Claire Zolkwer

The commissioner of Celebrity Juice and The Only Way is Essex talks to media consultant Donna Taberer about 10 things she's learned in her career.

Claire shares her tips on pitching, coming back into the industry after time out and producing shows for younger audiences. She also talks about the importance of mentoring.

This Q&A, which was recorded from Claire's home on 15 April 2020, is part of an Industry Greats Masterclass. This event was 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 designed by media consultant Donna Taberer to support freelancers to upskill and stay connected, helping keep the industry resilient in the coronovirus crisis.

About Claire Zolkwer

Claire worked as a commissioning editor for comedy and entertainment at ITV, Britain’s biggest commercial broadcaster. At ITV, she commissioned hits such as Celebrity Juice, The Only Way Is Essex, and The Jonathan Ross Show. Claire also worked as a producer on reality shows I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here and Big Brother.

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