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Nick Fraser In Conversation with Alex Gibney
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
In a must-catch head-to-head session, the 2013 Realscreen Summit will host BBC Storyville series editor Nick Fraser in conversation with Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney. Fraser will talk to Gibney about his work and worldview, including the challenges of balancing multiple projects at his 30-year-old indie Jigsaw Productions; his recent deal with Content Media; and his plans to develop and expand his TV portfolio. The filmmaker will discuss his latest acclaimed doc Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House of God; his BBC 'Why Poverty?' documentary 740 Park Avenue, and his forthcoming film on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. In the same session, Gibney will grill Fraser - whose BBC strand backed Client 9, Man on Wire, The Interrupters and many of the biggest docs of recent years - on his approach to commissioning, and the challenges of maintaining a high quality slate amid a climate of funding cuts, downsizing and economic downturn. Fraser will discuss his thoughts on the current environment for investigative filmmaking, and the importance of documentary in modern society.
Nick Fraser, Interviewer
Alex Gibney, Guest Speaker