Training programme set to 'SuperSize' nations and regions indies

Applications are now open for SuperSizer: a six-month training programme for Development Executives looking to win high value commissions and develop ideas of scale for the next big returning series.

Glasgow-based training provider TRC has opened applications for the third edition of SuperSizer: a professional development programme funded by Channel 4, BBC Nations and Regions, Screen Scotland and Scottish Enterprise.

The programme, which first launched in 2017, equips development executives with the skills, knowledge and connections to pitch ambitious ideas that have the potential to transform indies in the Nations and Regions.

SuperSizer 2019 follows on from two successful years of the programme, which has connected 26 development executives from throughout the Nations and Regions with leading commissioners at broadcasters including BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 and ITV.

Last year’s programme comprised seven monthly training sessions, including a day at both Channel 4 and Channel 5’s London headquarters and a day with leading BBC commissioners in Glasgow.

As well as gaining exclusive access to commissioners, the delegates will receive training in areas that will aid their careers as development executives: pitching and presentation skills, leading creative teams and personal impact & influence.

"SuperSizer has re-energized our development process"

“SuperSizer has re-energized our development process and has made me realise not only the value of my ideas but also how to present them better and how to unlock their maximum potential for our company.”

Henry Imbert
Creative Director, Very Nice

Patricia Moore, Development Producer at Tyrone Productions in Belfast said: “I learnt so much about myself personally and professionally and it was invaluable to have dedicated time to focus on how to up my game when it comes to development. All too often we get caught up in firefighting on a daily basis, and don't get to really think about development strategy and personal growth. SuperSizer enabled me to do both, as well as build a fantastic contact base which will hopefully pay dividends in the future.”

Claire Scally and Margaret Scott, Joint Managing Directors of TRC said: “It’s an exciting time for companies in the Nations and Regions. At TRC we’re passionate about playing our part in championing out of London talent and supporting indies to achieve big things. We’re hugely excited to launch the next round of SuperSizer with the support of broadcasters and our industry partners and are eager to meet the next cohort of ambitious development executives.”

Applications are now open and will close at 5pm on Monday 19 August 2019. You can learn more about the programme and apply online here: https://trcmedia.org/training/supersizer/.