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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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- Security guard
- Young customer
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- Samuell's best friend
- Hollywood A List actress
Applications to this casting call require:
- A phone number
- A profile photo
- A profile video
Location: London, United Kingdom
Payment details: expenses paid
For more information and to submit your application, click here.
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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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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.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Big Talk Productions are hosting an open casting call for London-based actors who can sing and rap for an E4 drama based on the underground music scene. See below for more information:
Are you looking for love? Do you have a physical, sensory or other impairment, or a long term condition? Betty are making a second run of the romantic, insightful and acclaimed documentary series The Undateables for Channel 4. Once again we will be following disabled people and those with a variety of conditions through the highs and lows of their quest to find love. As with our first acclaimed series we will explore and challenge some of the issues and barriers that are faced.
Betty will be working closely with existing personal introduction agencies, taking advice when necessary from experts in disability and other conditions to match people on common interests, likes and dislikes. If you are interested please get in touch on 020 7290 0669 or 07810332426. Alternatively you can email us at email@example.com
Reposted from The TV Collective
There is a prevailing problem in the industry when it comes to finding, keeping and developing Black and Minority Ethnic writers for TV and Radio Comedy. The Comedy Studio is a targeted development scheme, working across the industry and broadcasters, bringing together a group of up to ten of the most talented writers with a real commitment to narrative Comedy.
The idea for this unique opportunity was conceived by the Writersroom when the BBC’s Black and Asian Forum (BBAF) produced “An Audience with the Real McCoy”, an event to celebrate 21 years of the comedy sketch show and look at why it was so successful and how we could aspire to set up an initiative to seek out writers and new ideas.
Vice-Chair of the BBAF, Michelle Matheson says: “It was brilliant to be able to celebrate the talents of the cast and production on The Real McCoy and use that as springboard to find new writers with fresh ideas…I’m even more thrilled that the initiative is now taking off and look forward to seeing what comes out of it.”
Kate Rowland, the BBC’s Creative Director, New Writing says: “ New talent and particularly writers are at the heart of great comedy. BBC Writersroom recognises that certain writers are not making their mark in the industry, so we hope that ComedyStudio will give these writers the time and space to interrogate their ideas working closely with BBC Comedy, to create exciting new work.”
Selected writers will take part in a three/four day residential in Kent, between 15th – 18th October, where they can develop their ideas, craft and network with other writers and producers across the Comedy industry. This is a scheme for talented writers on the cusp of a career in television or radio, and as such applicants will need to have some form of professional experience under their belt – eg a full commission, production or professional showcase in theatre, radio, film or TV.
Writers must submit an original calling card script (written for any medium – TV, film, stage, radio), a comedy idea they would like to develop (at least one paragraph, and up to one page), and a biog or brief CV of previous experience. Writers will be selected on the basis of the ability shown in their script and the potential for development shown in their idea.
Email submissions with the subject header ‘CDN The Comedy Studio’ to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This scheme is supported by CDN, BAAF, BBC Comedy Commissioning and The TV Collective.
UPDATE: The deadline for submissions has been extended to 9am on Monday 6th August – do not miss out on this great opportunity.
Date: Tuesday 29th May
Location: Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam Street, London, W1W 6JJ
Time: 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start
Price: £10.00 for RTS Futures Members (see below for how to book and become a member)
Have you got a hit TV idea? Not sure how to pitch it or who to pitch to?
Then come along to our interactive Dragon’s Den pitching session where you’ll find out everything you need to know about creating the perfect pitch and get the opportunity to meet those with the power to put your idea on screen.
TV Dragon and presenter Theo Paphitis hosts a unique session that’ll give YOU the chance to pitch YOUR ideas to five of the country’s most powerful channel commissioners and controllers.
Whether it’s a documentary idea you’re bursting to explore, a game show you think could make you a million or a brand new factual-entertainment format that’ll change the way we watch TV, then this is a chance to show off your creative talent to the very best in the business.
We want to hear your ideas ahead of the event because we’ll be choosing six lucky RTS Futures members to pitch their ideas to our panel. The panel will then choose one overall winner – whose idea showed the most promise – to be given a one week work experience placement with independent production company Twenty Twenty Television (makers of The World’s Strictest Parents and The Choir) to professionally work up and pitch their idea, and who knows, maybe even get it commissioned!
For our audience, you’ll find out what each channel is looking for and what makes a good idea and get a lesson in pitching from Theo himself. If anyone knows how to present an idea that can’t be refused it’s a Dragon.
Don’t miss this exciting and exclusive RTS Futures event and the chance to meet our panel:
- Dominic Bird, Formats Channel 4
- David Glover, Factual Channel 4
- Angela Jain, Controller ITV2
- Tom Edwards, Features/Factual Entertainment BBC
- Phil Edgar Jones, Entertainment Sky
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 phone the Events Department on 020 7822 2820 with your Credit/Debit Card ready or email email@example.com 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. Please note that tickets can only be purchased in advance and will NOT be available on the door.