Attention all young television production enthusiasts and media students! There are a few dates for your diary coming up that should not be missed, so we have taken it upon ourselves to highlight them to you…
Creative Skillset’s Television Production Programme
This is Creative Skillset’s third year running it Series Producer Programme (closing date for applications – 8th January 2018). The scheme is supported by Channel 4, Channel 5 and the BBC and runs for a year. It offers expert training from TV professionals, media careers advice, networking opportunities, reduced fee access to important industry events, commissioner mentoring and broadcaster masterclasses.
Creative Skillset encourage applications from unrepresented groups, including those with disabilities or from BAME backgrounds, and from anywhere in the UK. Past schemes have resulted in a 70% success rate of delegates appearing in series credits.
If you would like more info, join the Series Producer Programme Twitter Chat at 1pm, 12th December 2017, where you can Tweet your questions – #TVSkillsSP
Royal Television Society (Futures) Careers Fair For Young People
It is also nearly time for the 2018 RTS Futures Careers Fair and you can buy your ticket now at the reasonable price of £6 if you would like to attend the event on Tuesday 6th February 2018 at the Business Design Centre, London.
Earlier this year, the 2017 RTS Futures Careers fair was their most successful ever, with 900 tickets sold and 400 people on the event waiting list. The day’s sessions featured a line-up of some of TV’s most popular talent, alongside exhibition stands from over 30 broadcasters and industry professionals. There were also guest appearances from ITV News London’s youngest journalist, Charlene White and popular English magician, Dynamo.
Advice and tips from RTS award-winners included reassurances from Jude Winstantley (Managing Director of TV Jobs) that getting into TV is not just about who you know – as the myths suggest. She highlighted the importance of an appropriate CV and some social media profile checks before applying for TV work! Betty TV researcher, Chitsi Kurangwa, advised young people to show a willingness to learn all the basics, and Sarah Wood (Channel 5 Executive Producer) recommended making and nurturing industry contacts (while avoiding becoming a stalker). For loads more on the RTS Futures 2017 Careers Fair, including advice about pitching and developing ideas, read their Event Report.
For tickets to the 2018 event, please visit www.rts.org.uk
You can also become a member of RTS Futures by registering here.
Focus: Meeting Place For International Production
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If you hurry, you can also gain free entry by registering for this year’s FOCUS event on international production, taking place tomorrow and Wednesday (5th & 6th December 2017) in London. Find out more by visiting the Focus website, now!