A Day in the Life of a Public Broadcaster

Over the last years we have sensed that the gap between the independent filmmakers and the broadcasters seems to be widening – and even if there are obvious differences in the needs and obligations of creator versus publisher, we were wondering if part of the problem is a lack of knowledge of what actually goes on within the walls of the television channels. What does a day in the life of a documentary commissioning editor look like? What is the chain of command, and how does that affect the choices that are made and the projects they support?

The conversation was started with a few opening remarks by Alex Szalat, former Deputy Head of the Documentary Department of Arte France.

Panel of Documentary Commissioners:

Anders Bruus, DR
Erkko Lyytinen, YLE
Jenny Westergård, YLE
Margrét Jónasdóttir, RUV
Fredrik Færden, NRK
Asta Dalman, SVT

Moderated by Cecilia Lidin

Watch the webinar here

Previous Seminars

We have previously hosted online seminars on the collaboration between TV and director/producer teams in the making of a creative doc, an introduction to the Doc Players from Nordic Streamers and one on streaming strategies, providing an in-depth look at what is going on behind the screens at the Nordic pubcasters. These seminars were attended by more than 300 documentary professionals across the Nordic countries and beyond.

We are excited to continue the collaboration with Nordisk Film & TV Fond to keep the conversation ongoing in the Nordic documentary community. The Nordisk Panorama webinars are arranged in continuation of Nordisk Film & TV Fond’s “Audiovisual Collaboration 2021” to continue the strategic discussions kickstarted last year, amongst other events, at the NP Town Hall.

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