NFM Academy announce April 2022 Bootcamp

Posted on 6th April 2022
  • From 25th to 29th April 2022

Are you thinking about a career in film and TV? Are you just starting out, or considering a career change? Do you have hopes of working in the industry in the North East? The NFM Crew Academy Bootcamp is the perfect programme to kick start your career.

If you are over 18 and have a North East base, the NFM Crew Academy Bootcamp is an amazing opportunity to learn from top industry professionals. You will hear about the skills needed, the benefits, the challenges, the practicalities and how to transfer your skills.

The free online events run from Monday 25th – Friday 29th April and will last approximately an hour and a half.  Click on this link to sign up or for more information about the events contact

This event is supported by Northern Film + Media’s Tees Valley ERDF project.


Monday 25th April 10.30am – 12noon.
Session 1 – Introduction to unscripted TV.

The first of the Bootcamp sessions will explore what is unscripted TV and the differences between working in scripted and unscripted TV. You will find out what each department looks like, the team structures, roles and entry level jobs. Finally you will explore what skills are required.
The session will be hosted by Jude Winstanley.


Tuesday 26th April 10.30am – 12noon.
Session 2 – Practicalities of working in unscripted TV

You will learn about a basic production timeline, common tasks and software and what working as a freelancer can be like. There will be a Q&A section at the end of the session.
The session will be hosted by Jude Winstanley.


Wednesday 27th April 10.30am – 12noon.
Session 3 – CV and cover email writing.

This session will cover content and format for a dynamic CV, transferrable skills, what the reader sees and constructing cover emails that can lead to an interview. This will be followed by a Q&A session.
The session will be hosted by Matt Gallagher


Thursday 28th April 10.30am – 12noon.
Session 4 – Creating employment opportunities & networking

Finding advertised roles, connecting with potential employers, building your employment networks and resources will all be covered in this session, followed by questions and answers.
This session will be hosted by Jude Winstanley


Friday 29th April 10.30am – 12.30pm.
Session 5 – Live Panel Chat

This final session will be your chance to ask questions to new entrants and employers.
The session will be hosted by Jude Winstanley and guests.

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