WFTV Northern Ireland: Masterclass with BBC 3 Controller, Fiona Campbell

20th September 2019 10:30

BBC Blackstaff Studios (Audience Reception Area) | Great Victoria Street | Belfast | BT2 7BB

Friday 20 September from 10:30 to 12:00

Join WFTV Northern Ireland for a unique masterclass with BBC Three Controller, Fiona Campbell. Fiona will be discussing how she built and developed her career to become the first female controller of BBC Three. She will talk about the day-to-day realities of running a channel and the types of shows and ideas she is now looking to commission.

The session will run as an interview with a Q&A at the end and is aimed at a wide range of women from anyone wanting to find out more about the world of commissioning to those interested in developing their careers in film and TV or finally getting that elusive commission.


Fiona Campbell is Controller of BBC Three. Previously Fiona was Digital Director for BBC News where she developed BBC News presence on third party platforms such as Apple News, Facebook and Instagram as well as the BBC News app and website. Fiona also spent five years as a Commissioning Editor at Channel 4 News between 2005-2009 where she also executive produced Dispatches output. Prior to this, Fiona was a Commissioning Editor for Documentaries and Current Affairs at BBC 3 just before the Channel went online.


This event is open to WFTV members and non-members. Non-members please click here to book your tickets for a small nominal payment of £5.

If you would like to join WFTV our membership costs just £100 + VAT/yr and for members outside London and the M25 membership costs £50 + VAT/yr. To find out more, please click here or email

Members, please log-in to your account and book your ticket via Eventbrite as usual.

This event is for women in the film and television industry only.