Published on: 17 August 2016 in Events

Directors UK at the Edinburgh International Television Festival

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High-end TV needs high-end talent. But where’s the cash? Directors UK will be at this year’s Edinburgh International Television Festival to discuss the importance of nurturing, developing and finding the best high-end TV drama talent.

This expert panel, featuring Directors UK CEO Andrew Chowns and director Christiana Ebohon-Green, will discuss how executives can find and develop the best talent, and relate their first-hand experiences of what it’s like to move onto high-end TV.

You’ll also be able to find out about the new funding that’s available through the HETV Skills Levy that supports two talent programmes for high-end TV producers and directors.

The session will be followed by informal networking drinks where you can find out more about the funding and programme content, as well as get the chance to meet the mentee directors from last year’s Directors UK programme and our emerging pool of high-end TV producers and co-producers.

Event details

Date: Thursday 25 August

Time: 12:40 - 13:10

Venue: The Tinto, Level 0


  • Wayne Garvie, chief creative officer, international production Sony Pictures Television
  • Ben Holt, Deputy Head of Production Kudos
  • Andrew Chowns, Chief Executive Directors UK
  • Paul Gilbert, producer
  • Christiana Ebohon-Green, director

The session is open to anyone with a festival pass for the Edinburgh International Television Festival. You don’t need to book to attend this specific session. Ticket details are available at the Edinburgh International Television Festival website.

Find out more about the session.

Information about the Funds:

High-End TV Drama Producer Step Up is a hugely successful programme from Creative Skillset which supports talented individuals who want to move into high-end TV producing.

High-End TV Directors Programme is a new programme created by Creative Skillset in partnership with Directors UK, which builds on our High-End TV Drama Mentoring Scheme from last year. Further details will be announced soon.

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