The Blog

The Low-down on Lockdown

The Low-down on Lockdown

We thought we’d check in. Lots of strong words usually unsaid are being used in emails, articles and over the fence from two metres away the world over: “Challenging, difficult, ruinous, depressing, worrying, impossible, stressful, surreal.” But also: “Thankful,...

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Announcement – Talented People Live Sessions

Announcement – Talented People Live Sessions

To our brilliant, resilient and talented people - both clients and candidates alike, In this incredibly difficult period, while we're all navigating the effects of Covid-19 and what it's hammering us with both personally and professionally, we've decided to focus on...

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Coronavirus – how’s it affecting us TV lot?

Coronavirus – how’s it affecting us TV lot?

What an unsettling time it is right now. Both personally, and professionally for so many of us. Coronavirus has been on everyone’s lips (and tissues and news alerts) for a couple of weeks now and it's hard to know how to react, and just how worried to be. The barrage...

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Going the extra mile – how to attract the best talent

Going the extra mile – how to attract the best talent

‘Is it a nice place to work?’ A question we’ve been asked more than ever of late. Work/life balance, respectful bosses, inspiring leadership, recognised hard work, no blame culture… All things that candidates we speak to on a daily basis are beginning to prioritise...

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Standard(s) Definition

Standard(s) Definition

Let's talk about being human, suggests PD turned Talent Exec and joint MD of Talented People, Kimberly Godbolt... In TV production, the standards are incredibly high for everyone. The viewer expects compelling content that’s beautifully shot. The Channel demands it...

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Happy New Year, Talented People

Happy New Year, Talented People

It’s the start of a new decade, and whatever your career plans or aspirations, we hope you smash it in your very own way. We welcomed some major new clients onto our books in 2019 and storm into 2020 with a whole ream of new jobs on our board (check them out here),...

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10 things NOT to say in a TV job interview

10 things NOT to say in a TV job interview

In any other industry, an interview is a predictable beast. A set format. Wear something smart, sip your iced water in the board room, answer direct questions about your relevant skills and training for the job in question. As we all know, in TV, an interview can...

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The scoop on Channel 4’s big move to Leeds…

The scoop on Channel 4’s big move to Leeds…

This week marked the beginning of a brand new era outside of London for Channel 4 – and Talented People was proud to be in the thick of it. The first wave of staff were welcomed off the train in Leeds to this reassuringly C4-esque billboard: According to Sinead Rocks,...

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Big News from TP Towers

Big News from TP Towers

Change is afoot amongst our own talented people... You may have spotted on our socials that our brilliant Talent Manager Emily Flack has left us – sob! She’s been busy creating a brand new human though, so we forgive her... We wish her much love and luck as she swaps...

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Everything you need to know about Edinburgh TV Festival 2019

Everything you need to know about Edinburgh TV Festival 2019

For those of you who didn’t make it to Edinburgh this year, fear not – we did. Here are the highlights from Talented People’s point of view… The MacTaggart Lecture The keynote address, always given by a big industry player, like Rupert Murdoch, Jeremy Paxman or Greg...

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