The ‘Who is Wilson Worldwide?’ series is a way of letting you get to know exactly who we are, whether you are a follower of what we do, someone looking to get to know a bit more about the industry, or just someone who happened to stumble upon us. The company is small in number but has a huge passion for creating the best possible content for your TV, and over the next few weeks you will get to know the people behind the ideas, when we ask them a little bit about themselves.
This week we speak to our assistant producer and researcher Ajeta! There is not much she can’t do, from creating ideas for new shows, to treatment writing and of course filming and editing, she does it all! Constantly thinking of ways to improve developing ideas, Ajeta’s creative mind is enviable! We managed to steal some of her time to ask her all about it!
What is your name?
What is your job title?
Development Researcher/Assistant Producer
What is your job description/ what are your responsibilities?
I work with the Head of Development in developing and writing creative treatments across a range of multiple subjects and formats which is then pitched to Senior Development Leads and commissioners both formally and informally.
How long have you worked here?
What were you doing before you worked here?
Doing my second masters at University of the arts London
What is the best thing about your job?
So many things! Especially finding new interesting stories and meeting new people. Sometimes I can’t believe that it’s my job to watch TV shows and documentaries for work. Shooting and editing is always fun. The best thing is collaborating with people for new ideas.
What is your favourite project that you have worked on?
I really can’t pick. There is always something about every project that I’ve worked on that I like.
What made you want to work in TV production?
I always wanted to work in production. Collaborating with people, developing ideas, being on location shooting and then seeing the end result is such a high. The first time I did a student film, I knew that this is what I wanted to do. I was always the kid who loved reading about behind the scenes of who made what and how. And now I get to do that as a job!
For anyone wanting to work in TV production what advice would you give them?
It’s weird to answer that question as I’m still getting my foot inside the door. But if I have to give advice, the first would be to watch TV. Watch a lot of TV. Read what is being commissioned right now. When you find an interesting story or an idea, write it down. Always be willing to collaborate. Trust yourself. The idea you might think is stupid, might actually turn out to be something big.
Any hobbies outside of work?
Music! I strum my ukulele when I need a cheer up.
Favourite programme to watch that is on at the moment and why?
I’m currently watching Killing Eve! I love Phoebe Waller-Bridge. She’s always been amazing at comedy writing, but to see her develop this intriguing drama has been amazing to watch. I’m also watching ‘The Good Place’. Mike Schur I love! I’ll watch anything that guy makes.
Any secret talents/party tricks?
Does getting drunk on 3 gin and tonics count?
What is your favourite quote or saying?
“There is no sunrise so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it.”