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Saturday, November 12 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
INDUSTRY WORKSHOP: 'Speed Pitching: Scientists Pitch Producers'

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This is speed-pitching for scientists. Television producers are always on the lookout for great stories and interesting information. Scientists have 7 minutes to share a concept for a great TV program.

A BLUE Whale Pass is required for this session.  Participants must register.  Please email jessica@blueoceanfilmfestival.org to reserve your spot.

Commissioners:
Alexa Elliott - WPBT2 
Mark Brownlow - BBC
Gianna Savoie - Ocean Media Institute
Charles Poe - Smithsonian Channel 

Speakers
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Mark Brownlow

Executive Producer, BBC Natural History Unit
'Ocean' (NHU) Multi-part series for BBC & World-wide | In 2001, the BBC led the world with the multi award-winning Blue Planet; now it plans to return to the planet’s oceans. More marine species have been discovered in the past decade than ever before, with an average of 2,000 discoveries per year. Drawing on new filming techniques not available at the time Blue Planet was shot - such as a new gyro-stabilised aerial camera system... Read More →
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Alexa Elliott

Series Producer, WPBT2
Alexa is the Series Producer with WPBT2 'Changing Seas'.  She has 20 years of experience as a journalist working in public media. Her work has garnered multiple awards, including the prestigious Communication Award from the National Academies of Sciences, as well as several regional Emmys. 
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Charles Poe

Senior Vice President of Production, Smithsonian Channel
Senior Vice President of Production, Smithsonian Channel.  Charles guides the editorial process for all original programming and international co-productions for Smithsonian Channel, a joint venture between the Smithsonian Institution and Showtime. He served as Executive Producer on Blue Ocean Finalist, An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch.
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Gianna Savoie

Executive Director, Ocean Media Institute
Gianna Savoie is an award-winning documentary producer, writer, and professor with nearly two decades of experience in Natural History filmmaking and a penchant for powerful storytelling that has led her to sink her teeth into some of the most critical conservation issues on the planet.  Trained as an environmental biologist, she pairs her love of science with the art of filmmaking to craft stories that not only inform, but deeply... Read More →


Saturday November 12, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
The Palladium Workshop Room 253 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701