History Makers 2011 will be offering up two sessions with a special focus on building relationships in the global Factual marketplace.
Bringing international partners together to pool their money and design a program to satisfy very different audiences - this is the art of co-production.
Our panel of Sayumi Horie of NHK Japan, Melanie Wallace of WGBH’s NOVA, and Louise Rosen, the veteran international distributor behind Louise Rosen Ltd., have faced many of the sticky problems on this tricky road.
This session will present some of the actual problems faced by our participants, and how they successfully overcame them.
Stephen Hunter of National Geographic will present the unique challenges of working, selling, and co-producing in Asia.
He will be joined by Shin Yasuda from NHK as well as Jocelyn Little and Donovan Chan, the Managing and Creative Directors of Beach House Pictures, who all have their own experience in and special knowledge of the Asian market.
Assessing The Single DOC And Going Local
Where is the television documentary feature headed? Join a panel of leading broadcast and production executives for a discussion assessing the special role that Single Documentaries now play in the programming strategy of large national broadcasters.
David McKillop, SVP, Development & Programming, AETN's HISTORY. With McKillop in charge, HISTORY has presented 102 Minutes That Changed America and participated in the production of Werner Herzog's 3D epic Caves of Forgotten Dreams.
Michael Cascio, SVP, Programming, National Geographic Channel. Cascio was responsible for National Geographic's participation in Restrepo, voted Best Documentary Feature at Sundance in 2010 and in contention for an Oscar in 2011.
|Jane Root, Founder and Chief Executive, Nutopia, the production company behind 9/11: State of Emergency and the hit series America: The Story of Us.|
John Farren - witty, sophisticated, blunt - left his perch at BBC, returned to Northern Ireland and produced the four-part series Digging for Britain, his attempt to invent a new style for archaeology on television.
Hear from Farren firsthand as he and his commissioning executive, James Hayes (BBC Northern Ireland), walk delegates through their vision for a new breed of archaeology programming.
Behind The Scenes With HISTORY's Blockbuster Formats
HISTORY scored big audiences when they introduced innovative new formats like Ice Road Truckers and Ax Men. This year, American Pickers, Pawn Stars and Top Shot are attracting record-breaking audiences.
At History Makers 2011, delegates will have chance to hear from the executive producers behind these hot new programs as they explore the elements of their great success.
|Mary Donahue, Executive Producer, Pawn Stars|
|Susan Werbe, Executive Producer, American Pickers|
|Paul Cabana, Executive Producer, Top Shot|
TV + GAMES = AWESOME
With audiences' attention increasingly split between devices, History Makers 2011 is pleased to bring delegates a session on the most cutting-edge "2screen" Factual projects.
Join moderator Julia Harrington - Commissioning Editor for History at Channel 4 - as she walks delegates through how games, apps and other interactive formats can get more attention, engagement and value from specialist Factual programming.
|Kati London, Vice President and Senior Producer for game developer Area/Code|
|Jo Twist, Commissioning Editor for Education at Channel 4|
|Kevin Slavin, Co-Founder of social TV platform Starling.TV|
FRONTLINE Comes To History Makers
David Fanning, FRONTLINE's Originator and Executive Producer for the past 28 years, will be accepting the Outstanding Achievement Award at the annual History Makers Awards ceremony, and participating in a discussion probing the values and operating principles that are at the heart of the program's success.
The discussion will include Mike Kirk, the original Senior Producer - still actively producing award-winning FRONTLINE episodes - and Raney Aronson-Rath, the current Senior Producer. The discussion will be chaired by Mark Starowicz, Executive Director of Documentary Programming for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Going deeper into one aspect of FRONTLINE's success, Steve Audette, veteran editor, will present a Master Class demonstrating some of the editing principles and techniques behind FRONTLINE's incredible technical impact and production standards.
nextMEDIA: The Future Of Factual
Bringing together diverse and disruptive voices redefining DOC and Current Affairs, nextMEDIA : The Future of Factual is the most forward-thinking Factual conference in the industry.
Taking place during History Makers 2011, nextMEDIA will deliver a full day of showcases, sessions and keynotes featuring interactive pioneers and digital projects that have used the digital space to engage audiences in meaningful new ways - and turn a profit.
Here's a taste of what nextMEDIA: The Future of Factual has in store:
|A keynote presentation from Spencer Baim, Chief Strategic Officer of Vice Media, an independent producer whose guerrilla video content is making waves - and money - online.|
|Viki Psihoyos, Communications Strategist for The Cove, outlines her strategy that is inspiring millions of people to take action through the use of social media.|
|Interactive Producer Katie McKenna walks delegates through her role in producing Inside Disaster: Haiti, the cross-platform project engaging audiences through broadcast and online.|
|Mark Mori - Emmy Award winning TV producer and Producer/Director of the soon-to-be-released feature documentary film, Bettie Page Reveals All - explains how he used social media to mobilize fans from more than 100 different countries to participate in making and promoting his forthcoming doc.|
|Thomas Allen Harris, award-winning filmmaker, presents Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR), the new online multimedia portal archiving African-American history.|