BBC TV / Digital Multiplatform Workshop
South West Screen is working with the BBC on a project to achieve 3 key aims:
• to improve understanding of multiplatform opportunities at BBC;
• to foster collaboration between traditional TV companies and digital agencies;
• to generate some new and interesting ideas in the multiplatform space (especially in factual / science).
On 24th November the BBC and South West Screen will stage an event for a small group selected by application against BBC criteria. This workshop will have up to 20 participants with a mix of TV businesses and digital agencies, potentially with other outside influences, i.e. a scientist. The BBC will explain future multiplatform/digital strategy and opportunity, show and tell on significant or illustrative projects, and brief on current gaps/need as they relate to Science / Factual in particular. However, rather than a one way monologue, the event will be focused on generating productive new relationships and new multiplatform ideas – bringing digital and TV businesses together to brainstorm against a broad theme.
We are now seeking expressions of interest from companies who would like to attend the workshop.
In the first instance you must be either a television production company or digital communications business which is looking to expand its business through strategic partnership. Companies must be based, or have a permanent production office, in the South West and attendees must be creatives at a senior level – for example, Executive Producer, Producer or Creative Director.
- TV production companies must have secured at least one commission from a UK broadcaster (not necessarily the BBC), clearly factual experience is preferable but not essential
- Digital Media companies will ideally have 5+ employees and must be able to evidence delivery, whether commercial or corporate, for a significant media organisation client
As well as details on your company and representative we would ask that you send 250 words answering the following questions:
1. Why this workshop is relevant to you and what you see as the opportunity for factual content in the multiplatform space?
2. What your interest in science or factual content is?
3. What expertise do you bring?
Expressions of interest should be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 9am on Monday November 9th.
To confirm, the workshop will take place on 24th November at the Arnolfini in Bristol. There will also be an opportunity for participants to attend a wider BBC Commissioning briefing in Bristol on the 25th.
Successful applicants will be supplied with a brief ahead of time by Lisa Sargood, BBC Multiplatform Commissioning Executive, in order to frame the thinking and parameters for the day.