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Nick Fraser and Alex Gibney in conversation at the Summit

In a must-catch head-to-head session, the 2013 Realscreen Summit will host BBC Storyville series editor Nick Fraser in conversation with Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney. Fraser will talk to Gibney about his ...
October 12, 2012

In a must-catch head-to-head session, the 2013 Realscreen Summit will host BBC Storyville series editor Nick Fraser in conversation with Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney.
Fraser will talk to Gibney about his work and worldview, including the challenges of balancing multiple projects at his 30-year-old indie Jigsaw Productions; his recent deal with Content Media; and his plans to develop and expand his TV portfolio. The filmmaker will discuss his latest acclaimed doc Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House of God; his BBC ‘Why Poverty?’ documentary 740 Park Avenue, and his forthcoming film on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

Nick Fraser
Commissioning Editor
BBC Storyville

Alex Gibney
President
Jigsaw Productions

In the same session, Gibney will grill Fraser – whose BBC strand backed Client 9, Man on Wire, The Interrupters and many of the biggest docs of recent years – on his approach to commissioning, and the challenges of maintaining a high quality slate amid a climate of funding cuts, downsizing and economic downturn. Fraser will discuss his thoughts on the current environment for investigative filmmaking, and the importance of documentary in modern society.

Check out our agenda which is now live and expect many more exciting programming announcements in the coming weeks. Well over 700 delegates are already signed up to attend the most important non-fiction market and conference on the international circuit. What are you waiting for? Click here to register or call Joel Pinto at 416-408-2300 ext. 650. The early bird rate of $1,450* expires this Friday, October 12th, so make sure you act now to save.

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About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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