MONDAY, JANUARY 27 - THURSDAY, JANUARY 30
SHERATON NEW ORLEANS
Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC | Sunday, January 28 – Wednesday, January 31, 2020

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Entertainment As Call To Action

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Grand Ballroom A/B

Call it the “Blue Planet effect.”  When Blue Planet II aired in October 2017, it provided all the sumptuous wonder of the original BBC series and another incredible window into the marine world, but it also served as a wake-up call concerning the alarming rise in plastic pollution. The program prompted action across generations, and has spurred a wealth of hard-hitting documentaries examining the issue. Does this signal a sea change in how factual programming can tackle the big issues such as climate change and conservation, or is there still a line to walk when considering entertaining and educating audiences? Hear from producers and networks who are determined to do both, and learn how you can do the same with your content.


Moderating:


Jane Root
Founder & CEO
Nutopia


Featuring:


Geoff Daniels
EVP, Global Unscripted Entertainment
National Geographic Channel

Liesel Evans
Creative Director, UK Factual
Raw TV

Cecilie Olsen
SVP, Global Content, Non-scripted
ITV Studios

Perry Simon
Chief Programming Executive & General Manager General Audience Programming
PBS

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