Making it Possible 2017

With 50 people benefiting from our Making it Possible personal and career development days in 2016, we are delighted to announce that applications are now open for another 36 parents & carers from all roles across the film & TV industry to take part. You might be planning for or still be on maternity/ paternity leave or about to return; be back at work after an extended caring break; or you may be fired up to advance your career but struggling to make it happen due to juggling work with domestic demands.

“It was useful for bringing into focus aims, objectives, obstacles and gave a forum for taking positive action.”

Taking place in London and Manchester, the sessions will blend vision and objectives with practical planning specific to the individual’s own situation and ambition, in the setting of a peer group that will continue to support each other beyond the event. Each participant will have support from a life coach and industry experts, who can offer personalised and realistic guidance. Follow-up online group sessions around 4 and 8-weeks afterwards will help participants keep on track with their committed actions.

The day will run from approximately 10am – 5pm. Childcare will be provided at or very near the training venue and there will be suitable breaks in the schedule for those who need to feed babies. Please specify the support you require on the day in your application, including any other access needs.

The dates are:

Wednesday 1st November – London

Thursday 2nd November – Manchester

“It answered questions I wouldn’t have known to ask and created conversations with people I wouldn’t have known could have helped me.”

For more information, and to apply, download our Guidelines, Application Form and Diversity Form. Completed applications, and any further questions, should be submitted to



Making it Possible is support by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, with BFI’s Film Forever National Lottery funds, and Directors UK.

2 thoughts on “Making it Possible 2017”

  1. Great idea. Single mum with a son who has nocturnal epilepsy. I trained in theatre stage management then moved into TV production London then UAE. The UK is so hard to get back into media due to childcare and location of production.

  2. I used to be in the loop of everything, however, responsibilities to my autistic son created a break in my career. Now I need to find my new tribe and run with like minded creative individuals and turn those weird and wonderful ideas into something productive. I want to feel the warmth of being part of the bigger picture again by adding my unique brand of “uniqueness” !

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