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WCSFP ’18: Great Barrier Reef, Michael Mosley feature in Congress schedule

A look at the current state of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and a session that promises to give former BBC presenter Michael Mosley a multi-platform friendly makeover are part of ...
September 28, 2018

A look at the current state of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and a session that promises to give former BBC presenter Michael Mosley a multi-platform friendly makeover are part of the schedule for the 2018 World Congress of Science and Factual Producers, to be held in Brisbane, Australia.

Timed to coincide with the reef’s spawning season, “Live! From the Great Barrier Reef” will feature a group of local scientists presenting the latest research and conservation strategies concerning the embattled natural wonder.

Meanwhile, Dr. Michael Mosley, known to many as a presenter on such BBC programs as Trust Me, I’m a Doctor and last year’s Meet the Humans, will receive a “makeover” courtesy of Vidcon CEO Jim Louderback and decision-makers from assorted online content platforms. The session, dubbed “Michael 2.0: An Innocent Online”, aims to illuminate various strategies for earning audiences through multiple platforms.

Examinations of political and social unrest will also figure within the schedule, with “Stop History from Repeating Itself” providing debate regarding how to best contend with the apparent rise of intolerance and xenophobia impacting the world today.

These sessions and several others join previously announced content featuring filmmaker Ian Cheney (whose The Most Unknown will have a screening at the conference), Vice Media exec producer Derek Mead and Australian filmmaker Lynette Wallworth.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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