Wednesday, May 2, 2012

findaTVexpert: TV IndustryTestimonials

I think provides a fantastic service - but I set it up so I'm slightly biased. So as findaTVexpert has just celebrated it's fourth business birthday, I asked some TV people what they thought. Here's what they said ...

Jacqueline Hewer - Head of Daytime, Leopard Films
"Happy 4th Birthday!  It's a well-deserved celebration. The genius of this website is that everyone on it wants to be on the telly, so as a programme-maker, I can by-pass all those long, pointless conversations trying to persuade someone to appear on camera. The showreels mean I can see whether someone has what it takes before you even make contact. And thanks to Claire's brilliant service and genuine TV experience, all the experts know what being on TV entails, they know what will be expected of them, and they want to do a good job. Congratulations on a successful first 4 years."

Barbara Altounyan - Director of Programmes,
  "Whenever we hatch a new format we don't celebrate as you'd expect. We groan loudly .... who could possibly present this show and anyway where are our charismatic experts to underpin our impossibly ambitious premise? Since Claire started her fantastic website we heave a sigh of relief, there's surely someone on her list who fits our brief! Of course there is. Where would be without Claire Richmond?"

Katie Boyd - Features Commissioner,
Channel 4

"Claire has self-started a fantastic online resource. In the ever flourishing world of factual television there's always a need for new experts. And with great enterprising spirit, Claire saw this need and created a platform which easily unites TV producers w/ potential experts at the click of a button. Congratulations Claire on such great initiative. Congratulations findaTVexpert on 4 successful years.
May there be many more!"

Nicola Ibison -
Head of Factual, James Grant Management
"Happy birthday findaTVexpert. You're a treasure trove for any TV company seeking the next big factual name."

Damon Pattison - MD,
Lucky Day Productions

"Happy Birthday! I can't believe you're only 4 - you look a lot older. All the time and worry that you have saved me finding experts has added years to my life!"

Helen Dower - TV Exec,

"Happy 4th birthday findatvexpert. Four years of promoting some of the best new talent around. Here's to many more years of providing expertise in the industry and continued success for one of the top media tools in the business."

Hugo Ward
Head of Current Affairs, Raw Cut

"Happy Birthday findaTVexpert. 4 years eh... what did we do before you were around? It has been a revelation working with Claire and her wonderful clients; a revelation that has made my job so much easier. FindaTVexpert is a reliable hub where you can always find quality contributors. Many happy returns - I look forward to working closely with you in years to come."

ark Murphy - MD, etv
"If the internet made every researchers job much easier, Find a TV Expert made it much better, providing a much needed quality filter. For etv it's now an invaluable time and money saving tool. So, Happy 4th Birthday to all the team, and may there be many more."

Reem Nouss
- Reem Nouss Media
Happy Birthday to Claire and! You've been a pioneer in this area - well done on another successful year!"

June Ford Crush - TV Agent"Congratulations Claire on your 4th birthday. You are a now a permanent fixture in the industry and your success is well deserved.  Agents can't take on experts all the time and you provide a very valuable service to both new and established talent."

Paul Woof
- Head of Development, Maverick

"FindaTVexpert is a terrific service and each bulletin is full of interesting people. I look forward to it going from strength to strength!"

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