Journalist and filmmaker, Mobeen Azhar, explains to Channel 4's creative diversity lead, Babita Bahal, that traditional production structures are no longer the only option.
Journalist and filmmaker, Mobeen Azhar, talks about his career progression, moving between media mediums and how anyone can build a portfolio career. He explains how to work effectively across multiple kinds of media and projects at once. He also provides advice on how you can develop your skillset in order to be able to reach your career goals.
Mobeen was interviewed by Channel 4's creative diversity lead, Babita Bahal. The masterclass was recorded on Thursday 9 April, 2020 during the Covid-19 crisis. It 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 was 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 coronavirus crisis.
About Mobeen Azhar
Mobeen Azhar is an award-winning journalist who makes access-based documentaries across TV and radio. Mobeen’s accolades include a BAFTA, a Grierson Award and a Royal Television Society (RTS) Award. Most recently, he received his second RTS Award as Presenter of the Year for the series Hometown.
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