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DB Mentorship

“Young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds are under-represented in the creative world of work. Just 12% of people from lower socio-economic backgrounds work in the creative industries, despite representing 44% of the UK population*”

Diving Bell is excited to offer a 10-week mentorship program for aspiring talent managers and entertainment professionals from lower socio-economic backgrounds. This program is designed to provide participants with hands-on experience and one-on-one mentorship from our senior team of highly experienced professionals in the industry. Through a combination of shadowing and practical assignments, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of talent management and the entertainment industry.

Topics covered include;

  • Overview of talent management industry

  • Types of talent managers and their responsibilities

  • Introduction to Diving Bell company and team

  • Understanding different areas of entertainment (e.g. music, film, TV)

  • Industry trends and challenges

  • Importance of networking and relationship-building in talent management

  • Identifying and developing talent

  • Crafting and pitching pitches to industry executives

  • Contracts, negotiations, and deal-making

  • Developing a unique brand for your talent

  • Practical exercise: creating a social media strategy for talent

  • Overview of crisis management in talent management

Program Requirements:

  • Open to aspiring talent managers and entertainment professionals between the ages of 18-24 of all experience levels

  • Commitment to attending all sessions (10 weeks, 1 hour per session minimum)

  • Willingness to actively participate in all program activities and assignments

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

Application Process:

  • Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter detailing their interest in the program and relevant experience

  • Selected participants will be contacted for an interview

This is an annual program and spaces are limited. We look forward to hearing from you and working together to develop your talent management skills and knowledge of the entertainment industry!

*Creative Mentor Network, 2020

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