The BFTV closing event was organised in association with Royal Television Society Bristol and Invest Bristol+Bath.
There was a brief introduction from James Lee (Head of Department: Arts and Cultural Industries) and a presentation of the initial findings of the project from the UWE Bristol research team, followed by a panel discussion chaired by Lynn Barlow, (Director of Creative Industries UWE Bristol/Chair of Royal Television Society Bristol).
The panel included:
- Fiona Francombe of The Bottle Yard Studios
- Jules Barton-Hill of Doghouse Post Production
- Mark Taylor of A Productions
- Rachel Drummond-Hay of Drummer TV
The discussion addressed the current health of the film and television industries in the city and the outlook for the future.
18:00 – Event starts
18:05–18:10 – James Lee (Head of Department: Arts and Cultural Industries) – Introduction.
18:10–18:30 – Professor Andrew Spicer and Dr Steve Presence – Presentation of interim findings.
18:30-19:30 – Lynn Barlow (Director of Creative Industries UWE Bristol/Chair of Royal Television Society Bristol) – Introduction and panel discussion/question and answer session.
19:30-20:00 – Drinks and event Closure.