Success Stories

Cassandra Johnson-Bekoe

Office Runner/ Sister Pictures

If I didn’t do MYP I would probably still be working security or other dead end jobs. MYP really changed things for me, now I can’t phathom not working in this industry.

I kept applying to BBC and submitting my scripts but I didn’t have any working experience, now after MYP people are calling me!"

Before MYP I was working as security for two years. It was off putting telling people I was a bouncer, they automatically have a preconceived idea of me. So I made the active change and took steps into the industry. At MYP we were producing What’s Up TV and it was so hectic, we were doing so much in such a short period of time. I was doing late nights in the office writing briefs, trying to book guests and the time differences were a challenge with that. When we booked Billy Ocean we was only available after we were done shooting so we extended filming just for him.

I was an Office Runner for Sister Pictures for three months and it was so great. I liked meeting people in the industry, I met loads of writers. It was really cool because I was meeting and working with my role models! My next steps are trying to move up the latter, hopefully I get to be a script intern, then I can be a script editor. Writing is far down the line but that’s what I would really like to do.

If I didn’t do MYP I would probably still be working security or other dead end jobs. MYP really changed things for me, now I can’t phathom not working in this industry. For someone trying to get into the industry I would just say keep applying, don’t be disheartened and make use of schemes. If doing it on your own isn’t working apply to MYP. I kept applying to BBC and submitting my scripts but I didn’t have any working experience, now after MYP people are calling me! The second you make a decision to go into this industry you have to go for it, you can’t sleep on it because no one in this industry sleeps. Make steps to make what you want a reality not a dream. - January 2017