Maverick TV is looking for experienced Self Shooting Producer Directors for a major new prime-time 10 x 60’ documentary/factual entertainment series for E4 following the strangest, most intriguing and funniest cases to come through the doors of British A&E departments. You should have a background in observational documentary – ideally with experience of filming in a hospital environment – but coupled with fact ent sensibilities: a keen eye for character, the ability to script with wit and humour.
Writers’ Cramp is seeking disabled aspiring writers and would-be script editors for a six-month programme sponsored by Creative Skillset.
Creative Skillset’s last census revealed that disabled talent is underrepresented in the Film and TV industry. Writers’ Cramp aims to address this by finding five new writers and five new script editors to enter the industry to shake things up and get new stories and voices heard.
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Sixteen indies have been selected to receive business development training to help unlock up to £2m each in angel investment through the Indielab scheme. Production companies including Gary Lineker’s Goalhanger Films and Sundog, the indie owned by Richard Branson’s son Sam Branson, will take part in the inaugural project, which is backed by the mayor of London Boris Johnson.
Date: Friday 8 April 2016
Time: 10:00-19:00 (inc. networking drinks)
Location: Broadcasting House, London, W1
To help the BBC create a broader, more diverse technology workforce, they are running a one-day ‘Diversity in Tech’ networking, development and recruitment conference at BBC Broadcasting House on Friday 8 April. The day is specifically aimed at people from groups that are currently underrepresented within our technical teams; this includes women, people with disabilities, people from ethnic minority backgrounds and individuals from the LGBT community. This free event is an excellent opportunity to visit the iconic headquarters in central London, hear more about the range of tech used at the BBC, network with other techies, talk to recruiters and find out why the BBC is a tech employer of choice for diverse talent.
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From the world-class programmes we commission and produce to the talented people we hire, we are committed to achieving diversity across the BBC. With over 350 hours of in-house output a year, BBC Drama Production makes some of the most original, diverse and highly acclaimed television. This ranges from continuing dramas such as Casualty, EastEnders, Holby City and Doctors to series and serials such as Silent Witness, Luther and The Musketeers.
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Ryan Coogler, director and co-writer of Creed, has been named as the first Warner Bros. Creative Talent Ambassador in the U.K. The news comes as the studio’s Creative Talent program welcomed participants of its third season.
Coogler was supported early in his career by the Time Warner Foundation in partnership with Sundance Institute, which enabled him to develop his first feature film, Fruitvale Station. The film went on to win the Grand Jury Prize and the audience award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Coogler said: “Having experienced firsthand the support and impact of programs similar to Warner Bros. Creative Talent, it is fantastic to know that passionate young people of all backgrounds are being given the chance to follow their dreams here in the U.K. This can be a tough industry, and so we need to do what we can to bring talented young people into it.”
Do you have your sights set on a career in the media or advertising industries? Are you aged 16-25 and living in Birmingham, London or Manchester?
Media Trust has launched the Queen’s Young Leaders programme to unlock the hidden talent of 100 young people. The programme will provide you with mentoring, training and masterclasses through which you’ll develop the tools, contacts and skills you need to explore new career paths and take your next step. The programme includes:
(BBC Head of Drama Polly Hill)
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Update 03.03.16: Applications are now live. Click here for more info.
The BBC is on the lookout for two assistant script editors from diverse backgrounds to take up year-long contracts in its drama divison. The entry level jobs will be advertised next month and will encourage applications from those with a passion for TV, rather than solely seeking candidates with previous experience of the industry. The successful candidates will be mentored by the head of drama Polly Hill over the 12-month period to prepare them for the next stage of their career.