Sunderland University Media Masterclass: Richard McKerrow (Love Productions)

Richard McKerrow of Love Productions (The Great British Bake Off; Benefits Street) will be coming to Sunderland to talk about successfully managing a mixed production slate and the highs and lows that come with a break-out format.

Focusing in particular on the success of Bake Off, how the format came about and how difficult it was to sell to TV, the event will also look at Benefits Street, the second series of which is due to shoot in Stockton; McKerrow will discuss their decision to make the controversial series and the media frenzy that surrounded it.

In addition to focusing on formats, the event will also address issues of access and ethics, focusing on Love Production’s BAFTA-nominated The Cruel Cut which treated the subject of female genital mutilation.

When: Wed 01 October, 1:00pm – 3.00pm (est.)

Where: Media Centre Cinema, The David Puttnam Media Centre, St Peter's Way, Sunderland, SR6 0DD 

Tickets are priced £10 inclusive of booking fees. To register click here.

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