TV Opportunities

Opportunity| Open newsroom day hosted by CDN

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newsroom

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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welcome backReposted from BBC Academy 

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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Corrie

 
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

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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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