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BAFTA Seeks Crew Members for Skills Development Programme

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced the call for applications for BAFTA Crew, the professional networking and skills development programme for below-the-line film and television practitioners. Applications are open at http://bit.ly/BAFTACrew to individuals from across the UK and, for the first time, to professionals living in London. The deadline for applications is Thursday 19 May 2015.

BAFTA Crew aims to support career progression by connecting crew talent with their peers and established industry figures throughout the country. The initiative is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the BFI with National Lottery funds, through the Skills Investment Funds, and run in partnership with Creative England in the English regions.

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Job Alert| Channel 4 Is Looking For On & Off Screen Diversity Executives

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Channel 4 are looking for people to fill two new roles: On-Screen Diversity Executive and Off-Screen Diversity Executive. See below for more information: 

There’s a lot of chatter about diversity. Now it’s time to change things.

Yes, our programming has done a lot to reshape how people think about diversity through the years. Think Educating the East End. Cucumber. The 2012 Paralympics. The Undateables. But now we’re taking it a whole lot further. Our 360° Diversity Charter will put diversity at the heart of everything we do, on and off-screen. You’ll be key to making that happen – by working closely with indies and our own commissioning teams, supporting them to deliver our strategy. And by making sure that disabled, BAME, LGBT and socially disadvantaged people can access all kinds of roles at all levels. So use your passion for bringing Britain’s diverse creative talent into TV. Change Channel 4 – and our industry – for good.

On-Screen Diversity Executive: As well as a strong broadcasting background, you’ll need brilliant networking skills and experience of working with indies.

Off-Screen Diversity Executive: A good knowledge of the indie sector is a must, plus the ability to partner businesses in creating bespoke diversity solutions and initiatives.

To find out more and apply, visit channel4.com/jobs

Closing date: 24 April 2015.

Good luck!

 

ITV1 This Morning – Makeover Casting Call

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Do you lurk in the shadows of your glamorous sister? Does she steal the limelight with her stylish wardrobe and amazing figure? Do you want to be transformed for a special event? If this sounds like you fear no more. This Morning are here with their very own ‘Fairy Gok Mother’ ready to twirl his wand and give you the perfect makeover. Cinderella will go to the ball! If you want a makeover this Friday, get in touch by 1pm Wednesday 18th March 2015.

Email thismorning@itv.com, 18+, terms at itv.com

Opportunity| Open newsroom day hosted by CDN

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Reposted from Broadcast

Broadcasters will open up their newsrooms to 500 budding journalists and news producers from under-represented backgrounds in an event organised by the Creative Diversity Network (CDN).

The CDN Open Newsroom Day will be held on 16 October in the regional and London newsrooms of the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, ITN, Sky and CNN. Those attending will take part in workshops and will learn about the range of skills needed for news production.

The CDN has contacted various institutions such as schools, colleges and local groups to ask them to put forward suitable individuals with an interest in carving out a career in news.

Senior editorial figures within the broadcasters were brought together to devise the day alongside the CDN News Industry Working Group.

Michael Jermey, chair of the CDN News Industry Working Group and ITV director of news and current affairs said: “There has been a huge amount of enthusiasm across the broadcasters to offer a really enjoyable and informative day, with real access and insight, demonstrating a joint commitment across all members to open our doors to aspiring journalists from under-represented backgrounds.”

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Opportunity| Welcome Back: helping BAME professionals get back into TV

 

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Bookings are now open for Welcome Back - a brand new free event for BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) professionals on 5 November at BBC New Broadcasting House in London.

Delivered by the BBC Academy in partnership with The TV Collective and Creative Skillset, the event is open to 50 BAME professionals seeking to return to the television industry.

The last Creative Skillset census found that BAME representation in the creative industries has seen "a decline from 12,250 in 2009 to 10,300 in 2012. BAME people represented 7.4% of the total workforce in 2006, compared to 6.7% in 2009 and 5.4% in 2012".

A packed day will offer informative and insightful panel sessions, hands-on training and exclusive one to one networking opportunities

With this statistic in mind, Welcome Back aims to encourage, equip and empower BAME professionals to re-enter the TV industry with renewed confidence and up to date knowledge. The event will also provide a chance to network with industry execs and to gain practical help, inspiration and advice.

A packed day will offer a series of informative and insightful panel sessions, hands-on training and exclusive one to one networking opportunities with industry talent managers and series/exec producers. Danny Cohen, BBC director of Television will open the day and sessions will give access to senior figures from broadcasters and indies talking on a variety of subjects, such as career strategy, the commissioning process and the business of television.

By the end of the day, delegates will have the contacts, confidence and information to help them step back into television. 

This day is a Creative Skillset funded initiative and is supported by the TV Skills Fund.

For more information on the itinerary and how to apply, click here

Good luck! 

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Be an extra in BBC Three’s ‘Some Girls’

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BBC Three are giving one lucky viewer the opportunity to appear as an extra in an episode of Some Girls. The selected person will spend a day on set and meet the cast, before cutting their teeth as an extra in the new series. All you have to do is submit a video no longer than 15 seconds showing off your footie skills. Don’t worry if you’re no David Beckham  – BBC Three will be looking for anyone with either impressive football skills (e.g. great headers, lots of keepy-uppies, tricks etc) BUT ALSO people who can channelling the true spirit of one of the gals (or guys) in Some Girls and who are creative and imaginative in how they perform. 

For more information, click here. Hurry, the closing date for submissions is Thursday 26 June. 

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Job Alert| ITV – Camera Assistant & Boom Operator on Coronation Street

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See below for two opportunities to work on ITV's long-running soap Coronation Street:
 
Job Title – Camera Assistant, Coronation Street (12 month fixed term)
Salary – Not to be advertised 
Based in Manchester
Closing Date – 22nd May 
Apply online – www.itvjobs.com 
 
Are you an experienced Camera Assistant with a proven understanding of a studio environment keen to learn and progress within your career to Camera Operation? Do you have the ability to assist the camera crew pro-actively and creatively on a production?

If so, then read on. ITV is currently looking for experienced Camera Assistants to work as part of the client facing Camera team based in Manchester on a 12 month fixed term contract. You will be assisting with the rigging, de-rigging and operation of technical equipment. We are not just looking for someone to operate and maintain the equipment, although that is essential, we are also looking for an individual who can deliver outstanding service, demonstrate pro-activity and enthusiasm and work to exceed our clients expectations.

You will have a good understanding of a studio environment and the type of roles and skills required within it. You will also have an awareness and working knowledge of relevant Health & Safety legislation, policies and practices. Proven and demonstrable interest in camera and lens techniques together with basic understanding of camera mountings, dolly, track, and cranes will be required.

What is absolutely key is also an ability to work under pressure, to be creative as well as have the ability to prioritise, problem solve and be a great communicator. You will have a flexible approach, as you will be working to a varying shift pattern which may include evenings, weekends and Public Holidays.

If you want to play your part, ITV is a great place to work and develop. If you thrive in a fast paced environment where no two days are the same and you possess the technical and creative ability that will help us achieve our goals, then we’d love to hear from you.

 

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Opportunity| Volunteer News Reporter – Media Trust: London360

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!

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

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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