MGEITF’s ‘Ones to Watch’ Scheme!


Do you want to be rewarded for your talent and ambition?

Ones to Watch (formerly Fast Track) is MGEITF’s (Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival) accolade for 30 of the most gifted and ambitious people working in TV. The TV Festival acknowledges that the cost of attending as a delegate can be prohibitive for those in the earlier stages of their careers, so Ones to Watch rewards 30 of the most talented people who wouldn’t otherwise be unable to attend.


Why apply?

Four days of networking and professional development opportunities for just £50! If you are selected as a Ones to Watch delegate, you’ll be rewarded with exclusive access to MGEITF as well as bespoke networking opportunities. 

  • A programme of sessions and insight from the decision makers and most senior people in TV – exclusively for Ones to Watch
  • Delegate pass for MGEITF, including access to Festival programme and social events
  • Accommodation in Edinburgh, in flatshares with other Ones to Watch delegates
  • Your photo and profile in the 2012 MGEITF programme, distributed to 2000 Festival delegates
  • Your profile on the MGEITF website
  • Heavily subsidised industry training opportunities after attending Ones to Watch
  • 95% of Ones to Watch delegates from 2011 say that it has improved their professional confidence.


Who is eligible?

Are you passionate about the TV industry and the issues affecting it?

To be selected for Ones to Watch, you need to prove to our Committee that you deserve a place and will make the most of the opportunities you’ll get. Ones to Watch delegates work in all areas of TV and typically have 3 to 5 years experience. In previous years, delegates have had the following jobs:

• Development Researcher
• Assistant Producer 
• Editorial Administrator  
• Assistant Producer 
• Continuity Planner  
• Comedy and Drama Assistant 
• PA to Director of Commissioning
• Associate Product Marketing Manager 
• Trainee Script Editor 
• Scripted Development Co-ordinator
• Executive Assistant to CEO 
• Scheduling Assistant  
• Production Co-ordinator


To Apply

Applications open on 1st May and the deadline for applications is midnight on the 15th of June. To apply, click here


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