Darcy Thomas – Series Producer Of Yo! Rates, works alongside the Presenters and Senior Series Producer to develop a bi-weekly music/entertainment format including writing scripts, working with talent, developing game formats and producing content for digital and linear. He also worked on YO! MTV Raps Series 1.
Darcy’s previous experience ranges from youth work; where he runs youth initiatives (unbranded youth) with various organisations across the country to find talent. To stand up comedy; where he finished in the finals for the new act of the year awards and the musical comedy awards in 2014 as part of a comedy group.
He has also been commissioned by Disney, BBC, Channel4, 4Music and more; to develop, write and act in a wide range of entertainment and comedy formats. On top of that, he worked on Release The Hounds, The Wright Stuff, The Face, Jordan & Perri’s Block Party and various documentaries such BBC’s “Bass Beats and Bars: The Story of Grime” and more. In his spare time he helps with events (like grime4corbyn and grime4grenfell) and consults for talent, brands and broadcasters.
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MTV presenter Snoochie Shy makes an introduction to the talented team at MTV and takes us behind the scenes of YO! MTV Raps. The panellists will discuss the influence the show has had on popular culture up to the current day, in addition to how MTV champions key artists in the UK scene through its YO! brand as well as MTV Push. The panel will give the audience a glimpse into the inner workings of MTV, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. You will also learn more about MTV Breaks and MTV’s internship and apprentice scheme, plus a brand new competition to spend a day at MTV as a runner, working on the Yo! Rates show, in conjunction with Urban Development.
Snoochie Shy, Presenter
Anna Karatziva, Head of Talent & Music MTV UK
Darcy Thomas – Series Producer, YO! Rates
Chantelle McCallam – Senior Manager, Marketing and PR, BET Networks