Salford Media Festival 19/20 November 2013


We are very proud to announce the following participants at the two main days of the Salford Media festival (19th-20th November). More speakers are being confirmed on a regular basis so watch this space…

Festival Chair: Steve Hewlett (Writer and Broadcaster)
Confirmed speakers:

  • Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture & External Affairs in the Scottish Government
  • Josh Weinstein, American Writer and Producer, Writer for ‘The Simpsons’
  • Stuart Cosgrove, Director of Creative Diversity, Channel 4
  • Dan McGolpin, Head of Scheduling and Planning, BBC One
  • Andy Culpin, Managing Director, 12 Yard productions
  • Victoria Jaye, Head of BBC Television Content Online and IPTV
  • Simon Egan, Managing Director, Bedlam Productions
  • Crispin Simon, Managing Director, Trade Development, UK Trade and Investment
  • Simon Hirst, Capital FM, Yorkshire
  • Mike Beale, Director of International Formats, ITV Studios
  • Timo Vuorensola, Film Director of, among others, Star Wreck and Iron Sky
  • David Liddlement, BBC Trustee
  • John Wiston, Creative Director, Serial Dramas, ITV Studios
  • Lucy West, Head of News, Granada Reports
  • Alex Gardiner, Director of Factual, ITV Studios
  • Nick Curwin, Chief Executive, The Garden
  • Simon Pitts, Director of Technology and Transformations, ITV plc
  • Hasraf Dulull, Visual Effects Supervisor and Director  known for The Dark Knight, Prince of Persia, Hellboy II, The Chronicles of Narnia: PrinceCaspian
  • Justin Weyers, Animation Producer, A Liar’s Autobiogrpahy: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman
  • Scott Martin, Development Producer, CBBC
  • Leslie Woodhead, Award winning Documentary Filmmaker, How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin, The Hunt for Bin Laden, 9/11: The Day That Changed The World
  • Cat Lewis, CEO and Executive Producer, Nine Lives Media
  • Katy Jones, Executive Producer, BBC Learning

Full info here:

Published by kirstyfairclough

Kirsty Fairclough is Reader in Screen Studies at the School of Digital Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University and Chair of Manchester Jazz Festival. She has published widely on popular culture and am the co-editor of The Music Documentary: Acid Rock to Electropop (Routledge), The Arena Concert: Music, Media and Mass Entertainment (Bloomsbury) and Music/Video: Forms, Aesthetics, Media. New York, (Bloomsbury) and author of the forthcoming Beyoncé: Celebrity Feminism and Popular Culture (I.B Tauris) and co-author of American Cinema: A Contemporary Introduction (Palgrave). Her work has been published in Senses of Cinema, Feminist Media Studies, SERIES and Celebrity Studies journals and she has made several television and radio appearances. Kirsty has lectured internationally on popular culture, feminism and representations of women most notably at The Royal College of Music, Stockholm, The University of Copenhagen, Second City, Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, Middle Tennessee State University, Unisinos Brazil and Bucknell University, Pennsylvania. She has significant experience in international partnership development, particularly in North America and developed the Salford Popular Culture Conference series with international partner universities, including I’ll See You Again in 25 Years, Twin Peaks and Generations of Cult Television: A Two Day International Conference (University of Salford, May 2015) and Mad Men: The Conference (Middle Tennessee State University, May 2016) and Purple Reign: An interdisciplinary conference on the life and legacy of Prince, a three day international academic conference hosted by the School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK and the Department of Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University, USA.

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