BBC

Fiona Campbell

Controller

BBC Three

Hilary Rosen

Deputy Director of Commissioning

UKTV

Hugh Laurie CBE

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

IAN KATZ

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMES

CHANNEL 4

James Graham

Writer

Jerry Springer

Broadcaster

Kevin Lygo

Director of Television

ITV

Mark Stevenson

Author & Futurist

Patrick Holland

Controller

BBC TWO

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

Zai Bennett

Director of Programmes

Sky Entertainment, UK & Ireland

Speakers and Panelists

Addie Orfila

Line Producer & Trainer

Freelance

Alex Mahon

CEO

Channel 4

Amelia Dimoldenberg

YouTuber

Anna Drezen

Writer

Saturday Night Live

Aparna Purohit

Head of India Originals

Amazon Prime Video India

Ashley Walters

Actor

Asim Chaudry

Actor

Ben De Pear

Editor

Channel 4 News

Ben McOwen Wilson

Regional Director, YouTube EMEA and MD

YouTube UK

Charles Steel

Producer

Chi Chi Izundu

Senior Digital Reporter

BBC News

Chris Curtis

Editor

Broadcast

Courtney Act

Entertainer

Damian Collins

MP

Damon Thomas

Executive Producer

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

David Fletcher

Global Chief Commercial Officer Investment

OmniCom Media Group

Dermot Horan

Director of Acquisitions and Co-Productions

RTE

Dominique Delport

International President

VICE MEDIA Global

Dorothy Byrne

Head of News & Current Affairs

Channel 4

Edith Bowman

Broadcaster

Elinor Day

Series Producer

Killing Eve

Erik Kenward

Producer/Writer

Esther Springer

Executive Producer, Drama England

BBC Studios

Frith Tiplady

Executive Producer

Moonage Pictures

George Alagiah

Presenter

BBC News

Georgia Brown

Director, European Originals

Amazon Studios

Helen O’Donnell

Head of Development

BBC TalentWorks

Jackie Edwards

Head of Fund

YACF

James Acaster

Comedian

Jane Turton

Chief Executive Officer

All3Media

Jean Dong

Chairman

Zespa Media

Jeff Wachtel

President

NBCUniversal International Studios

Jess Phillips

MP

Joe Lycett

Comedian

John Godfrey

Head of Unscripted

SBS Australia

Josh Widdicombe

Comedian

Julia Song

Development Producer

127 Wall Entertainment

Kay Burley

Newsreader

Sky News

Kaye Elliott

Director of High-end TV

ScreenSkills

Kelly Webb-Lamb

Deputy Director of Programmes and Head of Popular Factual

Channel 4

Kenton Oxley

Founder/CEO

Knockout Production Services

Kirstie Swain

Writer

Luci Sanan

SVP Acquisitions & Business Development

The Story Lab Global

Luke Genower

Development Producer

CPL Productions

Mansi Darbar

Head of Acquisitions & Operations

Applause Entertainment

Mary Donahue

Senior Vice President, Development and Programming

A+E Networks, History

Michael Scogin

VP, Strategic Partnerships

NBC Entertainment Digital

Micheal Ward

Actor

Ms Yuanyuan Qiu

Director

International Department of JSBC

Nick Bampton

Founder & Chairman

Infinitum Entertainment

Nicola Shindler

CEO

Red Production Company & Studio Canal UK

Nish Kumar

Comedian

Owen Jones

Writer

Pat Younge

Managing Director

Sugar Films

Paul Heaney

CEO

TCB Media Rights

Ralph Lee

Director of Content

BBC Studios

Rizwana Hamid

Director

Muslim Council of Britain’s Centre for Media Monitoring

Russell T Davies

Award-Winning Writer

A Very English Scandal, Years & Years & Queer as Folk

Sally Woodward Gentle

Producer

Killing Eve

Sandra Stern

President

Lionsgate Television Group

Sara Geater

Chief Operating Officer

All3Media

Sarah Phelps

Writer

Saskia Schuster

Controller for Comedy

ITV

Sharon White

Chief Executive

Ofcom

Shelly Tatro

Senior Vice President of Development & Programming

A+E Networks

Simbi ‘Little Simz’ Ajikawo

Rapper, Singer, Actress

Simon Chinn

Academy Award Winning Producer

Lightbox

Ursula MacFarlane

Director

Untouchable

Waad al-Kateab

Director

Winona Meringolo

SVP Development

Discovery, Inc.

Chairs

Angela Neillis

Senior Vice President, Non-scripted Content, International

FremantleMedia International

Anita Anand

Presenter

Ayesha Hazarika MBE

comedian, broadcaster and political commentator

Chi Chi Izundu

Senior Digital Reporter

BBC News

Chris Curtis

Editor

Broadcast

Clive Myrie

Presenter

BBC News

Danny Fenton

CEO

Zig Zag Productions

Dharshini David

Economics Correspondent

BBC

Dorothy Byrne

Head of News & Current Affairs

Channel 4

Edith Bowman

Broadcaster

Hadas Gold

Reporter

CNN

Humza Arshad

Writer & Youtuber

Jackie Long

Social Affairs Editor & Presenter

C4 News

Kay Burley

Newsreader

Sky News

Kirsty Wark

Journalist, broadcaster, writer

Krishnan Guru-Murthy

NEWSCASTER

CHANNEL 4 NEWS.

Lisa Holdsworth

Writer

LOUISE RIDLEY

Journalist

Manori Ravindran

Editor

Television Business International

MO GILLIGAN

Comedian

Nicola Bamford

CEO, International Operations

Endemol Shine Group

Pat Younge

Managing Director

Sugar Films

Richard Gizbert

JOURNALIST & PRESENTER

THE LISTENING POST

Rick Edwards

Broadcaster

Sue Perkins

Writer, Presenter, Broadcaster

Tom Bradby

NEWSCASTER

ITV News at Ten

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