Channel 4 has announced the six participants who will join its post-production development programme which aims to improve off-screen diversity in the broadcast industry’s post-production sector.
4PP (4 Post Production), developed by Channel 4’s Creative Diversity team in partnership with dialogue editor and dubbing mixer Emma Butt, offers mid to senior level people from underrepresented backgrounds the chance to progress their careers in post-production.
Part-funded by Channel 4’s specialist training and development team 4Skills, more than 100 people applied to secure a place on the inaugural scheme which starts this month.
Over six months the participants will receive mentoring from senior figures in the industry, skills gap training and shadowing and placement opportunities in positions with Channel 4’s production company partners.
Harfun Li, Editor
Harfun Li is an editor started out as a tape/transmission library assistant, she then progressed to edit assistant and now freelances as an offline editor making programmes for the major channels.
Having spent over a decade working in Unscripted, she is now looking for opportunities in Scripted to elevate her existing skills.
She has worked on Taskmaster, Great Canal Journeys and Play Your Pets Right.
Jay Francis, Online Editor
Jay has worked for both a dedicated post facility and at in-house facilities which have both been extremely rewarding.
He has worked on Embarrassing Bodies, How to Look Good Naked and 10 Years Younger
He currently spends most of his year on Escape to the Country which he has been working on for seven years.
Lorene Dewett, Editor, in drama
Lorene’s main focus is editing psychological dramas. The aspect she loves about this is delving deeply into the mind of characters and exploring how that influences the events that unfold in the story.
Over the last several years Lorene has edited many drama short films, including two short films last year which were funded by the BFI Network Short Film fund. Additionally, a short film that Lorene edited won a BAFTA award in March 2022. Lorene is also a graduate of the National Film and Television School (NFTS), where she studied on the two-year MA Editing course.
In May 2023, she completed working as the Editor on a micro budget feature film called The Reunion. This is the first feature film that she has edited, and it was a wonderful experience for her getting to develop the arc of a story and its characters on a long form project.
Lorene’s ambition for her career as an Editor is to continue to edit psychological drama-based stories, on bigger budget feature films and HETV dramas.
Wayne Urquhart, Re-recording Mixer
Wayne was head of audio at A+E Networks EMEA for six years working across short-form promotional content for the company’s main brands: The HISTORY channel, Crime+Investigation and Blaze.
He has since been freelancing as a Dubbing Mixer for a variety of broadcasters (BBC, ITV, Channel 5), production companies and post production houses. He has significant experience in mixing long-form factual entertainment, reality shows and documentaries.
Heather Andrews, Sound Designer and Dubbing mixer
Heather Andrews is a Scotland based award winning and nominated sound designer, sound effects editor and dubbing mixer. She has worked on a number of award winning national and international high end television drama, documentary and feature film projects. Credits include Rescue: Extreme Medics, Stonehouse, Karen Pirie, The Critic, Dear David, My Old School and Killing Escobar.
Sophie Larkin, Editor
Sophie Larkin-Tannetta, grew up in north London and has been a broadcast editor for 4 years starting her career off at ITV News before joining the team at Channel 4 News. She has an MA in editing and a BA in multimedia communications from Bournemouth University.
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