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Executive Search

Talented People: Executive search is our dedicated headhunting service. It’s specifically designed to meet the unique needs of our clients for senior and business transformational roles across editorial, development and production in TV & the creative industries.

We know that it is vital to look beyond the usual pool of talent when making permanent hires in an increasingly competitive landscape. Kimberly and Rosie, Talented People’s Joint MDs, have a combined 25 years of experience in Talent Management and are well known and trusted by senior industry leaders.


We have a deep understanding of the whole market through the breadth and depth of the work that our project staffing department excels at – placing premium freelancers in content-making roles. Through these extensive searches we are able to identify breakthrough candidates, who may not yet be on the radar of other head-hunters.

We believe that building strong and sustainable pipelines is the key to success and we go above and beyond to foster connections with rising stars, nurturing the relationships that we have developed over many years so that we can help place the right candidates at the right time. Our search process is designed to find candidates at every stage, from those already in business leadership roles to the next generation of diverse voices setting the agenda for the future.

How do we work?

We understand that each business is unique, which is why we take a tailored approach to each search. We start by gaining a deep understanding of our client’s business culture and specific needs for the role they are looking to fill. From there we create a customised search strategy that is designed to identify and attract the most talented and experienced candidates in the industry. As well as seal the deal, of course. All whilst using Talented People’s hard won reputation for inclusivity, respect and kindness throughout the process.

Most frequent permanent roles include: Creative Director, Executive Producer, Head/Director of Development, Development Executive & Producer, Head/Director of Production, Production Executive. This is not an exhaustive list, so do ask about your senior role.

Contact us today to discuss in more detail how we can find you the best hire to lead your teams:

Katie Bright
Joint Head of Talent
Development Specialist
Naomi Callan
Joint Head of Talent
Editorial Specialist

Freelance & Production Staffing

We keep our connections current, support and champion talent from all walks of life, and pride ourselves on thinking creatively to bring surprising options to the table. Quick turnaround is our forte, as staffing across leading groups and indies means that freelancers’ availability is at our fingertips, and candidates always pick up the phone to hear what brilliant projects we have on our books.

We know budgets are tight – we’ve been where you’re sitting. Let’s have a chat and we’ll find a way to work together.

Some of the project staffing positions we cover: Executive Producer / Showrunner, Series Producer, Series Director, Creative Producer / Creative Director (branded/digital), Producer / Director, Edit Producer, Production Executives, Line Producers & Production Managers.

Tors Sorby
Talent Manager
Jessica Endonyan
Talent Manager
Tehona Waugh
Talent Manager & Diversity Coordinator

Get in Touch

Please contact us for more details . We look forward to finding the best solution for you, always keeping in mind budget and urgency of hire.

"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."

Dov Freedman, CEO & Founder, Curious Films

"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."

Amanda Hibbitts, Head of Production, Voltage

"Talented People found us the perfect candidate for a pivotal role on the team. An absolute pleasure to collaborate with from start to finish."

Jon Green, Creative Director of Formats, Fulwell 73

"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

"Talented People’s headhunting service is impressive. The senior team’s market knowledge is second to none."

Milly Beddard, Director of Production, Box To Box Films

"Talented People helped us to headhunt the perfect candidate for the role quickly. The process was done with high levels of care and professionalism."

Duncan East, MD, Buzz 16

"We’re super happy with our hires. Talented People have been a great investment."

Henry Waterfall Allen, MD, Mother's Best Child

"What a professional, collaborative, warm and all-round amazing group of people they are. We would highly recommend using Talented People and will be again ourselves in the future."

Richard Ackerman, CCO, Jackpot Productions

"We are delighted with the service."

Karen Knowles, Head of Production, Whisper Films

"Not only was the heavy lifting taken away from us to find the right candidates, but they understood the culture of our business and how important personality fit is along with the requisite experience."

Jez Frankel, MD, Quite Frankly Productions

"The team were speedy, enthusiastic, and confident that they could find a strong list of candidates for us, which they absolutely delivered on."

Sophie Leonard, Creative Director, Minnow Films

"TP understood our vibe right from the off. Then they went and found brilliant people who fit the bill. I’ll be back next time I need someone excellent."

Stu Richards, Creative Director, Rockerdale Studios