Jane Root

The creator of Netflix and Disney+ hits reveals how to make successful subscription video-on-demand.

Jane Root, CEO of Nutopia, reveals her strategy for building and developing a slate of subscription video on demand (SVoD) programming and explores what works and what doesn’t. And she explains how to run a successful indie. She talks to Liz Tucker, chair of Women in Film and TV.

About Jane Root

Jane Root is the former president of Discovery Networks and Controller of BBC Two, 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 video, which was recorded from Jane's home on 27 April 2020, is an Industry Greats Masterclass 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 was 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 the coronavirus crisis.