TRC, a Glasgow based training provider for broadcast and digital media, has announced the successful delegates of SuperSizer: a company-focused training programme for indies based in the Nations and Regions.

Funded by BBC Nations and Regions, Channel 4, Creative Scotland and Scottish Enterprise and supported by Channel 5, the seven-month training programme will bring participants from throughout the UK together for monthly sessions with industry trainers and commissioning executives.

The idea is to reinforce the importance of Development Executives as specialists who can boost businesses through creating returning series.

The programme comes at a key time for production companies based out of London, as Channel 4 weighs up bids for a new national HQ and broadcasters increase spend in the Nations and Regions.
The programme, with the full title of SuperSizer: Big Ideas for Returning Series, is running again in 2018/19 after a pilot last year.

Contributors to last year’s programme included commissioning editors Tim Hancock and Lucy Leveugle (Channel 4), Fatima Salaria (BBC) and Channel 5’s director of programmes Ben Frow.

The delegates of SuperSizer 2018/19 are Laura Farrell (Tern), Henry Imbert (Very Nice TV), Lindsey Douglas (Lion TV), Peter MacQueen (Caledonia TV), Neil McCallum (Hungry Bear), Robert Neill (Finestripe), Connie Fisher (Wildflame Productions), Edward Kellie (Screendog Productions), Kate Monaghan (Mark Three Media), Thomas Popay (Stellify Media), Khurram Adnan Sheikh (Imagemaker Media) and Nacressa Swan (Meridian Line Films).

Margaret Scott and Claire Scally, joint Managing Directors of TRC, said: “We launched SuperSizer last year to meet an identified need for more returnable series and ideas of scale from out of London.”

Staff Reporter

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