Meet the sixteen brilliant delegates taking part in this year's SuperSizer - TRC's professional development programme for Development Executives based in the Nations and Regions.
SuperSizer is for ambitious development executives based in the Nations and Regions who want to win high value commissions.
We’re excited to announce the return of our popular SuperSizer programme as a blended offering of online training and face-to-face commissioner meetings in London early in 2021 subject to Covid-19 regulations.
SuperSizer is a professional development programme aimed at Development Executives who produce factual, factual entertainment or specialist factual programmes.
After an incredibly tough selection process with a record number of exceptional applications, we're delighted to announce our class of 20/21 SuperSizers.
For the first time in 2020/21 we are offering this programme to ambitious Development Executives working for independent production companies in the Nations and Regions as a Company Employee or on a freelance basis.
- Applicants should have significant experience in television programme development and have been responsible for at least ONE idea that has gone on to be commissioned.
- You/your production company must be based in Nations and Regions.
- You/your company should focus on the development of factual, factual entertainment or specialist factual programmes.
- The Development Executive must be based in Nations and Regions.
- You must be able to commit your attendance at ALL of the online training sessions (info below)
- You must have endorsement from production company owner or Managing Director (written statement of support), if freelance, you will be asked to provide a written support statement from a previous employer.
Our SuperSizer training sessions will offer intensive workshops focusing on key development areas including:
- Leading Creative Teams
- Personal Impact & Influence
- Planning & Managing Crucial Conversations
- Pitches & Sizzles
- Broadcaster Intel
- Commissioner Meetings
The course cost for SuperSizer is normally £470. However due to the ongoing challenges faced by the television industry, for 2020/21 we are delivering this course completely free of charge to the user.
This would not be possible without the continuous support of our funders: Screen Scotland, BBC Nations and Regions and Channel 4.
SuperSizer offers exceptional access to leading commissioners and senior personnel at broadcasters. Previous contributors for the programme include:
- Ben Frow (Channel 5)
- Emma Wetcott (Channel 5)
- Greg Barnett (Channel 5)
- Daniel Pearl (Channel 5)
- Andrea Amey (Channel 5)
- Linda Daubrey (Channel 5)
- Lucy Willis (Channel 5)
- Jo Street (BBC role – Jo is now at Channel 4)
- Priya Singh (ITV)
- Peter Tierney (ITV)
- Fatima Salaria (BBC, now Channel 4)
- Ricky Cooper (BBC)
- Claire Mottershead (BBC)
- Beejal-Maya Patel (BBC)
- Emily Allen (BBC)
- Martha Housden (BBC Studios)
- Danny Horan (Channel 4)
- Charlie Palmer (Channel 4)
- Becky Cadman (Channel 4)
- Deborah Dunnett (Channel 4)
- Nicola Harrison (Channel 4)
- Lucy O’Neill (Channel 4)
- Lucy Leveugle (In Channel 4 role. Lucy is now at Netflix)
- Ramy El-Bergamy (formerly Channel 4)
- Diana Carter (A+E Networks UK)
- Jake Chudnow (YouTube Originals)
- Will Rowsen (Channel 4)
- Ben Kelly (Netflix)
- Hilary Rosen (UKTV)
- Kate Thomas (Channel 4)
- Sarah Lazenby (CH4)
- Phil Edgar-Jones (Sky)
- Shirley Jones (Sky)
- Barbara Less (Sky)
12 ambitious Factual/Fact Ent/Specialist Factual Development Executives from across the Nations and Regions will benefit from:
- Weekly 2 hour training sessions
- Exclusive insights from senior personnel at broadcasters
- Exceptional access to leading commissioners
- Increased industry knowledge, network and profile
Applications are now closed for SuperSizer 20/21.
Meet the Delegates
We're delighted to announce our 16 brilliant Development Executives for SuperSizer 20/21.
SuperSizer delegates 20/21
Below the Radar
14th Floor Productions
Hey Sonny Films
The Garden Yorkshire
SuperSizer is an original training concept by TRC.
SuperSizer is funded by BBC Nations and Regions, Channel 4 and Screen Scotland.
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