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Monday, September 25 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Going LIVE: Challenges and Opportunities

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LIVE programming is everywhere, saturating our social media feeds and capturing audiences engaged with stories unfolding in real time. This session looks inside effective storytelling via live platform, from a small scale to epic production scale.  

Facilitator
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Doug Hope

Head of Development - The Natural History Unit, BBC Studios
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 was 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 favorites so let's go with the BAFTA winning Big Blue Live, Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur and a recent Natural World called... Read More →

Speakers
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Marc Etkind

General Manager, Science Channel
Marc Etkind is General Manager of Science Channel. In this capacity, he oversees all aspects of programming, production, development, marketing, brand strategy and day-to-day operations for the network. Etkind is based in New York. While leading Science Channel, Etkind has been... Read More →
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Bill Gardner

Vice President of Programming & Development, PBS
Bill Gardner oversees content strategy, development and production for the PBS Primetime schedule in the genres of science, natural history, culture, current events and history as well as a portion of the PBS drama lineup. During his time at PBS projects he has shepherded have won two Peabody Awards and been nominated for multiple Emmys. Recent projects... Read More →
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Charlie Parsons

Vice President of Development, National Geographic Channel
Charlie Parsons is Vice President of Development for the National Geographic Channel, responsible for developing new projects, discovering new talent and serving as one of the network’s main points of contact for the global production community.  Since joining the Channel in 2010, Parsons has developed popular series... Read More →
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Graham Wallington

CEO & Co-Founder, WildEarth
Graham is CEO and co-founder of WildEarth which produces safariLIVE a twice daily 3-hour expert hosted interactive High Definition safari show. WildEarth has licensed safariLIVE to Nat Geo Wild in the US since 2014 and has produced thousands of hours of experiential wildlife programming. Prior to that he founded... Read More →


Monday September 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Explorers Room Jackson Lake Lodge