Join some awesome people from the world of Entertainment and Comedy and ask them anything!
Our panellists have worked on all the top shows including - The X Factor, The Voice, Gogglebox, Next Top Model, Britain’s Got Talent, Dancing on Ice, Made in Chelsea, Georgie Shore, Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, Celebrity Apprentice and other Shiny Floor and Reality formats and all the entertainment shows you can think of. They have worked as Talent Producer, Field Producer, Producer/Director, Story Producer, Edit Producer, Celeb Producer – jobs you never knew existed. Their knowledge and experience are immense and they are ready to share it all with you. Make sure you watch some of these shows before the session – if you want to work in Entertainment you must love the shows! If this is where you think your future lies, this is a session not to be missed.
Host: Trish Adudu – Trish is a popular network and local presenter with many years of experience in radio and TV. She has worked as a sports reporter, news and current affairs journalist and has sold ideas and formats to broadcasters. She is the recipient of RTS Best Documentary Award and a Frank Gillard Award for Best Local Radio Award. She is also the Queen of Fun and her hosting of Sessions in Midland Centre Careers’ Fairs are legendary.
Louis Cryer: Series Producer, Comedy Central. Louis started in television as a runner on Britain’s Got More Talent in 2012. He worked on The X Factor, The Voice, Britain’s Got Talent and Saturday Night Takeaway. He travelled north for the winter to work on Georgie Shore. Other shows include First Dates Hotel, This Morning and recently, short form digital shows for Comedy Central.
Shehla Dar: Celeb Producer, Entertainment and Reality Shows - Shehla has been working in TV for over 9 years on a range of shows including X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Georgie Shore, Ladbible. She works as a Casting/Celeb producer, and has also worked as an Interview Producer. She finds contributors and celebs and remains their point of contact throughout the show. She is also responsible for talent welfare.
Naz Mantoo: Assistant Producer - Naz has worked in TV for over 12 years. Previously in marketing, events and film and television festivals’ programming - Edinburgh International Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival. For last 3 years worked on Dancing on Ice, Gogglebox, and Race Across the World for ITV, BBC, Viacom Studios.
Ollie Knowles: Producer – Currently Producer on new ITV show Don’t Rock the Boat (airing in November). Previously Ollie has worked in many different producing roles – Talent Producer, Field Producer, Producer Director, Story Producer and Casting Producer. University in UK then moved to Australia in 2009 returning to UK in 2011 where he has worked on large shiny floor shows and reality shows including The X Factor, The Voice, The Voice Kids, Got to Dance, Gogglebox/Celebrity Gogglebox, and Next Top Model.