Micro Meeting: NHK
Tue, May 1 11:00am - 12:00pm | Emmanuel College, Room 119, 93 Charles Street West
Access: Industry Pass holders, registered delegates are encouraged to sign up via the Hot Docs Online Community starting April 3.
Come and meet NHK’s documentary co-pro and acquisition team as they share information about their slots and what they are looking for. Shuichiro Yamazaki, channel controller of NHK’s satellite broadcasting, and Okutsu Tomoko, producer of the international acquisition and co-productions, will give examples of their current projects and what worked well for the Japanese audience. Takahiro Hamano of NHK Enterprises will discuss new opportunities and how to approach and work with NHK and other Japanese production houses. Yukihiko Amagi, director of Tokyo TV forum and former vice-president of NHK Enterprises, will address the current Japanese documentary market.
Shuichiro Yamazaki - Channel Controller Satellite Broadcasting, NHK
Takahiro Hamano - NHK Enterprises
Okutsu Tomoko - Director, Producer, International Co-Production and Acquisition, NHK
Tomoko Okutsu brings a wealth of production and directorial experience to her role in international co-production and acquisition. She joined NHK in 1992 and subsequently made live factual shows, news magazine shows, and current-affairs documentaries. Tomoko’s standout productions include the monthly eight-hour live show Hello Japan!, which introduced one of Japan’s prefectures in each edition, and live shows (including live reports from South Korea) about the popularity of Korean entertainment in Japan. Tomoko also played a key role in the launch of the groundbreaking interactive news magazine show ConnectingTV@human. Her work included developing an online system to enable viewers to get involved. Since 2008, Tomoko has been the commissioning editor of NHK’s daily international co-production and acquisition slot World Documentary. She aims mainly to air documentaries on current affairs. Recently, Tomoko also produced the new series Women at 40: A Silent Revolution, which takes a cross-cultural look at the lives of women who initiate change in their communities in 10 countries around the world. The series was a co-production with partners in France and Canada.