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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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Thursday, October 13 • 09:30 - 10:30
The "D" Word LIMITED CAPACITY
Limited Capacity seats available

Diverse TV means better TV so UK commissioners are making it their priority to reflect modern society in their programmes through the setting of new diversity targets. So what is the natural history filmmaking community doing to boost the representation of minorities both on and off camera and how do we make sure our talent development strategies connect with under-represented groups?


Host
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Deep Sehgal

Executive Producer, Avatar Productions
After producing his first film for the BFI/C4 in 1998, Deep worked as a documentary producer for 15 years and won a number of international awards before making the hit BBC drama series The Indian Doctor. | | His subsequent work has won BAFTA, RTS and Broadcast awards and alongside making films, he acts as a consultant for Skillset's High End TV Levy, designing and delivering opportunities for the next generation of production... Read More →

Participants
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Lynn Barlow

Director of Creative Media, University of the West of England
Journalist and broadcaster, Lynn's career spans newspapers, radio and television. She covered health and community affairs as a BBC radio and tv correspondent and went on to direct and produce ground-breaking documentary series including Anatomy of a Crime - which won the Grierson and RTS award for best documentary series. She now divides her times as Director, Creative Industries for the University of the West of England, Bristol and as a... Read More →
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Sas Bonser

Talent Manager, BBC
Talent Manager across editorial talent for the Natural History Unit and Documentaries at BBC Studios in Bristol.
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Satmohan Panesar

Commissioning Executive, ITV
Satmohan Panesar got his first opportunity in television with a stint of work experience at Princess Productions, where over a period two years he was fortunate enough to work on some of their biggest shows as a researcher, including the first three series of The Friday Night Project. Continuing to  focus on entertainment, Satmohan went on to AP on shows such as Big Brother’s Little Brother and My... Read More →
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Sarah Peat

Series Producer, Tigress Productions
Sarah Peat is an Executive Producer at Tigress and has overseen some of the company’s most technically challenging productions including Elephant: Life after Death and Hippo: Nature’s Wild Feast for Channel 4. | | She also devised and produced Winter Viruses and Countdown to the Rains for BBC2, Edward VIII Lion King for Channel 4 as well as Wild Animal Reunions and John Bishop’s Gorilla Adventures for ITV. She is... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 09:30 - 10:30
Watershed 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX