Apr 27 , 2020

Industry Greats: Jane Root, CEO of Nutopia with Liz Tucker, Chair of Women in Film and TV

  • When: 27th Apr 2020, 11:30-12:45
  • Organised by: ScreenSkills
  • Location: Online
  • Price: Free
  • Age: 18+

Jane Root, with Liz Tucker, will explore how subscription video on demand (SVOD) has become hugely important in a very short time and revolutionised the television landscape. Jane will reveal her strategy for building and developing a slate of SVOD programming, exploring what works and what doesn’t. She will also explain what she believes is the secret behind running a successful indie.


Jane Root is the former President of Discovery Networks and Controller of BBC2, she founded production company Nutopia in 2008. Known for premium specialist factual content on a global scale, recent credits include One Strange Rock with Will Smith (Nat Geo, Westbrook Inc), The Last Czars (Netflix), The World According to Jeff Goldblum (Disney+), and currently in production Limitless with Chris Hemsworth (Nat Geo).

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 designed by media consultant Donna Taberer, to support freelancers to upskill and stay connected, helping keep the industry resilient in these difficult times.

This session will take place online via Zoom. Click ‘get ticket’ to reserve your place: you must login or register before you are able to get a ticket for this event. Before the start of the session, a joining link will be sent to you via email.