TV Types

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7 Questions TV Types Get Tired of Answering

Dear non-telly friends, it’s really rather splendid that you still take an interest in my work. But, after years in The Biz there are certain repetitive questions which are less … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · 2 Comments

TV Commissioner New Year Resolutions

We can’t promise but we can certainly hope that at least a few TV Commissioners are making these resolutions for 2016: “This year I will write down what I say … Continue reading

January 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

How to Survive a TV Industry Christmas Party

Non-telly friends have started posting photos of their office Christmas parties. There are dinners and sequins and people pulling crackers rather than pulling celebs. As I listen to my recruitment … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

9 Reasons We’ve Threatened to Quit Our TV Jobs (This Week)…

Runner: “The ground refuses to swallow me whenever I’m called into the boardroom mid-meeting to make the PowerPoint work.” Researcher: “I have been given a patronising lecture on plagiarism after … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Media-Types: How to Tell You’ve Become One

You started out normal enough; back then you thought this was a job, not a lifestyle choice and you certainly didn’t think sushi was a basic food group. Now as … Continue reading

August 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

Dear Freelancer…

Try to ignore that cautious voice in the left corner of your brain. This is not the last ever contract you’ll be offered. Book the holiday. Go, be the Best … Continue reading

August 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Surviving the Fickle Friendships of TV Freelancing

Next Monday is the day of my arranged marriage. For better or worse, I will be spending two months alone in a room with a man I’ve never met and … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment