Here at Talented People, we are always asking about you, so we thought it was only fair we told you a bit more about each of us! Talented People is a tight little bunch of four passionate Talent Managers, all from different backgrounds and corners of the globe, but with one thing in common – an insatiable appetite for great content and the people who make it.
This week: meet our Talent Co-ordinator – Charmaine Kakaga….
First job in TV: Intern at Studio Lambert.
Worst moment in TV: Caught in a rainstorm on an outside shoot – haven’t forgotten waterproof shoes since!
Career highlight: Winning fastest finger first on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire – it was a practise round but still.
Personal Life highlight: Oh so many! All travel related – living on an island, swimming with plankton, motorbike trips, meeting awesome people.
Favourite Food: Pastries are my weakness, gyozas are my late night snack.
At the weekend, you’ll find her: Getting lost down a YouTube rabbit hole, reading about something random, learning Adobe and figuring out Clubhouse.
Currently binge watching: Ramy. Loved Drive to Survive. Summer House and Seinfeld are my go-to background shows.
Why the move from production into talent? Databases, people, and social media – what’s not to love? I was keen to learn more about this side of things and work in a role I can grow into with a great team. One of the cool things is getting to read treatments and watch sizzles – a telly lover’s dream!
Role at TP: Credit stalking lots of telly. Calling and shortlisting candidates for roles, handling client calls and keeping TP organised with their admin.
Most likely to say: “Fun fact…”
Next time, meet Kimberly Godbolt, who is Joint MD and hosts the Facebook Live industry sessions many of watch.
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