BBC and Creators -What Future?

Creativity at the centre of public policy decisions on the future of the BBC

Tuesday 21 October 2003
Royal Society of Arts,
John Adam Street, WC1

The Creators' Rights Alliance and British Music Rights are hosting a seminar to debate the issue of public service broadcasting from the perspective of creators and content providers within the broadcast media.

International creators will discuss their own public service broadcasters as well as their perspective of the BBC and its influence internationally. A panel of British creators from across the spectrum will describe their work with the BBC, their expectations and reservations, their ideas for charter renewal, and make comparisons with commercial sources of work. The final session will debate the issues, with experts from within the broadcasting sector and a response from the BBC.


  • A world view of Public Service Broadcasting
    - including perspectives of the BBC's role in international terms, with creators from Germany, Australia, Canada.
    Chair: Charles Wheeler (journalist and broadcaster)
  • UK creators' perspective of Public Service Broadcasting and the rôle played by the BBC
    Chair: Richard Hooper (Chair of Ofcom's Content Board)
  • To renew or to review: does a licence fee funded BBC have a long-term future in 21st century UK broadcasting?
    - a debate on BBC Charter Renewal in 2006
    Chair: The Rt. Hon, Chris Smith MP


Places are £100 for the first person from an organisation and £50 for each subsequent representative. You can get a booking form from:

Carmel Bedford
Creators' Rights Alliance
British Music House
26 Berners Street
London W1T 3LR
tel: +44 (0)20 7436 7296

... or download it here (warning:488k PDF)

This event is sponsored by the Authors' Licensing and Collection Society, the National Union of Journalists and the Writers' Guild of Great Britain.

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