Speed date the content creators

Execs from top shows that included The Apprentice, Educating Cardiff and Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway were grilled in a series of three-minute dates by a young audience eager to get in and on in telly.

“There are opportunities in documentaries – it feels like an exciting time. There are many more documentary series now compared to when I started,” said producer/director Nicola Brown, whose credits include Channel 4 shows The Secret Life of Four Year Olds and Educating Cardiff. Rig shows in particular, she added, were looking to hire.

Writer/Producer/Director: Building a Career as a 'Slashie' | RTS Futures

Ever fancied writing and directing? Producing and acting? Or even juggling a TV job with a position outside the industry? It’s possible.

We untangle the fact from the fiction, and learn from some of the multi-hyphenates who are making a success of doing a lot:

Dr Ranj Singh, NHS Clinician / Presenter

Helen Simmons - Writer / Producer

Sonny Hanley - Controller of Content Services, ITV

Kim Tserkezie - Writer / Actor / Producer / Presenter