The route to success sometimes requires some roadside assistance.
Realscreen is looking to help guide those in the unscripted industry on their professional paths with the launch of the Pathways Mentorship Program — a program geared at individuals looking to pivot their career.
Launching at the 2018 Realscreen Summit, participants will be equipped with a toolkit of skills and advice to help them advance to the next stage of their career, whether they aspire to go from a producer to a showrunner or from a producer to network exec.
Successful applicants will be paired with a mentor, who will provide guidance and feedback to help their mentees with their professional development.
Confirmed mentors for the first edition of the Pathways program include: Paul Buccieri, president, A+E Studios and A+E Networks Portfolio; Abby Greensfelder, co-CEO and executive producer, Half Yard Productions; Jonathan Murray, founder and executive consultant, Bunim/Murray Productions; Jane Root, CEO, Nutopia; and Drew Tappon, chief creative officer, 495 Productions.
“The early support from senior executives for this program has been staggering,” said Claire Macdonald, VP and publisher with realscreen. “There is an inherent desire through the ranks of our industry to provide a hand up to committed, talented people, and our five founding mentors are a testament to that. I’m terribly proud to be able to launch this program with the reinforcement of such a prominent group of executives.”
In addition to face-to-face meetings with their mentors, and calls before and after Realscreen Summit, participants of the Pathways Mentorship Program will receive master class-level registration at the 2018 Realscreen Summit, the opportunity to meet and greet with all mentors, front of the line access and reserved seeing at 30 Minutes With sessions and keynotes, and four nights hotel accommodation at the Marriott Marquis Washington DC.
Submission deadline for the Pathways Mentorship Program is Friday, November 10. You can find more information about the program and application process here.