Speed Meetings: BBC Commissioning Executives
Friday 3rd July 2015, 1:00pm - 2:00pm BST
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After the Commissioner Conversation sessions, this is an opportunity to meet CBeebies and CBBC commissioning executives.
Working closely with the Commissioners for the channels, and their interactive content, BBC Commissioning executives cover a range of genres (see their profiles for more details). They will available for 5-minute one-to-one advice meetings.
We advise you to attend the Changing Channels: Commissioner Conversations with the BBC session, prior to booking meetings, so that you are aware of the latest in commissioning news and trends.
We suggest you use these meetings as a chance to acquaint yourself with the Commissioning team’s way of working and find out how to get access for a longer meeting at a later date.
If you have a project sufficiently worked up for them to see, make the briefest of pitches, so that they get a snapshot of the project and can consider how best to advise you about next steps. if your idea or project is in an early stage of development, prepare a one-sentence description that makes clear: what it is; who is it is aimed at; and what its unique selling point might be – why it is different. Again your aim should be to get advice on what next stapes to take to move towards a meeting with the BBC at a later date, should they express interest.
Speed meetings cannot be pre-booked. You can only organise a meeting if you come to the main Registration desk to book in at the start of each Speed Meeting block. The meetings will take place on a first come, first served basis.