Realscreen London close to selling out

Realscreen London is on the cusp of selling out, with only 60 tickets remaining and less than two months to go until the inaugural UK event takes place.
August 13, 2014

Realscreen London is on the cusp of selling out, with only 60 tickets remaining and less than two months to go until the inaugural UK event takes place.

The news comes as the two-day conference, which takes place across October 8-9 at London’s Congress Centre, has added a host of big-name speakers.

Among the most recent panel session content to be locked in is The Big Issue: Does “Work for Hire” Work for You?, which will see a range of top-tier execs discussing the impact the UK’s Terms of Trade model has had since its introduction a decade ago.

The panel will feature BBC controller of factual and daytime production Natalie Humphreys, PACT CEO John McVay, Dial Square 86 CEO David Frank, Amazing Race co-creator Bertram van Munster, LMNO Productions president and CEO Eric Schotz, and Love Productions creative director and MD Richard McKerrow. They will be moderated by former Nat Geo U.S. topper David Lyle.

As previously reported, the event will host a broad spectrum of UK and U.S. commissioning editors, including Richard Klein, director of factual for ITV; Martin Davidson, head of history and business commissioning for the BBC; Siobhan Mulholland, commissioning editor of factual and features for Sky Entertainment; Heather Jones, VP of programming for A+E Networks UK; Catherine Catton, senior commissioning editor of factual and features for UKTV; Bill Gardner, VP of programming and development for PBS; Mary Ellen Iwata, VP of program development for The Weather Channel; and Christian Barcellos, exec VP of unscripted entertainment (global) for Fox International Channels.

The event will kick off on the Wednesday with a keynote from Leftfield Entertainment CEO Brent Montgomery. In an interview with Arrow Media creative director John Smithson, Montgomery will discuss the strategy and creative inspiration that steered the evolution of his company, and reveal what new territories and new genres he is keen to explore.

In addition, due to an overwhelming response, realscreen is extending the deadline for the Talpa Open Pitch competition, reopening our call for entries for another round of submissions. The extended deadline is now Monday, August 18, at noon EST. Click here to enter and review the updated rules.

For further details and to buy tickets for Realscreen London, click here.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.