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Tell me a story : making documentaries

Published on Thursday, 5th September 2013
Book your place now for this unmissable RTS session focusing on developing and making documentaries and the planning, passion and persistence required to make your film happen.

Book your place now for this unmissable RTS session focusing on developing and making documentaries and the planning, passion and persistence required to make your film happen. 

An experienced panel of award winning documentary makers will delve into storytelling, access, finding contributors and new techniques, looking at the broad spectrum of docs from one-offs to returnable formats.

Join Head of Documentaries at the BBC Aysha Rafaele (Our War, Louis Theroux), Producer and Director George Pagliero (War Horse: The True Story, Edward V111: The Lion King), Series Producer Sacha Mirzoeff (Shooting Under Fire, Protecting our Children) and Tigress MD Dick Colthurst (Hippo: Nature’s Wild Feast, Alone in the Wild) as they share their stories, opinions and experiences with Lynn Barlow.

Discussing work as diverse as BBC3’s The Call Centre to historical docs to technically ambitious natural history programmes and the multi award-winning Protecting our Children, this session will be a fascinating insight into this ever shifting genre.

Thinking about making your first film? Wondering how to step up to direct? Want to find out more about docs at the BBC or how to sell your show to the international market?

Whatever level you’re working at, if you’re interested in documentaries and storytelling, this masterclass will give you the inside track on the opportunities and challenges.... 

The event takes place on Wednesday 25th September at BBC Bristol, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR from 7pm followed by drinks and networking in the BBC bar.  Entry is free for full RTS members and includes a complimentary drink (please bring your RTS membership card with you). Non members £5 payable on the door and this includes a complimentary drink in the BBC bar.

The session will be chaired by Lynn Barlow, Director of Creative Media, UWE and Exec Producer

Panellists: Aysha Rafaele, Head of Documentaries, BBC, George Pagliero, Producer/Director, Sacha Mirzoeff, Series Producer and Dick Colthurst, Managing Director, Tigress Productions

To book tickets, go to https://rtsbristoldocmasterclass.eventbrite.co.uk