Jun 16 , 2020

Lunch with a Commissioner: Alisa Pomeroy, commissioning editor for documentaries, Channel 4

  • When: 16th Jun 2020, 13:00-14:00
  • Organised by: ScreenSkills
  • Location: Online
  • Price: Free
  • Age: 18+

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.


Alisa Pomeroy has commissioned a wide range of factual programmes, including the multi award-winning Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain, feature-length doc Barrymore: The Body in the Pool, the BAFTA-nominated landmark access doc series Crime and Punishment, the BAFTA-nominated film The Family Secret and the BAFTA-nominated hit specialist factual format, Snackmasters. Prior to joining C4, she was the series director on the first ever series of 24 Hours of Police Custody and has directed films for all 4 BBC channels.

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.

If you are no longer able to use your ticket, we ask you to please contact support@screenskills.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.