Over 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