Breakthrough Leaders 2024 Announced!

The TV Collective is delighted to present this year’s cohort of Breakthrough Leaders, now in its fourth year. This ground-breaking initiative partners with industry giants Fremantle, BBC Studios, Prime Video, SKY and ITV Studios for the first time ever; to support 50 exceptional individuals from Global Majority backgrounds have a positive impact of the leadership of the British TV industry.

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What is A Breakthrough Leader?

We are looking for 50 future leaders from Black, Asian and Global Majority backgrounds, who work across the UK TV industry at middle-to-senior levels, has eight years’ or more experience, and is ready to take their next major step in their career.

Over the course of a year as a  selected leader, you will attend a series of specially curated masterclasses and exclusive  networking events, connecting them to an array of key decision-makers across the industry. 

You will also be provided with:


Be part of a growing community of creatives of colour, who are shaping the future of our TV industry and supporting each other to success.


Work closely with a leading work-life strategist who will help you to access your brilliance, advance personal performance, and banish any self-limiting beliefs.


Be supported by your very own individual support network. These leading industry figures will offer you bespoke career guidance and support throughout the course of the year.

Did you miss BTL 2024 Open Week?

From 11-15th March the TVC hosted a full week of online festivities to celebrate the launch of our Breakthrough Leaders programme 2024. 
The week included masterclasses, roundtable talks and networking, from industry heavy weights. 
Not to worry! We have you covered. Gain access to all the masterclasses that took place and testimonials from our Breakthrough Leaders Alumni to hear their experiences. Sign Up for FREE & Download the TVC App.

Benefits Of being a leader

What Our Sponsors say About The Breakthrough Leaders Programme

2023 results

Over 30% of our Leaders received a promotion within 6 months of starting the course.

50% of our Leaders have received professional recognition within 6 months of joining the programme. 

90% said “Working with my coach has had a positive impact on my sense of self at work.”

What Our Leaders Say

“A total game changer for me - it has harnessed the power of my and the cohort's collective potential. Amazing!”

“Far beyond what I expected. Life changing, inspiring and ground- breaking.”

“A total game changer for me – it has harnessed the power of my and the cohort’s collective potential. Amazing!”

What Our Leaders Say

“Far beyond what I expected. Life changing, inspiring and ground- breaking.”

“It’s a place to be inspired, lifted up and know your worth.”

Support Our Creative Community

The British TV industryhas entered what many say is theworst economic downturnwe have seensince COVID-19.There is an ongoing threat ofproductions going on freeze, redundancies going up, jobs opportunities down,and things are not expected to improve forat least six months. 

According to our recent survey,over half of our community are  out of work,85%have seen adrop in opportunities compared to last year, andnearly three quarters are consideringleaving the industry,citing financial strain, career stagnation, fear of bias and discrimination as their main reasons. 

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