Nominate a Breakthrough Leader


We are very excited to announce that we are running the Breakthrough Leaders programme again next year, devised by The TV Collective and Remy Blumenfeld in partnership with Fremantle and supported by Indigo Talent!!

Nominations to help find our future 50 Breakthrough Leaders 2022 is now live till 14th January! We’re looking for 50 TV professionals who identify as Black, Asian, or an Ethnic minority, from across scripted and non-scripted and in all types of roles, providing they have 8 years + experience. This year we are particularly keen to hear from those working in Production management.

Our programme’s first-year cohort comprised of 51 Leaders, selected from 200 applications via 400 nominations, spanning disciplines from across the industry including commissioners, series producers, APs and execs to those working in marketing, communications and HR.

All of our Breakthrough Leaders received coaching from a team of leading coaches and mentors of their choice including Fremantle’s President, Global Drama, Christian Vesper, Cardiff Productions’ Co-MD Pat Younge, BBC Controller of Pop Music, Lorna Clarke, Naked MD Fatima Salaria, Amazon Studio’s Head of European Original Georgia Brown, Director of Sky Arts Philip Edgar-Jones and Apple’s Creative Director, Worldwide Video, Jay Hunt.

Participants not only received one to one partner mentoring and coaching throughout the duration of the programme but also attended leadership and industry masterclasses hosted by some of the most senior and influential figures in the industry.

Please see our progress report on Breakthrough Leaders  2021 here:

Applications for next year’s programme will open on 17th to 30th January for nominees to apply. We’ll also be holding an information webinar on 20th January for nominees to attend to find out more about the programme.