Jun 17 , 2020

Producing TV during COVID: Dispatches - Britain’s Coronavirus Catastrophe & The Country That Beat The Virus

  • When: 17th Jun 2020, 11:30-12:45
  • Organised by: ScreenSkills
  • Location: Online
  • Price: Free
  • Age: 18+

Quick Silver Media has made two fast turnaround current affairs documentaries about the response to coronavirus for Channel 4 during lockdown. In this session executive producer Eamonn Matthews will outline the challenges of working in lockdown, from coordinating crews in South Korea, to getting the best interview quality from Zoom and how to develop relationships with your contributors when you cannot meet face-to-face.

This session is part of our Producing TV during Covid strand. Do check out our other sessions this week on Socially Distant with Susan Calman & Spring at Jimmy’s FarmMaking long form animationKeeping Britain Fed with Directors UK and Making ITV’s ‘Tonight’ during lockdown.


Eamonn Matthews is the CEO Quicksilver Media. As an executive producer he has received the Robert F Kennedy Journalism Award for Iraq Uncovered (PBS Frontline/C4), a 2016 BAFTA and Emmy for Outbreak: The Truth about Ebola (PBS/Frontline/BBC), and a 2016 duPont award for coverage of the ebola outbreak.

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.