The Future of Factual with Shaminder Nahal

Spotlight Channel 4’s Head of Specialist Factual, Shaminder Nahal, brings her wealth of experience to the Australian stage. With audience habits constantly evolving, we ask: what does the future hold for factual storytelling?

As Head of Specialist Factual at Channel 4 (UK), Shaminder Nahal brings her wealth of experience to the Australian stage, delving into the dynamic landscape of nonfiction content. In a broadcast era where audience habits are evolving, we pose the pivotal question: what will the future of factual look like?

Shaminder Nahal is joined in conversation by Josie Mason-Campbell, Head of Unscripted at Fremantle Media, as they cover the factual landscape through a global lens, and explore how to create opportunities to tell original, popular, revelatory, provocative, and bold stories in different ways. Drawing on Channel 4’s recent specialist factual slate of original, controversial and innovative programmes, Nahal reveals what’s working – like never-before-seen archive, never-before-heard testimony and access – and how to navigate a linear broadcast landscape filled with more disruption than ever before.

Join us for an invigorating spotlight session in which Nahal shares her insights into identifying, developing and producing the next generation of specialist factual programmes in the boldest possible way, as well as avenues for collaboration between Australian factual producers and Channel 4.


Image Credit: Grayson’s Art Club (2020-, Channel 4)



  • Date & Time

    15:00 – 16:00, Monday 4 March 2024

  • Venue

    Screenrights Stage @ Swinburne Studio

  • Speaker

    Shaminder Nahal

  • Moderator

    Josie Mason Campbell

  • Session Producer

    Lexi Landsman