WCSFP in Hong Kong Comes to a Close
Following a dynamic four-day program of informative sessions, rewarding networking opportunities and unforgettable social events, the 2014 World Congress of Science and Factual Producers has officially come to a close. Hundreds of members congregated at the Kowloon Shangri-La for this year’s event, which brought together science and specialist factual producers and broadcasters from around the world. Thanks to presenting platinum partner CICC and all of the partners, session producers, moderators, speakers, volunteers, and staff who helped to make the 2014 WCSFP a tremendous success!
2015 Congress in Vienna, Austria
The WCSFP Board of Directors and newly formed 2015 Editorial Committee are delighted to announce that next year’s Congress will take place in Vienna, Austria, in December 2015, and will be generously hosted by ORF. Join your colleagues in the city of music and dreams. Host hotel and event dates will be announced in January.
New Members Welcomed to 2015 Editorial Committee
The World Congress of Science and Factual Producers is a non-profit, member-run organization. In registering for the event, members are entitled to vote in the organization’s elections. During this year’s Congress, Editorial Committee nominations and elections took place and, at the closing plenary on November 21, the successful candidates were announced.
Newly elected Editorial Committee members are:
- Paula S. Apsell, NOVA/WGBH (USA)
- Ruth Berry, Terramater (Austria)
- Steve Burns, Roller Coaster Road Productions (USA)
- David Dugan, Windfall Films (UK)
- Joseph Maxwell, SBS (Australia)
- Elizabeth McIntyre, Discovery Networks International (UK)
- Nakedi Ribane, Nakedi and Associates (South Africa)
- Takeshi Shibasaki, NHK (Japan)
The newly elected members will join existing Editorial Committee members Nha-Uyen Chau, Patrick Hörl, Aidan Laverty, Pei Li, Dietmar Lyssy, and Charlie Parsons. We thank outgoing representatives Caroline Behar, Jonathan Hewes, Kazuhiro Kitano, Ken MacDonald, Howard Swartz, and Tony Tackaberry, as well as host country representative Yuanyuan Wang for their tremendous contributions.
Thank You to Our 2014 Sponsors and Partners
The WCSFP Editorial Committee and Board of Directors would like to offer tremendous thanks to this year’s presenting platinum partner CICC; platinum partners NHK and Tangled Bank Studios; contributing partner Wellcome Trust; gold sponsors Discovery Canada and Exploration Production Inc., and Realscreen; silver sponsors C21 Media, France Télévisions, Great Pacific Media, Pact, Sunny Side of the Doc, and ZDF Enterprises; bronze sponsors Bonne Pioche and Lucky You, GZDOC, ITN Source, National Geographic Studios, PBS International, Pioneer Productions, Terranoa, Wall to Wall and WDR mediagroup; and industry partners Arrow Media, CASBAA, CNEX, Entertainment One and Jellyfish Pictures.
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2015 Asian Side of the Doc: 15% Off for WCSFP Members
Become part of the first international doc marketplace for documentary in Asia! The 6th edition of Asian Side of the Doc will connect you with the booming Asian factual TV market, and will take place in the city of Xiamen, on the South-East coast of China, from March 17-20, 2015. Featuring four days of exhibition, pitching sessions with awards, panels, one-to-one meetings, training workshops, networking and social events—all to co-produce, sell and buy documentary—this unique marketplace has access to key distributors, commissioners, funders, advisors and buyers from across Asia and beyond. The 2015 event will put the spotlight on how to develop “Asia to Asia” and “Asia to the rest of the world” co-productions.
WCSFP members can save 15 per cent on an Asian Side Delegate Pass. Registration and discount details will be announced in December. For more information about Asian Side of the Doc, please email Baptiste Cornillier at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.asiansideofthedoc.com.