AIDC announces Stephen Lambert as keynote speaker
AIDC has announced Stephen Lambert chairman of All3Media America as keynote speaker for the 2014 Conference in Adelaide, Australia.
All3Media America is the Los Angeles-based production hub for the All3Media Group, the largest group of independent production companies in the UK, Germany and New Zealand. Lambert is also chief executive of studio Lambert, one the companies in the All3Media group. He is one of Britain’s best known creative television executives, responsible for creating documentary format hits such as Undercover Boss, Wife Swap, Secret Millionaire, Gogglebox, Four in a Bed, Perfect Match and Faking It.
Lamberts programs have won many international awards, including more than half a dozen BAFTA awards, the Rose d'Or of Montreaux (Europe’s top entertainment award) and both Primetime and International Emmys. In 2010, The Huffington Post selected Lambert as one of its Game Changers – '100 innovators, mavericks, visionaries, and leaders who are changing the way we look at the world and the way we live in it.' In 2013, he received the C21/FRAPA Gold Medal at MIP in recognition of his outstanding achievement and contribution to the international formats business.
Lambert is the founder of Studio Lambert, which he launched in 2008 with All3Media's support, and the company has since created and produced more than twenty series on both sides of the Atlantic, including the Primetime Emmy award-wining worldwide hit Undercover Boss, which was the #1 new show of the 2009-10 season and the highest rated reality premiere of all time. Prior to launching Studio Lambert, he was the chief creative officer of the RDF Media Group. He began his career at the BBC in 1983 where he worked for fifteen years making documentary films and series all over the world.
Joost den Hartog, AIDC Executive Director said; ‘I am pleased to welcome one of the most successful creative and business minds in our industry to the conference. With Stephen’s visit, AIDC continues its tradition to combine documentary and popular factual programming in the one event. Stephen has extensive experience in all factual genres, including documentary. We are in for a real treat of international industry insight’.
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