We would like to invite you to our series of industry events being held at BBC Scotland Pacific Quay.

First event has been rescheduled for Tuesday 19th May at 2pm. If you would like to reserve a place please email production@creativeloop.org with your name and contact number. Please RSVP before 4pm on Friday 15th May.


In the Director’s Chair:


Grant Philips, Sunset + Vine Executive Producer/Director reveals how he started his career in sports, what a director does, how he makes difficult decisions, and what it takes to make it in the world of live sport OB.


sunset_and_vine334x222Grant Philips is a live OB director with a vast array of credits and has been at every FIFA World Cup™ since 2002. He has directed European Finals for UEFA, was a football director at the London Olympics 2012 and directed the hockey competition at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Domestically, he has directed over 100 matches a season for well over a decade in the English Premier League, the FA Cup, UEFA Champions League, Europa League, the SPFL and women’s football for Sky Sports, BBC, ITV, Setanta, Channel Five and ESPN.



Network… or No Work! How to Make Friends and Influence (the Right) People: 


They say it’s not WHAT you know, it’s WHO you know… In this session, you’ll find out how to make yourself known to the right people, where to find work, and the most effective and imaginative ways to make an impact on the right people to further your career in media.

Presented by Beverly Lyons, Journalist and Broadcaster and Richard Melvin, Director, Dabster Productions.


Bev LyonsBeverley Lyons  is a Scottish journalist. She is part of “The Razz” team at the Scottish Daily Record newspaper where she covers entertainment. Beverley also writes news and features – and can be seen regularly with a Flip or iPhone attached to her head in order to capture the action as it happens.





Richard Melvin

Richard Melvin has worked in commercial radio, for the BBC and now runs his own independent production company based in Edinburgh. He is currently making two comedy series for BBC Radio 4, and writing and producing a sitcom for BBC Comedy.






Getting Started as a Freelancer:


So no-one is handing you a job in the media? The fact is that the vast majority of media professionals start and finish their careers as freelancers which brings extra challenges and responsibilities before you’ve even started to get creative. In this session, Linda Fraser will give you her best tips to get you on the right track.


Linda-Fraser 150xLinda Fraser is not only a freelance production co-ordinator, she’s also the driving force behind ‘Hit the Ground Running‘, a one day course specifically designed to inform, train and motivate students to go the extra mile to secure their start in the industry.