Talented People is proud to have launched The Imposter Club, the new industry podcast exploring the human side of working in TV, which has already reached #2 in the Apple career podcast charts.

Host Kimberly Godbolt, TV Director turned talent company co-founder of Talented People asks successful commissioners, producers & filmmakers to open up about their own moments of imposter syndrome, fear and failure to help us better understand and handle the ups and downs of our own creative career rollercoaster. High profile guests talk candidly to Kimberly about their toughest times and the absurd situations they’ve found themselves in, with big names such as Fatima Salaria, Phil Edgar-Jones and Olly Lambert stepping up to the mic to bare their creative soul and share coping mechanisms.

We know you will find The Imposter Club an inclusive and welcoming place, as well as glean useful tips for your career. So listen now on your usual podcast app and on the website here, where you can also sign up and contact the show.

TP Live Sessions

Talented People’s Live Sessions on Facebook are informal, informative and inspiring sessions with industry leaders and clients of Talented People who have all given their time and ideas for free. They aim to provide useful advice, optimism & a sense of togetherness for content makers.

New sessions are announced on our Facebook page and across all social platforms, so keep your eyes peeled and get involved…

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The Jeremy Kyle documentary: What Can The TV Industry Learn?

Guests Lucy Tallon & Valeria Bullon from the Film & TV Charity, Adeel Amini, Dean Webster and Jessica Gardner discuss the fallout from recent films about bullying, harrassment and ‘toxic’ workplace culture but importantly, the accessible help & tangible steps that freelancers and bosses alike can take to make TV a joyful and supportive place to work.

The Grierson DocLab training scheme – how to apply and get involved

Talented People is a proud supporter of the Grierson DocLab, which is a training scheme that helps new entrants from all over the country and from different backgrounds thrive in the world of factual TV and documentary filmmaking. This lively discussion is aimed at new and ambitious filmmakers, as well as mentors and production companies who’d like to get involved in supporting the scheme and with it, the next generation of factual directors.

Big thanks to guests: Yen Yau. Ziyaad Desai, Eloise Millard, Mal Sen and Mark Robinson.

TV & Filmmaking – is it becoming man’s game?

A fascinating discussion about sexism in TV with some leading female documentary filmmakers and an Executive Producer. Has it become harder to get directing opportunities as a woman? Is there gender bias with the technical side of filming? What about the connotations of the word ‘Producer’ rather than Director?

Guests: Vanessa Engle, Katie Buchanan, Tara Nolan and Abi Mowbray.

A Content Maker’s Guide to Messing Up

Six brilliant editorial and production management freelancers and staff talk candidly about ‘imposter syndrome’, owning your mistakes and finding solutions to a raft of uncomfortable moments working in TV. Spoiler alert: We are all human and have all f*cked up! Guests: Helen Landeau, David Vallance, Dan Howell, Cath Boggan, Ruhi Hamid, Andrew Eastel.