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South West Companies Meet the Commissioners

The Media Innovation Network will be hosting a special event with BBC4and BBC South West on Monday 14th May.  Media companies from across the region will be given a chance to “Meet the Commissioners” when Richard Klein from BBC4 and Simon Willis from BBC South Westgive a special briefing to producers in Plymouth.

 The event will take place at Foot Anstey’s Salt Quay House HQ on Sutton Harbour and it begins at 2pm.  As well as listening to a general briefing some companies have also taken advantage of an opportunity for a one to one meeting with Richard.

Richard Klein became the Controller of BBC Four in December 2008.  Since he has been at the channel, Richard has overseen BBC Four’s highest-rating programme, Gracie! (1.5m) – which was part of the Women We Loved season of dramas. Other successes include the topical On Expenses drama (0.83m); Chemistry – A Volatile History (0.66m); Paul Merton Looks At Alfred Hitchcock (0.51m); The Art Of Russia (series average 0.4m); A History Of Christianity (series average 0.44m); and Newswipe With Charlie Brooker, which recently won the RTS award for best Entertainment programme.

The event is just one of the ways in which the Media Innovation Network supports and promotes creative companies in the South West and it is the latest in a series of training and business development events on offer.

Karen Stockdale, Manager of the Media Innovation Network, said “Opportunities for producers to hear about commissioning requirements are rare and we’re delighted that Richard Klein has chosen to talk to South West based companies.  This will be an amazing opportunity for producers to find out about the channel targets and output, and to hear about their programme and multi-platform requirements.”

For further information and to register to attend the event go to: www.mediainnovationnetwork.com/events/

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9th May 2012