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World Congress of History Producers Offers Special Discounts to FOCAL Members

1 August 2006

The annual congress is taking place this year at the Radisson SAS Hotel, Portman Square, London W1, UK.

FOCAL International is a Bronze Partner and will be exhibiting alongside a number of footage libraries. Exhibition booths and sponsorship opportunities are limited so members are urged to contact the organizers quickly if they want to be involved.

As an additional benefit to FOCAL members who have never attended the congress before, the first 10 “first timers” to register before September 29th, 2006 will enjoy a specially discounted registration rate of $800 Canadian (approx £385 Pounds Sterling) (normal rate is $1500 Canadian). FOCAL International will also be sponsoring the "Keys to the Castle" master class – a Q& A session with a team of leading history documentary producers who use footage.
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Distinguished Duo to Moderate “The Great Debate ”
Veteran television and radio presenter Peter Snow and his son Dan Snow have been tapped to moderate “The Great Debate: Producers vs Academics” at History 2006. The duo will guide the panel of academics, producers and broadcasters as they discuss the important issues facing history producers and programmers. See more programming details here.
Filmmakers to Share War Zone Experiences
Organizers have confirmed the participation of filmmaker Alexandre Trudeau as well as Richard Gizbert of Al Jazeera International on the panel “The Dangers of Covering History in the Making.” This panel will focus on filmmakers who have ventured into Iraq, Iran and North Korea, sharing techniques for gaining access and telling the compelling stories that come from these off-limit areas. See the schedule here.

History Today Partners with WCHP

The world‘s premier history magazine, History Today, is offering a free three-month trial subscription to History 2006 Early Bird registrants. Delegates will get access to the magazine‘s huge archive of articles, history news and other features. Register today!

Care to Show and Tell?

“Show and Tell” is an exclusive case study session, offering delegates insight into the creative production process of history programming. If you have a success story that you‘re willing to “show and tell,” with History Congress delegates, contact us for details!
Partners Leap into History
WCHP organizers are excited to announce a special partnership with ITN Source, the world‘s fastest-growing content provider of broadcast footage. ITN Source—which holds exclusive rights to all ITN material, the Reuters and Channel 4 archives, the Granada library, as well as the FOX News and FOX Movietone archives—will be sponsoring the exclusive opening night cocktail at the World Congress of History Producers. Browse our partners here.

And the Winner is...

Congratulations go out to Lisa de Wilde of TVOntario, the winner of a free registration to the World Congress of History Producers at the Banff World Television Festival.

Bringing History 2006 to the World

Will you be at BCWW 2006 in Seoul, Korea this month? Come visit us at the World Congress of History Producers booth and find out more about what‘s in store for this year‘s event.

Special Registration Offers

In appreciation of our loyal delegates, the History Congress has extended a special offer to those delegates who have attended The World Congress of History Producers twice in the last 3 years. Save 40% off the regular registration rate!
The History Congress is pleased to offer delegates to the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers, a $75 rebate on their History registration fee. Download the rebate form.
Early Bird Deadline is October 5th. Register by the deadline to save $200 off the regular registration rate.
For more information, schedule of events and registration, go to