Stories which shed light on different aspects of contemporary Scottish life. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. He also took on additional responsibility for Current Affairs during 2012. A qualified accountant, Geraldine has extensive experience within the media sector and was previously responsible for the overall management of BBC Scotland’s financial position, as well as working across BBC Scotland within commissioning, production and on a number of pan BBC projects. We are looking for a potentially returnable factual format which allows us another way of telling stories about the country’s people and history. I have commissioning opportunities across TV, iPlayer, BBC Sounds and social media, so can be flexible in how we develop and commission talent. Responsible for: BBC Scotland’s TV, Radio and Digital commissioning. We are a multiplatform team so are always looking for ways in which our content can work across two or more platforms, so please consider how to achieve this when developing ideas. On the Channel we want to focus on the stories behind our recent past – from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s - with an emphasis on social history. Explore the profiles below for up-to-date information on current opportunities for each genre. When pitching Digital First content, please use the Channel TBA option on BBC Pitch. Some recent examples are Scot Squad’s The Chief on iPlayer and the social media pieces for Black and Scottish, which extended the programme reach beyond TX.

A key requirement is for the ideas to be formatted, with closed episodes. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. Our Digital budget contains provision for additional linked-to-linear content. Read about our approach to external linking. Digital Advertising . Expressions of interest will be accepted between the 1st of July and 14th of August 2020. Please submit proposals for Gaynor Holmes through BBC Pitch.

Successful recent examples have been The Battle Of Skye Bridge, The Rise & Fall Of Timex Dundee and The War Next Door. Over the next 12 months, BBC Two and the BBC Nations (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales) will commission four major new series that reflect the lives of people across the UK.

The aim is to strengthen the delivery of formatted factual programmes from Scotland-based producers, which is one of the objectives in the Memorandum of Understanding between the BBC and Screen Scotland. We are looking to build on this tone and storytelling, to find major new brands that explore the lives of other types of work and activities that are based in different parts of the UK.”, Ken MacQuarrie, Director, Nations, says: “Exciting collaborations like this mean we can produce even more programming that reflects the lives of people across the UK and gives new opportunities to the production community in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.”. TV & Film 14.10.20 BBC2, BBC Nations launch commissioning drive . During this phase BBC Three will actively engage with the shortlisted companies; sharing insights and knowledge to help strengthen idea development. We are looking for a new true crime podcast that is rooted in Scotland but has global resonance and can be published episodically on BBC Sounds. BBC2, BBC Nations launch commissioning drive, Three Tables preps Royal Opera House historical drama, Frow brings back Celebs on the Farm for MTV. For the BBC Scotland channel pitches which shine a light on areas of the Scottish arts scene which haven’t been covered before are particularly welcome. On BBC One Scotland we’ll cover the full range of our history. Scotland from The Sky combined new technology with a rich source of archive to capture Scotland’s outstanding natural beauty and a century of dramatic social change.

BBC Three and BBC Scotland will then choose one of the pilots to take through to series (4x30min format) for the network, to be featured on BBC iPlayer and BBC Scotland… Singles and series with hard to get access and revelation in every sequence.

This new scheme is inviting independent production companies with a substantive base in Scotland to submit format ideas that reflect the life experiences of 16-24-year-olds. In 2009, Steve was appointed Director of Programmes for RTÉ Television, with responsibility for in house and indie-produced programming across RTÉ ONE and TWO.

The BBC One network strand, Our Lives returns in spring 2021. Challenging conventional wisdom and lazy assumptions, done with authority and potentially wit.

Examples include The Proclaimers: This is the Story, The Many Primes of Muriel Spark, Greek Thomson: Glasgow’s Master Builder, Sean Connery In His Own Words, Andrew O’Hagan’s series Robert Burns: The People’s Poet and Mackintosh: Glasgow’s Neglected Genius. BBC Three, BBC Scotland and Screen Scotland are coming together to champion local companies who want to develop creative and innovative factual entertainment formats that can engage the whole of the UK. My main priorities are to develop new talent, attract a younger audience to BBC Scotland and commission across TV, iPlayer and digital. These films or series could be linked to significant anniversaries. The initiative offers guaranteed commissions that will increase representation on the channel from across the UK and also develop a ‘sustainable, scalable’ pipeline from the nations. Coronavirus advice for BBC productions. Commissioning Brief: Media Content The BBC and MG ALBA partnership are seeking proposals for a new project which will launch in 2021. Responsible for: Network Daytime and Early Peak, based in Glasgow. Submitted ideas should authentically reflect modern Scotland while being accessible and relatable to the rest of UK audiences.

Commissioning. Proposals that have other finance attached or that have the potential to bring in other funders are also attractive. Recent examples include Orkney: When The Boat Comes In, The Island That Saved My Life, Fight Like A Girl and Highland Road Rescue. We'll assume you're ok with this. Execution (towards later stages) - Originality and authenticity of the execution should demonstrate fit to the audience. Returnable series format - Narrative should lend itself to more than one season.

We are also keen to celebrate and analyse Scotland’s artistic heritage, those individuals and movements that had an international impact. Buying a house or having a steady job are becoming unrealistic ambitions for young Scots as older generations continue to accumulate wealth. I can experiment on social platforms with formats – The Logans: Band of Sisters is a good example of an experimental series we have recently launched on Instagram. All commissions will be subject to programme finance committee sign-off before being green lit. Full details on Digital, Social and Youth commissioning page. After the pitching session, two Indies will be shortlisted to receive further funding to produce a 20min to 30min broadcast quality pilot of their idea. These cookies do not store any personal information.

Powerful, impactful narratives that tell the inside story of big events or stories and reveal something important about how Scotland or the world works. The channel is also an opportunity to reassess some of the sacred cows of Scottish culture. Acquisitions, Archive Formats, Reversions and Other Content, Choose Life: Edinburgh’s Battle With AIDS. Across the Factual slate, we want to encourage discussion and debate and get under the skin of a changing Scotland. Patrick Holland, Controller BBC Two, says: “BBC Two already has great success working with Indies across the UK for series like This Farming Life, Cornwall; This Fishing Life and Saving Lives at Sea and we want more shows that celebrate the lives of everyday heroes with people firmly based in particular communities whose jobs or activities make them a vital part of their communities and environment.

I’m looking for ideas from new directing talent, for TX in 2021, who have never had a TV broadcast. BBC TV Commissioning Supply Report 2019 1 Introduction “BBC Commissioning is at the heart of the UK Production sector – working with the most exciting talent, producers and partners to bring brilliant British stories to the screen. BBC Three, BBC Scotland and Screen Scotland are coming together to champion local companies who want to develop creative and innovative factual entertainment formats that can engage the whole of the UK. I’d like to hear ideas that could play out in our Short Stuff short form comedy strand, aimed at developing character worlds and diverse talent. Steve Carson is currently the Head of Multi-Platform Commissioning for BBC Scotland, and is known for both content making and commissioning.

We're also keen to ensure that our content reflects Scotland's social, geographic, gender and ethnic diversity, and are particularly focused on finding stories from outside Glasgow. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. I’m interested in ideas that can form strands on iPlayer, social and online and tap into talking points for young audiences. Read about our approach to external linking. TV & Film14.10.20BBC2, BBC Nations launch commissioning drive. In October 2017, Steve was appointed Head of Multiplatform Commissioning for BBC Scotland, working across Radio, Television and Digital services. I’d like these films to concentrate principally on younger-skewed stories and underrepresented voices. Leading the commissioning, scheduling, marketing, audiences, press, content discovery, presentation and media management teams who deliver BBC Scotland’s TV, Radio and Digital services. Digital first format – Should fit a digital narrative with attention to titling, imagery/thumbnails and production of extra assets for social distribution. Stories that require further investigating and can be related to modern times and crimes that young audiences can connect with are of interest.

Fun and a youthful attitude are important.

I’m interested in ideas for digital platforms that can build on linear programmes. We’re looking for strong personal stories that others can relate to, told in direct and engaging style. Welcome to the BBC Scotland commissioning page.