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Channel 5 Commissioner Event

June 2022

Featuring Channel 5's Director of Programming Ben Frow and followed by a panel on Audience and Insights with Linda Daubrey, the Channel 5 Commissioner Event featured an opportunity to one-to-one commissioner meetings with Denise Seneviratne (Commissioning Editor VP, Non Scripted UK originals), Greg Barnett (Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment) and Guy Davies (Commissioning Editor, Factual).

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rad 2021 info event

January 2021

We held our rad 2021 info event online with special guests Jo Street (Head of Daytime and Head of Glasgow Hub, Channel 4), Muslim Alim (Commissioning Editor, BBC Daytime TV) and rad 2019 graduates Annie Butcher and Chris Walker.

The panel answered questions on their TV career and have top tips to potential applicants.

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Creative Zoom: Screen Scotland and Sky

November 2020

We hosted a Creative Zoom to launch the Sky Documentaries Initiative with Sky's Poppy Dixon and Screen Scotland's Dani Carlaw

The strategic development initiative aims to broaden Sky’s supplier base in Scotland for documentary series and films. Sky Documentaries and Screen Scotland, with support from The National Lottery, will contribute £50,000 each towards the joint initiative to increase Scottish content on the network.

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Creative Breakfast: Ben Frow

January 2020

Director of Programmes (ViacomCBS Networks UK) Ben Frow and Commission Editors Dan Louw and Daniel Pearl sat down with Alan Tyler to discuss commissioning opportunities as part our Creative Breakfast event in Glasgow.

As part of a lively discussion, the Director of Programmes answered questions from a range of producers and development executives based right here in Scotland. 

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Creative Breakfast: Charlotte Reid

January 2020

TRC sat down with Charlotte Reid, Head of Commissioning, Lifestyle & Entertainment at Discovery UK & Ireland. During the session, guests found out what opportunities were available within factual entertainment and lifestyle programming, and how best to pitch your idea.

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Under the Influence: Instagram to iPlayer

September 2019

Content creators with huge followings, engaged fans consuming their content daily and credibility among the elusive 16-34 audience… are influencers the perfect partners for TV and brands? At this TRC Network event we heard from speakers at BBC Scotland, IWC Media, BEEZR Studios and Wire. Find out more.

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Special Edition Launch event

July 2019

An evening of networking with some brilliant women in digital to celebrate the launch of Special Edition 2019 applications. A panel of Special Edition alumni shared their programme highlights and top tips for applying. Read our blog for their words of wisdom. 

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TRC Creative Breakfast: UKTV Factual

May 2019

Hilary Rosen, Deputy director of Commissioning and Head of Factual and Factual Entertainment at UKTV hosted a creative breakfast and met multiple producers for 1-1 meetings. 

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TRC Creative Briefing: Youtube Originals

April 2019

Jake Chudnow, Creative Executive for YouTube Originals, spoke to a packed room of producers about YouTube's strategy for unscripted content.

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Creative Breakfast: ITV Entertainment & Factual

March 2019

We heard from ITV commissioners Priya Singh (Commissioning Editor, Factual) and Peter Tierney (Assistant Commissioner, Entertainment). Priya and Pete shared their top tips fro pitching to ITV as well as their current commissioning priorities. 

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International Women's Day 2019

March 2019

We celebrated IWD by hosting the secind edition of our 'Failing Up' event in which we asked brave and brilliant women to share a story of failure. An emotional, thought-provoking and inspiring evening of storytelling. 

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Blockchain for Film, TV and Games

February 2019

#International friend of TRC and Blockchain specialist from Canada, Manuel Badel, delivered two enlightening events on the uses of blockchain technology in the creative industries. The events were delivered in partnership with Film City Futures in Glasgow and InGAME in Dundee. 

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Kickstart your career in TV with Rad!

December 2018

At the close of 2018 we hosted two information events for our researcher trainee diversity scheme rad.Our panels of industry professionals shared their top tips for starting a career as a TV researcher. Find out more on our blog from the events.

'The Future of Publishing' with BIMA Scotland

November 2018

We collaborated with BIMA Scotland and a brilliant panel of experts to discuss how digital and tech have disrupted one of the oldest industries. Our panel features: Stuart Cosgrove (Writer and Broadcaster), Kirsten Morrison (Head of Digital for DC Thomson), Albert Hogan (Director of Group Marketing, Audience & Digital Development at Penguin Random House), Nathan Fulwood (Co-Founder at CreateFuture) and Brendan Miles (Digital Business Director of The List).

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Creative Briefing: Sue Murphy, Head of Factual Entertainment at ITV

November 2018

Sue discussed ITV's current commissioning strategy for Fact Ent, and opportunities with ITV. Sue's commissions for the channel include The Real Full Monty, An Hour to Catch a Killer and most recently Gordon,Gino and Fred: Road Trip. 

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Creative Breakfast: Pete Thornton, Head of Scripted at UKTV

October 2018

Pete delivered a briefing on commissioning at UKTV, with a focus on his specialist area of Drama and Comedy. 

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Creative Breakfast: Ramy El-Bergamy, Channel 4 Daytime

October 2018

Ramy gave a briefing on Channel 4 Daytime's current strategy and discussed his previous role at the broadcaster in Creative Diversity.

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Creative Breakfast: How can the Scottish Creative Sector Conquer the World?

We joined forces with the team at Whitespace and a panel of internationally seasoned creatives to discuss global opportunities for Scottish companies. Read our blog on the event here. 

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‘Taking the lead’ with Women who Code Edinburgh

June 2018

To launch applications for our 2017/18 Special Edition programme, we teamed up with Women who Code Edinburgh to talk all things leadership featuring a panel of TRC alumni.

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Creative Breakfast with Channel 5

May 2018

TRC hosted Director of Programmes, Ben Frow, and Commissioning Editor Sean Doyle for a briefing one to one meetings with producers.

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Creative Breakfast with Sky Arts and Entertainment

April 2018

Phil Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts and Head of Sky Entertainment, discussed commissioning opportunities with the channels.

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IWD 2018: FailUP!

March 2018

In celebration of International Women’s Day TRC hosted an evening of storytelling. We asked ten brave and brilliant women to share a story with us about a time they failed. We laughed, cried and raised a glass to embracing our failures.

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Creative Breakfast with BBC Scotland

November 2017

We hosted Louise Thornton, Commissioning Executive for Digital, Social and Youth who spoke about plans for the digital arm of BBC Scotland’s new channel.

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