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The Wildscreen Festival is the world’s leading international festival celebrating and advancing storytelling about the natural world. Held every two years, the Wildscreen Festival brings together the wildlife film, tv and photography community to transform the craft of natural world storytelling across platforms and across audiences. Through an unrivalled programme of events including workshops, masterclasses, screenings and sessions, it shares the inside track on emerging trends and is the most powerful platform for emerging talent to break into the industry.  It is also the home of the illustrious Wildscreen Panda Awards or ‘Green Oscars’ honouring the most remarkable achievement in the craft of natural world filmmaking and storytelling.

The Wildscreen Festival 2016 will take place 10-14 October 2016 in Bristol, UK. Further information is available at www.wildscreen.org and delegate tickets are on sale now from Eventbrite.

Please note that the programme is being updated daily as guest availability changes. Wildscreen reserves the right to make such updates to the programme and timings, and will endeavour to make those changes as quickly as possible.

The majority of events have a limited numbers of seats. Entrance is permitted on a first-come-first-served basis at the venue door. For particularly high-profile events, you may be asked to RSVP to secure your seat beforehand. Details will be sent to you in advance.

The programme include both industry events, which are included in the price of your day or week delegate pass, and public events that anyone is welcome to attend. 

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Wednesday, October 12 • 15:15 - 16:15
WildLIVE! Understanding the Trend towards Real Time Wildlife Programming LIMITED CAPACITY
Limited Capacity seats available

LIVE video is the hottest trend on Facebook and in social media today. How are wildlife programmers riding the LIVE wave? BIG BLUE LIVE from the BBC and PBS captured the challenges of a live Blue Chip event. And Nat Geo Wild’s safariLIVE from WildEarth delivers hosted interactive shows twice every day from the Kruger National Park that are also broadcast on Facebook and YouTube.

Host
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Peter Hamilton

Founder, Publisher, Editor, DocumentaryTelevision.com
Peter is a senior consultant who specializes in business development for the unscripted video industry. His clients have included Discovery, NBC, Nat Geo, BBC, Vulcan and Singapore’s MDA. He has planned and helped launch dozens of channels worldwide. His e-newsletter DocumentaryTelevision.com gives weekly insider analysis and context to 20,000+ executives and producers. For the Smithsonian Channel and BBC, he recently co-EP’d A Shot... Read More →

Participants
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James Honeyborne

Executive Producer, BBC
James Honeyborne is Executive Producer at the BBC Natural History Unit. He’s currently making the BBC1 mega-landmark series ‘OCEAN’ and recently over-saw production of BAFTA-winning series, ‘Big Blue Live’. Other recent series include: ‘Wild New Zealand’, ‘Wild Patagonia’ and ‘Wild Japan’ . Currently in production: ‘Mountains – Kingdoms in the Sky’ and... Read More →
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Dan Salerno

VP Global Programming, National Geographic Channels
As Vice President of Global Programming, Salerno focuses on programming, development, and strategy for National Geographic and Nat Geo Wild’s international channels. He also manages a range of the US Channel’s strategic programming initiatives including Safari Live and the Westminster Dog Show. Prior to joining the Global Programming team, Salerno led Programming and Strategy for Nat Geo Wild in the US. Salerno joined National... Read More →
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Graham Wallington

CEO, WildEarth
Having started his career in LIVE wildlife broadcasting on the Internet in 1998, Graham has gone on to produce more than 60 LIVE wildlife TV shows including the now very successful safariLIVE on Nat Geo Wild. | | He co-founded WildEarth and is currently developing several new LIVE wildlife projects around the world. Graham is a big believer in authenticity and interactivity and sees LIVE wildlife programming as the best way to provide viewers... Read More →


Wednesday October 12, 2016 15:15 - 16:15
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA