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Baz Luhrmann to lead speakers at Royal Television Society Convention 2022

After watching ‘Elvis’ become his highest-grossing film of all time in the UK, Australian director Baz Luhrmann is set to be one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Royal Television Society (RTS) conference in London , which will take place later this month.

Luhrmann, who also created series such as ‘The Get Down’, will be in conversation with British host Edith Bowman, discussing the ‘power of creativity’.

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Also joining programming are Tom Burton, Head of Interactivity at BBC Studios, Vicki Dobbs Beck, Vice President of Immersive Content at Lucasfilm and ILMxLAB, BBC Technology Correspondent Marc Cieslak and Jan Koeppen, Chairman of The Walt Disney Company EMEA.

Gama Gbio, development producer at Entertainment, Expectation, Isabelle Henriques, co-CEO and COO of Klang Games; Nina Hossain, Journalist and Presenter at ITN, Daisy Lilley, Head of Unscripted Series, UK at Netflix; Kevin Lygo, Managing Director of Media and Entertainment at ITV; broadcaster and lawyer Rob Rinder; Jane Turton, President of RTS and CEO of All3Media; Media analyst Doug Wood and Natalka Znak, CEO of Remarkable TV Entertainment/Initial/Znak TV are also set to speak at the event.

The convention, which this year is called “The Fight for Attention”, will take place on September 27 in London. Among the sessions at this year’s event will be “A Traveler’s Guide to the Metaverse,” films from the new Warner Bros. Discovery Black Britain Unspoken, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Global Formats,” “Evolving News” and Keynote Speakers.

“This year’s program is designed to provide unparalleled insights from leaders in our industry, but also designed to spark open discussion about the challenges and opportunities in the television and streaming media landscape today,” said Theresa Wise, CEO of the Royal Television Society. “The international line-up reflects the increasingly global nature of our industry! We look forward to hearing from multi-award winning creative leader Baz Luhrmann as well as the many other television executives lined up for the event.

Priya Dogra, President and Managing Director, EMEA, Warner Bros. Discovery and Chair of RTS London Convention 2022 added: “The RTS London Convention is renowned for bringing together leaders from across the media industry for agenda-setting discussions of the biggest ideas. and issues of the day. This year, we will examine our collective fight for consumer attention and debate the future of the media industry. I am delighted that we have been able to assemble such an exciting list of sessions, including speakers from major UK broadcasters, global streamers as well as tech titans, and I am delighted to announce that Baz Luhrmann will be joining us to discuss of its unique approach to storytelling. »

View the full convention program here.

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