Conceptualising Talent:
Privileging Change and Flexibility Onscreen and Off
 Monday 31 March 2014
The Screening Room, CitizenM, Glasgow

Workshop One Running Order

10.15am: Registration/Coffee

10.30-10.45: Welcoming Remarks and Introduction:

Professor Raymond Boyle, CCPR, University of Glasgow

Dr Lisa Kelly and Dr Katherine Champion, CCPR, University of Glasgow

Session 1: Conceptualisations of Talent

10.45:  Donald-Iain Brown (BBC Scotland)

10.55:  Alan Clements (STV) ‘It’s All About the Talent’

11.05:  Ian Mackenzie (Channel 4) ‘Conceptualising Talent: Creative Diversity and Channel 4’

11.15:  Ken Hay (Edinburgh International Film Festival) ‘Discovering and Developing Talent – the Role of EIFF’

11.25:  Roundtable Discussion

12-1pm: Lunch

Session 2: Ensuring Diversity of Talent Onscreen and Off

 13.00:  Dr Deborah Jermyn (University of Roehampton) ‘The Invisible Woman: Gender and Ageing in British Factual Television’

13.10:  Erica Horton (University of East Anglia) ‘Fostering Creative Diversity in Broadcasting: Channel 4 and Comedy with a Capital “C”

13.20:  Henry Eagles (Creative Skillset)

13.30:  Kate Kinninmont MBE (Women in Film and TV) ‘Supporting, Promoting and Celebrating Creative Diversity’

13.40:  Roundtable Discussion

14.15-14.30: Coffee Break

Session 3: Stimulating Talent in the Nations and Regions

14.30:  Professor John Cook (Glasgow Caledonian University) ‘“Scotland’s Got Talent”: A Response to Michael Grade and Others’

14.40:  Dr Ruth McElroy and Dr Caitriona Noonan (University of South Wales) ‘“You don’t have to come from London to be able to do network shows”: Talent discourse in the Welsh screen industries’

14.50:  Nina Jones (University of South Wales) ‘“The best person”: producer perspectives of drama production talent in Wales and Scotland’

15.00:  Iain Hamilton (Highlands and Islands Enterprise) ‘Moving up, not away’

15.10:  Roundtable Discussion

15.45-16.00: Closing Remarks

Identifying and Nurturing Talent: Best Practice and New Pathways in the Screen Industries 
Wednesday 28th May 2014 
The Mews, NASUWT, Edinburgh

Workshop Two Running Order

10am: Registration/Coffee

10.15-30: Welcoming remarks and introduction:

Professor Philip Schlesinger, CCPR, University of Glasgow

Dr Lisa Kelly and Dr Katherine Champion, CCPR, University of Glasgow

Keynote: 10.30: Dr Kevin Sanson (Carsey-Wolf Center, UC Santa Barbara) ‘Global Opportunities and Cautionary Tales: Protecting Scottish Talent from a Precarious Future’

Session 1: The role of higher education and development bodies in nurturing talent - Chair Professor John Cook (Glasgow Caledonian University)

11.00: Professor Nick Higgins (University of the West of Scotland) ‘Talent and the Academy’

11.10: Dr Roberta Comunian (King’s College London) ‘Winning and losing in the creative industries: a reflection of creative graduates’ career opportunities’

11.20: International comparator – Marie Schmidt Olesen (New Danish Screen) ‘A land of milk and honey? How Denmark’s support of screen talent compares to Scotland’

11.40-12.15: Roundtable Discussion

12.15-12.55: Lunch

12.55-13.15 Short Film Screening – Exchange and Mart –Martin Clark and Cara Connolly (Connolly Clark Films)

Session 2: Best practice and innovative approaches aimed at identifying and nurturing talent Chair Professor Nick Higgins (University of the West of Scotland)

13.15:  International comparator – Lenny Crooks (Consultant) ‘The Challenge of Counter Intuitive Thinking’

13.25: Paul Welsh (Digicult) ‘The Shame and the Glory: Making Films, Telling Stories, Building Careers in Scotland’

13.35:  Alison Goring (BECTU) ‘Stepping Up and the challenge of continuing professional development in film & TV drama production’

13.45: Roundtable discussion

14.20-14.35: Coffee Break

Session 3: New digital pathwaysChair Dr Roberta Comunian (King’s College London)

14.35:  Ian Mackenzie (Channel 4) ‘Talent Stories & Sources on Channel 4’

14:45:  Michael Franklin (University of St Andrews) ‘Balancing power and aligning values: curators, capital and the definition of talent by digital audiences’

14.55: David Griffith (Director at Timelock Media Ltd) ‘Digital Perversity – calling cards, kudos and CULTURE’

15.05:  Roundtable Discussion

15.45-16.00: Closing remarks