Lunch with a Commissioner: Julie Shaw, BBC Daytime and Early Peak
Grab your homemade sandwich of choice and get ready to dine with a different commissioner every day. At 1pm from Monday to Friday, participants will be able to join a commissioner and listen to their insights as well as ask questions at the end of the hour.
These are great sessions for our freelance community who don’t normally get the opportunity to chat to commissioners. So, if you’re a head honcho who normally has all the commissioners on speed-dial this session isn’t for you! Please keep this in mind when booking. Thanks for your support and understanding.
Julie Shaw became part of the BBC Daytime and Early Peak commissioning team in March 2017, developing many new and established brands and overseeing their move into Peak. As commissioning editor of long-running series like Great British Menu, Escape to the Country, The Sheriffs Are Coming and Fake Britain, the challenge is to keep the shows fresh and vibrant by working closely with the extraordinary teams that make them. “Great British Menu has grown and grown over the last few years, and is now one of BBC2’s most successful brands, with spectacular food, entertaining imaginative chefs and outstanding innovation at its heart.”
Before joining the BBC, Julie worked as a series producer/showrunner in current affairs and daytime programming, covering both studio, outside broadcasts and pre-recorded programmes. She has produced and directed various documentaries including the RTS award-winning Living with Michael Jackson, viewed by over 155 million people worldwide, and series produced prime-time popular factual series like BBC One’s Shop Well for Less.
Disabled since birth, Julie is committed to increasing on-screen portrayal and off-screen representation of all under-represented groups, and took part in Channel 4’s Year of Disability in 2016, and appears regularly as a panellist on a discussions about disability in broadcasting and film.
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 managed by the Indie Training Fund 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 ‘get ticket’ to reserve your place: you must login or register before you are able to get a ticket for this event. A booking confirmation with a joining link to the session will be sent to you via email.
If you are no longer able to use your ticket, we ask you to please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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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