XpoNorth 2021 Conference | Spotlight On: Screen & Broadcast

In an ever-changing screen industry with more opportunity, and challenge, than ever before, XpoNorth is delighted to bring its most current 2021 Screen & Broadcast content to you from the conference in June, available to watch anytime.

From development to distribution, from history on screen to the future of storytelling, our guests bring diverse perspectives to prescient issues facing the screen and broadcast industry. Join 'Lights Camera Format' with industry leads BBC Studios, Buccaneer Media and Hayley Babcock, plumb the depths of our past with Sir Tony Robinson or have a laugh with Levi MacDougall, comedian and writer for CONAN. We were thrilled to bring together - for the first time live - the hosts of the internationally popular Talking Derry Girls podcast and invite you on a journey with our Film Here! panel. Who needs Netflix when you have XpoNorth.

This insightful discussion will see AP Media’s Amanda Pyne drill down into various distribution models, how independent UK films are financed and how debt financiers and investors recoup.

This panel promises a lively and entertaining discussion on what audiences are looking for and the kind of content being commissioned and created to meet demand.

Chaired by Sir Tony Robinson.

From the popular podcast Talking Derry Girls (produced by Janice Forsyth's company The Big Light), based on Channel 4's Derry Girls series, join the real Derry girls and hosts Jeanie Messenger, Marie-Louise Muir and Pauline Moore and hear about how they put together the successful podcast.

In this session we’re joined by 3 unique film commissions from Iceland, Louisiana and Nova Scotia, for an insightful discussion on the importance of location from a range of creative and commercial perspectives.

Join Canadian-born Levi MacDougall - comedian, writer and actor - in an arm-chair style Q&A about all things comedy and his enviable job as a writer/performer for CONAN.

With distribution companies diversifying, Covid-restrictions easing and the demand for content constantly growing, the one question on everyone's mind is - what are commissioners buying? The answer is three words: format, format, format.

Jessica Fox is XpoNorth's Screen & Broadcast Sector Specialist.

Our free 'Sector Support Programme' is for creative and cultural businesses based in the Highlands and Islands. It provides direct access to the Highlands and Islands network and works to support and connect practitioners across the creative industry in the region.

Find out more and apply here.


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