You are currently using an unsupported web browser. For the best experience using the Talent Manager website please consider upgrading your browser.

The deadline for the second round of applications to the DV Talent-backed Crossroads scheme is Thursday 15 October.

Funded by ScreenSkills using National Lottery funds awarded by the BFI as part of the Future Skills programme, the mentoring scheme is run by DV Talent and is open to people with at least 2 years’ experience in the screen industries.

In total, the programme will pair up to 50 mentees with mentors, who will provide regular one-on-one sessions over a six-month period. The scheme has a particular focus on supporting people working in the nations and regions, as well as those from under-represented groups.

BBC3 commissioning editor Nasfim Haque and Naked Entertainment boss Fatima Salaria are among the senior executives to have signed up as mentors.

Other names confirmed as mentors are Writers Guild of Great Britain chair Lisa Holdsworth, who has written for the new version of All Creatures Great and Small; Eamonn Matthews, boss of Unreported World producer Quicksilver; Sherlock director of photography Neville Kidd; and Jinx Godfrey, editor of Man on Wire.

‘’Navigating a career in the TV and film industry can be really challenging,’’ said Matt Born, programme director for DV Talent.

‘’Whether you’re trying to step up a grade, move genre, returning from a career break, raise your profile, or simply trying to get your focus and confidence, having a mentor who has a holistic view of the industry – and can be a guide – is invaluable.

‘’We’re incredibly grateful to all our mentors who are giving their time, expertise and experience to help others coming through to try and reach their potential.’’

ScreenSkills mentoring programme manager Jane Saunders said: “Mentoring is a brilliant way of helping support people and can be invaluable for those at a crossroads in their career. We are pleased to be supporting this initiative and hope this will be of particular help to those from groups who are currently not well represented in the screen industries.”

To apply, click here please follow this link. For more information, please contact 

Need Help?