Film & Television Production lecture series

We've invited a number of industry professionals to talk to you about their careers in film and television production

Paul Appleby

Thursday 26 October 2017, 9am.  Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building

Paul is a multiple award-winning professional who begain his media career as a film librarian and rose through the ranks of the BBC's renowned Natural History Unit from Researcher to Assistant Producer, Director to Producer, and then to Executive Producer.  His work ranges from The Really Wild Show to Blue Planet and the Saving Planet Earth project.

Geoff Byrne

Thursday 2 November 2017, 9am. Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building

Geoff is a veteran Newsroom Journalist  who has seen the development of Broadcast News and Current Affairs from the age of 16mm Film, Paper Scripts and Autocue Rolls all the way through to Digital Servers, interactive running orders and Automation.  He has worked for the BBC, CNN and Sky Sports News, and has been working as Chief Writer on the BBC News Channel. 

Jill Robinson

Thursday 9 November 2017, 9am. Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building

Jill has vast experience in television, from Researcher to Programme (Output and Series) Editor, Executive Editor to Head of Programming.  Her output varies in subject matter, style and approach from Long Form Documentary to Live TV Debates.  She has been commissioned to produce programming by the BBC, ITV, C4, C5, and was Executive Editor as production company Planet 24.

Simon Kimmell

Thursday 16 November 2017, 9am. Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building

Simon is an award-winning designer covering most broadcast genres.  Initially a BBC Staff Designer, he became a Freelancer and worked on Events and Series for all major TV Networks.  From large sets like the BBC's General Election set, to small scale discussions (BBC 2's The Midnight Hour), to Top of the Pops and Hanger 17, he has worked for directors and producers to huge acclaim.  

Julian Smith

Thursday 23 November 2017, 9am. Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building

Julian's illustrious career in television ranges from Vision Mixer to Studio Director, to Assistant Producer, Producer and Director. He worked in Children's Television, and directed Top of the Pops and The Weakest Link.  He relaunched Big Brother on Channel 5 and created Pointless and The One Show for the BBC, as well as The Million Pound Drop for Channel 4.  He has two BAFTA nominations.