May 26 , 2020

Lunch with a Commissioner: Matt Cox, entertainment, ITV

  • When: 26th May 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.


ITVs Entertainment Commissioner Matt Cox is across Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, It’ll Be Alright On The Night with David Walliams and shares supervision of Soccer Aid and Soccer Aid Specials. Prior to commissioning he co-produced the BAFTA award winning Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations, and was across the re-boot of ITV’s Pride of Britain Awards. He also brought to life the dating format Secret Admirer for 5STAR which became one of the most successful travelling formats. It was shortlisted for Best Reality in the C21 International Format Awards in 2019.

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 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.