Liz Tucker hosts ScreenSkills Industry Greats MasterClass with Jane Root - 27 April 2020

In this ScreenSkills public event - Industry Greats Masterclass -  Verve Productions, MD,  Liz Tucker was in conversaton with Nutopia's CEO, Jane Root

Jane is the former President of Discovery Networks and Controller of BBC2, she founded production company Nutopia in 2008. Known for premium specialist factual content on a global scale, recent credits include One Strange Rock with Will Smith (Nat Geo, Westbrook Inc), The Last Czars (Netflix), The World According to Jeff Goldblum (Disney+), and currently in production Limitless with Chris Hemsworth (Nat Geo).

During the event session, Jane explained  how subscription video on demand (SVOD) has become hugely important in a very short time and revolutionised the television landscape. She revealed her strategy for building and developing a slate of SVOD programming, exploring what worked and what didn’t. Jane also explained what she believes is the secret behind running a successful indie.

This event was supported by the ScreenSkills Television Skills Fund which invests in training for the freelance television workforce thanks to contributions from the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

It was part of a ScreenSkills programme designed by media consultant Donna Taberer, to support freelancers to upskill and stay connected, helping keep the industry resilient in these difficult times.

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