The Team

Our team is as creative and diverse as the candidates we source and champion for your roles. Based globally from London to Brisbane, Newport to Porto, with different routes into TV and varying experiences of both the industry and the world, we come together as a passionate bunch who love nothing more than putting together successful teams for our clients.

Kimberly Godbolt

Kimberly Godbolt

Managing Director

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Kimberly travelled the world as a self-shooting Producer/Director for popular factual series & documentaries on Channel 4, BBC, ITV & Channel 5 before turning her creativity and influence to the world of recruitment.  15 years in programme making has given her an in-depth knowledge and thorough understanding of freelancers’ editorial sensibilities, production company output and key development players. She’s usually talking – either on the phone or in meetings, and if she isn’t she’s watching copious amounts of catch up to feed her insatiable appetite for great TV.

Based: Surrey 

kimberly@talentedpeople.tv

Rosie Turner

Rosie Turner

Managing Director

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Rosie has worked in the television industry for nearly 20 years. Starting out at Celador Productions as a runner, Rosie worked her way up through the ranks, before moving into Talent Management over 10 years ago. Her staffing career has included time at Fever Media, Dragonfly, Maverick, Wag TV, Optomen and Sundog Pictures, before becoming Head of Talent at betty.

Rosie set up Talented People with Kimberly Godbolt in 2017, rapidly becoming one of the leading television recruitment and senior search companies in the UK.

Based: Sunshine Coast, Australia

rosie@talentedpeople.tv

Katie Bright

Katie Bright

Senior Talent Manager, Development

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Katie’s production background is in entertainment and live studio where she produced series like Paul O’Grady, Alan Carr and Celebrity Juice. She made the move into talent management in 2014, supporting independent production companies with staffing across a variety of different genres. She has recruited all levels from researchers to MDs, and has influence with much of the industry’s talent, thanks to her trustworthy manner and genuine interest in candidate’s situations. She is TP’s secret weapon in development, constantly tracking and discreetly placing premium business winning developers.

Based: Hertfordshire

katie@talentedpeople.tv

Lucy Yudt

Lucy Yudt

Talent Manager, Production

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Lucy worked her way up through the production ranks to manage an extensive range of projects, including international filming, multi-camera set ups and shaping new series. In the summer of 2019, she ran a large-scale Live production for the BBC  ‘Plane Spotting Live’ with over 100+ crew and loved building the team from scratch. Lucy has recently made the shift to Talent Management and has a finely tuned sense for what a production needs from both an editorial and production perspective. Lucy is TP’s Production search lead placing candidates in both project and permanent roles from Production Co-ordinator to Head of Production.

 

Based: North London

lucy@talentedpeople.tv

Jessica Gardner

Jessica Gardner

Talent Manager, Digital & Branded

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Beginning her career in music videos, branded content, and commercials, Jess established herself in the industry both as a Creative Producer and as a Production Manager working with brands such Red Bull, O2, Sony, Yamaha, Go Compare as well as in-house at BBC Studios. Most recently, Jess has been Production Manager for BBC’s Casualty, has produced a string of short films, has worked on two feature films during COVID and over 15 feature documentaries for Discovery. Adding the role of Talent Manager to her wide variety of creative skills, when she’s not scouting and interviewing the best creative talent for Talented People, Jess can be found walking her dogs in the Welsh countryside and watching copious amounts of TV.

Based: Newport

jessica@talentedpeople.tv

Joty Chopra

Joty Chopra

Talent Coordinator

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With a degree in Journalism, Joty started her career in TV as a Researcher where she has worked in various genres from Factual Entertainment to Observational Documentary. With her multilingual skills and extensive experience in casting she is passionate about all things people. As Talent Coordinator, she supports the Talented People team in sourcing and screening candidates both brand new and well known to us and strives to deliver a warm and personal service to our clients.

Based: Glasgow

joty@talentedpeople.tv

Charmaine Kakaga

Charmaine Kakaga

Talent Coordinator

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Charmaine started her career in digital marketing and events, before realising her ambition of working in TV. A self-confessed telly addict, she’s been a Researcher on all kinds of content including formats, quizzes and complex access documentaries. As Talent Coordinator, she loves the buzz of urgent searches, sources and screens candidates both brand new and well known to us, and confidently liaises with clients.

Based: Digital Nomad (current status, Portugal)

charmaine@talentedpeople.tv

"We gave Talented People a brief for a Series P/D role and they went straight to work and came back quickly with great options, which demonstrated that they understood the needs of the series and what the Commissioning Editor was looking for. It was a pleasure working with them both."

Head of Production, MiddleChild

"Kimberly and Rosie helped us find an SP for a tricky doc series. They did an incredibly thorough job in a very short space of time and were hugely helpful and communicative. I wouldn’t hesitate to use their services again."

Managing Director, Hello Halo

“Efficient, intuitive, collaborative and with a great network of contacts and deep industry knowledge, Talented People have become our go-to partners for the majority of production staffing needs.”

Simon Andreae, CEO, Fremantle UK

“Kimberly, Rosie and the team at Talented People have been an incredible resource for Voltage. They pick up on briefs quickly and work with a vast contact book and knowledge of the best talent in the industry for given roles. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services.”

Amanda Hibbitts, Head of Production, Voltage

“We highly rate Talented People. As a small but growing company ourselves, finding the right talent is crucial. TP are collaborative and have natural instinct – not just for who has the right skillset for a role, but for who would fit well into our team. They handle searches discreetly with professionalism and warmth.”

Dov Freedman, CEO & Founder, Curious Films

“Crewing up has become harder than ever so these are the guys that you want fighting your corner. Kimberly, Rosie and their team are quick to understand our needs and brilliant at only putting forward genuinely suitable candidates. Their insight into the industry and vast knowledge of the talent pool means you get fantastic added value whenever they carry out a search.”

Rob Butterfield, Director of Programmes, Ricochet

“We’ve found Talented People very helpful to work with. They are fast, responsive and have an excellent understanding of the needs of a production company and the roles within them. They are collaborative and good at assessing how people might fit within our teams.”

Alex Cooke, CEO, Renegade

“The team at Talented People are incredible. They tirelessly search for just the right person for every role, but they also keep you constantly updated. They genuinely care as much about each search as you do! Their contacts with freelancers are extensive and they always get great results.”

Cal Turner, Head of Factual Entertainment, Naked

“The team at Talented People are incredible. They tirelessly search for just the right person for every role, but they also keep you constantly updated. They care as much about each search as I do! Their contacts with freelancers are extensive and they always get great results.”

Emma Lorenz, Deputy Creative Director, Wonderhood Studios

“It made a huge a difference having Talented People’s help with finding a new Production Exec to join Spun Gold. They had great contacts and pulled together a fantastic shortlist very quickly – saved me hours and added huge value with their insight.”

Eleanor Bailey, Director of Operations, Spun Gold