With various regional development initiatives and the continued move of broadcaster hubs to the North there is more opportunity than ever before for filmmakers based in the North to get their stories made and seen. But what happens when these schemes come to an end? A panel of gatekeepers and filmmakers explore how the industry can continue to identify, champion and nurture Northern based talent, and create sustainable pathways and career progression routes for those working outside of London.

The session is produced by Jess Waite & Anna Dickeson (The Garden)

Chaired by Ben Zand (BBC Journalist) with Persephone Rizvi (assistant producer), Emily Smith (Commissioning Editor, BBC Documentaries), Victoria Roye (Off Screen Talent Executive, Channel 4), Stuart Froude (freelance producer/director) and Harry Lock (researcher/director, Candour Productions)

Supported by BBC Three.

Session running time: approx 75mins.

A recording of this session, along with others in the series, is available to all Digital Industry Pass Holders on our Doc/Player platform.