Grab your homemade sandwich of choice and get ready to dine with a different commissioner 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.
Louise Thornton is commissioning executive for digital, social and youth at BBC Scotland. She graduated in Mathematics and studied for a PhD in Video Coding before starting on a graduate programme at the BBC in London, where she realised she was more interested in creative projects than pure technology.
Louise has a background in television and interactive production with a particular interest in developing innovative content for young audiences. She ran Bitesize in Scotland for many years, commissioning and producing learning games and programmes for kids and teenagers and she is one of the creators of BBC The Social, where she developed new fresh talent and commissioned innovative shortform content across comedy, drama and factual.
Louise’s current commissioning interests are new talent, under-represented voices, younger skewing formats for BBC Scotland’s new television channel and digital first content for social channels and BBC online.
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.
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