Jun 12 , 2020

Lunch with a Commissioner: Karl Warner, Controller, E4

  • When: 12th Jun 2020, 13:00-14:00
  • Organised by: ScreenSkills
  • Location: Online
  • Price: Free
  • Age: 18+

Grab your homemade sandwich of choice and get ready to dine with a different commissioner every day. At 1pm from Monday to Friday, participants will be able to join a commissioner and listen to their insights as well as ask questions at the end of the hour.

These are great sessions for our freelance community who don’t normally get the opportunity to chat to commissioners. So, if you’re a head honcho who normally has all the commissioners on speed-dial this session isn’t for you! Please keep this in mind when booking. Thanks for your support and understanding.


Before joining C4, Karl Warner ran his own production company, Electric Ray, which was set up in partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment. Karl’s first jobs in TV were on a variety of reality shows including Big Brother and Soccer Aid but he has also held a variety of development roles; at the BBC where he was part of the team who created Strictly Come Dancing and as head of development for Monkey Kingdom. Karl also spent 6 years at the BBC as a commissioning editor, commissioning shows for BBC1 and BBC3 such as Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Junior Doctors and Russell Howard’s Good News.

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.

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. A booking confirmation with a joining link to the session will be sent to you via email.

If you are no longer able to use your ticket, we ask you to please contact support@screenskills.com so that we can release your place. Our sessions are often oversubscribed, so we’d like to give other freelancers the opportunity to fill available spots. Thank you for your consideration.