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Successful producer turned talent manager, Annie Conlon, gave students an industry Masterclass last Thursday.

Local girl Annie has worked in the industry for over 25 years, working her way up to become a thriving and popular producer.  She has now moved away from series producing and into the world of talent management for All3Media.  All3Media owns over 40 production companies and has a huge track record of producing popular and critically acclaimed productions, ranging from contemporary thrillers and soap operas to documentary and reality programming.  

Students from the East London Institute of Technology at Barking & Dagenham College got the chance to learn all about the production world when Annie visited.  Annie talked all about the industry and offered advice on the opportunities it presents. 

As Annie oversees so many production companies and is involved in crewing up for many entry level roles within this, she was also perfectly placed to be able to help students understand the different ways they could get start out in the industry and the opportunities within All3Media too.

Creative Media Practice student, Demar Bellamy-Foster, 20, from Ilford said:

“It was really refreshing to speak to Annie and gain more insight as to alternative routes into the industry. It also made me feel like my goal was far from impossible to attain. I feel a lot more confident to apply for apprenticeships now”

Speaking after the Masterclass, Annie added:

“It was a great experience meeting and engaging with the students. I was immensely impressed with the state-of-the-art facilities the College offers which will give the students the opportunity to gain industry standard skills and pave the way for the next generation of TV professionals.”

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