Creating Factual Winners

Business Learn how to create a successful, repeatable and saleable factual series

How do you create a factual series which is successful, returnable, repeatable and saleable? What do you need to work across multiple platforms and to appeal to and engage with different audiences?

In this session, commissioners will showcase their winning factual programs and share their insights on how to create factual success stories. They will offer ideas on how to apply one-off documentary skills to the broader factual slate – for commercial and public broadcasters.

Panelists will include Lisa Opie (Director of Factual – BBC Studios), Adrian Swift (Head of Content, Production and Development – Channel 9), Josie Mason-Campbell (Head of Factual and Entertainment – ABC) and Tom McDonald (Head of Specialist Factual Commissioning – BBC).


Image: You Can’t Ask That (2018)