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media parents back to work drinks and new scheme launch!

October 4, 2014 @ 4:41 pm Posted in News Comments

To cheer on the Media Parents GEITF Back to Work Scheme winners, and open admissions for our new Back to Work Scheme we had a drinks party in central London, attended by Discovery Commissioner Helen Hawken, Channel 5′s head of in-house content, Wall to Wall’s Head of Talent Susie Worster amongst other employers and a host of great freelancers. The evening was sponsored by Promotion Hire whose friendly team also joined us for the evening. Here are some photos from the night, and details of how to apply for our next scheme are below – applications close on October 20th and there are 6 places up for grabs with entry to the Televisual Factual Festival in November included.

Discovery Commissioning Editor Helen Hawken with Channel 5's head of in-house production Andra Heritage.

Vera Productions MD Rebecca Parkinson, with PD Ana Garcia.

2014 Back to Work Scheme Winner Radica Anikpe, right, is being mentored by Michelle Chappell, Commissioning Editor at Channel 5.

2014 & 2013 GEITF Back to Work Scheme winners Anna Coane, comedy producer, and Harriet Wallace, factual producer.

Susie Worster, Head of Talent at Wall to Wall talks to Producer Becky Jones.

Vera MD Rebecca Parkinson talks to BBC Comedy's Charlotte Lamb and Producer Julie Clive.

Brook Lapping's Paul Birmingham talks to freelancers.

Drama Director Vito Rocco talks to 2014 GEITF Back to Work Winner Kumari Salgado, Script Editor.

2013 Back to Work scheme winner Sidra Khan has been working for Channel 4 as an edit producer since taking part in the scheme.

Rachel Tierney, PD, 2014 winner (left) talks to AP Hina Zaidi.

Production Coordinator Helen Landeau talks to BBC's Charlotte Lamb.

Caroline, Jude, Peter and Alain from Promotion Hire, sponsors of the event.

Media Parents' Kerry Jones and Amy Walker. Amy is currently Head of Talent at The Garden Productions.

Our latest Back to Work Scheme offers support to freelancers returning to TV after a career break. Six entrants have the opportunity to win a pass to the Televisual Factual Festival in November, in addition to a personalised mentoring programme. Media Parents provides individual coaching on every aspect of returning to the workplace. In addition to mentoring from relevant people at broadcasters and indies, Media Parents offers sessions on getting the most from mentoring, networking, CVs, personal branding, interviewing and stepping back into the workplace. The scheme is subsidised by Skillset which is offering a bursary for 80% of the course fee. For more details please email us at Applications have now closed but you can still get tickets for the Televisual Factual Festival on November 13th and 14th.

The Televisual Factual Festival.  Exclusive Media Parents discount

13-14th November 2014, BAFTA

The Televisual Factual Festival is the leading forum for business information and debate for factual television filmmakers, business executives and project leaders. With over 50 speakers12 sessions, the Pitch for Cash competition with a £5k prize fund and two Meet the Commissioners networking lunches, the Televisual Factual Festival is a must-attend event for anyone working in factual television. Book your exclusive discounted ticket online using the code MPdisc15. Offer expires 31st October

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by Amy Walker

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