Grab your homemade sandwich of choice and get ready to dine with different commissioners every week. Over lunch, 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.
Speaker Laura Marks, Digital Content Commissioner for Channel 4.
Laura Marks is the digital commissioner for 4Studio – Channel 4’s new digital studio. She commissions multi-genre original and branded entertainment series. Laura previously acted as the nations and regions executive for comedy, entertainment, digital and E4. Prior to joining Channel 4, Laura was commissioning editor at BBC Three, working with and nurturing independent production companies in the UK across all genres. She was responsible for shows such as Sex Robots and Us, The Naked Truth, Too Fat For Love? Face the Consequences, Oi Leonardo, the Comedy Quickies and Supercar Superfam. Before this, she was a comedy producer at BBC Studios, producing the Bafta-nominated Still Game Live for BBC One, 3 Kids on Three, short-form comedy strand Short Stuff, BBC Comedy Presents and Supernatural Square Go.
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 email@example.com 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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