Cowboys or Indies a one-day conference

Printable version Wednesday 30 May 2012 Last updated at 17:10

You are warmly invited to “Cowboys or Indies? 30 years of Indies & public service broadcasting’. A one day conference at the BFI Southbank, NFT 3, 20th September 2012.


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The conference will bring together leading academics and key industry figures from the television and digital media independent sector to explore the role of Indies in Public Service Broadcasting over the past 30 years and its multiplatform future.

Organised by Dr James Bennett, Paul Kerr, Dr Niki Strange and Dr Andrea Medrado, the conference is the culmination of a 2 year AHRC funded project on the role of Indies and multiplatform in PSB factual programming and content.

The day will end with the launch of our industry report, which will be accompanied by drinks and canapés.

Confirmed contributors include:

Richard Davidson-Houston, Head of Online, Channel 4

Professor John Ellis, (Royal Holloway and Large Door, producers of Beyond Citizen Kane and Riding the Tiger).

Alex Graham, CEO of Wall to Wall (creators of Who do you think you are? and The Voice)

Andrew Chitty, Managing Director, Illumina Digital (creator of multiplatform experience for Jamie’s Dream School, Empire’s Children and Electric Dreams).

Professor Jeanette Steemers, University of Westminster

Dan Jones, Head of New Media, Maverick Television (creators of Embarrassing Bodies)

Professor Georgina Born, University of Cambridge

Emma Wakefield Lambent Productions, (creators of Kids Behind Bars, Britain through a Lens and One Under)

John Wyver, Illuminations/University of Westminster (Producers of The Net, Being Shakespeare & Artland USA)

Paul Bennun, Director of Somethin’ Else, creators of Papa Sangre (winner “Most innovative game”, 2011 Mobile Gaming Awards, and iPad app of Richard Dawkins’ The Magic of Reality).

Tickets: £20/£10 (lunch, drinks & canapes included!)


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