Masterclass: Making your production skills work in development with Jon Swain
Sizzles, talent, access and more...
How can you make your production skills work in development? And what sort of production skills should developers be looking to improve on?
Development is becoming an increasingly practical process, and almost a form of production in its own right. In this session, we’ll look at the crucial role that access and talent relationships can play in winning commissions, along with the importance of deck design, sizzles and tasters.
Jon Swain leads unscripted productions at BBC Studios, which creates new and returning popular factual, lifestyle series and features across Bristol, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Jon’s production credits and development work includes Employable Me for BBC Two, special event documentary Pride & Prejudice: Having A Ball, and long-running food series such as BBC Two’s Great British Menu and Channel 4’s The F Word.
Previously Director of Development & Head of Formats for Optomen Television, Jon has developed and executive produced across a wide range of factual entertainment genres, including documentaries, features, lifestyle, food and live events. He has also developed extensively for American broadcasters.
This event is supported by the ScreenSkills Television Skills Fund which invests in training for the freelance television workforce thanks to contributions from the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5.
It is part of a ScreenSkills programme managed by the Indie Training Fund to support freelancers to upskill and stay connected, helping keep the industry resilient in these difficult times.
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