Thursday 10th Nov
Vidar Hjardeng (11am – book now)
Vidar is Diversity Consultant for ITV News across England, Wales and the Channel Islands. He spent over 25 years working for ITV in the Midlands, much of that time as Editor/Executive Producer on political, religious and social action magazine programmes before joining the ITV News Senior Management team. He was awarded an MBE for services to visually impaired people in 2012
Simon Edwards (12pm – book now)
Simon spent 10 years working as an assistant cameraman on a diverse selection of projects; from BBC magazine programmes through to 35mm feature films and a host of other dramas, commercials and corporate films in between. He now operates as a freelancer and his work crosses all of the programme boundaries. He is vice chairman of the Guild of Television Cameramen
Matt Belt (1pm – book now)
Matt is an alum of the University of Gloucestershire’s Radio Production course. He has worked at Kerrang Radio and, while still studying, travelled to Ghana to be part of the production team for a radio station in the capital called Radio XYZ FM. Since graduating he has forged links in America, getting contracts with KEXP in Seattle and KCRW in Los Angeles.
Richard ‘Golly’ Starzak (1.30pm – book now)
Richard is one of the leading figures in the world of animation having been Aardman’s first employee in 1983 and, most recently, been creative director for the Shaun the Sheep movie.
Ben Mitchell (3pm- book now)
Ben is the MD of Skwigly, is the longest running UK based animation magazine and community. Skwigly brings the animation community a wide range of up-to-date content; including news, interviews, reviews, podcasts, videos and tutorials. We cover all aspects of animation, from the biggest Hollywood blockbusters to the best independent short films.