When I set up findaTVexpert.com in 2008 my aim was very simple: to help bridge the gap between the professionals and the programme makers. To give experts who want to be considered for TV&Media opportunities a chance to showcase their skills to the industry. And members of the media (primarily TV but also radio and press), a fast, free and easy way of finding experts to comment on a subject or be part of a show.
That's how I described the service and the business in my business plan, and that's exactly what findaTVexpert is doing today. Below are some of the latest experts who have been found on findaTVexpert and contacted by production companies for screentests, taster tapes and presenting opportunities; by journalists looking for quotes (being quoted is one of the steps to becoming a TV expert - read the other 9 here); by PR companies looking for media spokespeople (another great way of being heard and seen by TV producers on the hunt for experts and new ideas; and for other media opportunities.
I haven't included the names of the TV production companies, magazines, newspapers and PR companies that have been in touch with these experts because they probably wouldn't want their competitors to know what they're developing/writing/working on and who they're contacting. But trust me, it's all good stuff!
And one expert, who isn't mentioned below, has been signed up for a new BBC2 series. Needless to say, as soon as I can issue the press release, I'll be doing so!
1. Ben H, Award winning TV Designer & Renovation Expert
2. Rowan B, Hands on builder/developer and property finder
3. Sean B, Confidence Coach
4. Christopher T, Classteacher + Phonics/Literacy & Teaching Expert
5. Stuart F, Radio 1 Doctor Practising NHS Doctor & Media Medic
6. Lindsay A, Self Help Author & Coach: I Change Lives
7. Jennifer E, Chocolate Expert + Food Developer
8. Gary H, Human Ecologist: Science, Environment & Behaviour
9. Anita S, GP w/specialist interest in Dermatology
10. Alexandra J, Science, Technology and Environment
11. Lexi P, Dating Guru and Matchmaker
12. Sarah M, Fitness Trainer: Pilates to Pole Dancing
13. John G, The Spicy Cook
14. Joanna T, Leadership, China trade & culture
15. Agnes Chi, Science and Technology
16. Cate M, Love Coach
17. David M, Consumer & Corporate Technology Expert
18. Andrew W, Fatherhood and Mondern Parenting
19. Niki D, Psychotherapist & Counsellor: Adults & Teenagers
20. Debi B, Transform Your Life...Self Improvement Expert
21. Vanessa K, Passionate Trained Chef & Food Writer
22. Amana W, Coach: find your personal X factor and stand out!
23. Rachel R, Franchising Expert & Lay Minister.
24. Susie P, Get Happy, Change Your Life and Get on Track Fast.