British power is cultural, says Tony Hall at RTS Cambridge 2015

The BBC Director-General was keen to highlight the impact of the BBC’s extensive services on the wider UK economy, from a 40% increase in sales of Hilary Mantel’s novel Wolf Hall following the transmission of the BBC series, to improving WiFi services in the area around RSPB Minsmere in Suffolk during filming for Springwatch.

Live blog: Studios Uncovered

Session Nine: Studios Uncovered

We put the spotlight on different studio models of production and debate the pros and cons of each – including UK vs US approaches, acquiring vs growing organically, the right size to be the most effective creatively, incentivising the best creative people, the importance of drama and the growth of factual.

Chair: Patrick Younge, Partner & Co-Founder, Sugar Films


Michael Edelstein, President, NBCUniversal International Studios