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Dani Carpanen

PD and Edit Producer

Dani Carpanen is an RTS nominated Factual programme maker, with over a dozen Senior editorial credits including many first series’ and first episodes.

Since kicking off her career on the flagship current affairs series ‘The London Programme’, she has worked across a broad spectrum of Factual, directing on many landmark shows such as The Baby Borrowers and The Restaurant. She has vast experience in the edit, grappling with complex stories and transforming challenging material.

Dani’s recent credits include The Call Centre, Bride and Prejudice, and Hospital.

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Nominated by Donna Taberer,  Head of Talent, BBC

Dani is a stand-out PD and Edit Producer. She is hugely talented and has a touch of gold-dust.

She now needs a confidence boost to ensure she reaches the heights she is so clearly capable of. Securing a mentor through this programme could be transformational for her.

She is a hugely rated PD and Edit Producer. But in my opinion she should be a Series Producer or Exec Producer. The only thing holding Dani back is Dani!


Dr Mena Fombo is a global speaker, diversity and inclusion facilitator, coach and consultant. She is the co founder of Blak Wave Productions, an indie TV/Film company where she recently directed short doc Home Carnival Queen for the BBC. She is the founder and director of Black Girl Convention, the South West’s largest event for women and girls of African

Dani’s mentor