Jun 25 , 2020

Lunch with a Commissioner: Gilly Greenslade, commissioning editor, factual entertainment Channel 4

  • When: 25 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.


Gilly Greenslade, commissioning editor, factual entertainment Channel 4.

Gilly joined C4 three years ago fresh from running first two series of BAFTA-nominated Hospital. On joining the channel, she launched award winning reality show The Circle, the second series of which delivered the Channel’s highest rating 10pm series for young viewers since 2010. Her roster of other original commissions includes The Five Guys a Week, Mum Who Got Tourette’s, Walking With Elephants, A Very British Hotel Chain: Inside Best Western and forthcoming adult literacy series, The Write Offs featuring Sandi Toksvig.

The Chair of the session is Barnaby Coughlin, Head of Factual Entertainment for Label 1.

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 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.