As part of the Belfast Doc Fest programme this year, SPI is hosting an event called:
Thursday June 13th, 12pm, Europa Hotel
The island of Ireland offers advantages for documentary and factual producers who can receive commissions from Public Service and Commercial Broadcasters on both sides of the border. Stories about Irish experiences resonate with audiences who share a common heritage. However, does the current political landscape affect how these stories are being told, and how they are being commissioned?
At this panel, producers who create content for broadcasters on both sides of the border and commissioners who commission content will speak about their experiences, their expectations for the industry and what they see as the challenges ahead.
Date: Thursday, June 13th
Venue: Europa Hotel, Belfast
Moderator: Elaine Geraghty, SPI CEO
Grainne McAleer - RTE Commissioning Editor, Documentaries and Series
Máire Ní Chonláin - Eagarthóir Coimisiúnaithe TG4
Justin Binding - Commissioning Executive, BBC Northern Ireland
Maggie Breathnach - Red Shoe Productions