ConnectED Speed Meeting Host 2020

Carl Callum

Commissioning Editor, Documentaries


WEDNESDAY 26 | 15.30 -16.30


  • Genre: Factual;
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Budget: TBC

Commissioning factual content. Carl oversees Factual and and Popular Documentary – singles and series.

Ideas with broad young appeal that have a clear premise and mission that work as a strong i player proposition ideas that will have talkability and create a buzz on social media.

Can be talent led ideas like the Jesy Nelson film on BBC3- A-list young talent with big on line followings exploring subjects young people are experiencing
or interesting talent with big stories with good access and opportunity for actuality
eg Can you Beat the Bookies or Ellie Flynn Nudes4 Sale
or the same without talent but must be high impact . So headline making or getting behind the headlines Like the BBC3 film Shame in the Game and Why Dad Killed Mum.

Series Ideas
Popular Docs: Interesting ideas inside interesting and novel precincts, interesting framing with a real sense of place/location. Clear, strong stories we can follow over time with real world transformations we can see on screen. e.g Ibiza Dream or Models: Street to Catwalk.

Documentary construct series eg HouseShare, Glow up , Rap Game.

Premium box sets: Premium immersive series where you can get lost in a world. Gripping stories with a strong unfolding narrative and /or journalism, with lots of twists and turns. eg Hometown.

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