Subject Futures Week media guests confirmed


Subject Futures Week, set for Monday 26th January, sees Tom MacRae who has written for Lewis for ITV as well as Casualty and Bonekickers for the BBC as one of many invited media industry guests. Other guests include Ed Sharpe (a BBC Studio Floor manager) and Director of Photography Jason Weidner both will be delivering workshops in the TV studio.

Ed Sharpe gives a brief introduction to the TV studio and production roles in the link below.

See the details below for full details of media and journalism Subject Futures Week guests.


11AM  Meet the former students (Media & Film)

Femi Mosuro now working for Disney TV

Dean Alexander Director, Cameraman & Editor

2pm     Jon Ingold Head of the app company ”Inkle”

Apps developed include Frankenstein, 80 Days, Sorcery

1pm    Ed Sharpe BBC Studio Floor manager

Workshop in the TV studio



All day  Bauer Media

Book online either a morning or an afternoon session

1-4pm  Jason Weidner Cinematographer and DOP.

Workshop in the TV studio

4-6pm  Nick Petford, Vice Chancellor of the University of Northampton

Making and presenting science documentaries

Nick is a volcanologist who also makes science documentaries

for National Geographic



11am   Geoff Hill, Editor ITV

Geoff is responsible for all of ITV’s national and international

news, the General Election programme, ITV’s news website and

ITV news specials. He was previously Editor of C5 News and ran

the international newsgathering for CNN.

2pm     Hannah Storm, Director International News Safety Institute.

Hannah is a former TV news producer and foreign correspondent

based in Latin America now head of one of the main industry

bodies aiming to ensure the safety of journalists working in the


3pm   Tom Williams, screen-writer of BAFTA nominated “Kajaki”

Tom also wrote the 2011 film “Chalet Girl”

2pm   Emma Smart BFI

Emma is library manager at the BFI and one of five

programmers for BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival.

At last year’s festival she celebrated women behind bars in

film and TV with a talk titled We Love Caged Lesbians and has

written on various films for BFI Screenonline.



11am   Jonnie Turpie, Maverick TV

Jonnie founded the highly influential independent production

company Maverick. His credits include “Embarrassing Bodies”,

“How to look good naked” and “Bizarre ER”. A former artist he’s

led Maverick’s digital and social media operations.

2pm     Julian March, NBC News

Senior Vice President, Editorial & Innovation

Julian has a significant track record in digital and broadcast

journalism as Director of Online for ITV and Head of Digital for

Sky News.



11am Bob Satchwell Society of Editors

Director of the Society of Editors since its foundation in 1999, Bob

campaigns on a wide range of issues that affect all sectors of the

media, freedom of expression and the public’s right to know.  A

former Journalist of the Year, he was associate editor of the

Lancashire Evening Post, assistant editor of the News of the

World and an award-winning editor of the Cambridge Evening

News. He is a non executive director of the National Council for

the Training of Journalists, a member of the Defence Press and

Broadcasting Advisory Committee, a former member of the

Editors’ Code Committee and a witness at the Leveson Inquiry.

2pm    Tom MacCrae scriptwriter

Tom is an English television writer. He is the creator of Comedy

Central’s Threesome has also written for Marple and Lewis for

ITV, and Dr Who, Casualty and Bonekickers for the BBC.

2pm   Meet the former students Journalism

Stephen Humphries – Broadcast Journalist, BBC Radio Solent

Megan Archer – Reporter, Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

Stephanie Parkes – Freelance journalist, Metro

Vicky Smith – Press Assistant, River Island.


Subject Features Week is aimed at students from the University’s School of The Arts and provides the ideal opportunity for them to learn and understand where their subjects and courses can lead them once they have graduated.