BAFTA MASTERCLASS: LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU
THURSDAY 18 APRIL
Tickets £5 from CCA Box Office
Do you want to work in TV entertainment? Are you interested in hearing how some of the biggest hits in UK television were devised? Get the inside track on how to create and produce award winning TV entertainment with a panel made up of the cream of British television production – Andrew Newman, David Flynn and Karen Smith.
Andrew Newman started as a runner on The Big Breakfast before going on to produce The Word and Brass Eye. In 1998 he became Entertainment Commissioner at Channel 4, overseeing shows like TFI Friday and Da Ali G Show. After a stint at Five, he returned to C4 as Head of Comedy & Entertainment, commissioning 8/10 Cats, Peep Show and The Inbetweeners. He joined Objective Productions in 2009 and became Chief Executive in 2011.
David Flynn became joint Managing Director of Remarkable Television in September 2009, after taking over Brighter Pictures in 2007. Most recently, David created and executive produced hit game show The Million Pound Drop Live (Channel 4), and was involved in the show’s international roll out. He also co-created and executive produced daytime hit Pointless (BBC Two), Seven Days On the Breadline (ITV1) and Divided (ITV1).
Karen Smith started as a Day Producer on This Morning, going on to become Editor. She then joined Endemol, helping to launchComic Relief Does Fame Academy (BBC 1). In 2004, she joined BBC Entertainment and was the Co-Devisor and Executive Producer of Strictly Come Dancing, one of the biggest entertainment formats in the world. In 2009, Karen joined Shine and became Joint Managing Director, before starting Tuesday’s Child in 2012.
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