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The Edinburgh TV Competition, the U.Ok.’s largest occasion for the worldwide TV trade, has set the primary periods for its 2021
the occasion, with Whoopi Goldberg, unveiled as its headline star.
The Hollywood icon will focus on her life on and off-screen and her experiences as a multi-award-winning artist, producer, creator, entrepreneur, and humanitarian, sharing perception and anecdotes from a profession spanning 4 a long time.
Led by its advisory chair, Amazon’s director of European originals Georgia Brown, this 12 months’s competition — happening Aug. 23-26 — is themed “Accelerating Change,” analyzing what and the way change is going on within the TV enterprise at each degree. A number of of the digital components of the 2020 occasion — which was online-only as a result of COVID-19 pandemic — are additionally set to return for a hybrid version, each just about and bodily.
The competition has additionally launched Highlight
a reimagined tackle its widespread controller periods involving the highest brass from throughout Brit networks and among the main streamers working within the U.Ok. The Highlight periods will contain one-on-one periods with Amazon’s Brown, BBC chief content material officer Charlotte Moore, Channel 4 director of applications Ian Katz, ITV’s director of TV Kevin Lygo, UKTV president Marcus Arthur and Channel 5’s director of applications Ben Frow.