TV Content Creation Multiplatform Commissioning Roundtable

People working across animation, games, online experiences, and moving image production for new platforms are invite to join Northern Film & Media, Digital Union and Royal Television Society at a multiplatform commissioning roundtable in Gateshead on Wed 16 July, aimed at content creators interested in working with network television broadcasters, especially in relation to content for young people.

This discussion will use the multiplatform content commissioned for the new CBBC drama Harriet’s Army as a starting point to shed light on a range of business critical issues. Come along to find out:

• What kind of multiplatform content major broadcasters are looking for – trends, landscaping and prospects
• How to discover ahead of time what opportunities are coming up
• How TV execs think, what they’re looking for and how to communicate effectively with them
• How to navigate your way through the structure of a major broadcaster
• How to push past prototype interest to actual commissions

The approach of the roundtable will be informal and collaborative, offering you the chance to raise your own questions and concerns.
Digital commentator Philip Reevell (City Broadcasting) will be chairing the conversation between audience and a host of contributing panellists drawn from the worlds of commissioning and content creation, including:

• Darren Bykerk, IG Media Animation Studios
• Mario Dubois, Executive Producer, Interactive, CBBC Independents
• Donnie Kerrigan, Chunk Digital and Chunk Games
• Jo Ward, Exec Producer, BBC

When: Wednesday 16 July. Registration from 3.40pm for a prompt 4.00pm start. Ends 5.30pm.

Where: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Level 1), Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3BA.

To register please go to
Please note that there is no charge to attend but availability of places is limited and they are offered on a first-come-first-served basis. All places must registered for individually. Please feel free to forward to colleagues.

About Philip Reevell

Before setting up his consultancy company City Broadcasting in 1997, Philip Reevell was head of corporate affairs at Mersey Television, the producer of Brookside and Hollyoaks. In recent years he has produced research reports on the digital sector in the North for the BBC and is currently researching a report into search engine prominence for NESTA. Philip writes regularly for Broadcast magazine, and has been a member of the RTS Council and the steering committee for Edinburgh International TV Festival. Philip is also a director of Moonbeam Films, an independent TV production company specializing in documentaries and media programmes for broadcasters including BBC World News and Al Jazeera English. Philip was born and brought up in Middlesbrough which he returns to regularly.