Talking Point
 

TP. Network

"Having an industry mentor makes all the difference when you are starting out. I can't believe how much advice, contacts and opportunities I've been given! "

The TP. Network provides a range of information, workshops and one to one sessions which ensure mentees are industry ready and armed with the right contacts and knowledge to progress their career in Feature Film and HETV.

One element of this scheme is time spent with an established industry mentor, who provides insights and advice on how to work effectively in their chosen department. Our mentors are established practitioners working at a supervisory or head of department level on feature films and high end tv drama. Recent productions they have worked on include 1917, Mission Impossible – Fallout, Kingsman 3, Aladdin, The Crown (Netflix), Maleficent 2, The Favourite, Four Weddings and a Funeral (2019), Artemis Fowl, Detective Pikachu, Beauty and the Beast, Bohemian Rhapsody, Star Wars – The Rise of Skywalker, The Last Jedi, The Force Awakens, Rogue One and Solo.

We work with up to 10 individuals in each round, for a period of 3 months.
Membership cost is £125 +VAT and via application process.

Bursaries for travel/acccommodation, fees and child/dependent are available thanks to the Film Skills Fund, please ask us about this if you think you may be eligible and would like to apply.

HOW TO APPLY
Download TP. Mentoring Network Application form here and email to mentoring@talkingpoint.uk.net  
APPLICATION DEADLINE – 14:00 FRIDAY 12TH JUNE 

**please note – we are not taking Producers, Directors or Screenwriters in this round**

This scheme is supported by ScreenSkills using National Lottery funds awarded by the BFI as part of the Future Film Skills programme.

TP. Ambassadors

We have strong relationships with many practitioners and organisations, currently working in both the studio and independent sectors. This ongoing liaison with established film professionals is a key component of all our programmes and central to our #learnfromthebest ethos.

We are delighted to also have the TP. Ambassadors, who advise our work and provide guidance on programmes we run. They are amongst the most experienced industry professionals in the UK and work with us to identify skills gaps and create the most appropriate solutions. Their vast experience and understanding of the current industry ensures we are always creating industry focussed and relevant programmes.

Sarah Greenwood, Production Designer Sarah has a wealth of experience and expertise from over 25 years of working in the art department. BAFTA and European Film Awards recipient and an Academy Award nominee, she works on a wide range of productions, from UK independents to US studio projects. Recent credits include Working Title’s Darkest Hour, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Film 4’s Our Kind of Traitor.   She is currently in production on Working Title’s Rebecca.     

 

 

 

Tommy Gormley, 1st Assistant Director/Co-Producer Tommy is a world leading Assistant Director with a vast array of expertise across all budget ranges. He has worked with acclaimed directors including Ken Loach, Brad Bird and JJ Abrams and is the recipient of the BAFTA Outstanding Contribution to Craft Award. His recent credits include Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker,  Mission Impossible -Fallout.