WCSFP in Montreal Comes to a Close
Following a dynamic four-day program of informative sessions, rewarding networking opportunities and unforgettable social events, the 2013 World Congress of Science and Factual Producers has officially come to a close. Hundreds of members congregated at Le Westin Montreal for the sold-out industry conference that brought together science and specialist factual producers and broadcasters from around the world. Thanks to host broadcaster Discovery Canada and Exploration Production Inc., presenting platinum partners CBC/Radio-Canada, Explora, Découverte, and The Nature of Things, and all of the partners, session producers, moderators, speakers, volunteers, and staff who helped to make the 2013 WCSFP a tremendous success!
2014 Congress in Beijing, China - Pre-Register Now!
The WCSFP Board of Directors and newly formed 2014 Steering Committee are delighted to announce that next year’s Congress will take place in Beijing, China, and will be generously hosted by CCTV9. Join your colleagues in one of the world’s most energetic and opulent cities. Host hotel and event dates will be announced in January.
If you are interested in joining us in China, we ask you to pre-register. There is no cost or commitment, but it will enable us to help you obtain a Chinese Visa when you register for the event. All pre-registered members will recieve at $75 discount on their 2014 registration.
New Members Welcomed to 2014 Steering Committee
The World Congress of Science and Factual Producers is a non-profit, member-run organization. In registering for the event, members are entitled to vote in the organization’s elections. During this year’s Congress, steering committee nominations and elections took place and, at the closing plenary on December 6, the successful candidates were announced.
Newly elected Steering Committee members are:
- Nha-Uyen Chau, Looking Glass International (Australia)
- Aidan Laverty, BBC (UK)
- Dietmar Lyssy, Bilderfest GmbH Munich & Cologne (Germany)
- Charlie Parsons, National Geographic Channel (USA)
- Yuanyuan Wang, CICC (China)
The elected members will join existing Steering Committee members Jonathan Hewes, Patrick Hörl, Kazuhiro Kitano, Ken MacDonald, Joseph Maxwell, Howard Swartz and Tony Tackaberry. We thank outgoing representatives Jill Fullerton-Smith, Beth Hoppe, Debbie Myers, Sonya Pemberton, Sara Ramsden and Robert Salvestrin, as well as host country representative Alan Handel for their tremendous contributions.
WCSFP Honours Departing Board Members
The WCSFP extends a deep and heartfelt thanks to departing Board directors Ann Julienne and Thomas von Hennet for their years of invaluable contributions, passionate support, and tremendous guidance.
Thank You To Our 2013 Partners
The WCSFP Steering Committee and Board of Directors would like to offer a tremendous thanks to this year’s host broadcaster Discovery Canada and Exploration Production Inc.; presenting platinum partners CBC/Radio-Canada, Explora, Découverte, and The Nature of Things; platinum partners CCTV9, Tangled Bank Studios and Tourisme Montréal; contributing partner Wellcome Trust; gold sponsors NHK, Realscreen, Telefilm Canada; silver sponsors Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, Blue Ant Media, C21, Mokko, PBS, PBS International, Shaw Media, SODEC, and Sunny Side of the Doc; and industry partners Christie Digital, Darlow Smithson Productions, Handel Productions, ITN Source, RIDM and Doc Circuit Montréal, and Muse Entertainment.