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How to make programmes within a commercial and academic context

How to make programmes within a commercial and academic context

Brown, Lucy and Duthie, Lyndsay (2014) How to make programmes within a commercial and academic context. In: Sightlines: Filmmaking in the Academy, 24-25 November 2014, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

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In this presentation Brown and Duthie, as duel practitioners, will investigate the relationship between their research and professional practice. Lucy Brown and Lyndsay Duthie are award-winning television programme-makers (having worked for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, SKY), senior lecturers and academic programme leaders. They run the MA and BA Film and TV programmes at the University of Hertfordshire. Our presentation will seek to critique and celebrate the tradition of television programme making within the context of academia and the ‘real world’ of commercial television programme-making by examining the key ingredients that make a successful TV programme, the pitfalls and the future for this relationship. Brown and Duthie are currently writing and filming a book called The Studio Production Handbook, designed to provide students with everything they need to know to create a successful studio television programme. Brown/Duthie are keen to maximise the commercial opportunities by understanding the nature of the television business and how programmes are commissioned and funded. Brown and Duthie have found that all too often the academic and commercial world are viewed as two separate entities and through their research they are exploring ways in which the barriers between these worlds can be removed to enable a closer working relationship that has maximum impact.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Programme-making, Filmmaking
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design (DES)
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2016 13:13

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