WITH a BAFTA nomination to her name, a TV producer from Basingstoke is urging others to pursue their dreams.

Emma Worgan has been working in the TV industry for a number of years, but it was not until she took part in a talent scheme that her career was given a real boost.

As part of the Edinburgh TV Festival’s ones to watch scheme, the 28-year-old found that doors started to open for her once she finished the programme in 2015.

The former Queen Mary's College student said: “Breaking into the industry can sometimes feel like trying to go through a locked door.

“A scheme like this can really be a foot in the door and a better understanding of the industry. What was incredible was that even before I finished the programme I was getting job offers because it has that notoriety to it.”

For Emma, originally from Chineham, the scheme was an opportunity to meet other people who work in the industry.

However, there is also the opportunity for complete novices to get involved as well as part of The Network programme.

The Network is a free intensive introduction to world of TV production for people who are looking to start a career in television.

Emma said she learnt just as much from people doing The Network as she did from her own peers.

She added: “Because I was already in the industry you get assigned mentees who are on The Network, and because they are always asking you questions it really makes you think about the way you work and approach projects.

“I would say that it is such an incredible way into the industry and you meet some of the most interesting creative people doing the scheme.”

Since finishing the programme, Emma has gone on to work on shows such as Undercover Boss, The Real Marigold on Tour, Gone to Pot and the now BAFTA-nominated No More Boys and Girls: Can Our Kids Go Gender Free?

For anyone interested in taking part in the scheme, go to thetvfestival.com/talent-schemes.

All applications are open until April 27.