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Are you and/or your production company looking to upskill your development team?

Are you looking to build a creative development team that is commercially aware and better able to deliver successful pitches, create a slate of ideas and win business?

Then our Unscripted TV: Development Summits for Development teams is the training for you and your team. The training is designed to suit all levels within development teams and will include specific breakouts for Heads of Development.

The summits are running 5 times between February and June 2023 across the UK nations and regions. All summits will be delivering the same content. Attendees are recommended to book the summit closest to their location.

The summits will be taking place in these locations on the following dates (precise venues TBC): 

England: Leeds 27 – 28 February 2023
The Tetley, Hunslet Rd, Leeds Leeds, LS10 1JQ United Kingdom

Wales: Cardiff 13 - 14 March 2023
Tramshed Tech, Unit D Pendyris St, Cardiff CF11 6BH

Scotland: Glasgow 11- 12 May 2023

Northern Ireland: Belfast  22 - 23 May 2023

England: London 5- 6 June 2023

The two-day programme will be split into a series of short sessions covering 3 distinct themes: 

Theme 1: Ideation, Briefs and Pitching 
Theme 2: Commercial awareness 
Theme 3: Professional skills (with a focus on Heads of Development and Senior team members) 
A key theme across the entire training programme will be changing the narrative on and off-screen and how these can be embedded across all areas, at all stages.  

The two-day programme will also include a Commissioning Editor Q&A which will be an opportunity to hear from a commissioner in-person in a structured Q&A format. 
On the middle evening of the training programme there will be a social event where attendees can connect and network informally to build relationships.  

This programme is heavily supported and subsidised by the ScreenSkills Unscripted TV Skills Fund which invests in training for the unscripted workforce thanks to contributions from broadcasters, SVoDs and production companies. 

There is a cost to production companies to attend this training programme. We have worked hard to keep the costs as low as possible and have early bird rates available for those who book more than one month in advance of £125 + VAT per person and a 3 for 2 ticket offer.

We also have a number of bursary places available for emerging production companies and freelancers. Details of how to access these are on the booking form
We welcome bookings from all individuals, if you would like support completing the booking form and/or would like us to send it to you in an alternative format please email

Course Content




The summits will include break away sessions which will focus on specific topics within the themes that Senior Development Execs, MDs and Heads of Development will want to explore in depth.

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