Conference Programme

The Restart Conference covered the key opportunities and challenges for the TV and Film sector after a year dominated by disruption and the pandemic.

Scroll down to see the programme and speaker line-up. Find out how to gain access to the videos of the sessions here.

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09:25
  1. 5 mins
09:30
  1. 60 mins
    Channel 4 and All3Media’s chief executives discuss how their companies will operate in a post-pandemic world, the implications of the streaming revolution, the balance of power between broadcasters an ...
10:45
  1. 60 mins
    PSB drama heads Polly Hill and Caroline Hollick join a wide-ranging debate around the future of drama, and how the genre can bounce back after being hit hard during the Coronavirus pandemic, as well a ...
12:00
  1. 50 mins

    Covid overturned many of the ways the screen industries have always worked. What lessons can film and television take forward to build for the future and ensure it uses all available talent to continue its recovery and growth?

    Screenskills
13:10
  1. 40 mins
    As production restarts, this panel will reveal innovative approaches to going cashless while filming that saves both time and money as well as how to protect your budget against the risk of currency f ...
    Centtrip
14:00
  1. 60 mins
    How can UK filmmakers and companies get the most out of the new £7m UK Global Screen Fund? Financed by the DCMS and administered by the BFI, the Fund aims to help UK content and companies reach international audiences. Neil Peplow, director of international affairs at the BFI, will be among the speakers outlining how the Fund will work in practice, how to apply and what success will look like at the end of the first pilot year.
      bfi screen fund
15:15
  1. 60 mins

    In light of all of the hurdles that we have all had to face in the last 12 months and the potential of the production floodgates likely to burst open as a backlog of film and TV projects get up and running, we will discuss what are the options around filming in the here and now within the production landscape, how things will be different on set, and what lessons have been learned from these extraordinary times. We will delve into issues such as  production protocols; logistics of getting to different territories and filming there; the importance of local expertise (location managers, crew, production service companies etc); insurance requirements; studio space; explore the variety of locations on offer (natural and alternative studio spaces – warehouses, forts, factories etc); latest incentives etc.

    Join this expert panel to help you plan your next production.

    Palma         Take1
09:25
  1. 5 mins
09:30
  1. 60 mins
    Three of the UK’s most acclaimed and successful producers come together to discuss the state of play for their companies and the international-facing content they produce for an ever-changing market. ...
10:45
  1. 60 mins
    Here from this this panel on a plethora of topics including the impact on their roles in the last year,  projects they had in the pipeline and how they have had to reevaluate,  discusst the impact of ...
12:00
  1. 45 mins
    The 2021 Oscars had a wheelchair-accessible stage for the first time in history. Can you say the same thing about your film or TV production? Top film and TV experts – who work across acting, directin ...
    Take1
12:55
  1. 35 mins
    We chat with Daniel Nettleton and Derek McLean, the co-founders of Bandicoot TV and reflect on the fast success they have had in the last 3 years since they were launched as a joint venture with Argon ...
13:40
  1. 50 mins
    An in-depth conversation with two of the UK's most talented directors, Penny & Douglas.  This session will explore the impact of the last year discussing how the role of the director has changed, the ...
14:45
  1. 60 mins
    Restart brings together the heads of BBC Film and Film4 with a top commissioner at the BFI Film Fund to talk about how each are developing slates and working with filmmakers to help create a dynamic a ...
16:00
  1. 45 mins
    Join the British Film Commission to explore developments in the UK film and HETV production sector, including a focus on the growing importance of sustainability and social responsibility in content creation.
    bfc
17:00
  1. 60 mins
    The past year has forced distributors to adapt like never before, with cinema closures, accelerated shrinking of windows, and the ongoing rise of streamers. IFC Films president Arianna Bocco (The Trip ...
09:25
  1. 5 mins
09:30
  1. 60 mins
    Just as their careers were gathering momentum and they started hitting their stride, Covid-19 hit. Yet emerging producers Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor (Blue Story), Helen Simmons (Chubby Funny) and Rienkje A ...
10:30
  1. 15 mins

    Looking across UK & Ireland and other international territories, how will this year’s reopening compare to 2020, and what is the outlook for 2021 - the speed of market recovery, top titles and the impact of more flexible windowing?

    commscore
10:45
  1. 60 mins

    As cinemas prepare for a hoped-for reopening on May 17, two leading lights of the UK exhibition sector are coming together to discuss how they are both working to attract audiences back to cinemas -  and keep them there. Tim Richards, founder and CEO of Vue International, and the recently appointed chair of the British Film Institute, and Clare Binns, joint managing director of Picturehouse Cinemas, working across both exhibition and distribution, will talk about the issues including how they plan to meet the challenge of the ever-shrinking theatrical window, programming to entice new audience and creating appealing pricing structures.

12:00
  1. 30 mins
    We look at how COVID life in the UK has impacted on Television viewing preferences, and what trends may be around to stay. 
    Overnights.tv
12:45
  1. 60 mins
    A trio of non-scripted specialists take stock of trends in their sector, discussing the rise of the feature doc, the streamers’ appetite for docs and formatted factual, talent identification on and of ...
14:00
  1. 30 mins
    As part of the Restart conference, we will speak to key players of the new wave of Catalan women directors who are enjoying the international spotlight at festivals and markets. We will discuss succes ...

    catalancatalunya

14:45
  1. 45 mins
    As part of the Restart conference we will highlight some of the women who are leading in their roles within the film and tv industry. We discuss with this panel of leading ladies, their current roles, ...

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