KFTV, Screen, Broadcast to hold Restart industry conference in May

Confirmed speakers thus far include Film4 director Daniel Battsek, BBC Film director Rose Garnett and leading location manager Georgette Turner.

By KFTV Staff 15 Apr 2021

KFTV, Screen, Broadcast to hold Restart industry conference in May

Media Business Insight (MBI), publisher of KFTV, Screen International, Broadcast and The Knowledge has announced a three-day virtual industry conference titled Restart.

The conference will take place on May 18-20 and include a number of sessions discussing the impact of the pandemic on the industry, including film and TV production, and how it can move forward, successfully navigating its way into the future. Find out more here.

The first line-up of speakers has been announced and includes Daniel Battsek (director, Film4), Rose Garnett (director, BBC Film), Tim Richards (co-founder and CEO, Vue Cinemas), Clare Binns (joint managing director, Picturehouse Cinemas), Lizzie Francke (editor at large, BFI Film Fund), Gareth Ellis-Unwin (head of film and animation, ScreenSkills), Penny Woolcock (director), Polly Hill (head of drama, ITV), Douglas Mackinnon (director) and location manager Georgette Turner (The Little Mermaid, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them).

The conference will confirm further top-level industry speakers in the coming weeks. Topics to be discussed during Restart include audience retention and engagement; UK and international production; financing and funding; and keynote conversations with leading executives in both TV and film.

To claim your free subscriber pass for the event, head to the website, register your interest and the team will be in touch. For non-subscribers there are ticket options available from £75, more details can be found on the registration page.

Restart is sponsored and supported by ScreenSkills, the BFI, the British Film Commission and Centtrip.

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