On Tuesday 26th March Cineflix Productions threw open the doors of its UK headquarters to meet Media Parents talent. MD Camilla Lewis welcomed the crowd of 45 freelancers, speaking about the flexible approach that Cineflix has adopted: “Presenteeism doesn’t exist at this company. We see flexible working as commercially viable, but also realise the value of having children as a massive motivator… Above all we would like people to come back and work with us at Cineflix again.”
Camilla Lewis, Cineflix MD: "Presenteeism doesn't exist at this company..."
Media Parents mingled with the Cineflix and talent team, including Cineflix Productions’ Creative Director Rob Carey and MD Camilla Lewis, in an informal networking evening. Huge thanks to all at Cineflix, particularly Director of Talent Jessica Wilson, and Libby Barr, Operations Manager, for all their work in setting up the event internally. Herefollow photos and quotes from the evening. If you would like to hold or take part in a similar event please contact us through www.mediaparents.co.uk
"Above all we would like people to come back and work with us at Cineflix again" said Cineflix UK's MD Camilla Lewis, before meeting Media Parents freelancers.
Rob Carey, Creative Director for Cineflix, welcomes the crowd before mingling. Jessica Wilson, centre, Cineflix Director of Talent, looks on.
"I have been through a lot of job sites and networking events since my arrival in London and Media Parents has been great - everyone is so accessible and helpful." Cindy De Pasquale, PD / SP
Cineflix Exec Sue Davidson talks to Clare Richards, PD. Jessica Wilson, Cineflix Talent Director in background. Clare Richards "I am useless at networking but I had a really good time and met some great people, I will definitely come to the next one."
Cineflix Production Exec Paul Day with freelancers. Abdullai Adejumo, PD: "I'll admit to being a bit tentative about attending because I sort of dread networking events but I had a fantastic time. Everyone was really friendly and Cineflix themselves were so welcoming."
Carrie Britton, Talent Manager, will be joining Cineflix from the BBC to cover Jessica Wilson's maternity leave.
Gail Morrison, PM, with Media Parents Director and SP Amy Walker. "I found work through Media Parents after taking five years out to have my children - and I haven't looked back since that job. Tonight has been the first time I've been able to attend an event and Cineflix have created a great atmosphere."
Cineflix Exec Nick Cory-Wright with Exec Producer Gillian Tierney: "Thank you so much for organising such a useful and friendly event. I met lots of great people and hope to catch up further soon".
"I found it interesting, informative and enjoyable. I think the small nature and informal way of networking, not to mention all at cineflix made it a huge success." Caroline Long, PM
"Thanks for setting this one up, it was a particularly relaxed atmosphere I thought. The Cineflix staff were all very welcoming and approachable. Just the right amount of people too, not too much waiting around to speak to an Exec/Talent Manager. And always lovely to meet new Media Parents members and re-connect with several people I'd worked with before". Sue Bennett, Edit Producer
Cineflix Exec Jane Aldous, left with Media Parents freelancers. "Thanks for Tuesday night.... it was good to see people I haven't seen for years! Look forward to any other events you might have coming up. Who knows, the worst may happen and I might end up with a job!" Mike Ratcliffe, SP
"A really nice atmosphere and a great mix of people both from within Cineflix and Media Parents. Had productive chats about forthcoming series with the Cineflix execs and also Jessica Wilson." Sally Weale, PD/ SP
Cineflix Jnr Production Exec Ruth Cody, centre, has also found work through Media Parents!
PD Meyrick Cook, left, was happy that he'd found work through Media Parents too. "Just wanted to say thanks so much for organising the networking event, it's the first one that I have been to and it was great to meet other freelancers, as well as the people from Cineflix. Once again thanks a lot." Annette Simpkins, PD
“Thanks for organising the event it was enjoyable. You will be happy to know I chatted to a number of fellow Media Parents and also had a good catch up chat with Camilla and Nick Cory-Wright.” Glenn Barden, SP
Huge thanks to everyone from Cineflix and Media Parents who attended and made the evening a great success, see you at another one soon.
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