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Following the huge success of the previous programme are back for a third intake!

Are you at a crossroads in your career?

Are you struggling to make the next step or move a grade?

Are you looking to change role - or genre?

Are you returning from a career break or looking to raise your profile or widen your industry network?

Then the Crossroads Mentoring Programme could be the answer. Mentoring is proven to be one of the most effective ways to help people in creative industries develop and flourish - professionally and even personally. Funded by ScreenSkills and delivered by DV Talent, in collaboration with The Talent Manager, this free, 6 month scheme will give successful applicants exclusive one-on-one sessions with an industry guide, to help them progress. Mentors are expected to spend 1 hour/month on the one-on-one sessions.

If you think a Mentor could help you, apply now via the 'Register for this course' button. Deadline for applications - Wednesday 2nd June If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please email

Course Content

The ScreenSkills Crossroads Mentoring Programme delivered by DV Talent in collaboration with The Talent Manager will give you the opportunity to have regular, confidential, one-on-one sessions with an experienced industry Mentor, over 6 months.When deciding if this programme is of relevance to you, answer 'yes' to any of the following:

Are you at a career crossroads?

Are you facing a specific challenge preventing you taking the next step or progressing?

Are you looking to raise your profile or widen your industry networks?

Are you returning after a break?

Considering a career change?

To apply, candidates need to:

- Have at least 2-3 years professional industry experience
- Be at a crossroads in their career
- Be able to nominate 3 ideal mentors (people you know or have worked with who you think could help you take the next step)

We welcome applications from all genres/ sectors of the industry.

We are particularly keen to recruit delegates from the nations and regions, and underrepresented groups


My mentor has been great and is pitching one of my scripts in the next radio 4 commissioning which is fab. – Holly Cocker, Shooting PD

I have had two more mentoring sessions with my mentor, her help has been invaluable and I’m starting to see the results already. – Sophie Soanes, Production Secretary

I had a couple of great zoom sessions with my mentor where we started to explore my career situation and how I might try to rebuild in light of the terrible and ongoing impact of Covid. – Suzie Samat, Creative Consultant/ Edit Exec

We had our second session with our mentor and it was great. We asked her to look over our latest pitch document and she was able to steer us and tell us what she liked and how to 'sell the sizzle, not the sausage'! – Anne-Marie Daycott and Charity Trimm, Script Writer

It is proving to be incredibly insightful. My mentor is amazing and I am learning a huge amount from her. – Paula Dinan, Editor

I am very pleased to say I am today signing a contract to series pd on a new prime time channel 4 series. I absolutely have to credit my mentor in mentoring me back into the industry that felt pretty closed to me. – Charlotte Victoria Taylor, Producer/ Director

The meetings have been really helpful to get to know how my mentor has navigated his career and it's really eye-opening to see how other people move up in their careers. – Allanah Langstaff, Producer

I had my first session with my mentor yesterday and she is absolutely fantastic! Super generous with her time and knowledge. I'm still digesting it all! – Melody Ruiz, Producer/ Director

This course offers the following early bird discount:


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