We’re delighted to announce that Current Affairs and Comedy Producer Anne Henry is the next of our Media Parents GEITF Back to Work Scheme winners. Anne will be sponsored by Channel 4, and will meet with Channel 4′s Deputy Creative Officer Ralph Lee to determine who her mentor at the Channel will be.
anne henry, current affairs & comedy producer
I’m a TV producer with ten years’ experience in comedy and current affairs. I started in comedy and entertainment, working on programmes such as Richard and Judy and the Graham Norton Show, but increasingly got involved in news-based comedy, trying to make Britain’s answer to The Daily Show on The Late Edition, The Comic Side of 7 Days and 10 O’Clock Live. Through them I started working in current affairs, as a producer on Newsnight (memorably producing a report from a vajazzling salon for a discussion on feminism – it trended on Twitter for 12 hours afterwards), This Week, and political talkshow The Agenda. I’ve also been involved in some really interesting new media projects, including The Insiders, an ambitious project for Channel 4 Learning which used video and animation as well as Twitter and MySpace profiles to make careers advice engaging through stories and a hidden online game. Recently I’ve been working with Google and YouTube on events such as Zeitgeist.
With a two-year-old and five-year-old at home, both fairly demanding commissioners of breakfast goods (cheerios and cutted-up apple anyone?), I’m keen to explore flexible/part-time opportunities in development.
Thank you to Channel 4′s Deputy Chief Creative Officer Ralph Lee, Creative Diversity Manager Ade Rawcliffe and Laura Boswell from 4Talent for supporting the scheme.