Demystifying unscripted TV production: North & North East

Career stages
Entry, Early
Unscripted TV
ScreenSkills funded
  • Do you want to know about unscripted TV?
  • Are you interested in working in unscripted TV locally?
  • Do you want to know more about what is considered unscripted TV?
  • Are you unsure how to get your career started in unscripted TV?

Unscripted TV encompasses a wide range of TV genres including: documentaries, factual, factual entertainment and entertainment programmes, as well as sport, news and current affairs.

This demystifying unscripted TV production event will lift the lid on what it’s like to work in unscripted TV production and what’s happening locally.

Our panel of industry professionals will discuss:

  • How the production process works from development through pre-production, production and post-production to transmission.
  • The roles on offer and the skills needed.
  • Where the entry points to the industry are.
  • What the current opportunities are locally.

This ScreenSkills event is hosted by Alison Grade, CEO, Mission Accomplished and author of The Freelance Bible. Alison will be joined by a panel of local industry professionals who will share their expertise and insights into the world of unscripted TV production.

Panellists include:

Clare Thomas, Production Executive, True North Media

Paul Windle, acting Head of Development, Clockwork Films. Credits include: Dragons' Den, The Apprentice

Michael Philo, Head of Development, The Garden. Credits include: Tomorrow’s Food (BBC One); Meet The Humans (BBC Earth)

Kay Beaumont, Production Exec, Wise Owl Films. Credits include: I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!, Saturday Night Takeaway, Loose Women

Duncan Gray, founder, Twenty Six 03 Credits include: Angels of the North, Bring the Noise, You Vs Chris & Kem

We will start promptly at 6pm so we recommend that you sign in at 5.50pm so you can test your equipment and we can admit you into the session on time.

Who it's for

This session is recommended for anyone who is interested in knowing more about and working in unscripted TV production in the North & North East.

This part of a series of national and regional events, others open for bookings include London & South & South East, the North West, Northern Ireland, the East, and the Midlands.

This session is supported by the ScreenSkills Unscripted TV Skills Fund which invests in training for the unscripted workforce thanks to contributions from broadcasters, SVoDs and production companies.

This session will take place online via Zoom. Click ‘get ticket’ and follow the instructions to book your place: you must login or register before you are able to complete your application.

If you are no longer able to use your ticket, we ask you to please contact so that we can release your place. Our sessions are often oversubscribed, so we’d like to give other freelancers the opportunity to fill available spots. Thank you for your consideration.



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