Jul 07 , 2020

Workshop: Made In Chelsea - Keeping it Real

  • When: 7th Jul 2020, 17:00-18:00
  • Organised by: ScreenSkills
  • Location: Online
  • Price: Free
  • Age: 18+

The exec producer and series producer of E4's hit series Made in Chelsea go behind the scenes and explore how they keep the series authentic. They will discuss what it's like to produce reality on the ground and whether there is a scripting process as well as outlining the importance of shooting style, exploring the more intimate and personal issues in the cast's lives and breaking the fourth wall.


Nazleen Karim started her career at the BBC working on big entertainment shows such as Strictly Come Dancing and its sister show It Takes Two. After working on studio shows, she decided to make her foray into self-shooting and later became a director, directing programmes such as The Biggest Loser, Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model, Surprise Surprise and So You Think You Can Dance. Nazleen’s passion for aesthetic style and story also carried into the edit where she headed up the post production of shows such as The Only Way is Essex and E4’s Body Fixers. After holding senior and executive roles on Big Brother, Gemma Collins: Diva Espana and TOWIE, Nazleen now oversees top long-running series Made in Chelsea, where she gets to indulge in her passions for story-telling and beautiful visuals.

Joe Street has been working in the reality/entertainment sector of television for thirteen years having studied film/theatre/television at Reading University. Joe started his career working on shows such as The X Factor and Britain’s Next Top Model where his main roles were to support contributors before moving on to more story based producing roles on shows such as Celebrity Big Brother, Ex on The Beach and Naomi Campbell’s The Face.

Joe has worked on and off Made in Chelsea since it’s very beginning in 2011, growing up alongside the cast. Made in Chelsea is a show he loves to return to due to it’s unique story telling and its ever evolving dramas.

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.