Star Power: Is talent vital for factual success? – Sheffield DocFest 2022



Can you ever expect to create a hit show without household name talent? Award-winning broadcaster UKTV’s Head of Factual and Factual Entertainment Hilary Rosen and Senior Commissioning Editor Helen Nightingale are returning to Sheffield Doc Fest this year to discuss whether its talent or bust. UKTV’s network of channels reaches 30 million viewers a month and on behalf of the UKTV commissioning team, Hilary and Helen are ready to share their insights on the link between star power and ratings success for factual content, and how they create successful shows for popular factual channels W, yesterday and Gold.

Moderator: Dan Neal (Managing Director, Harbar 8)

Speakers: Hilary Rosen (UKTV’s Deputy Director of Commissioning), Helen Nightingale (Senior Commissioning Editor)

Session Producer: Rebecca Ferris (UKTV)

Supported by UKTV.

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