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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 • 13:30 - 14:30
Sell the Sizzle not the Steak LIMITED CAPACITY
Limited Capacity seats available

How do you tempt someone into buying your content? You tickle their tastebuds with a sizzle reel! In this session programme makers share their top recipes for rustling up an irresistible sizzle, while the commissioner reveals what they look for in the perfect steak – and what happens when they’re left chewing the fat! 

Host
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Caroline Hawkins

Creative Director, Oxford Scientific Films
Caroline Hawkins has been with OSF since 2004. She is the creator of the international hit Meerkat Manor. Her other credits include Fatal Attractions,There’s A Rhino in My House, Lemur Street,Jessica the Hippo (Animal Planet),  Bad@$$ Animals (National Geographic Wild) and Honey Badgers: Masters of Mayhem for BBC and PBS. Caroline started her career as a floor manager at LWT before moving to BBC... Read More →

Participants
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Doug Hope

Head of Development - Natural History Unit, BBC
Doug has led the in-house Development team for the BBC NHU now for several years - having come from production he felt he needed the rest, but was sadly mistaken when it materialised that in fact it much harder, was more vague and even more work. Although he is proud of everything that he has been involved with these forms dictate picking out some favourites so let's go with the BAFTA winning Big Blue Live, Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur and... Read More →
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Ashley Hoppin

Executive Producer, Nat Geo WILD
Ashley Hoppin oversees 80 hours of original programming annually across a broad range of topics including natural history, reality, science and adventure. Her highly acclaimed projects include the much-heralded Savage Kingdom mini-series, premiering this November; the award-winning Wild Yellowstone specials; plus Kingdom of the Apes, Game of Lions, and Untamed America. She also oversees much of Nat Geo Wild’s signature Destination Wild... Read More →
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Grant Mansfield

Chief Executive and Founder, Plimsoll Productions Ltd
Grant Mansfield is CEO and Founder of Plimsoll Productions, the UK's fastest growing indie with more than 20 series in production. Before launching the company in 2014 he spent 3 years in LA as CEO, Zodiak USA where his credits included Secret Millionaire and Celebrity Wife Swap. Previously, as MD RDF, London, credits included Ladette to Lady, Holiday Showdown. Before that, as Director of Programmes at Granada TV, Grant was responsible for... Read More →
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Lucy Willis

Commissioning Editor, Channel 5
Lucy Willis is currently Commissioning Editor: Factual at Channel 5. She commissions factual programming across the channel including history and specialist factual with recent successes including Henry VII and His Six Wives, the Inside series and Sea Monsters and Visious Beasts. Lucy is also the commissioner overseeing Channel 5’s successful series Can’t Pay, We’ll Take it Away as well as the returning series The... Read More →


Wednesday October 12, 2016 13:30 - 14:30
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA