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Thu, 14 Sept

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Online Webinar, via Zoom

Storytelling: Introducing Climate Change into the Narrative with Climate Spring

WFTV members are invited to this online discussion exploring the positive impacts of including climate change in our film and TV narratives. The Climate Spring panel will discuss how they work with gatekeepers of the industry to identify themes with potential to be developed into content.

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Storytelling: Introducing Climate Change into the Narrative with Climate Spring
Storytelling: Introducing Climate Change into the Narrative with Climate Spring

Time & Location

14 Sept 2023, 18:30 – 19:30 BST

Online Webinar, via Zoom

About the Event

WFTV members are invited to this online discussion exploring the positive impacts of including climate change within our film and TV narratives. Climate Spring directors Lucy Stone, Victoria Steventon and Josh Cockcroft will discuss how they work with gatekeepers of the industry to identify themes with potential to be developed into media content. They’ll also explore how Climate Spring can fund development projects and expose them to key industry decision makers.

There will be an opportunity to ask the panel questions during the last 15 minutes of the session.

Event Schedule

18:25: Please join the webinar waiting room

18:30: In conversation with Climate Spring

19:15: Audience Q&A

19:30: Finish

Climate Spring

Climate Spring is a global organisation at the forefront of using the power of the screen to transform how people see and respond to climate change.

Launched in 2022 by a collective of leading screen industry and climate experts, Climate Spring works closely with the gatekeepers, creatives and producers to create content that shifts the climate narratives and reaches mainstream audiences.

We offer early-stage development funding; advice and guidance for writers, commissioners and producers from climate experts; and support in moving a project from idea to distribution.

By informing, inspiring and incentivising mainstream content makers to explore climate stories in a more impactful way, we help transform society’s response to the climate crisis.

Learn more about Climate Spring: www.climate-spring.org

Follow us on Twitter @climate-spring and LinkedIn @Climate Spring

Lucy Stone, Director

Lucy Stone is the founder of Climate Spring, the global organisation commissioning and supporting scripted climate storytelling, working with all stakeholders in the industry. Lucy is a leading narrative change expert and climate innovator having set up many successful organisations and campaigns. Lucy has been a leader in philanthropy, in social enterprise, advising UN organisations and governments.

Josh Cockcroft, Director

Josh is a British-Zanzibari producer and change maker. After working for organisations such as the BBC and Entertainment One, he co-founded Well Tempered Productions, a production company focused on writers from marginalised backgrounds. His first feature as producer, NO FATHERS IN KASHMIR, was completed in 2019. Alongside producing, he has led fundraising rounds for start ups, authored a number of research projects on the creative industries, and most recently has been working for the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, building collaborations between organisations. Josh is a Trustee of the Arvon Foundation and the Cultural Philanthropy Foundation.

Victoria Steventon, Director

Victoria Steventon is an Executive Producer of feature length documentary film. After working in both documentary and factual entertainment TV, she went on to produce and direct documentary films before setting up Influence Film in 2012. Since inception, Influence has executive produced or funded over 50 films including Emmy award winning Trophy; Peabody winner, Islands And The Whales and Sundance Audience Award winner of 2023, Beyond Utopia.

How will the online event work?

This event will be live streamed via Zoom.us. Viewing details will be sent via your confirmation.

Attending participants will not be visible to others and will be muted throughout the session. After the talk, there will be an opportunity for audience members to ask their questions to the panel by using the Q&A feature.

This event is for existing WFTV members only.

If you are not a member and would like to join, membership costs just £100 + VAT/yr , please click here or email admin@wftv.org.uk

At WFTV we’re really keen to ensure that all our events are accessible for everyone. So if you have any particular access needs, please can you let us know before an event and we will do our best to accommodate you. We would be grateful if you can give us as much notice as possible – please contact admin@wftv.org.uk

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