Bristol and Bath Screen Summit

Join us at the second Bristol and Bath Screen Summit.

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Date and time
Wed 08 November 2023
13:30 - 20:00
Arnolfini Arts, Further info
Screen Summit
Booking required


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Leading filmmakers, producers and writers will join production companies, commissioners, and politicians at the second Bristol and Bath Screen Summit, on Wednesday 8 November at Arnolfini to celebrate the rise of the screen industry’s regional voice and explore the opportunities to drive growth and talent in the city region.

Hosted by TV presenter and writer, Sarah Beeny and produced by UWE Bristol Screen Industries Research.


13:30 Arrival and registration
14:00 Welcome

Celebrating regional voices

Who is leading the charge in the scripted community and how do they view the future?


  • Loretta Preece, Executive Producer, Strong Film and TV
  • Mike Jenkins, Writer and Director
  • Paul Holbrook, Writer/Director, Bristol AF Productions
  • Ciara McIlvenny, Development Producer, Sid Wild
  • Hosted by Joe Sims, actor and BBC Radio Bristol presenter
14:4515:00 Gwawr Lloyd, Channel 4 Drama Commissioning Editor in conversation with Sabet Choudhury, presenter, ITV News West Country
15:0015:15 Break

The winning formula: developing and creating returnable formats

Returnable series mean volume and scale and lots of jobs. Hear the inside story from some of the best in the business.


  • Nick Mirsky, Managing Director, Five Mile Films
  • Ruth Kelly, Director of Programmes, Twenty Twenty
  • Juliet Rice, Creative Director, BBC Studios Factual Entertainment Productions
  • Hosted by Chris Curtis, Broadcast magazine

AI in practice

What we should know to create, speed up and innovate – how can AI transform productions and where are the guidelines?


  • Rob Hifle, Creative Director, Lux Aeterna VFX
  • Ben Ackland, Co-Founder, Meaning Machine Games
  • Verity Mcintosh, Senior Lecturer - Virtual and Extended Realities, UWE
  • Hosted by Erinma Ochu, Wallscourt Associate Professor in Immersive Media, UWE Bristol

Update on the Regional Production Fund

WECA in conversation with Sabet Choudhury, presenter, ITV News West Country

17:0017:15 Break

In Conversation with Nancy Medina and Sir Peter Bazlegette

Nancy Medina (Bristol Old Vic’s Artistic Director and Joint CEO) and Sir Peter Bazlegette (co-chair of the Creative Industries Council, and former chair of ITV plc) discuss the UK Creative Sector vision.

18:00 Networking and drinks

Registration and tickets

  • Cost: £25-£35
  • Attendance: Booking required


Arnolfini Arts
16 Narrow Quay


We welcome all abilities, disabilities, ages, ethnicities, and genders to our events. If you have any questions, concerns or additional requirements then please let us know, by contacting, so that we can make your time at this event as comfortable as possible.

Venue information

  • Disabled parking: No
  • Step-free access: Yes
  • Accessible toilets: Yes
  • Assisted listening: Yes
  • Guide or assistance dog-friendly: Yes
  • Quiet spaces available: Yes

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