TV Opportunities

Opportunity| Volunteer News Reporter – Media Trust: London360

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Role Title: Volunteer News Reporter: London360
Reporting to: Executive Producer
Contract: 3 months (March – May)
Hours: Full-time, 9:30am – 5:30pm
Eligibility Criteria: This scheme is open to 18-25 year olds only
Expenses: Up to £80 per week to cover travel and lunch expenses

Deadline for applications: 10am Friday 14 February 2014

Project Description:
This project is funded by City Bridge Trust, and requires a dynamic and enthusiastic team of Reporters. Through reports, video stories and other digital media platforms sourced from around London you will produce compelling community based journalism; telling the stories of London’s communities. 

Working in a team you will produce a regular news and campaigning magazine show called London360 for distribution on broadcast and online platforms. 

  • You will gain experience of all the different aspects of campaign and news production, creating blogs, reports, photojournalism, video-journalism, broadcast-journalism and social media
  • You will gain experience of all areas of news and campaign delivery, from sourcing stories, to creating and editing packages and distributing them to wider audiences
  • You will distribute content on broadcast, online, press and social media platforms ensuring that stories gain the widest circulation possible and maximum impact
  • You will receive extensive training in multi-media journalism and be managed by an experienced news executive producer and have the support of a video editor
  • You will engage with a pool of around 50 community journalists and bloggers from across London
  • You will frequently write a ‘head to head’ feature for The Voice newspaper
  • You will have the opportunity to join the BBC Radio London team and Westside Radio regularly to get a taste of a radio environment

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work under the guidance of the Executive Producer to produce London360 including delivering on key dates, targets and milestones
  • Work across a range of roles including: Researcher, Producer, Presenter, Director, Camera Operator, Sound, Online Content Producer, Video Editor, Distributer, Marketing/PR, Photojournalism
  • Specialise in an area such as presenting, post-production, blogging or other
  • Produce weekly blogs/ tweets/ articles and photographs to create and tell community news and campaigns 
  • Research and develop story ideas to create the weekly news agenda
  • Establish and develop relationships with the wider pool of 50 community journalists and bloggers across London / Essex and engage them in the project by delivering the news agenda and any other briefs
  • Establish and develop relationships with mainstream media journalists and broadcasters across London to increase access to distribution opportunities
  • Assisting with the monitoring and evaluation of the scheme alongside the Editor

For more information and to apply, click here.

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Applications for The Network talent scheme now open!

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The Network is a FREE intensive introduction to working in the TV industry, run by the world’s leading TV festival - The Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival. Get one of the 50 places on The Network and you’ll spend 4 days in Edinburgh learning practical TV making skills from top programme makers. 

Applications must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 31st March, 2014.

Please ensure that you have read the criteria fully before making your application:

  • You must be over 18 years of age by August 2014
  • If you are in full time education you must currently be in your final year of college/university and available for work in 2014
  • This is not a scheme for presenters. The Network is a training opportunity for those who want to work behind the camera.
  • You must have less than 3 months PAID experience in TV, anything over and you will not be eligible to apply.

If a disability prevents you from accessing the online form, email rhiannonrobertson@geitf.co.uk for a copy of the application in alternative formats.

Please email rhiannonrobertson@geitf.co.uk for any other queries relating to your application form.

The Network is hosting a twitter Q&A on Thursday 13 Febraury at 12pm. Join The Network Team and talent executives from BBC, ITV and Channel 4. It's your chance to ask questions and get advice on entering the industry, as well as application hints.

Good luck!

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Send your script to the BBC – Script Room now open for submissions

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Deadline: 5pm December 16th 2013

BBC writersroom provides a unique open-door at the BBC for writers called The Script Room. 

The Script Room is a place where you can send your script to be assessed by our team of experienced readers. This is not a free script-reading service, but a means by which the BBC seeks out the best new writing talent, offering writers without a track record, representation, or contacts the opportunity to have their work considered by the BBC. Shortlisted writers will go forward to access a range of development opportunities with BBC writersroom. The window for submitting scripts will be open from November 18th 2013 until 5pm on December 16th 2013.

What we accept:

There are strict rules on what is and isn't accepted, so before sending in anything please read the Terms & Conditions before submitting.

How to submit:

Submissions to the Script Room should now be made online via the brand new e-submissions system here - Submit your script online.

Please read the E-submissions FAQs for full guidelines on how the new system works.  All scripts must be formatted as PDFs.If you are unable to submit online, please email writersroom@bbc.co.uk to request a cover sheet no later than 3 weeks ahead of the Script Room deadline.

Deadline: 5pm, December 16th 2013

Find more information click here.

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Opportunity| Become a London360 News Reporter

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Role Title: Volunteer News Reporter, London360
Reporting to: Executive Producer
Contract: 5 months
Hours: Full-time, 9:30am – 5:30pm
Eligibility Criteria: This scheme is open to 18-25 year olds only
Expenses: Up to £80 per week to cover travel and lunch expenses

 

About the Media Trust
At Media Trust we believe in the power of media to change lives. We work with the media industry to empower charities and communities to have a voice and be heard. This is achieved by:

  • providing communications skills and resources through expert-led training courses and events, free professional support, film production, free online guides and resources
  • helping access audiences through Community Channel on TV and online, national news distribution and media partnerships
  • harnessing creative industry talent through media volunteers and media partnerships

Our corporate members include Aegis Group plc, AMV BBDO, BBC, Camelot, Channel 4, Daily Mail and General Trust, Discovery Networks Europe, Google, Guardian Media Group, ITV plc, Just::Health Communications, MTV Networks UK and Ireland, News UK, PHD, Sky, Time Warner, Trinity Mirror, Weber Shandwick and WPP.
 

About London360 and the role:
This project is funded by City Bridge Trust, and requires a dynamic and enthusiastic team of Reporters. Through reports, video stories and other digital media platforms sourced from around London you will produce compelling community based journalism; telling the stories of London’s communities. 

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Casting Call for BBC Radio 3 Audio Drama – Early Warning

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BBC Radio 3 are currently casting fior the lead in their audio drama Early Warning. Auditions will be taking place on Monday 14th January. 

Early Warning is a 60 min play for the Wire radio 3 written by Richard Monks

When thirteen year old Sam moves to a new area with her parents, she struggles to settle into her new life. Being deaf does not help as she faces rejection and bullying as she tries to fit in. However, after stumbling upon  a bunker and ecnountering a strange man, she soon finds herself embrioled in a murder mystery.

They are looking for an actress, who can sound aged 14/15, to play Sam. Accent wise she can be from anywhere in the country although seeing as recording will be located in the North West, someone from this area would be preferred. Recording will be taking place in Media Salford on Monday 04th – Wednesday 06th February and the play will go out on BBC Radio 3 in the Wire Slot.

If you're interested, please contact Carrie Rooney on carrie.rooney@bbc.co.uk for more information. 

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Casting Call| Web Sitcom ‘All About The McKenzies’ Casting for Series 2

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All About The McKenzies is an award-winning family sitcom for the web which has been labelled as a 'British Fresh Prince' by their US audience. The show is produced, written and directed by actor Samuell Benta who starrted in series 3 of the Eastenders E20. After a great 12, the web series was awarded Best Ensemble Cast in a Comedy at the Los Angles Web Festival and Best Web Series at the BEFFTA Awards.
 
Series 2 will be longer with 6 x 15-20 minute episodes. They are in need of actors and actresses for guest roles to support the exisiting main cast. Filming is tentatively scheduled for February 9th to 17th but not all days will be required. The list of roles include:
 
  • Speed dating girl x6
  • Charlene's boyfriend
  • Bitchy next door neighbour
  • American woman
  • American man
  • Security guard
  • Young customer
  • Angels friend x2 
  • Samuell's best friend
  • Hollywood A List actress
Please click here for a full character breakdown. 
 
Auditions will be held on Thursday 17th Jan and Friday 18th Jan; shortlisted applicants will be notified of location.
 

Applications to this casting call require:

  • A phone number
  • A profile photo
  • A profile video
All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Location: London, United Kingdom

Payment details: expenses paid

For more information and to submit your application, click here

To watch All About The McKenzies, visit: www.youtube.com/allaboutthemckenzies

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BBC Academy Offer £5k Development Fund at Fast Train North

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Three or four or freelancers will get the opportunity to pitch their idea to Commissioners from BBC Learning in front of an audience of 150 people at the upcoming Fast Train North event on 20th November. There is a £5k development pot up for grabs, so this really is a fantastic opportunity.

If you have not got a Fast Train Ticket yet please register at http://fasttrainnorth.eventbrite.com This is a unique TV Fast Train session as Fast Trainers you now have the opportunity to apply to pitch your own programme idea to our influential panel, who are waiting to hear your brilliant ideas. The Academy will select 3 or 4 of the best ideas and successful candidates will be informed by Thursday 15 November. On the day of the session, shortlisted candidates will have 3 minutes each to deliver their pitch.

Here's the brief: BBC Learning are looking for the next big idea for The Learning Zone. The Learning Zone is keen to commission a number of short films (duration can vary from 1 to 5 minutes in length) to inspire creativity in pupils in either primary or secondary school. Please make clear in your pitch which age range of pupil you are pitching for. Research has shown the importance of developing children’s creative thinking skills in terms of motivation and self-esteem – as well as their future employability. For the Learning Zone, we are looking for short films to inspire and develop children’s creativity. The films could encompass any aspect of creativity – from art and design to lateral thinking skills. For more information please go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/commissioning/briefs/tv/browse-by-genre/learning

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Media Trust & ITV News Search for New Journalistic Talent!

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Reposted from Media Trust website 

Media Trust and ITV News have joined forces to launch Breaking Into News 2012 – an initiative which is designed to discover new talent and to identify top broadcast journalists of the future. This year's scheme is being fronted by ITV News presenters Mary Nightingale and Alastair Stewart.

Now in its second year, Breaking Into News offers 18-25 year olds the opportunity to be mentored by experienced broadcast journalists from the ITV News network newsroom in writing, presenting and production skills. It has expanded to cover nine regions, with a finalist selected from each.

Finalists will have the chance to develop their ideas and to turn them into a news report for their local ITV newsroom, with all nine to be presented before a judging panel including Stewart, Nightingale and executives from ITV News and Media Trust. Each report will also be considered for inclusion on an ITV News platform.

The winner will then be presented with an iPad to help with future projects and have the opportunity to spend the day with the team producing the ITV News at Ten.

 

To Enter:

Entrants need to submit a short description about themselves and their backgrounds, what they would like their report to focus on and why they deserve the opportunity to break into news using the Breaking Into News Application Form.

The closing date for entries is Monday 5 November 2012 at midday. To view the terms and conditions, click here

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BBC Academy Offers Presenting Opportunity for Female Experts

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Reposted from BBC website

Are you a female expert who would like to be presenter? Do you have industry recognised expertise in science, history, politics, business or engineering? If you do, and you can be in London on Friday 18 January 2013, then the BBC Academy would like to hear from you.

We're holding a free training day for women who are very interested in appearing on television, radio and online as presenters. It's taking place in association with findaTVexpert to help boost the representation of women as presenters in certain areas of the media, and will offer participants the opportunity to meet some of the UK’s leading media professionals.

To apply to attend, email your cv and a couple of paragraphs stating your unique selling point as a presenter to expertwomen@bbc.co.uk. Please also state if you have any media experience.

Deadline for all submissions is Friday 16 November 2012. We hope to run more of these events in the future for different areas of expertise.

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Event| RTS Futures – Speed Date the Comedy Gurus

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Date: Monday 22 October 

Time: 6.45pm for 7.00pm start (end time approximately 8.30pm)

Location: The Press House WIne Bar, 1 St Bride's Passage, London, EC4Y 8EJ

 

Everyone loves a good laugh.  But bringing to life the next big comedy idea, spotting the promise of a new comic talent, realising the potential in an early script, is more than a matter of taste.  It’s a genre that every broadcaster wants to get right and requires huge talent and skill.  This is your chance to speed date the best in the business.

If you’re a budding producer, writer, director or comic; if you’re passionate about making audiences laugh; this is your chance to get inspiration and advice from the seasoned pros including: 

 

Ash Atalla, Managing Director, Roughcut Television

Robert Popper, Writer, Producer and Performer

Nerys Evans, Commissioning Editor, Comedy, Channel 4

Lucy Lumsden, Head of Comedy, BSkyB

Simon Wilson, Creative Director, Bwark Productions

Myfanwy Moore, Commissioning Editor, Comedy, ITV

Sarah Farrell, Director of Development & Content, Comedy Central

Saurabh Kakkar, Executive Producer, Comedy, BBC

Henry Normal, CEO, Baby Cow Productions

 

It’s the latest in the successful series of RTS Futures Speed Date events.  Ticket-holders will have the chance to “speed date” some of the very best commissioners and programme makers working in this genre.  Each expert is ready and waiting to offer up valuable advice, whether tips on writing or directing, advice on pitching ideas, or tips on developing your own passion projects.  You’ll have to talk fast though, as you only have three minute to impress and find out what you need.

 

How to Book

This event is open to all RTS Futures members but is designed for those with no more than two years’ television experience.  The cost is £10.00.  To book a place you (and any guest/s you book a place for) MUST be a member of RTS Futures.  If you are an existing member please ring the Events Department on 020 7822 2820 with your Credit/Debit Card ready or email events@rts.org.uk providing your name, postal address, email address and phone number (we will then contact you to request credit card details), otherwise please register as a member at www.rtsfutures.org.uk before attempting to book.

 

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