Our team is as creative and diverse as the candidates we source and shortlist for your roles. With UK bases in London, Glasgow and Manchester plus an office in Australia, we are a passionate, screen-obsessed bunch from all walks of life who love nothing more than putting together successful teams for clients.
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.
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 15 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
Senior Talent Team
Head of Talent (jobshare)
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.
Head of Talent (jobshare)
Naomi has worked in the TV industry for over 25 years. From runner to Exec, she’s made a wide range of programmes including live studio shows ‘Blue Peter’ and ‘Watchdog’, long-running quizzes ‘A Question of Sport’ and ‘Mastermind’, ITV’s ‘This Morning’, Channel 4’s ‘A Place in the Sun’ and most recently Channel 5’s hospital obs doc ‘Casualty 24/7’. Naomi recently made the move into Talent Management where her production experience helps her to understand the nuances of what production companies need and how to find the best people for them.
Tors joins Talented People from the MAMA Youth Project where she placed amazing talent from under-represented groups into media roles. Prior to this, she spent 6 years working in development and casting and was part of the casting team for the first 5 series of The Great British Bake Off (yum). Having travelled the globe in the name of making great telly (Texas, Goa, Glasgow and Sandwich in Kent), she then made the move into Talent Management and worked with the BBC.
Based: North London
Jessica has worked as a Self-Shooting Producer for Factual/Factual Entertainment, Obs doc and Documentaries. Some of the shows she has worked on include the RTS award winning; Why is Covid Killing People of Colour? , Racism: My Story, The Apprentice and First Dates.
Fun fact: Rosie and Kimberly, MDs at Talented people, gave Jessica one of her first jobs in telly and she tells us inspired her to pursue a career in talent. She is now proud Talent Manage at TP and her hardworking, calm and caring nature is a great asset in delivering the best talent to our clients. You will catch her singing out loud at every opportunity!
Based: North London
With 15 years casting experience safely in the bank, Michael has moved into talent to expand on his love for finding great people. His extensive production experience coupled with a passion for taking on needle-in-a-haystack hunts, has him well placed to tackle even the trickiest of talent searches. A big fan of crazy jumpers and silly hats, Michael is happiest singing or brainstorming the next big TV idea, other hobbies include painting tiny plastic figures and taking hide and seek with a 2 year old far too seriously. Hang on, there’s an idea in that…
Tehona has cast and produced of the most popular factual entertainment formats on TV like Build a Dream Life in the Country, Couples Come Dine with Me and Four in a Bed. She moved into talent at ITV Studios before joining Talented People to deliver the best production management and editorial candidates to our broad range of clients. Give her an urgent brief, and she’s in her element!
Digital, branded & social content
Emily began her career in TV Production, but made the move over to digital back in 2012 when she helped build the team and infrastructure for Jamie Oliver’s YouTube channel. Her love for digital grew from there. She’s led production across a range of YouTube, Social and Branded content. Working with a wide selection of individuals specialising in production, creative, social and channel management. Emily recently worked at YouTube Originals across a varied slate of development projects and commissioned digital content with a breadth of production companies and talent. She has recently made the move to talent management and is excited about connecting some of the best talent to some great partners.
Based: East London
Social Media Manager
Christina is TP’s social media manager, creating and scheduling content that informs and entertains our homegrown community in the TV, digital and online world. She’s a good person to know – send her your latest project and you might see us shout about it on socials!
Talent Manager (maternity leave cover)
Having worked in the television industry for over 17 years, Emma rose through the ranks to become PM for a versatile collection of genres covering, Documentary, Factual, Fact Ent and OBs. Past productions include Top Gear, Great British Railway Journeys, Children in Need, Sport Relief and David Bowie: Finding Fame, to name but a few. For the past three years she has worked for CTV Outside Broadcasts crewing up busy projects & juggling multiple shoots & clients at once. She has always found great joy in finding the right person for the role so joins TP with a big smile!
Talent Manager (on maternity leave)
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
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.
"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
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