Commissioning Session with Ben Stoll, Head of Development, Channel 4 Drama

Join Ben Stoll, Head of Development, Channel 4 Drama, for the latest in Northern Film & Media’s series of Commissioning Sessions – a series designed to connect North East talent with the industry’s key decision makers.

This event will combine a brief presentation about Ben’s work at Channel 4, a chaired conversation, and an opportunity to raise your own questions. Topics covered will include:

Current commissioning opportunities, priorities and budgets across channels and platforms

Channel 4’s ethos – especially in relation to drama – and how it varies across Channel 4 and E4, broadcast and online

The practicalities of how to access the channel: how the pitching and commissioning process works at Channel; who to take ideas to at Channel 4 and how best to approach them; commissioning outside London.

When:  Thurs 01 Dec. 3.15pm for a 3.30pm prompt start; ends 5.00pm, followed by informal chat over tea and coffee.

Where: Northern Film & Media, Studio 2, The Kiln, Hoults Yard, Walker Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE6 1AB.

A must-attend event for television producers, directors, writers and interdisciplinary creative content producers – to register please click here

About Ben Stoll

Ben Stoll is Head of Development for Channel 4 Drama where he responsible for managing the slate as well maintaining an overview of shows in production including Skins and Shameless. He began his career as an in-house reader at BBC Films and Singles before becoming a Script Editor on The Bill (ITV) and Attachments(World Productions and the BBC). He has worked as a Development Producer for Maverick TV and TwoFour Television and has a wide range of experience as a freelance Script Editor and Development Executive.

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