Speed Date the Experts Event at FremantleMedia UK

FMUK logoOver forty Talent Schemes alumni descended on the atrium of FremantleMedia UK last night to “Speed Date the Experts”, in an event organised by the Talent Schemes team and kindly hosted by FremantleMedia UK.

Fifteen talent managers and executives from across the industry took part in the event, with over 105 meetings taking place in total. Alumni were able to talk through their CVs and pick up contacts and advice over drinks and nibbles, before being pushed through to their next meeting by the clang of a triangle.

The Network 2014 alumna Emma Obichukwu emerged from the evening “practically oozing with all the practical tips, tricks and advice gained”, whilst Ones to Watch 2013 alumna Kim Rowell found the whole event “mildly terrifying but a whole lot of fun”.

Huge thanks to Sue Wilks and the team at FremantleMedia UK for hosting the event, and to all the talent managers and execs (below) who donated their time and expertise for free. Who knows what future partnerships and projects could emerge from the evening…?

Amy Tambyraja, Talent Co-ordinator BBC Children’s, Salford

Cheryl Woodcock, Talent Executive, Entertainment, ITV

Claire Fryer, Development Producer, Newman Street

Emily Gale, Head of Talent, Fremantle UK

Fiona Caldwell, Executive Producer, Boundless

Julia Waring, Head of Production Talent, RDF

Leeanne Vinson, Talent Executive, Twofour

Lucas Green, Head of Development, Thames

Nana Hughes, Head of Development, Retort

Neil Smythe, Head of Sport, Shotglass Media

Nicky Searle, Head of Talent, Dragonfly

Sian Whomes, Talent Manager, BBC Learning, Religion & Ethics

Simon Craig, Head of Development, Talkback

Sue Kenderdine, Head of Talent, Twofour

Victoria Roye, Talent Manager, Entertainment Production North & TV Current Affairs, Salford