Disabled and working in television: Q&A and meet & greet with TV talent execs
*We would welcome more talent managers to join the networking session! If you are available to participate, please email Sarah Joyce before 5pm on Thursday 24th September*
Calling all disabled talent...
Wondering if television is for you? Struggling to get up the ladder? Frustrated with Access to Work? If you are disabled and working in television - or are looking to get into the industry - this is the session for you. Sam Tatlow from thinkBIGGER! will be on hand to answer all your questions and also give you some top tips.
The Q&A will be followed by a meet and greet with talent executives from across the TV industry keen to meet you. So have your CV ready, get your interview techniques polished and sign up.
There are limited places for this online event so, if you are eligible to participate, please get your application in before midnight on 23rd September. Successful applicants will be notified before end of day on Friday 25th.
Please do confirm any access needs (e.g. BSL Interpreter) when you apply so we can make the necessary arrangements.
Samantha Tatlow is a former production coordinator in drama, whose credits include Misfits and Mad Dogs amongst others. She is a Clore Leadership short course fellow who has been working with new and more experienced talent working in television and film at thinkBIGGER! for over 8 years. She manages the training and events for the company and is involved in the pastoral care for all trainees, especially those with disabilities. Sam consults across the industry with companies and organisations who are looking for accessibility audits, advice and expertise.
Sam is a member of BAFTA’s Learning and New Talent Committee and is currently working on the steering group for reviewing BAFTA’s film awards. She is also on the Board of Trustees for Graeae Theatre Company, the UK’s leading disabled-led theatre company.
This event is supported by the ScreenSkills Television Skills Fund which invests in training for the freelance television workforce thanks to contributions from the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5.
It is part of a ScreenSkills programme designed to support freelancers to upskill and stay connected, helping keep the industry resilient in these difficult times.
This session will take place online via Zoom. Click ‘apply for ticket’ and follow the instructions to apply for your place: you must login or register before you are able to complete your application.
ScreenSkills develops skills and talent to support the UK's screen industries.