By Ellen MacAskill
We all love to catch up on our favourite TV shows and watch the actors’ familiar faces. But spare a thought for the crew working hard behind the camera.
Mentorn Media are an independent television and film production company who are growing ever bigger in Scotland. Futures Fest is excited to host a seminar from one of Mentorn’s producers and directors, Amanda McGlynn. We can’t wait to hear what wisdom she has to share about this area of the creative industries.
The company head up the production of debate and political shows on the BBC such as ‘Question Time’ and ‘The Big Questions’. Last year brought success with acid-attack survivor Katie Piper’s series ‘Katie: My Beautiful Friends’. Other credits include Ricky Gervais’ comedy ‘An Idiot Abroad’.
Established in the UK in 1985, Mentorn expanded up to Scotland in 2002. They are based in Glasgow. Ian Scollay has recently been named their new Creative Executive. His past work includes making Cutting Edge documentaries for Channel 4. In an interview for allmediascotland, he said: “Making films has taken me to some incredible places, and to meet people in quite extraordinary circumstances. It is a rare privilege, and a pleasure, to have a job like this.”
If you fancy yourself as a creator of investigative TV journalism, a scandalous reality series, or anything in between, come and hear what Mentorn have to say at Futures Fest on March 18th and 19th.