It’s been a busy month for hosting panels in the media industry.
This fortnight I curated an RTS Futures session with people across the UK titled NEW VOICES AND STORIES IN DOCUMENTARIES. (Watch video at the bottom of this page).
In 2023, TV commissioners and viewers are more attracted to stories from real people across the UK, in their authentic voices- than ever!
I am lucky enough to know and brought together some brilliant names who have been bringing award-winning insightful, provocative content to diverse British TV audiences this past year.
We heard how they persuade new voices to reveal, share and preserve their unique- very personal – stories with the world.
We were able to step into the shoes of the commissioners and producers who give us access to other people’s most life changing moments and heard how they source the subjects and stories, make the approaches, gain trust and access, and of course understood why it was important to tell those stories.
We heard from the teams behind THE RTS award- winning documentary THE EVOLUTION OF BLACK BRITISH MUSIC (BET UK), and the team behind Channel 4’s Youth News Strand UNTOLD – which has produced some dynamic shows about Incels, YouTubers, and reality show stars.
It takes dynamic, forward-thinkig people who are unafraid to push boundaries to make great content that shines a light on under-represented communities.
Thank you for joining me and trusting me with your stories:
Nicky ‘Slimting’ Walker
To watch the whole session free on YouTube visit: