The School of Arts will host a talk and Q&A session with television producer Daisy Lilley, entitled ‘Constructing Reality: In Conversation with Daisy Lilley’, on Tuesday 19 March 2019, 1pm-3pm, in the Aphra Theatre.
Daisy Lilley is a creative producer with vast experience across factual and entertainment TV production – both prime time and daytime. Some of her projects include Love Island, Come Dine with Me, and I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!
Daisy is also the co-creator and executive producer of the social media-based reality series The Circle, launched in September 2018, which follows a group of contestants who are only able to interact with each other via a specially designed voice-activated social media platform. The contestants must use the platform to become the highest rated participant in order to win the £50,000 prize.
The Circle will be returning to Channel 4 for a second series later this year, and has also been snapped up by streaming service Netflix, who plan to make the French, Brazilian and U.S. adaptations of the programme.
This Q&A will examine Daisy’s process of fusing old and new forms of media to create, develop and deliver some of the most addictive content on contemporary factual entertainment. Daisy’s work fuses traditional television and digital culture forms making viewing practices multimedia experiences.
The event has been organised by Dr Kaitlyn Regehr, Lecturer in Media Studies, who said: ‘This is a great opportunity to meet an industry professional working on the cutting edge of traditional and new media forms. Daisy’s work is troubling contemporary streaming practices, such as Netflix, as she puts audience interactivity and multimedia experiences at the forefront. Come and learn about the future of TV viewing and tweet out your questions to @UniKentArts‘.
The event is free to attend and open to all. For full details, please see the page here: www.kent.ac.uk/arts/newsandevents/calendar.html?eid=37135