our aim

The film and television industry and how people watch film and television is constantly evolving.  Our aim is to break down barriers and make the film and television industry more accessible.  We plan to do this by providing people with the skills and opportunities they need to establish and maintain successful careers in their chosen fields.

Through our networking events, Q&A sessions and training courses people will have the chance to make contacts and gain skills which will hopefully lead to employment opportunities and collaborations.

Our Q&A sessions and panel discussions will provide opportunity for much needed discussion and insight into the realities of working in film and television.

 

Meet the team

 

 

Claire McGuire - Founder, Creative Talent Connections

Claire has worked in television for a number of years as a researcher and assistant producer. She has worked for the BBC and independent production companies across a number of different genres including children's television, factual and news & current affairs.

As well as working in broadcasting Claire has produced and directed a number of short films which have been funded by the national lottery and crowd funded.

Creative Talent Connections began as a hobby that Claire and other independent filmmakers started as a way to address the lack of opportunities in the Scottish Film and Television Industry. Claire used her contacts to create networking events that offered access to industry professionals and created a space for discussion about the realities of working in film and TV.

After a few years hiatus Creative Talent Connections will be relaunching to offer more of the same. Claire is extremely passionate about helping people create their own opportunities in what can often be a very isolating and inaccessible industry.

our events and services

Networking Events & Panel Discussions

Our networking events take place in Glasgow City Centre and each event includes a panel of media industry professionals.  They will be on hand to offer advice and share their experience of working in the industry along with the opportunity for a Q&A session.

We also host topical discussions about film and television and
there is an opportunity to network and enjoy a few drinks after all of our events.

Media Training Courses and Masterclasses

In 2019 Creative Talent Connections will offer industry standard training courses that will focus on a wide range of areas within the creative industries but particularly film and television.

Our workshops and courses will cover production as well as performance and will provide our members with skills and knowledge that will equip them for the realities of working in the media industry.

Join Us

You can be part of our CTC networking events by taking out an annual subscription or attending each event individually. Subscribers will be given exclusive discounts and previews of our upcoming events and guest speakers before anyone else. In the past our guests have included; BBC Producers, Award Winning Screenwriters, and actors. Among them were cast and crew from Still Game, Dr Who, Eastenders, River City and more. We have exciting guests lined up for when we launch later this year. Please sign up to our mailing list for all the latest Creative Talent Connections news.

We are excited to say you will be able to subscribe very soon but for now you can join our mailing list and Facebook group.

Testimonials

quick Questions with

We've been lucky enough to sit down with some guests from film and television, here are a few quick questions with.  Please check back later as every month we will have a new guest interview.

Kirsty Strain

Scottish actress Kirsty Strain shares what inspired her to get into acting and tells us why there's no place like home. You can hear more from Kirsty as she discusses the Television industry and unlikely detective duo Hemphill and Strain with Still Game actor/writer, Greg Hemphill on our CTC podcast

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