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Academics and TV Documentary Making
Domain: D2 Communication and dissemination

Research Councils and other funding bodies increasingly expect researchers to demonstrate the impact of their research on the wider community. Through this workshop, you can gain an insight into one of the ways in which outcomes of research can be communicated to the public, namely through TV documentaries, and the processes involved therein.

This three hour session will:

- consider the relationship between commissioning editors, TV production companies and academics
- provide guidance on how to identify and approach a TV production company with a proposal
- offer a format for creating a TV proposal and provide a chance to practise writing one
- offer insight into the challenges and benefits of communicating research through TV

Please come to the class with an idea for a documentary single or series connected to your academic work. This will be the basis for practise in composing a proposal.