Look Who's Coming To History Makers 2011
This January, leading representatives from some of the world's biggest broadcasters and production companies in History and Current Affairs programming will be gathering in New York City for History Makers 2011.
Here are some of the people you can expect to see at this year's summit:
ITN Factual, UK
|Elaine Frontain Bryant
TV Ontario, Canada
Lion TV, UK
Smithsonian Networks, USA
WGBH Nova, USA
Building International Co-Productions At History Makers 2011
History Makers is the ideal environment to launch international co-productions. We try to provide the crucial information and key contacts that you need to broker global partnerships.
Three sessions in particular are designed with this purpose in mind:
Veteran international distributor Louise Rosen will be producing and chairing a session on international co-productions, presenting case studies that illuminate the particular imperatives of various key markets and the problems encountered in collaborating with them. The session will include participants from France, USA, UK, Germany, Japan, Canada and others.
Our international broadcasters panel likewise presents a global mix of important buyers and gives you their latest "wish lists" - what they are looking to buy - including France TV, CBC, ZDF Germany and History USA.
Stephen Hunter of National Geographic International has spent the last year finding out the essentials of the Asian market. His session will boil down that year into a convenient hour-long snapshot delivered with his usual humour and intelligence.
PBS's FRONTLINE To Get Top Honour At The 2011 History Makers Awards
History Makers is pleased to announce that FRONTLINE, US public television's (PBS) flagship public affairs series, will be awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award at this year's summit in New York!
Since first airing in 1983, FRONTLINE has consistently set the international standard for serious investigative journalism. In addition to the History Makers Outstanding Achievement Award, the series has garnered nearly every major journalism and broadcasting accolade, including 45 Emmy Awards, 25 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Journalism Awards (including three Gold Batons), 13 George Foster Peabody Awards, 11 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards, eight Television Critics Association Awards, seven Banff Television Festival Awards and two Edward R. Murrow Awards.
FRONTLINE originator and executive producer, David Fanning, will be attending the History Makers Awards ceremony on January 27th, 2011, to accept the award.
The Outstanding Achievement Award winner is chosen by the History Makers Advisory Board, which is composed of leading broadcasters and producers from across the globe. The award recognizes an individual or program that has consistently achieved excellence in history and current affairs programming, and has made an exceptional contribution to the industry as a whole. Past recipients include Professor Guido Knopp, Head of History for German broadcaster ZDF; Laurence Rees, former Head of BBC History; and journalist Walter Cronkite.
The History Makers Awards submissions deadline is November 1st, 2010. Submit your program today for the chance to be recognized alongside FRONTLINE at the awards Gala on January 27th, 2011.
History Makers Launches Their 2011 Schedule
History Makers 2011 is pleased to announce that our schedule is now online. This year's program reflects our intention to present delegates with a range of intelligent and incisive discussions, from the newest ideas on content and the use of digital media, to a look at the innovative and original ways History and Current Affairs are being dramatized.
Three sessions that illustrate this breadth of programming are:
Click here to view the full schedule.
nextMEDIA Comes To History Makers
This year, History Makers will be expanding the range and depth of its programming through an exciting new partnership with the digital specialists at nextMEDIA.
nextMEDIA has assembled an expert Advisory Board to guide the History Makers 2011 team in developing intelligent and provocative programming with a focus on interactive media. These new sessions, panels and discussions will bring delegates the latest information and insight on the ever-growing partnership between broadcasting and the digital world.
The History Makers 2011 nextMEDIA Advisory Board members are:
Senior VP, Digital Media
Web and Interactive Director
Mozilla Foundation's "Drumbeat"
Senior VP, Programming
Co-Founder and CEO
History Makers Announces Television/Games Masterclass
Julia Harrington, Commissioning Editor - History, Channel 4 (UK) and Matt Locke, Commissioning Editor - Education and Online, Channel 4 (UK) have had great success in attracting younger audiences to History programs with their on-line/on-television strategy.
1066 received a nomination from the Royal Television Society for Best History Programme and received the Best Online Games Award from the UK Interactive Media Awards.