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. 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.

We have already had amazing industry mentors working with us this year. These have included:
NETTY CHAPMAN Asst Set Decorator (Darkest Hour, Beauty and the Beast, In the Heart of the Sea)
PETER ROBERTSON Camera Operator (Bohemian Rhapsody, Mary Poppins Returns, Life)
BEN JOHNSON Asst Prop Master (Untitled Danny Boyle, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Paddington 2)
DAN MACRAE, Head of Development Studio Canal
ZOE LIANG 1stAssistant Director (The Wedding Guest, Bohemian Rhapsody 2ndunit, Jurassic World : Fallen Kingdom Underwater Unit)Alice Tyler, Head of Development Sister Pictures
ALICE TYLER Head of Development Sister Pictures
PETER BYRNE 1stAssistant Camera (The Spy Who Dumped Me, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Murder on the Orient Express)
GAVIN HUMPHRIES Producer (Pin Cushion)

A list of previous mentors can be viewed by following the link here – The Talking Point Network Mentors
NB – Mentors are subject to change dependent on their work commitments and availability. If changes have to be made, the mentor will have a similar level of experience and established position in the industry.

We work with 10 individuals in each round, for a period of 3 months. Membership cost is £125 +VAT and via application process. To apply please download an application form here TP. Mentoring Network Application form and return to

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.        

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 Wonder Woman, Star Wars – The Force Awakens and Star Trek – Into Darkness.  He is currently in production on Mission Impossible 6.