Creative Access
Creative Access northern creative industries showcase

Creative Access northern creative industries showcase

locationLeeds, UK
ExpiresExpires: 13/07/2022
Multiple industries

Join us for our northern creative industries showcase at ITV in Leeds on Wednesday 13 July. Hear from expert creative professionals spanning television, theatre, marketing and publishing who will each share their respective career pathways, top tips and guidance for successfully navigating the creative industries and stepping up in their careers. Join us for a relaxed panel discussion, followed by networking.  


Event details

Date: Wednesday 13 July
Time: 5pm - 7pm
Location: ITV, TV Centre, 106 Kirkstall Road, Leeds LS3 1JS
Duration: 2 hours


Click here to book your seat at this in-person event, taking place at ITV in Leeds.



Rawan Elsa: Archivist and Publishing Assistant, Peepal Tree Press. She is a paraprofessional archivist, with over five years of experience, and advocates for more diversity within the heritage sector, previously having worked at The Elizabeth Gaskell House, The Royal Exchange Theatre and at The University of Leeds Special Collections. Her background is in African and Caribbean literature(s). Humanities and archival work make her well placed to support Peepal Tree Press.  
Rhianne DeansEditorial/Clearance Co-ordinator, Emmerdale. Rhianne has worked at ITV for nearly a year and has worked in TV since 2016, on shows including Cobra for Sky and All Creatures Great & Small for Channel 5 in a variety of production roles. Along with her team in Pre-Production, she is currently responsible for processing and publishing scripts, dealing with any cast or crew queries, assisting Coronation Street and tackling any last minute or late queries.   
Shamima Noor: Communications Co-ordinator, Fuel Theatre. Shamina has worked in arts marketing for almost five years, previously Phoenix Dance, Yorkshire Dance and Leeds Playhouse. Plus freelance marketing support for companies such as Red Ladder Theatre Company, Rifco Theatre, Bradford Producing Hub and Transform Festival. She is a CLORE Leadership Emerging Leader (Cohort 2021), a Creative Access Alumni and Arts Marketing Association member representative.  
Sonny Hanley: Controller of Content Services, ITV.  Sonny has worked at ITV for 18 years in various different roles from Production, to Technology to Operations. He is currently responsible for the whole content supply chain; from getting programmes into ITV, processed out to transmission; video on demand platforms and customers around the world that buy ITV content. 

Aydodele Ogunshakin: Storyliner, Coronation Street. Ayodele started her television career in 2015 where she worked in production roles for companies including BBC and NBC Universal. She now works at ITV, and has been at Coronation Street for three years. She is a Creative Access alumni who joined ITV as an Assistant Storyliner but has since been promoted to the role of Storyliner. Along with her team, Ayodele pitches, develops and writes stories for the soap and has had success pitching for the show.
Ian Cottrell: Director of Channel Operations, ITV (host). Ian started his career in the IT department at Yorkshire Television more than 15 years ago. Working initially in IT support and then across a broad array of IT and Broadcast projects before moving into his first senior role responsible for service management as ITV Head of Transmission. Ian is now responsible for managing ITV’s broadcast distribution supply chain, from scheduling through to distribution, working with a number of key partners such as Arqiva, BT, Deluxe, Ericsson and Globecast. 


This event is aimed at people under-represented in the creative industries. This includes, but is not limited to Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, disabled people, and individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

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