EITF/Pact Webinar with Zai Bennett, Sky Atlantic
Pact Export Accelerator has partnered up with Edinburgh International TV Festival this year, and as part of our collaboration we have launched a mini-series of commissioner webinars.
These webinars give a flavour of some of the key decision makers who will be attending Edinburgh TV Festival in 2016. [If you are a Pact member you can also benefit from a discount to attend the Festival].
Register for this session with Director of Sky Atlantic Zai Bennett via GoToWebinar.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about how to join the webinar.
The session will be moderated by Pact's Rod Caird. If you have any questions you want to pre-send please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Attendees will also get the opportunity to ask questions and interact during the live interview using the online messaging tools.
As Director of Sky Atlantic Zai oversees major US content including Game of Thrones, Billions and Silicon Valley as well as premium original drama like Fortitude, Penny Dreadful and The Last Panthers as well as upcoming shows like Tin Star with Tim Roth and Guerrilla with Idris Elba.
Prior to this, Zai was Controller of BBC Three for three years. In that time the channel overtook Channel 4 for 16-24 year olds and won six Baftas. Other highlights include record breaking comedies Bad Education and Cuckoo, popular factual hits The Call Centre and Hair and major landmark seasons on Crime and Punishment and Mental Health. Prior to joining the BBC, Bennett spent 12 years at ITV where he was part of the launch team for ITV2, 3 and 4. He transformed ITV2 with commissions including The Only Way is Essex, Secret Diary of A Call Girl and Celebrity Juice.
Zai was the Advisory Chair for the 2015 Guardian International Television Festival.